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Summer Program Instructor Application 2017

The mission of PEAC’s Summer Bike Program is to empower individuals with disabilities through cycling. Our program is structured to help individuals with disabilities identify and achieve cycling goals. We believe that everyone can ride.

This year, we’ll have site locations in Dexter, Ann Arbor, Farmington Hills, Lansing, Wyandotte, Saline, and Toledo. Each site meets once or twice per week, and 3 PEAC staff members are placed at each site. Summer program instructors work directly with students and their families to set and meet each individual’s cycling goal. Below, you’ll find a description of your responsibilities as a cycling instructor at PEAC. We hope you’ll join us!

Main Responsibilities:

  • Work with team to assess student skills and identify student goals
  • Lead students in planned activities, games and rides while maintaining a positive, encouraging and patient demeanor
  • Clearly and effectively communicate with students and families
  • Load, unload and maintain equipment for site to ensure preparedness for sessions
  • Use learned skills and strategies to make accommodations to equipment and activities
  • Attend outside events and family rides to contribute to the overall success of PEAC
  • When necessary, execute various tasks to ensure success of PEAC (distributing fliers, etc.)
  • Take part in PEAC’s Summer Program Fundraiser

Desired Qualifications:

  • Good health and physically fit (strong cardiovascular and muscular health, able to work outdoors for long hours)
  • Prior cycling experience
  • Positive, outgoing, flexible personality
  • Works well in team environment
  • Some university/college/post-secondary education
  • Experience working with individuals with disabilities, strong understanding of the disability community
  • Ability to succeed in informal/camp atmosphere

Important Dates:

  • Application Due: March 31st by 11:59pm
  • Interview: Scheduled between April 3rd- April 14th
  • Decision: Will be notified by April 21st by the latest
  • Staff Training: June 19th-June 2nd from 9am-5pm
  • Summer Program: June 26th-August 11th
  • Family Rides: Every Thursday night

 


PEAC DMUM Summer Internship 2017

Thank you for your interest in the PEAC 2016 Summer Internship! This year marks the third anniversary of this opportunity through DMUM, and we greatly appreciate the opportunity to collaborate with this great student organization! We hope this internship will help you further understand the DMUM’s impact on our students, and allow you to make some positive change for our organization. Side note: 6 members of DMUM’s CPT and Leadership teams have ended up as full time PEAC staff members!

If you have any questions about the internship, please reach out to Joseph Altizer at joseph@bikeprogram.org.

 

PEAC Intern Position– at a glance.

  • Instructor: You’ll be working directly with students on their cycling skills 2-3 days a week as a Summer Program Instructor. You’ll also work directly with students at fun events like the Ability Tour in Lansing, or the ADA Celebration Day.
  • Creative Thinking: When you’re not at site working with students, you’ll have the opportunity to make some positive change for our org!
  • Time Commitment: 35-40 hours per week.
  • Start date: May 1st – May 15th
  • End date: August 15th – August 31st (with potential work after this)
  • Pay rate: $10/hour

 

Main responsibilities:

  • Serve as cycling instructor.
  • Plan and implement our 2nd annual end of summer family celebration ride in August (get the creative juices flowing!).
  • Draft blog posts and press releases on PEAC happenings and other community events. Let’s spread the love!
  • Connect with new media outlets, strengthen current media relationships.
  • Develop effective and efficient student data tracking system.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Dedication to the disability community and eagerness to become more involved in the movement
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills
  • Highly motivated and able to work independently
  • Ability to multi-task and work on various projects
  • Ability to create aesthetically pleasing and captivating materials in print, online, and multimedia forms
  • Flexible, adjust well to changing demands and projects

Important Dates:

  • Application Due: March 31st by 11:59pm
  • Interview: Scheduled between April 3rd- April 14th
  • Decision: Will be notified by April 21st by the latest
  • Summer Program: Staff Training: June 19th-June 2nd from 9am-5pm
  • Summer Program: June 26th-August 11th
  • Family Rides: Every Thursday night