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

Executive Director

Reports to: Chariot Board of Directors

Position Description

The Executive Director is responsible for implementing the strategic plan and overseeing the administration of the Chariot organization.  The Executive Director is the brand ambassador, providing leadership, vision and direction to Chariot’s staff, leading organizational development, strategic planning, optimizing  financial performance, overseeing program delivery and building and cultivating donor relationships.  

Major Responsibilities

  • Provide executive leadership for the organization
  • Partner with the Board of Directors in developing strategic plans and objectives
  • Meet or exceed annual financial and programmatic goals approved by the Board of Directors
  • Administer policies, procedures and processes for efficient and effective operation
  • Create, monitor, report on and execute action plans to reach the strategic priorities and milestones set by the Board of Directors
  • Establish and maintain strong relationships with donors, grantors, employees, volunteers, board members, corporate sponsors and community partners
  • Maintain membership and actively participate in organizations that help promote service to seniors
  • Ensure development and approval of annual marketing and outreach plans
  • Advance the organization’s reputation through clear and consistent messaging related to program, outreach and branding
  • Provide financial, fundraising, policy and program reports to the Board of Directors and committees

    Fund Development

    • Ensure development, execution and approval of an annual fund development plan
    • Ensure effective stewardship and acknowledgement of donor gifts
    • Support donor cultivation and retention through grants, events, donor campaigns and corporate sponsors
    • Ensure compliance, reporting and relationships with Chariot grantors
    • Support the Fund Development Manager in the grant writing process

    Board Engagement and Leadership

    • Advance Chariot’s reputation through clear and consistent messaging related to program, outreach and branding
    • Execute a clear strategic direction through engagement with the Board of Directors
    • Create and execute action plans to reach the strategic priorities and milestones set by the Board of Directors
    • Monitor and report progress on strategic initiatives, growth plans, financials, budgets, fund development plan, marketing and outreach plan and program operations
    • Assist in recruiting and maintaining board membership
    • Participate in board committees as appropriate
    • Initiate and assist in developing policy and procedure recommendations
    • Inform the board of health and risks to the organization
    • Ensure secure access to files, property and reports

    Programming Operations

    • Identify, recruit and maintain a strong, engaged volunteer base
    • Provide support and leadership to the Program Operations Manager
    • Assist with resolving issues and escalations of program operations
    • Ensure program operations are in line with strategic initiatives and growth plans

    Human Resources

    • Recruit, on-board, retain and off board employees
    • Ensure that job descriptions are established and maintained for all roles
    • Ensure that staff is adequately trained
    • Identify opportunities for staff advancement
    • Hold staff accountable for performance according to their job description
    • Establish an annual performance evaluation process
    • Evaluation and develop a compensation and employee benefits plan to enhance and retain staff

    Finance and Administration

    • Oversee fiscal management of Chariot in conjunction with the Finance Manager, Finance Committee and Board Treasurer, i.e., planning, budgeting, cost management, risk management, tax reporting, etc.
    • Develop and monitor monthly financial reports, approve expenditures and ensure proper fiscal records keeping, internal and tax reporting
    • Ensure that the organization has adequate financial resources
    • Administer policies, procedures and processes for efficient and effective operation

    Knowledge/Skills/Abilities

    • Knowledge of effective nonprofit management including financial management and budgeting
    • Knowledge of team building techniques
    • Knowledge of logistics principles
    • Knowledge of establishing and maturing fund development, marketing and communications strategies
    • Knowledge of human resources practices
    • Knowledge and utilization of software applications, including Salesforce, MailChimp, ride scheduling, Microsoft products, etc.
    • Knowledge of trends and community issues in the non-profit sector
    • Knowledge of donor development and cultivation
    • Skilled in continuous improvement techniques
    • Skilled in grant writing
    • Skilled in negotiation techniques
    • Skilled in fundraising techniques
    • Ability to conceptualize, initiate, implement and execute programs in line with Chariot’s mission and strategic direction
    • Ability to grow volunteer based programming, services and resources
    • Ability to identify areas for improvement and prioritize solutions
    • Ability to motivate others
    • Ability to multi-task
    • Ability to delegate effectively
    • Ability to effectively communicate verbally and in writing

     

    Education and Experience

    Ten years professional experience

    Five years’ executive director or non-profit staff leadership experience

    Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Non-Profit Management or Social Services

     

    Work Location

    Office environment/shared cubicle. This position is based in Austin including a virtual work environment where employees can perform some work remotely. In person meetings or events will be held throughout our service area.

     

    Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

    Chariot is committed to offering equal employment opportunities 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.

    To Apply

    Please submit a letter of interest and resume/CV via email to BoardChair@Chariot.org

    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.

     

     

    Van Driver

    Reports to: Program Operations Manager

    Position Description

    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).

    Compensation

    Pay is $17.00/hour. Part-time, hourly position (not contract work). Benefits not provided.

    Hours

    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.

    Location

    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.

    Responsibilities

    • 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

    Qualifications Needed

    • 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

    To Apply

    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.

    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
      Contact the Chariot Executive Director, Gretchen Flatau at Gretchen.flatau@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.