Ohio City Bicycle Co-op

2015 07 Social Ride

Written by Joshua Goran
Tuesday, 24 February 2015 14:52

July 11, 2015 Social Ride: John D Rockefeller's Birthday in Cleveland

Map of points of interest (on and off our route) is here. Check back here and there for updates during the week.

Tim Donovan, Executive Director of the Ohio Canal Partners will be our guest expert, with a special expert invited from beyond and appearing at noon, so this month we will plan to return to OCBC at 12:15 rather than noon.

Bike Cleveland will be represented as usual, to discuss the towpath trail and other infrastructure issues.

Last Updated ( Friday, 03 July 2015 16:23 )

Fond Farewell from Josh, OCBC Administrator

Written by Joshua Goran
Friday, 03 July 2015 16:44
Hello everyone! Over the last 19 months I have gotten to meet many of you here in the shop, at community events, or maybe just answered your questions about what we do here over the phone. This message, though, is to let everyone know that I've chosen to move on from my position as Administrator at OCBC after next Saturday.  

I've appreciated my experience here, including getting to know many of you as volunteers, customers, or visitors! I believe OCBC is in a better state that when I started in November 2013, and much of that credit goes to all of our volunteers, Board of Directors, and other staff for contributing their time and talents to everything from stripping bikes to strategic plan focus groups, and we're on track to continue that upward momentum, especially with an active Board and committees with action plans to implement everything we've spent the last 6 months planning, and with our Key Volunteer group and volunteers in general being critical to work with the staff to carry on our work day-to-day. 

While I'll no longer be here as staff, I'm excited to see what we can continue to accomplish as an organization, and I don't intend for this to mark the end of my involvement with OCBC: you may cross paths with me as a volunteer!

Thanks to OCBC and to everyone who makes it what it is, and more importantly, what it will be in the future! Relatedly, keep reading if you'd like to be a direct part of that future!

Joshua Goran
Last Updated ( Friday, 03 July 2015 16:49 )

OCBC hiring

Written by Jim Sheehan
Monday, 07 October 2013 15:47

The Ohio City Bicycle Co-op will be adding to our current staff of three (a Director, Volunteer Cordinator, and one full-time mechanic) by hiring an employee to assume responsibility for basic office duties and to assist with retail sales duties.

This person will initially be responsible for:

  • maintaining communication with the public through website updates, social media, email, phone and mail replies;
  • posting and maintaining schedules of classes, programs and events;
  • routine bookkeeping, inventory, and point of sale duties.

This position will average 40 hrs/week, with flextime for holidays, and full health coverage.  The starting salary is $22,000. This is expected to be a permanent position. Hours are flexible, but our posted Retail and Apprentice times will usually be required.

Familiarity with Quickbooks, or significant experience with similar accounting and Point Of Sale software is needed; as well as comfort with database and content managements systems (we currently use SQL, Joomla, and Drupal) and Google products.  Good written and personal communications is necessary, and retail experience would be useful.  Ability to relate respectfully with volunteers and clients from all backgrounds is essential.  Spanish language skills are a plus, as is prior experience as a member or volunteer at OCBC or another community bicycle program.

This position offers vast growth potential: other duties that will be added once the chosen candidate is comfortable with the above basic tasks will, depending on the individual's skills, include assisting with at least a couple of the following:

  • interaction with sponsors and corporate clients and partner organizations;
  • riding and/or repair instruction and curriculum development;
  • program and product research and development;
  • database design and programming;
  • Ebay or other online sales;
  • volunteer coordination;
  • bicycle mechanics;
  • grant writing;
  • marketing.
OCBC is also seeking an experienced bicycle mechanic to help teach and train volunteers in bike repair and assist shop users with their own repairs, as provided for in a recently-awarded grant from the Jochum-Moll Foundation. This funding is for a part-time position, but, depending on the pool of applicants, some duties may be combined or shared with the above position, for a total of 1.5 full-time equivalents. 

Energetic, committed individuals with good organization skills and a strong work ethic, able to prioritize tasks in a fast-changing environment with calm and good humor will find OCBC to be a fun and rewarding place to work. All applications will be considered; OCBC is committed to diversity in our staff as in our clientele -- see our non-discrimination policy here.

Resumes with applicable experience and at least two references should be attached to an email cover letter with "APPLICATION" in the subject, and sent to info@ohiocitycycles.org. This position will be open until filled. All applications will be acknowledged within 48 hours, and all candidates will be notified of our hiring decision when completed.

Jim Sheehan
Director, Ohio City Bicycle Co-op
1840 Columbus Rd
Cleveland, Ohio 44113
216 830 2667

Last Updated ( Friday, 03 July 2015 19:26 )