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Executive Director

Walk Bike Nashville


Job Summary

Walk Bike Nashville seeks an energetic, engaged, and visionary Executive Director. Since 1998 Walk Bike Nashville has offered opportunities for people to learn, grow and feel safe to move through our city by foot, bicycle, and transit — both those who currently do, and those who’d like to. We want to thrive even if we don’t drive.  We work to right the wrongs that exist in Nashville as it relates to transportation and how people move, and focus on parts of town that have been systemically under-resourced.  We build community through our classes and rides, and by advocating alongside people who want safe spaces to walk, bike, and take transit.

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Job Responsibilities

The ideal candidate will have the following skills, experience, attributes, and education:

  • Passion for our mission to make Nashville a more walkable, bikeable, and livable city. Bachelor’s degree or higher.
  • Experience in fundraising and development from diverse, ongoing revenue streams.
  • Multiple years of proven results in building an organization and achieving results.
  • Strategic and Visionary Leader: Ability to create a compelling sense of organizational purpose to appeal to key stakeholders while also inspiring others.
  • Strong Ethics and Values: Translates & operationalizes vision and own behavior that is grounded in Walk Bike Nashville’s shared values (see our values in our Strategic Plan).
  • Board management/development, fundraising, marketing/branding and fiscal management experience.
  • Ability to manage, create and track an organizational budget
  • Ability to set clear priorities, delegate, and guide investment in people and systems.
  • Previous experience working within a nonprofit, either in a professional setting or through volunteer work.
  • Demonstrated commitment to addressing systemic inequities and racism. This includes strong ability to work with black, indigenous and other communities of color; and an ability to apply a racial equity analysis; and an ability to center affected communities in defining problems and proposed solutions
  • Excellent coalition building skills with an ability to communicate and work effectively with a variety of external stakeholders; a persuasive negotiator able to achieve consensus amongst differing opinions.
  • Outstanding presentation and communication skills and the experience and proclivity to be an outgoing spokesperson, relationship builder and fundraiser.
  • Strong commitment to the professional development of staff; successful track record of recruiting, managing, and retaining a diverse team; ability to foster a work environment where all team members are able to show up as their authentic selves
  • Experience with anti-racism efforts/or working in communities of color.
  • Ability to work in small non-profit environment, where the majority of administrative, technology, and other auxiliary tasks are performed by a small team


  • Preferred Attributes (not required)
    • Knowledge of Nashville political scene
    • Experience using software such as: Quickbooks, Gusto, Adobe Design suite, Eventbrite, Nationbuilder, Microsoft, and Google Suite.
    • Knowledge of the biking and walking community in Nashville.
    • Experience with, or knowledge of, transportation justice, walking or bicycling advocacy.


Additional Information


The salary range for this position is $65,000 to $75,000.

How to Apply

Applicant screening begins immediately and continue until the position is filled. WBN is an equal opportunity employer.

Applicants should submit a letter of interest and a current resume to:

WBN Search Committee
c/o Center for Nonprofit Management


  • Date Posted: August 6, 2021
  • Type: Full-Time
  • Job Function: Executive Leadership
  • Service Area: Transportation
  • Salary Range: $65,000 - $75,000