The BCCC is seeking an individual to inspire, mentor and advise board members, staff and volunteers regarding business engagement and fundraising.
It is an exiting time to be involved with the BCCC. We are preparing for a period of rapid growth and opportunity due to increased public, business and government interest in cycling.
The organization is in the process of transitioning from a volunteer based organization primarily focused on cycling advocacy to organization with staff support undertaking a range of initiatives in areas including cycling tourism and cycling education in addition to enhanced advocacy capacity.
Our initiatives include:
- Cyclotouring BC, undertaking cycling tourism mapping, planning and marketing services and encouraging government and business to increase their support of cycling tourism;
- Kids on Wheels, a program to introduce preschoolers to balance bikes, cycling educational materials and bicycle related toys;
- Bike Sense, the guide to safe and effective cycling in BC;
- BC Bikes, Our annual conference.
These initiatives are currently lead by teams of dedicated volunteers. While grants are being pursued for initial funding for some of these initiatives, donations, sponsorships, memberships and other revenue from businesses will be critical to ensuring sustainable programs and healthily effective organization.
This is a governance, leadership and mentorship position intended to instil a strong engagement and fundraising culture within the BCCC and our member groups. The Business Engagement and Fundraising Chair will providing guidance on efforts to engage businesses in seeking their support for advocacy efforts, program support and financial contributions.
The role includes:
- Providing advice to volunteers, board members, staff and member organizations on engaging businesses;
- Advising on engagement and fundraising training for the board, volunteers and staff;
- Advising the board on fundraising consultants to retain;
- Advising the board on relationship management solutions for business and organizational contacts;
- Assisting in building relationships with key potential supporters; and
- Providing introductions to key potential supporters in the business community.
It is anticipated that the cycling, consulting, construction and tourism industries will be significant targets of engagement and fundraising efforts. Contacts and experience in any or all of these industries would be an asset.
Individual engagement and fundraising efforts will be lead by the Individual Engagement and Fundraising Chair coordinating efforts where possible with Business Engagement and Fundraising Chair.
It is anticipated core duties will require 10 to 15 hours per month.
It is expected that there will be six board meetings per year plus the AGM.
There will also be an in-person all-day strategic planning meeting likely on a weekend.
Board meetings are in person in Vancouver and via teleconference for those outside of Vancouver.