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BikeMN commits to Anti-Racist Recruiting & Hiring

The BikeMN team is about to expand more than it ever has! We’re posting four positions that will take our organization to exciting new levels. You can learn more about those positions here.

As part of our overall commitment to anti-racism and equity, we are completely overhauling our recruiting and hiring practices.

 In the past, we’ve used equity and inclusion language to express our social justice values and our intention to build a team that reflects the racial diversity of the people across Minnesota. Like many organizations, we’ve recognized how passive and ineffective this has been at overcoming the effects of systemic racism that have impacted our culture and the workforce for generations. Many things need to change, including the dialogue we have with job seekers.

To that end, we share the following: As we grow, our commitment is to intentionally build a team that reflects the ethnic, racial, and cultural diversity of the communities we serve, knowing that negative health and environmental impacts disproportionately affect persons of color. This means significantly increasing the Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) on our team by seeking individuals who identify as a part of BIPOC and LGBTQIA2S (i.e. lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, allied, Two Spirit) communities to apply.

To implement this strategy, we are keeping our candidate pools open until we have a minimum of BIPOC identifying candidates for each position. We are verifying this by offering an optional anonymous demographic survey that will be conducted throughout the process. As a best practice in non-discrimination the survey is separate from each applicant and will be maintained outside of our staff/ hiring committee(s).

We believe that these life experiences and perspectives are critical to advancing our vision that every person, regardless of background or ability, can walk, bike, or roll as a part of their daily life. In an increasingly divided and climate-changing world, this work is more important than ever. 

Our current team race and gender identity demographics are as follows (based on full-time staff). Our people may have checked more than one category since their identities fall into multiple categories.

Asian Pacific Islander1
Middle East/ North African0