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

Please submit a letter of interest, a resume describing your interest and qualifications for the position and a list of three references via e-mail to: jobs@chariot.org
Please specify for which position you are applying.

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. 

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.

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.

Essesntial 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.

    Development Manager (full or part time)

    The Chariot Development Manager manages our fund development efforts in order to raise funds to support our annual budget and to ensure our sustainability as an organization. The Development Manager works closely with the Executive Director, the Board of Directors and the Development Committee to secure and oversee our contributed income. They oversee Chariot’s grants program, individual and corporate solicitations, special events and donor management in Sales Force. The Development Manager is a member of the staff leadership team.

    The Development Manager position will report to the Executive Director or respective role

    Responsibilities

    • Fund Development Oversight Responsibilities –
        1. Develop an annual fundraising plan
        2. Work with the ED and Finance Manager to develop an annual and 3-year budget
        3. Report regularly to the Board of Directors on all development activities
    • Grant Managment Responsibilities –
        1. Explore, solicit, write and submit foundation and government grants
        2. Cultivate and manage relationships with private foundation, civic and government grantors; serve as the primary contact; routinely pursue new relationships
    • Corporate, Individual and Organizational Donor Responsibilities –
        1. Manage annual corporate solicitations; develop corporate relationships, plan and execute asks, manage annual corporate gift goals
        2. Plan for and manage individual giving campaigns; work to increase awareness and donations.
        3. Cultivate and manage relationships with Faith and Civic groups to create opportunities for donor and volunteer involvement
    • Special Events Management –
        1. Oversee development of special events. Plan and execute annual events for donors and volunteers such as annual luncheons, auctions and other virtual or in-person events designed to raise funds or friends or recognize financial or personal contributions
    • Other Responsibilities –
      1. Attend community meetings and gatherings as needed to maintain the visibility of Chariot in the community and to get information on fundraising opportunities
      2. Work with the Staff Leadership team to provide direction for the organization

     

    Skills & Qualifications

    • Professional and effective communication skills
    • Proficiency with Office software, Google platform and Salesforce or other donor platforms
    • Ability to work independently and manage time effectively
    • Knowledge of fundraising strategies and methods; experience in grant writing, individual solicitation & special events fundraising; prefer knowledge of Central Texas fundraising landscape
    • Minimum educational requirement: Bachelor’s degree
    • 5 years’ experience in nonprofit fund development

     

    Location
    This position is based in Austin at 724 Eberhart Lane, Austin, TX 78745; some remote work is available. In-person meetings or events will be held on occasion in the Austin, Elgin, or Dripping Springs areas

    Hours
    Position can be full or part-time: ideally 20-30 hours/week

    Communications Manager (part time)

    The Chariot Communications Manager is responsible for communicating with the public, clients, volunteers, donors and others what role Chariot plays in our community and the value of our services. The Communication Manager ensures that Chariot maintains a high level of visibility through various communication methods so that we can reach those 60 and over who need our services and find volunteers for our program. The Communications Manager is a member of the staff leadership team.

    The Communications Manager position will report to the Executive Director or respective role. 

    Responsibilities:

    • Communication Oversight Responsibilities –
        1. Develop an annual communications plan
        2. Responsible for creating or collecting content for all marketing; create or oversee development and printing of marketing materials—brochures, annual report, van wraps, etc.
    • Social & Electronic Media Responsibilities –
      1. Plan for and oversee all social media postings: Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram, etc.
      2. Manage regular email communications to clients and volunteers via Mailchimp or other platforms
      3. Maintain and update mailing lists; assist in data integration from various platforms such as Salesforce
      4. Maintain and manage website
    • Media Relations –
        1. Establish media contacts as needed.
        2. Oversee press releases and public service announcements
    • Outreach Responsibilities –
        1. Attend community meetings and gatherings as needed to maintain the visibility of Chariot in the community cultivate relationships with Faith and Civic groups
    • Other Responsibilities – 
      1. Work with the Staff Leadership team to provide direction for the organization
      2. Other duties as assigned

    Skills & Qualifications:

      • Professional and effective communication skills
      • Proficiency with Office software, Google platform, Canva, Mailchimp and other marketing platforms/tools
      • Demonstrate ability to organize and execute prioritized goals and meet deadlines
    • Knowledge of marketing & communication strategies and methods
    • Sensitivity to dealing with diverse populations
    • Minimum educational requirement: Bachelor’s degree in Marketing, Communications or related degree
    • Experience in nonprofit communications; 2-5 years preferred
    • Spanish language skills is a plus 

    Location: 

    This position is based in Austin at 724 Eberhart Lane, Austin, TX 78745; some remote work is available. In-person meetings or events will be held on occasion in the Austin, Elgin, or Dripping Springs areas.

    Hours: 20 hours per week

    Van Driver

    This is a great opportunity for someone who wants lots of flexibility, enjoys driving and wants to be a part of a great mission. We need drivers to work 10-25 hours a week (you can pick how often you drive!). Chariot 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 van and bus 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 Executive Director or Program Operations Manager.

    Responsibilities

    • Transport and assist clients on weekly scheduled 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 (DASCTX covers all costs)
    • Communicate safety concerns to the Service Coordinators or Executive Director as appropriate

    Qualifications

    • Ability to speak and converse in Spanish is highly desired
    • Valid driver’s license, good driving record and current automobile insurance
    • Prior experience driving van and/or bus
    • Prior experience working with senior adults helpful
    • Must pass a criminal and driving background check

    Location

    Various locations (dependent on where Chariot van is parked); but we serve primarily South Austin, Dripping Springs, Lakeway and Elgin.

    Hours

    Schedule will vary depending on client requests. Hours will typically be week days between 8 a.m- 5 p.m. Occasionally, some weekend or evening hours may be requested.