Community Engagement Coordinator

Shenandoah Valley Bicycle Coalition

Harrisonburg, VA, USA

Full time

$44-48k (annually)

People & Culture


Sep 8

The Community Engagement Coordinator will report to the Executive Director and will be responsible for engaging the Coalition’s vast network of volunteers and advocates to further the Coalition’s mission. In addition, the position will be responsible for helping plan and execute marketing and branding activities at the Coalition. Responsibilities may include but are not limited to email marketing, digital marketing, event marketing, fundraising marketing, content marketing, copywriting, and campaign execution. 

The Community Engagement Coordinator will spend at least half their time fostering and expanding our network of grassroots volunteers and advocates, empowering them to be leaders in the movement toward a walkable, bikeable Shenandoah Valley that centers trails and greenways. Volunteers and advocates engage in various activities, from trail building and maintenance in the National Forest to attending public meetings to advocating for specific infrastructure improvements in their communities.


  • Passion for advancing access to active transportation and trail-based access in the Shenandoah Valley.
  • Experience that is relevant to increasing the diversity and inclusiveness of active transportation and outdoor access. 
  • The candidate must have excellent interpersonal, communication, and technical skills.
  • The role requires initiative, decisiveness, flexibility, and the capacity to give and receive feedback. 
  • Proficient communication skills – written and oral 
  • Flexibility to work occasional nights and weekends and travel to meetings and events.

PREFERRED SKILLS (not required)

  • The ideal candidate will be a collaborative colleague who can work effectively in a small, dynamic office and with our wide-ranging network of volunteers.
  • Ideally, the candidate will have some experience in strategic marketing or communications roles. 
  • Experience creating and executing marketing strategies/campaigns.
  • Exceptional writing, grammatical, and copy-editing skills and the ability to write original content.
  • Experience with the development and execution of advocacy campaigns.
  • Ability to translate policies, plans, and designs into language the general public understands.

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Shenandoah Valley Bicycle Coalition

Building Better Communities in the Valley through Biking and Walking