Houston Bike Share, Executive Director

Houston Bike Share

About the organization

Houston Bike Share, the nonprofit operator of the Houston BCycle system, launched in 2012 with three stations and 18 bikes. Since then, we have worked closely with the City of Houston, local management districts, elected officials and community stakeholders to grow the Houston Bike Share (HBS) network to connect more people to more places through bike share. Today, there are 113 stations and over 700 bikes across multiple neighborhoods in Houston. Our mission is to provide equitable access to bike share that fosters recreation, mobility and personal wellness. We envision a Houston where everyone has access to a bike for work, play, and transportation. In 2020 Houston Bike Share is experiencing record-breaking trip numbers, and in 2021 we look forward to expanding our reach to include 150+ stations and 1000+ bikes, including 250 E-Bikes. We are looking for our next Executive Director who will provide the vision and guidance needed to manage this growth.

Duties

Houston Bike Share seeks a strategic thinker who has experience managing complex organizations with multiple funding sources. The Executive Director should be passionate about urban mobility and the transformational impact of bike share on community livability. The ED is responsible for the overall management of the operations, finances, community relations, marketing and staff at HBS. With an entrepreneurial spirit, the ED will implement new systems that support data-based decision-making. The Executive Director will provide the leadership, hands-on skills and operational mindset to drive HBS forward to expand utilization, ensure attainment of annual ridership and revenue targets, and ensure long-term sustainability. The ED should be a dynamic communicator who engages community members authentically and builds a culture of excellence and teamwork among the Houston Bike Share staff. This position will report to the Board of Directors.

Qualifications

The ideal candidate will have at least five years of proven leadership experience, with a substantive background in business development/fundraising, business operations, and relationship management in a small business or entrepreneurial organization. Additional qualifications include the following:
● Bachelor's degree in business, urban planning, management, or related field required
● Proven experience managing complex operations and systems while being fiscally responsible
● Strong written and verbal communication skills; a persuasive and passionate communicator with excellent interpersonal skills
● Experience developing and managing high-performance teams
● Action-oriented, entrepreneurial, visionary and bold approach to leading
● Demonstrated ability to listen and collaborate with partners, set and achieve strategic goals, and manage a budget
● Excitement, passion and experience with alternative modes of transportation, especially for those who are often excluded from access
● Ability to work effectively in collaboration with diverse groups of people
● Strong organizational ability, detail orientation and analytical mindset
● Skilled in the use of KPIs to drive results through employment of data visualization and analytics tools
● Ability to prioritize equity and sustainability simultaneously
● Strong community relations and fundraising experience with the ability to engage a wide range of stakeholders and identify and leverage funding sources

Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume by October 26, 2020. The compensation package is commensurate with experience and includes a competitive base salary as well as benefits and vacation. The position is in Houston, Texas.

We will contact those candidates who most closely match the requirements. Thank you in advance for your interest.

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