Aggie Blue Bikes Mission
Aggie Blue Bikes believes in the power of the bicycle and works to get more people on more bikes, more often. This is achieved through bicycle lending, education and advocacy. We believe that cycling promotes self sufficiency, healthy and sustainable communities, better air quality in Cache Valley and a reduction of on-campus congestion and motor accidents - thus contributing to the campus vibrancy at Utah State University. By removing the barriers students identify with cycling, such as cost and uncertainty in bicycle maintenance, we help them discover the potential cycling has to become a viable transportation and recreation option throughout their time at Utah State University and beyond.
Start Date: August 1, 2021
Pay: Compensation dependent on term length.
Application Requirements: Resume, list of three references that we may contact, and cover letter (maximum one page) telling us why you would like to be part of the Aggie Blue Bikes family.
- Must be at least 17 years of age at the start of service
- Must be a US Citizen or Permanent Resident
- Must agree to undergo a background check
- Must be eligible to serve in AmeriCorps
*A qualified applicant must be able to commit to a 300hr, 450hr, or 900hr term of service. Summer availability is required*
The Shop Staff are the face of Aggie Blue Bikes and are expected to interact with customers in a friendly and informative way throughout their shift. The Shop Staff are responsible for efficient and thorough preparation of bicycles for checkout to users. They are also responsible for teaching students how to do repairs on their personal bikes.
Because this position requires that staff be able to prepare safe bicycles for use, there are key requirements one must have before they are considered for this position.
- Good communicator – Willing and able to give and receive constructive criticism.
- Be mechanically minded – willing and able to work with your hands, get dirty and work with power tools.
- Be a problem solver
- Be an initiator
- Must be willing to ask questions and accept constructive feedback.
- Be able to work alone and without supervision
- Have a desire to dedicate yourself to community service and the protection of the local environment.
- Willingness to buy-in to ABB’s culture of Family
- Display honesty, trust, and empathy toward users and other employees
- Have year-round availability, including summer months (required)
There are three main responsibilities of the shops staff:
- Interact with customers of Aggie Blue Bikes
- Maintain and repair Aggie Blue Bikes
- Perform shop operations and procedures
The shop staff is supervised by the Shop Manager and Program Coordinator and reports to her/him with suggestions, conflicts, or questions. The responsibilities of the shop staff are shared by all staffers. The outlines of each responsibility are found below.
Interact with Customers
The biggest responsibility of the shop staff is to interact in a kind and professional manner to all customers that step into the shop. ABB is a non-elitist program; therefore the shop staff must make every person feel comfortable in the shop.
Maintain and Repair Aggie Blue Bikes
All of the bikes in the ABB fleet require thorough maintenance and repair. Shop staff must be able to learn bicycle repair techniques, and work through repairs in an efficient manner. ABB staff will be expected to ask many questions as they learn the mechanics – egregious errors that are the result of overconfident, under skilled mechanics, will not be tolerated.
Perform Shop Operations
All shop mechanics must be able to perform necessary shop operations in a positive manner, such as: dail opening procedures, closing procedures, customer paperwork procedures, answer phones, handle money, maintain the high level of organization in the shop and keep a clean and organized work space.
To apply complete the application form and upload the following documents:
make sure to include your name as part of each document file name, ie; Resume-Big Blue, Cover-Big Blue, References-Big Blue
- Cover Letter
- 3 References
- Contact Information
Submit resume, cover letter, and references here.
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Executive Director of the Office of Equity
Title IX Coordinator
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