Chariot, formerly known as Drive a Senior Central Texas, enriches lives and communities by providing transportation and socialization to non-driving seniors, helping them to age in place. The majority of our rides are provided by our team of volunteer drivers who utilize their personal vehicles to transport clients to medical appointments, activities and personal errands. We also offer group rides in our vans/bus to grocery stores, senior activity centers, exercise classes and other activities utilizing paid drivers.
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Current Job Openings with Chariot
Finance Manager (25-30 hours per week)
The Chariot Finance Manager is responsible for the overall management of our finances, including budgeting, forecasting and reporting; cash and investment management, insurance coverage, grant management, tax issues, records management and coordination of employee benefits and records. The Finance Manager works with staff, Board of Directors (BOD), Committees, and volunteers to ensure that the organization is financially healthy.
The Finance Manager will report to the Executive Director or respective role.
- Financial Budgeting, Forecasting, and Reporting
- Develop annual detailed budget, coordinating with Executive Director & Outreach and Development Manager
- Maintain QuickBooks general ledger and related reconciliations
- Maintain clearly documented, organized, and easily auditable accounting records
- Prepare monthly modified-cash financial statements, year-to-date actual-to-budget analysis, and updated monthly and annual forecasts
- Host and facilitate Finance Committee (FC) meetings; work with the Committee to prepare monthly financial report for the Board
- Prepare year-end GAAP-basis financial statements and work with board-selected independent CPA firm to complete financial audit
- Develop and maintain appropriate internal accounting controls; monitor changes in legal and regulatory environments and make recommendations to Executive Director and Board
- Periodically review financial policies and provide any recommended changes to FC
- Cash and Investment Management
- Make bank deposits, and make disbursements as needed
- Process employee expense reimbursements
- Maintain and use credit card reader as needed; track online donations
- Transfer excess cash to investment accounts
- Buy and manage maturities of investments as approved by FC
- Periodically review investment policies and provide any recommended changes to FC
- Insurance Coverage Management
- Manage insurance program, including ongoing risk analysis
- Renew insurance policies and pay premiums
- Maintain relationship with insurance agency
- Annually review coverages and provide any recommended changes to FC
- Grant Management
- Develop budgets for grant applications
- Track grant budgets and expenditures and prepare financial reports required for funding sources, including grant reports
- Coordinate with Operations Manager monthly deposit information on donations
- Employee & Human Resources
- Oversee employee on-boarding, maintain new employee forms and set up employee files
- Oversee employee benefits; stay abreast of changes in state & federal laws relating to employers and employees
- Oversee and process payroll
- Tax Matters
- Ensure that payroll/federal/W-2s filings are timely and accurately distributed
- Lead process for accurate and timely year-end giving statements to donors
- Prepare TWC reports as well as ensure IRS 990 return is completed each year
- Records Management
- Implement and manage records management system
- Maintain inventory of office equipment and vehicles including depreciation schedule
Knowledge and Skills:
- Professional and effective written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills
- Demonstrate ability to organize and execute prioritized goals
- Proficient with Microsoft Office products and Google Platform
- Ability to meet deadlines consistently, work independently and manage time effectively in a virtual office environment
- Passion for our mission, senior advocacy, and/or transportation services
Education and Experience:
- Experience in non-profit accounting and financial reporting
- CPA license preferred
- Minimum of bachelor’s degree, ideally in business
- Strong Excel and Quickbooks experience
Compensation and Hours:
- Salary based upon qualifications and experience
- Vacation and paid sick leave benefit package included
- Travel expenses to be reimbursed in accordance with the travel policy
- Health insurance not provided
- 25-30 hours/week; flexible schedule; some weekend and evening work may be required
- This position is based in Austin and can include some remote work
- In-person meetings or events will be held on occasion in the Austin, Elgin, or Dripping Springs area
To Apply: Please submit a letter of interest and a resume describing your interest and qualifications for the position (please note what position you are applying for) and a list of three references via e-mail to: email@example.com
Reports to: Program Operations Manager
This is a great opportunity for someone who wants a lot of flexibility to set their schedule/availability each week, enjoys driving, and wants to be a part of a great mission!
The Van Driver transports clients in Chariot vehicles, providing a safe environment and assisting clients as needed. Our clients must be able to walk on their own or with walkers or cane (drivers cannot transport wheelchairs or lift clients in any manner).
Pay is $17.00/hour. Part-time, hourly position (not contract work). Benefits not provided.
Shifts are typically available on weekdays between the hours of 8am-5pm. We’re looking for drivers who want to work an average of 10-25 hours a week. You can pick how often you drive each week; schedules vary depending on client requests driver’s availability. Occasionally, some weekend or evening hours may be available.
We currently have a fleet of 6 vehicles distributed across our service area: South Austin, Dripping Springs, Lakeway and Elgin. A Chariot driver is responsible for travel to the Chariot vehicle pickup location, and their shift begins once they access the Chariot vehicle.
- Transport and assist clients on weekly van trips (when COVID restrictions are lifted)
- Transport individual clients and small groups to appointments
- Communicate with Service Coordinator to schedule weekly trips
- Fill van with gas and maintain fuel log (Chariot covers all costs)
- Communicate safety concerns to the Service Coordinators or Executive Director as appropriate
- Valid driver’s license, good driving record and current automobile insurance
- Proof of vaccination for COVID-19 (which Chariot defines as having received the first two doses of the Moderna or Pfizer vaccine, or a single dose of the Johnson and Johnson vaccine) is a condition of employment for the Chariot Van Driver position.
- Must pass a criminal and driving background check
- Must be able to lift 40 pounds
- Comfortable driving van and/or bus, previous experience helpful
- Prior experience working with senior adults helpful
Ability to speak and converse in Spanish is highly desired
Please submit an interest form by clicking here: Link to Information Form
The above information has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees in this classification. It is not designed to contain or to be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of the employee assigned to this job.
Board Member (volunteer position)
Board of Directors members are responsible for strategic planning, policy development, governance and all fiduciary matters pertaining to Chariot (formerly Drive a Senior Central Texas) and ensuring that structures and procedures are in place for effective and ethical operation of the organization in the fulfillment of its mission.
These board positions report to the Board of Directors and is a volunteer position.
- Attend and participate in meetings of the Board of Directors
- Participate in the development and execution of strategic plans
- Assist with membership recruitment and retention
- Formulate, review and oversee policies and procedures that govern the organization
- Actively participate on ad hoc and standing committees of the Board of Directors
- Participate in developing, approving and maintaining awareness of the annual budget
- Support and participate in Chariot activities
- Maintain awareness of other non-profit organization events and activities
- Recommend revisions to board policies and bylaws
- Participate in an annual board self-assessment
- Adhere to all Chariot policies and procedures, i.e., Conflict of Interest, Confidentially, Ethics, etc.
- Maintain awareness and ensure adherence to the Bylaws
- Provide input for the Executive Director’s performance evaluation
- Promote Chariot and its mission
- Maintain appropriate relationships with other non-profit organizations, the community and funders
- Ensure effective communication with Chariot staff, volunteers and the Austin community
- Identify potential donors and introduce them to the Executive Director
- Volunteer and represent Chariot at events
- Identify and introduce potential board members to the Governance and Nominations Committee
- Serve on at least one of the Board of the Directors Committees, i.e., Executive, Finance, Fund Development, Governance and Nominations, Organizational Excellence, Volunteer and Outreach
Knowledge and Skills
- Knowledge of Chariot By-Laws
- Knowledge of Chariot financial, legal and public responsibilities
- Knowledge of parliamentary procedure
- Knowledge of Chariot programs and mission
- Ability to effectively communicate orally and in writing
- Ability to negotiate effectively
- Ability to establish maintain effective working relationships with Chariot staff, volunteers and Austin community
- Prefer prior non-profit Board of Directors experience
- Other skills as determined by the Skills Matrix
A passion for our mission
Contact the Chariot Executive Director, Gretchen Flatau at Gretchen.firstname.lastname@example.org.
Equal Employment Opportunity Policy
Chariot is committed to offering equal employment opportunity without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, military status, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any other legally protected characteristic.