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Black Lives Matter

Justice is a key organizational value at BICAS. As such, in response to the killing of George Floyd on May 25, 2020, as well as the murders of countless Black lives in the United States, the BICAS Collective would like to take this moment to amplify the demands of Black-led organizers both locally and nationally for “acknowledgement and accountability for the devaluation and dehumanization of Black life at the hands of the police” as well as for “radical, sustainable solutions that affirm the prosperity of Black lives” (posted on the BLM website on May 30th, 2020). In addition, BICAS re-commits to examining our own organizational policies and practices in this vein.

Some Black-led initiatives where our Tucson community can send donations include:

Tucson Reparations

Minneapolis-based Reclaim the Block

George Floyd Memorial Fund

Mass Liberation Arizona

 

We Moved!!!!

After years of fundraising and searching we managed to buy a building!

We moved to a new location located at 2001 N. 7th Ave.

Our move was prompted by the Downtown Links roadway that will leave us without a parking lot and make access more difficult.

Our new location, which we purchased rather than leased, is a block east of Stone Avenue and four blocks south of Grant Road.

For more updates about our move and how you can help please sign up for our listserv

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Bicas is hiring!

BICAS is seeking to hire Staff/Collective Members

The ideal candidate will be passionate about the bicycle as a viable, sustainable and healthy form of transportation and eager to share that enthusiasm with our visitors both in and out of the shop. BICAS is dedicated to serving everyone, regardless of background, and frequently works with youth, homeless, refugee, Spanish­ speaking, and low-income populations. Experience working with these populations in any non­-profit capacity is a plus, as is being bilingual or multilingual. We encourage those that can work our WTF workshop on Mondays (Women, Transgender, Femme) to apply. Bicycle mechanical knowledge is not required but is desired. The ability to teach in a caring, compassionate, and hands­ off approach is necessary.

Minimum Qualifications

1. Out­ going and self­ motivated personality who can work efficiently and effectively in both a chaotic environment and individually.

2. Demonstrated ability to work with diverse people while observing sensitivities and differences.

3. Ability to foster an environment of empowerment and cooperation.

4. Strong communication skills including: interpersonal, electronic, and group setting.

5. Ability to work collaboratively with staff and community members.

6. Ability to multi­-task several customers at a time.

7. Passion for bikes and bicycling as transportation.

8. Ability to work summer months.

 

Desired Qualifications

1. Experience organizing volunteers or staff.

2. Experience coordinating events.

3. Experience working in a leadership role of a non­-profit organization, collective or

equivalent.

4. Excellent written and verbal communication and public relations skills.

5. Demonstrated experience with and knowledge of bike repair and bike mechanics.

6. Experience teaching one­ on­ one or in class settings.

7. Familiarity with related sustainability, safety and health issues.

8. Experience in sustainable business practices.

9. Ability to set measurable goals and see them through to their completion.

10.Computer literacy, Familiarity with Quick Books, and Google Office programs.

11. Spanish­ speaking bilingual or multilingual.

12. Ability and passion to work Women, Transgender, Femme Workshop (WTF) on Monday.

13.Commitment to the use of the bicycle as a legitimate form of transportation.

Please read these job descriptions before applying Shop Mechanic/Collective Member

Please submit your resume with a cover sheet explaining why you want to work at BICAS, and how you think you will contribute to the collective, either via email to hiring@bicas.org or in person at BICAS.