Blackstone Bicycle Works Program Manager - Experimental Station

Deadline: Open until filled

Blackstone Bicycle Works is a youth education program of the Experimental Station. Blackstone Bicycle Works is a full-service bike shop dedicated to promoting ecological practices and empowering youths from Chicago's South Side, teaching mechanical skills, job skills, and business literacy to youths ages 8-18. 

The Blackstone Bicycle Works Program Manager works under the direction of and reports to Experimental Station's Executive Director and Assistant Director, who in turn support the role of the Program Manager and the Blackstone Bicycle Works program. The Program Manager is also supported by a full-time Youth Services Coordinator/Head Instructor and a full-time Customer Services Coordinator/Head Mechanic, as well as 3-6 part-time staff and a corps of program volunteers. A successful Program Manager will effectively and efficiently manage Experimental Station's Blackstone Bicycle Works youth program, including the business operations of the bicycle shop. The Program Manager is responsible for advancing short and long-term program goals, for helping to identify program needs and orienting staff and youth participants to meet identified needs, for helping to ensure sustainability of the program, for being a key adult presence and mentor for youth participants, and for facilitating smooth operation of the bicycle shop and youth program, stepping in where and when needed.