Job Posting: We’re Hiring a Programs Assistant

May 24, 2017

Update: This position has been filled.

The AMS Bike Co-op provides UBC students and the wider community with an accessible environment where they can learn about bicycle maintenance and cycling as a safe and sustainable means of transportation. We engage in education, outreach, and advocacy through our programs and our community bike shop, The Bike Kitchen.

The Bike Co-op is hiring a full time Programs Assistant for a temporary summer position via Canada Summer Jobs. This job is available to applicants who are under 30 years of age who are currently enrolled in an accredited university as a full time student and plan to return as full time students for the 2017 fall term.

We’re looking for a motivated Programs Assistant to help manage some of our key programs and services. The selected applicant will report to the Programs Manager who oversees daily operations at the Bike Co-op.

Responsibilities will include helping with tasks at the Bike Kitchen and the Bike Co-op, including but not limited to event and program planning, office tasks, shop organization and maintenance, and staffing events. This is a unique opportunity for a student to become familiar with both the office, outreach, and service components of our organization – we look forward to meeting you!

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assisting with program and project research and development.
  • Helping maintain our bike locker and bike cage rental programs.
  • Assisting coordinators and mechanics for programs such as Purple and Yellow Bike Share, Bici Libre, Pedalling Art, and the Kids’ Bike Library.
  • Staffing outreach events such as Cycling Resource Centers with other staff members and volunteers.
  • Assisting management at the Bike Kitchen with shop and organizational tasks as needed.


  • A strong understanding of and commitment to anti-oppressive values and practices.
  • Strong professional communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills.
  • Some experience with community bike shops, either as a volunteer or staff member.
  • Meets criteria for position funding:
    • under 30 years of age
    • currently enrolled in an accredited university as a full time student and plans to return as full time students for the 2017 fall term.


  • Experience working for a non-profit organization.
  • Experience with hands-on instruction.
  • Knowledge of community bike shops.
  • Knowledge of a range of bike components and tools.

Job Specifications

  • Compensation: 13.00/hour (negotiable based on experience)
  • Hours: 32 hours/week
  • Position start date: on or before June 29th, 2017.
  • Duration: 9 weeks, to end before August 31st, 2017.

Please email your resume and cover letter to with the subject heading Application: Programs Assistant. We will be accepting applications until the position is filled, or until June 29th. The selected candidate will start work by June 29th, 2017 and the position will terminate on or before August 31st, 2017.

* UBC is located on unceded Musqueam territory. We encourage Indigenous people, as well as all people who are underrepresented in the cycling industry to apply for this position.