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Location: Seattle, Washington
Type: Full Time
The Northwest School is a college-preparatory, co-educational independent school near the heart of downtown Seattle. We offer a rich and challenging program to about 450 students in grades 6 through 12, including international students, many of whom live in our campus dormitory.
Northwest offers a vibrant, intellectual home. A warm inclusive community. A dynamic liberal arts education for grades 6-12 that prepares students to think critically, act compassionately, and discover their place in the world.
The Northwest School is a community committed to a diverse and equitable workplace and expects applicants to have a commitment to diversity and social justice. We firmly believe that we are a richer, more creative and dynamic institution when our collective is built with a diverse set of community members. The Northwest School strives for its faculty and student body to reflect the diversity of the society in which they exist. Candidates from underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.
The Transportation Coordinator is a full-time position and is eligible for full benefits.
Manage transportation schedule to ensure adequate driving coverage for all school needs, including all routes of morning and after School Bus Services, field trips, Athletics trips, Summer Camp field trips, airport pickup and drop-off, etc.
Coordinate and distribute schedule to Athletic Director, drivers, and other appropriate parties, providing updates as needed. Identify need for supplemental vehicles during peak activity seasons; schedule charter bus services, as needed.
Confirm and schedule faculty transportation requests; maintain communication with faculty regarding field trip changes and procedures; ensure appropriate student transportation to and from scheduled activities as needed.
Support the Director of Facilities and Transportation by tracking and organizing paperwork, licenses, motor vehicle records, compiling data, etc.
Coordinate pickup and delivery of charter buses and supplemental vehicles during peak activity seasons.
Manage the School’s fleet of vehicles, including safe and legal parking arrangements for current vehicles; maintenance scheduling and documentation; DOT vehicle certifications; and fueling, cleaning, and scheduling of repair of vehicles.
Train and orient new drivers on driving procedures, including communicating safety issues, Federal DOT regulations, and the School’s policies regarding safe vehicle operation. Supervise drivers and maintain a high level of customer service.
Manage transportation needs for Summer Program, including forecasting staffing and bus needs and ensuring driving coverage.
Supervise student led environment team responsible for cleaning buses and complete student evaluations each school term.
Other duties as assigned.
High school diploma and minimum of seven (7) years licensed driving experience, with three (3) years of commercial driving experience preferred, or an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to perform the essential functions of the job.
Prior experience providing transportation services to the public helpful.
At least three (3) years of experience in transportation coordination, preferably in a school environment. Previous fleet management experience preferred. A Commercial Drivers License, Class B with an S Endorsement and Air Brake and Passenger Endorsements is required.
Enjoy working with adolescents, aged 11-18.
An ability to work both independently and as a productive member of a team.
Ability to communicate effectively, both in written and verbal form.
Submit and pass a pre-employment drug/alcohol screening and DOT physical screening; on-going random tests required per DOT regulations.
Must understand and keep current on DOT regulations.
Demonstrated skill with computer applications, including Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Word, Outlook), internet research, and the aptitude and willingness to learn new software programs as needed.
Current WA State driving abstract required with no serious traffic infractions in the past five years. Current DOT physical card or ability to pass a WA State Department of Licensing physical.
Must be willing to participate in and pass a drug screen, both pre-employment and random, as required by the DOT and the School throughout the period of employment.