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 The International Mountain Bicycling Association (IMBA) and the Hoosier Mountain Bike Association (HMBA) are seeking candidates for a full-time, exempt position as Associate Regional Director position/HMBA Executive Director working full-time in the Indianapolis Metro area. The position’s accountability is to achieve the strategic and programmatic goals of HMBA-IMBA and the Great Lakes Region Director by cultivating volunteer leadership, increasing financial capacity with fundraising and grant writing, current and new chapter development, and bolstering membership growth. Other goals include coordinating statewide advocacy and public affairs activity, marketing and communication activity, and cultivating public land management agency partnerships.
Responsibilities include:
* Supporting and implementing the development, activation and evaluation of a plan for local and regional growth in membership, funding resources and volunteer capacity.
* Facilitating communication between HMBA Board of Directors, state and regional work groups, members/volunteers and local advocates.
* Communicate information between HMBA and the IMBA RD and the Indiana Department of Natural Resources, the State Legislature and other Indiana statewide partner groups and stakeholders.
* Assessment and development of partnerships for trails development, cataloging stakeholders, partners, resources and opportunities both in the Central Indiana region and throughout the State.
* Developing, engaging and mobilizing volunteer leadership in the Indianapolis area.
* Coordinating the representation and promotion of HMBA-IMBA at relevant public events and festivals
* Collaborating with other Indiana chapters and mountain bike clubs to support broader trail development and advocacy efforts
* Support HMBA. Sub-9, IMBA RD, and core volunteers to organize and facilitate the Brown County Breakdown and annual statewide summit.
* Develop and implement a sustainable sponsorship and partnership program strategy for HMBA-IMBA.
* Create membership drives and events to increase membership numbers and participation within HMBA-IMBA.
* Develop and manage an HMBA-IMBA volunteer database and assist with volunteer recruitment.
* Assisting the IMBA Regional Director (RD) in identifying and establishing an increased number of IMBA Chapters in Indiana and across the region.
* Assist with HMBA-IMBA day-to-day operations including emails, phone calls, meetings and other duties as assigned.
* Must attend all HMBA Board of Director’s meetings
Desired Qualifications:
* Outstanding written and verbal communication skills.
* Proficiency with business-related software, technology and applications for writing, presentations, communications, social networking, databases and spreadsheets.
* Demonstrated public speaking, presentation and group facilitation and negotiation skills.
* Ability to build and significantly expand grassroots advocacy initiatives
* Experience with volunteer leadership development
* Experience leading and working in a collaborative team environment with professional staff and volunteers
* Fundraising and/ and/or relevant business development and sales experience
* Grant writing and application experience
* Experience and skill in working with public land management agencies, elected officials and other land conservation stakeholders
* Recruiting and motivating volunteers for grassroots initiatives
* Attention to detail and strong time-management and organizational skills
* Knowledge and understanding of bicycle and outdoor recreation industries
* Ability to represent HMBA-IMBA in their mission and programs in an authentic and credible manner
* Ability to meet the requirements of overnight travel, away from home. Must be able to work nights and weekends.
* Demonstrated ability to problem solve in a collaborative team environment
* Must have a vehicle and valid driver’s license The successful candidate will be passionate about mountain biking, with an energetic, “can-do” personality, who is comfortable working both independently and as part of a team.
Posting: until filled  Starting date: January 21
Immediate Supervisor: Andy Williamson
Advised by: HMBA President, HMBA Board of Directors,
Benefits: Health, Dental, Vision, SIMPLE IRA, Life Insurance, Long Term Disability, Vacation and Sick Leave
Salary: Based on qualifications
Applying: Interested applicants should send a cover letter and resume together in the same file to by Friday October 25. Please email any questions to Kerri Salazar directly.

The HMBA board has been putting the pieces in place for this for the past few years.  As with any volunteer run 501 (c) (3), too much success can exceed the the capabilities of volunteers.  HMBA has been very successful and we are at the point where paid staff is required to ensure sustainability for HMBA and provide the band width to keep up with our successes. 

The ability to hire staff under the IMBA Regional Director was one of the many reasons HMBA became an IMBA chapter. 

HMBA will still count heavily on the support of our members and volunteer Board of Directors. 

Reminder that resumes for the HMBA-IMBA position are due this Friday.


It looks like the postion got filled!  Just saw the tweet from IMBA that Tammy Mebane was hired.  Her resume sounds very impressive!  Welcome aboard hurry up and get us more $$$ to build more trails ;) ;)

Associate IMBA Region Director Hired in Indiana     

For Immediate Release 12-17-2013

Contact: Andy Williamson

IMBA Great Lakes Region Director

The International Mountain Bicycling Association (IMBA) and the Hoosier Mountain Bike Association (HMBA), an IMBA chapter based in Indianapolis, have jointly hired a full-time professional advocate in the role of IMBA's Associate Regional Director and the executive director of HMBA. Tammy Mebane will work closely with Andy Williamson, IMBA Great Lakes Region Director, helping him serve the more than 20 IMBA chapters in his territory of Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio and the lower peninsula of Michigan.

A growing number of region-based staff positions indicates IMBA’s focus on enhancing its grassroots network of chapters. IMBA and HMBA will share the costs of this position, which will allow HMBA to solidify and strengthen its already impressive track record of trail work in Indiana, and its vision for the future.

“HMBA has been building world-class trails in Indiana for the past decade as an all-volunteer organization,” said Paul Arlinghaus, HMBA’s president. “HMBA is adding staff to help support our volunteers and members as we try to keep up with the increasing demand for single track trails and mountain bike programs. We are excited about Tammy taking this position and see it as important step for our organization.”

Mebane has significant professional experience in grant writing, public relations, fundraising and conservation.  She was most recently the Outdoor Programs and Outreach Market Coordinator at REI and, prior to that, served as Stewardship Director for the Sacramento Valley Conservancy.

About the Hoosier Mountain Bike Association

Founded in 2000, the Hoosier Mountain Bike Association (HMBA) has contributed $1.9 million toward the construction and maintenance of 77 miles of purpose-built trails in Indiana State Parks and Forests. HMBA has built and currently maintains 125 miles of trail. Thanks largely to the group’s efforts, the trail system at Brown County State Park near Nashville, Ind., with 25 miles of trails ranging from easy to extremely difficult, was named an IMBA Epic in 2011.


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