Executive Director

Who We Are:
The Bend Endurance Academy (BEA) is a public benefit 501(c)3 that organizes and operates endurance activity
programs in Central Oregon, concentrating in three core disciplines: Nordic Skiing, Cycling & Climbing. The
mission of BEA is to “promote healthy living through active, outdoor experiences. We emphasize teamwork,
personal growth, and community responsibility.” BEA envisions a world with active, inspired, and more
engaged people. Since its founding in 2009, BEA has grown from humble beginnings to serving more than
1000 kids in 2017.

Where You Get To Live!
Bend, Oregon is the mountain town that has it all! Located in the in the shadows of the Cascade Mountains
and surrounded by numerous lakes and rivers, Central Oregon is an outdoor enthusiast’s paradise. Check out
the sights and sounds of Bend at: https://vimeo.com/200038114

What You Get To Do!
Reporting to the Board of the Directors the Executive Director (ED) has full responsibility for the daily
operations of BEA corporate office and programs in accordance with BEA strategic plan, operating/business
plans, Board policies, and annual budgets as approved by the Board. The operational and development
activities of BEA include fundraising events, strategic planning, facility and vehicle maintenance,
communications and marketing, staff training and compliance, personnel management, risk assessment and
management, transportation and safety, program offerings, and financial management.
The Executive Director provides executive leadership to BEA to advance its mission and vision in part through
strategic priorities adopted by the Board.

The current priorities include the following:

  • Strategic Priority #1: Programs
    • Manage growth of current programs to retain our strong commitment to quality programs for
      young participants at all levels of their athletic development and to build a strong platform for
      meeting growing demand in the future.
  • Strategic Priority #2: Culture
    • Build a professional, collaborative, problem-solving team culture at all levels of the organization
      that honors the fun and joy of what we do.
  • Strategic Priority #3: Staff
    • Retain and recruit the best staff to lead, develop and support programs
  • Strategic Priority #4: Revenue
    • Grow and ensure diversified and sustainable revenues.
  • Strategic Priority #5: Communications
    • Promote BEA’s vision for a “world with active, inspired and more engaged people” by
      communicating consistent messages about our mission (what we do) and our philosophy (why
      we do it) to key audiences.

What You Will Need:

  • Bachelor’s degree in business, public administration, planning, recreation management, or related field
    Demonstrated experience in a management role, preferably in business or nonprofit leadership and/or
    management of multi and diverse program environments
  • Demonstrated experience with the successful development and management of new programs or
    business enterprises
  • Direct experience in working with recreation and/or youth sports education or relatable fields
    Direct experience in the supervision of senior level management staff
  • Working knowledge and understanding of GAAP (generally accepted accounting principles) and
    developing business financial pro formas
  • Demonstrate excellent interpersonal, people management, and verbal and written communication skills
  • Possess a high level of conceptual and analytical skills, judgment and decision-making, and negotiation
  • Demonstrate the ability to lead and foster innovation and initiative in others, work cooperatively and
    effectively in a team environment, develop relationships based on honesty, integrity and trust, work
    well under pressure, and prioritize work effectively
  • Have or develop an ability to understand and deal effectively with the policy environment in which BEA
  • Demonstrate success in strategic and business planning, implementation, management, and financial
    management skills
  • Demonstrate a willingness and ability to work and build relationships with industry, government, and
    other stakeholders to achieve goals and objectives of BEA
  • Demonstrate success in promoting business outcomes to industry, government, and the community;
    Proficient in Word, Excel, Power Point, and Outlook
  • Have or develop proficiency in social media and traditional media platforms
  • Must have a valid Driver’s license and be insurable under the BEA’s insurance requirement
  • Successful completion of a criminal background check and a pre-employment drug test may be

To Apply:
For confidential consideration, please submit resume and cover letter to: karen.turner@expresspros.com

Cycling Program Youth & After School Coordinator

Job Description for Youth Coordinator (YC)

Youth & After School programs are the bedrock upon which all higher level programs are built. By creating meaningful relationships with our younger athletes, their families, the schools and the broader community, the YC is crucial to BEA’s success. The ideal candidate will have a passion for outdoors activities (like Cycling, Nordic Skiing or Rock Climbing), and will have the personality, skills and aptitude to ensure the quality of these foundational programs while teaching the youth the joys of endurance sports.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Assist the Cycling Director with Youth Coach Training and Recruiting
  • Schedule Youth Coaches for their practices
  • Be main contact of communication for all Youth & After School Riders and Families
  • Ensure the quality of programming continues to improve
  • Create a safe, inviting, fun, professional atmosphere for all participants and Coaches
  • Train and support the Youth staff so they are always informed, prepared and enthusiastic about their work
  • Create, monitor and adjust After School & Summer Youth logistics around transportation, pick up / drop off and riding locations
  • Must have some weekends available to assist with BEA events such as Bend Bike Swap, Bend Bicycle Film Festival, Chainbreaker Races, Bike Rodeos, etc. as required
  • Assist Cycling Director with Clinics, Camps and Trips whenever appropriate
  • Ensure program information is correct, complete, and published / distributed in a timely fashion online, via emails and in other forms as needed
  • Gather feedback from Coaches, Parents, Riders and elsewhere to assist the Cycling Director with both growing the programs and ensuring quality

Employee Skillset & Experience:

  • Must be capable of riding a mountain bike on the local trails
  • Must pass background check, be able to drive BEA vehicles and complete all other BEA training (First Aid, Concussion, etc.)
  • Must be excellent working with children
  • Must be comfortable managing a group of Coaches
  • Must always represent the mission and vision of BEA to the public, our families and co-workers
  • Previous experience working events, leading peers or leading youth
  • Knowledge of local trail system
  • Ability to teach basic mountain biking skills


  • Salaried full-time.
  • Begins mid-April, goes until August 31
  • $1,850 per month

TO APPLY: Email an introduction and resume of relatable work and life experiences to Cycling Director, Bill Warburton, bill@bendenduranceacademy.org.

Deadline is Friday, April 7, 2017

You will be contacted by April 12th if you have been selected for further consideration.

We are always on the lookout for mentors and ride leaders who can help with our young cyclists. If you have a passion for cycling and a desire to be a positive influence on our team then get in touch!

  • After School Coaches – May, June, September and October. Afternoons Monday – Friday. Sessions run 3 – 4 hours and we often need Drivers. No previous Coaching experience is necessary; we provide the training.
  • Summer Youth Coaches – June through August, Monday – Friday mornings. 3.5 hours per day. No previous Coaching experience is necessary; we provide the training.
  • Girls Team Coaches – We try to balance our coaching staff across all programs with men and women, but for the Girls Groups we specifically pair up junior women with adult women coaches.
  • Devo Team Coaches – these spots are usually filled by returning Coaches who have experience Coaching. Must be capable of teaching more advanced skills while always having fun.
  • Competition Coaches – These riders are coached by the upper level staff with the most experience and we often have Guest Riders plug in to keep it fresh.
  • Guest Coaches – Can’t commit to working a program? Talk to Bill about coming as a guest.
  • Intern Coaches – For older teens who want to work with younger riders.
  • Volunteering – Most of our coaches are paid, but some people donate their time, which helps keep program costs low for our riders. Beyond coaching, we have many events where we need parents, athletes and coaches to volunteer.