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BMC Seeking Volunteers for New Positions

Posted by Jeff Nixa on September 29, 2009

The Bike Michiana Coalition is seeking persons to fill two new formal roles in our organization: a volunteer Membership Coordinator and a volunteer Grant-Writing Coordinator. Job descriptions of the two positions are below along with the contact persons.

A more organized membership and grant-writing capacity will help BMC take its activities to the next level in scope and effectiveness in the Michiana Community.

All of us on the BMC board, committees and in affiliate groups are volunteers. The passion of these cyclists, and their willingness to take turns leading the peloton of our Coalition have been the simple reason for our success so far. Thank you for helping us continue to grow as an unstoppable team of citizen-cylclists.

Please forward this notice to any person you think may be interested and qualified.

Sincerely,

Jeff Nixa, President
Bike Michiana Coalition

BMC Membership Coordinator Position

  • Volunteer position, working closely with the Bike Michiana Coalition board.
  • Primary responsibilities:
    • Maintaining database of members
    • E-welcoming/thanking new members
    • Forwarding annual dues to treasurer
    • E-mailing renewal notices
  • Experience in using an e-mail mailing list and a database or spreadsheet.
  • Coordinator will not actively recruit new members but rather function as ‘data manager’ for the organization, managing the membership to which others contribute.
  • Time commitment: Setting up initial database, then periodic updating of database (bi-weekly) as new memberships come in, renewal notices.
  • Provide a quarterly membership report to BMC board.
  • Benefits: working with some of the most passionate, effective bicycle advocates in the region. Directly involved with the fast-growing Michiana bicycle community, bike/pedestrian issues, local and state government, education, planning and events.

Contact: Paul Taylor, BMC secretary, e-mail PTaylor574@comcast.net

BMC Grant-Writing Coordinator Position

  • Volunteer position, working closely with the Bike Michiana Coalition board.
  • Primary responsibilities:
    • Researching private and public sources of funding for select BMC projects as identified by the BMC board
    • Coordinating a grant-writing volunteer team, as it develops.
    • Working with BMC board to establish an annual grant-writing cycle
    • Educating BMC board on potential grant sources/requirements.
  • Experience in not-for-profit grant research and writing (preferred).
  • Coordinator would not be primary “fundraiser” for BMC, rather working in partnership with BMC board and its other fundraising events.
  • Time commitment: researching available grants from e.g. local, state and federal sources; gathering information needed to complete grant application(s); submitting grants; keeping BMC board apprised (quarterly) of grant application status. Willingness to meet with grant source contacts, e.g. local organizations.
  • Benefits: working with some of the most passionate, effective bicycle advocates in the region. Directly involved with the fast-growing Michiana bicycle community, bike/pedestrian issues, local and state government, education, planning and events.

Contact: Jeff Nixa, BMC president, e-mail Wilson-Nixa@sbcglobal.net

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