Campus Transportation Assistant Manager
Position at IDEA Public Schools
About IDEA Public Schools
At IDEA Public Schools, we believe in college for ALL and we are committed to ensuring that all our students graduate from college.
IDEA Public Schools has grown from a small school to the fastest-growing network of tuition-free Pre-K-12 public charter schools in the United States sending 100% of our students to college.
50% of our students graduate from college in 6 years that’s 8 times the national rate for students in our communities!
IDEA was founded in 2000 as a single school with 150 students in the Rio Grande Valley. When interest exceeded building capacity, to meet the demands, IDEA’s co-founders committed to serving more students in the Rio Grande Valley of Texas and beyond.
We now serve nearly 53,000 students across Texas and Louisiana. By 2022, IDEA will serve 100,000 students. Be on the lookout for IDEA schools opening near you with continued growth in our current regions and new launches in Houston (2020), Permian Basin (2020), and Tampa Bay (2021)!
When you choose to work at IDEA, you are part of our IDEA Team and Family. You will work alongside team members who set and reach ambitious goals every day, are excited to continue to grow with IDEA, and work relentlessly to make college for all a reality.
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About the Rio Grande Valley
Since 2000, IDEA Public Schools has grown from a school of 150 students in Donna, TX to the fastest- growing family of tuition-free, public charter schools in the United States.
In the Rio Grande Valley, we are a nucleus of four counties (Cameron, Hidalgo, Starr and Willacy County) that work as one unit to support our children academically and holistically.
RGV is home to a population of just over 1.3 million residents. Children across the region truly benefit from IDEA’s mission of college for all as only 1 out of 17 students’ graduate college ready.
Our mission holds true as we have 2,400 IDEA alumni that currently attend, or have graduated from, 150 colleges and universities across the country.
Join our passionate team of changemakers in south Texas as we prepare to expand our home region to 55 schools, serving over 38,000 students in 2022.
Role Mission : The Transportation Assistant Manager will assist the Campus Transportation Manager to coordinate and oversee all transportation needs at his / her campus.
The Assistant Manager will work towards learning, adapting and surpassing the goals set forth by the department and includes but not limited to the following : coordinating school bus routes, scheduling and learn daily operations of buses and bus drivers.
Ensure to follow all federal, state, and local regulations and applicable laws, train and develop the usage of software for mapping, routing, and services that ensure the fleet is running efficiently.
Accountabilities :The safe transportation of all students is the #1 priority. This will be achieved by having 0 preventable incidents / accidents.Potential candidates are screened and tested to show they possess or are acquiring excellent skills in operating a school busDrivers are fully trained in Pre / Post Trip inspectionsCulture of safety is placed first in all they do. This means setting the example and holding team accountable for all safety initiativesDrivers maintain and carry up-to-date credentials at all timesDrivers complete all required trainings on timeCompliance with time schedules and applicable laws, codes, rules and regulations.Oversee the daily operations of the dispatch office; monitors two-way radios to effectively address bus problems, lateness and accidents.Receive and respond to drivers' accidents; drives to accident scenes and conduct internal accident investigations; gather information, take photos and assist students and staff;
obtain accident reports from the highway patrol and police agencies.Receive and respond to emergency calls after hours and on weekends.Maintain an efficient operation that does not exceed a Cost Per Mile isDevelop a schedule for all drivers that creates an environment where drivers are fulfilling their primary role of driving while on the clockContinuously audit team’s participation to ensure systems are not being abused. Inspect what you expectMonitor preventive maintenance to assure costly repairs are avoidedServe as a substitute Bus Driver when needed.Create a work environment where team members thrive with a minimum of 85% transportation staff retentionManager will screen employees to ensure only qualified, quality, and dedicated individuals are brought onWill ensure employees understand expectations and work conditions before being hiredMaintain fleet in safe operating condition while having a 7% savings on maintenance cost over previous yearEnsure that maintenance supplies are not over purchasedEnsure PMs are done in a systematic orderUtilize Transfinder to create / update routes at the campus level.All routes are created and kept up-to-dateNo route exceeds 10% more than its rosters are rated forDriver records are kept up-to-date in Route FinderStudent Records are kept up-to-date in Route FinderUtilize Synovia to analyze reportsPlanned vs. Actual RoutesKnow when each bus should be at each stop and see when they arrivedGenerate and analyze reports of the fleet’s overall activity, then drill down into stop-by-stop data to see exactly how each driver and each bus is performing.Provide excellent customer serviceCommunicate with school site staff, administrators, parents and outside agencies to exchange information, coordinate activities and resolve issues, concerns and questions regarding transportation services, student behavioral problems and special accommodations for students.Communicate with school site staff, administrators, parents and outside agencies to exchange information, coordinate activities and resolve issues, concerns and questions regarding transportation services, student behavioral problems and special accommodations for students.We look for Team and Family who embody the following values and characteristics :Believes and is committed to our mission and being an agent of change : that all students are capable of getting to and through collegeHas demonstrated effective outcomes and results, and wants to be held accountable for themHas a propensity for action, willing to make mistakes by doing in order to learn and improve quicklyWorks with urgency and purpose to drive student outcomesThrives in an entrepreneurial, high-growth environment; is comfortable with ambiguity and changeSeeks and responds well to feedback, which is shared often and freely across all levels of the organizationWorks through silos and forges strong cross-departmental relationships in order to achieve outcomesWe believe in education as a profession and hold ourselves to high level of conduct, professionalism and behaviors as models for our colleagues and students.Leadership DevelopmentCommunication skills : Being able to develop the Transportation Assisting Manager (if applicable) to be able to use listening techniques and nonverbal strategies to improve conversationsConflict Resolution : Being able to coach the ability to define and identify conflict styles, causes, and methods for handling conflict and improve the department’s or organization’s productivityLeadership : Have the ability to delegate and manage a wide variety of skillsets. It is important for supervisors to lead their teams in the most effective way by recognizing where the strengths are, where improvement is needed, and how to properly use the skillsets of each team memberTime management : Be able to balance a heavy workload and time constraints while managing and delegating other employees and projects is an essential skill
Qualifications :GED or High School DiplomaValid Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) with class P (passenger) and S (school bus) endorsementsCompleted bus driver safety training courseMust be over 21 years oldPass alcohol and drug testsDOT Physical ExaminationExperience in the operation of large passenger vehicles; or an equivalent combination of experience and training.Ability to manage student behavior
Compensation :Salaries for this role typically fall between $15.07 and $18.84, commensurate with relevant experience and qualifications.
OpenJune 25, 2020
CloseJuly 25, 2020