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
Van Driver - Austin Service Area
This is a great opportunity for someone who enjoys driving and wants to be a part of a great mission! We need drivers to work up to 20-25 hours a week. Driver availability is typically set on a monthly basis.
Chariot, formerly known as Drive a Senior Central Texas, provides free rides to eligible senior adults who enroll in our program to help them live independently as long as they can and desire. Much of our program is based on volunteer drivers, but we also use hired drivers to handle our group van drives and to be available on-demand for individual rides.
The Van Driver transports clients, providing a safe environment and assisting clients as needed. This position reports to the Fleet Manager.
Vehicle is located at the Chariot office in Austin: 724 Eberhart Ln. #500 Austin, TX. 78745. Applicant will need to maintain reliable transportation to this location. Appointment locations are within Austin as well as the surrounding communities (including throughout the Austin metropolitan area).
Pay is $17.00/hour. Part-time, hourly position (not contract work). Benefits not provided.
Hours and schedule vary weekly depending on client requests.
Typically targeting 20-25 hours/week; above 25 hours require prior supervisor approval.
Typical availability (and most appointments requested) are within the hours of Monday-Friday from 8:30AM-3:00PM. Occasionally, some weekend or evening hours may be requested.
- Transport and assist clients on weekly scheduled van trips
- 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)
- Maintain cleanliness of agency-owned vehicles
- Coordinate both planned and unexpected maintenance with the supervisor as needed, including transporting or arranging transportation for the vehicle to service locations and appointments.
- Communicate safety concerns to the Service Coordinators or Program Operations Manager as appropriate Qualifications
- Valid driver’s license and a good driving record
- Prior experience driving van and/or bus
- Prior experience working with senior adults helpful
- Must pass a criminal and driving background check
- Ability to speak and converse in English and Spanish is highly desired
Please submit a letter of interest and resume via email to JasonL@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.
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
Please submit a letter of interest and resume/CV via email to email@example.com.
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.