Executive Director

Boise Bicycle Project

Boise, ID, USA

Full time

$90-135k (annually)



Jul 10

Boise Bicycle Project (BBP), the preeminent bicycling nonprofit in the state of Idaho, is seeking an Executive Director to succeed retiring Executive Director and BBP co-founder, Jimmy Hallyburton. The incoming Executive Director will inherit a strong and financially stable organization with dedicated staff of 26 team members, a committed and engaged Board of Directors, a devoted cadre of volunteers, and outstanding support in the community. Timing is great for a dynamic leader to step into this opportunity and take BBP to new heights.

BBP’s Mission: We are a community-focused nonprofit that promotes the personal, social, and environmental benefits of bicycling. We function as a bicycle recycling center and educational workspace in a diverse and non-threatening atmosphere. Through education, access to refurbished bicycles, and advocacy, we strive to build a stronger bicycling community.

BBP’s Vision: We believe Boise has the potential to become the Bicycle Capital of America, a city where everyone has access to bicycles and all of the quality of life enhancing benefits they can provide.

BBP’s Values: Community, Connection and Empowerment

Interested applicants are invited to review our Strategic Plan and 2022 Annual Report at www.boisebicyleproject.org.


The Executive Director is accountable to the oversight and direction of the Board, partnering with the Board to develop and implement multi-year strategies necessary to fulfill BBP’s mission, vision, and purpose, and ensure its financial viability through the effective supervision and direction of BBP programs and its staff.

The Executive Director has responsibilities and goals in the following areas:

  • Program development and administration.
  • Communications—with the Board, with funders, community groups and organizations, and the broader community.
  • Relationships with staff and volunteers, maintaining a climate that attracts, retains, and motivates a diverse group of top-quality individuals.
  • Oversight of all areas of budgeting and finance, ensuring that adequate funds are available to permit the organization to carry out its work.

Job Responsibilities

  • Advocating for children, families, and others that BBP serves, and communicating the urgency of BBP’s mission and success of our outcomes.
  • Serving as a dynamic and engaging spokesperson for the organization and excelling at networking and fundraising with major donors, corporate leaders, foundations, and the communities we serve.
  • Maintaining positive relationships with Federal, State, County, and City officials as the chief government relations officer for the organization.
  • Setting annual organizational goals and objectives to meet Board expectations.
  • Ensuring services and fundraising relationships are sufficient to meet or exceed the necessary funds to carry out those annual goals, developing annual budgets, and providing fiscal oversight and accountability.
  • Leading and directing staff in the implementation of the annual goals and providing the appropriate oversight and support systems.
  • Providing administrative, grant management oversight and leadership of BBP program areas.


Qualified candidates for this position demonstrate the following experience, knowledge, and skills:

  • Capacity to engage with and be trusted by members of the community.
  • Knowledge and understanding of the role of nonprofits in general and community-focused organizations specifically.
  • Communicate effectively with community members, policymakers and key stakeholders.
  • Capacity to envision and implement program growth strategies within an annual budget.
  • Ability to collaborate with the Board of Directors as both Executive Director and non-voting member.
  • Direct experience leading an experienced and dedicated staff.
  • Ability to retain a diverse, highly qualified staff by providing career coaching, growth, and personal development


Commitment to the mission and values of the Boise Bicycle Project including enthusiasm for bicycles and what they can do for a community supersedes expertise in bicycle mechanics.

This is a full-time, year-round position requiring significant interaction with the Board, staff, volunteers, and members of the Boise community. Anticipated start date is early September 2023.


Compensation commensurate with experience: Annual salary of $90-$135K.

Generous benefits, including health-care plan and a sabbatical.

Ability to perform rewarding work, build community, and change the lives of children and families on a regular basis.

To Apply

Qualified candidates are invited to submit a cover letter and resume to careers@boisebicycleproject.org with the subject line “ED Search.” In the Cover Letter or a supporting document, please make sure to include the following:

  • The role bicycles have played in your life.
  • Your experience working with marginalized and vulnerable populations.

BBP’s preferred applicant deadline is July 17th. Additional applicants may be considered as needed.

Commitment to DEI:

At BBP everyone is welcome and all bikes belong.

Gender, economic, and racial inequities persist in the cycling industry - rooted in white supremacist, male-dominated, and heteronormative culture. The only way BBP can achieve its mission is by creating inclusive spaces in our shop, on our rides, at our events, and in our community for groups of people who have systematically been marginalized. We want to reaffirm our ongoing commitment to black, indigenous, people of color, all bodies and abilities, LGBTQ+ people, and other marginalized communities. We will back up this commitment with actions, outcomes, and continual evaluation. We invite you to join us in this work with courage and curiosity!

Boise Bicycle Project is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to assembling a diverse and talented staff. In compliance with applicable laws and in furtherance of its commitment to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces diversity, BBP does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression), disability, age, genetic information, marital or civil partnership status. Candidates of color are strongly encouraged to apply.

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