We are looking for new board members for the 2023-2025 term! Have you thought about helping BMA fulfill its mission and want to help steer our vision? Then we want to talk to you! Here are some of the specific skill needs we have but we are also just looking for riders who want a leadership role in making mountain biking awesome in Boulder County! So read on for skill sets, check out what responsibilities a BMA Board member has and take a look at our application. Application deadline 11/1/2023.
Business Partnerships and Relationships are key to what BMA does. You bring strategies to the table to maintain and grow our business partnerships. You think we pay for all that beer and pizza at parties? No! Lots of it is donated by business partners. If you’re good at networking, partnerships, figuring out how we can help our business partners while they help us promote our mission, we could use your leadership on the board. Help planning and executing 1-2 Business Coalition events per year.
To be honest, Boulder has a lot of money in it. We want to be able to tap into that money when a trail opportunity presents itself. If you have Development and Fundraising skills, we could use your help to make sure we are building good relationships. If you have experience running fundraisers, that’s great. If you know how to write grants and find grant opportunities, great! Ultimately, BMA would love to be able to rely on you to rally the troops and promote consistency in our Development Committee or similar.
Why doesn’t everyone feel like they’re a part of the BMA? We want to instill the ‘trail building/giving back’ mentality in with the ‘have fun and ride bikes’ mentality to create a vibe that everyone wants to be a part of in some way. If you have experience organizing events and understanding what events provide diversity of opportunity and a good time, that would be great. Make sure the “have fun, build community” vibe is laced into everything we do. Experience working with a marketing person or doing your own marketing is a plus.
Sadly, many people who ride mountain bikes in Boulder don’t know who BMA is. Additionally, only around 1,300 out of the 37,000 that ride are paying members of BMA. We need help figuring out how to get word out so that everyone knows who we are, what we do.
Experience with Social Media and writing funny/cool ad campaigns and how to track those and promote them is a huge plus. When we do our membership drives, you know how to guide those. You don’t have to handle the social media, but some guidance on how we should be guiding volunteers and paid staff on how to execute this would be a big plus. Same thing for our newsletter and when we should be doing print advertising vs not, etc.
Ie: Help us get the word out!
We believe that having different types of people on the board is going to make our organization better and more representative of who mountain bikers are in the greater Boulder area.
Therefore we’re looking for diversity while still having the skills listed above! That can mean anything, so don’t feel excluded if we don’t list you…bring your diversity our way!
Let us explicitly say that we embrace/want Women, LGBTQ+, BIPOC, Latinx, Young, Middle Aged, Old, beginner riders, riders for decades, terrible riders, great riders, downhillers, cross country riders and folks that live in all parts of Boulder County (Lyons, Nederland, Longmont, Louisville/Superior, Lafayette, Erie, Boulder) and anything else!
Interested in applying? Head on over to our application and THANK YOU!