Jobs

Mission

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.

To Apply

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Current Job Openings with Chariot

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.

Essential Functions

  • 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

    Experience

    • Prefer prior non-profit Board of Directors experience
    • Other skills as determined by the Skills Matrix

    Minimum Qualifications

    A passion for our mission

     

    To Apply
    Please submit a letter of interest and resume/CV via email to boardchair@chariot.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.