Manager of Transportation Services, Operations (IMMEDIATE OPENING)
YES Prep Public Schools - Houston, TX

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JOB TITLE: Manager of Transportation Services

REPORTS TO: Director of Facilities Services


The Manager of Transportation Services oversees the district’s transportation operations and contracts to ensure high levels of safety, efficiency and customer satisfaction.

  • Manage relationship with contracted bus companies to develop and maintain efficient and effective route schedules which meet the transportation needs of eligible YES students and which comply with district guidelines;
  • Make route adjustments as needed to improve safety, efficiency and improve customer satisfaction;
  • Coordinate and schedule transportation for extracurricular activities, special events and programs;
  • Monitor and audit bus contractors to ensure that all safety standards conform to state, federal and insurance provider requirements and regulations and ensure that transportation equipment provided by vendors is in excellent operating condition;
  • Work with the Director of Facilities Services in creating, implementing and overseeing the transportation department budget;
  • Monitor and ensure that vendor invoices are reviewed, reconciled, and approved for payment on a timely bases;
  • Compile and analyze data required for all compliance reports and records required by local, state and federal agencies;
  • Advise YES administration about inclement weather conditions that may result in the closing of schools or disruptions to the transportation services provided by the district;
  • Perform disaster duties as needed to respond to extraordinary events (i.e. hurricanes, tornadoes, ice conditions, etc.);
  • Respond to after-hours incident calls as needed;
  • Attend and present at administrative staff and school board meetings as requested to discuss innovations, issues, and policy and procedures within transportation;
  • Stay abreast of innovative techniques and best practices in student transportation;
  • Additional duties as assigned.
  • Distribute, review, and obtain School Director approval of campus bus schedules prior to the start of the school year;
  • Make frequent visits to all YES Campuses to review bus operating procedures, observe route operations, conduct check-ins with campus operations managers and school directors, and assist with special transportation events as needed;
  • Notify vendors and school staff of any changes to routes and schedules and follow up and follow through to ensure that changes are implemented successfully;
  • Develop training for school staffs as needed to ensure safe and reliable management of student transportation at each YES campus;
  • Support School Directors and Campus Operations Managers in gathering information for investigations of school bus accidents and incidents, student safety violations, and any complaints regarding transportation services provided by vendors;
  • Review student behavior reports and participate in conducting conferences with parents, students, and drivers if needed;
  • Monitor and work with transportation contractors to ensure that services are performed in a timely, cost effective, and efficient manner which meets a high standard of customer service.

  • Demonstrate behavior that is professional, ethical, and responsible;
  • Participate in workshops, seminars, and conferences to enhance knowledge and skills;
  • Demonstrate knowledge, and support of YES Prep Schools mission, values, standards, policies and procedures, confidentiality standards, Employee Field Guide expectations and code of ethical behavior as stated in the Field Guide;
  • Ensure compliance with all state and federal laws, local board policies, administrative guidelines, and the Texas Educators’ Code of Ethics;
  • Serve as appropriate role model for YES Prep colleagues, students, staff, and parents;
  • Conduct self in a professional manner at all times;
  • Willingly perform a variety of tasks, often changing assignments on short notice, with little to no direction;
  • Communicate effectively and appropriately with others.

The ideal candidate for this position will possess the following:

  • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited four-year educational institution
  • Prior experience with school bus operations, routing and scheduling school bus routes, managing and coordinating extracurricular bus trips and special events, preparing State Transportation reports, and working with school staffs to ensure high levels of customer satisfaction
Skills and Mindsets
  • Belief in and commitment to the mission and core value of YES Prep Public Schools
  • Articulate, professional demeanor with strong self-confidence and initiative
  • Openness to giving and receiving frequent feedback
  • Demonstrated ability to work on a team
  • A dedication to learn, grow, and develop as a professional
  • Belief that every student can and will achieve
  • Ability to work urgently in a fast-paced and results-oriented environment
  • Strong written communication skills
  • Ability to effectively manage multiple tasks and initiatives at once
  • Detail-oriented and self-directed
  • Initiator, problem-solver, and creative thinker
  • Ability to maintain emotional control under stress
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and an energetic attitude
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, Power Point, and Outlook)
Physical Demands/Environmental Factors
  • Frequent prolonged and irregular hours of duty
  • Some light manual labor
  • Endure inclement weather conditions to provide for student safety

Length of Work Year:

Year Round position; early morning, evening, and weekend commitments also will be required on occasion

Compensation and Benefits:

Compensation commensurate with experience; YES offers a friendly and committed team of colleagues, and a comprehensive benefits plan including medical, dental, vision, life and disability, plus supplemental policies, and retirement programs, including the Teacher Retirement System of Texas (TRS) and a 401(k) plan.

* The forgoing statements describe the general purpose and responsibilities assigned to this job and are not an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills that may be required. YES Prep Public Schools is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, sexual preference, national or ethnic origin, age, disability, pregnancy or veteran status.