Pedal Express Berkeley is looking for a new worker owner to start training in July. This position is part time, approximately 3 days/20 hours a week plus a 2 hour evening meeting twice a month. The schedule is to be determined and can be flexible as far as days of the week are concerned. There is a 6 month trial period during which you will be considered an employee, at which point we will vote on making you a worker owner. You will not receive most benefits during these 6 months.
Pedal Express opened for business in 1994. We offer bicycle delivery service in the East Bay, including Berkeley, Albany, Emeryville, and Oakland. We offer cargo delivery, although the majority of our work is not over sized and much of it is regularly scheduled routes. We are a small company with 4 worker-owners, one of whom will be replaced by the new hire. We have always been cooperatively owned, and all of our company decisions are made democratically through consensus.
Our new worker owner will ride about 3 shifts per week and also be responsible for a share of our administrative and marketing duties. We are actively growing our business and seeking new clients, so enthusiasm for marketing is just as important - if not more - than enthusiasm for cycling. The most challenging part of this the job is all the little details that go into being an organized business owner. You are required to use your own bicycle, and will
need to have a rear rack and multiple gears. We are looking for someone who meets all of our required qualifications and at least some of the desired ones. We are happy to work to train you in some areas that you do not have experience in. Our ideal candidate will be able to make a 2 year commitment to Pedal Express. Please detail your experience in your cover letter.
-Competent cyclist willing to push yourself physically when the need arises
-Prepared and excited to own and grow a business and participate in all forms of marketing,
including print, online, telephone and in person
-Prepared and equipped to ride in all Bay Area weather conditions, including pouring rain
-General computer skills, including Microsoft office, internet, social networking
-Ability to take initiative on projects
-Excellent attention to detail and follow through
-Sense of humor and good cooperative attitude
-Marketing experience (print, online, telephone and/or in person)
-Basic bike mechanics (can fix a flat and other issues that come up on the road)
-Skilled in the following computer programs: Wordpress, Microsoft Office, Quickbooks,
Facebook and Twitter for businesses, Google Apps, Photoshop
-Graphic design skills
-Experience working in a coop or democratically run setting
Compensation and benefits
-$12/hr for most work, $15/hr for some tasks, plus patronage paid out at the end of each fiscal
year. The amount of patronage you receive will depend on how much profit the company
makes, and how many hours you worked.
-Reimbursement for health insurance and health care
-Paid vacation and sick leave, plus additional unpaid time off as fits with our schedules
-Reimbursement for food eaten while riding, clothing purchased for work, bike helmet, and bike
-Reimbursement for bike repairs and/or hourly wage for time spent on repairs
-NoBAWC (Network of Bay Area Worker Cooperative) membership, with 10% discounts to all
other NoBAWC member workplaces
Send a resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org. We will accept
applications until June 10, 2011 at the latest, or until the position is filled.
Women and people of color are encouraged to apply.
Bicycle Courier Collective