Job Vacancy Transportation Associate KIPP Jacksonville Public Schools

Job title: Transportation Associate

Company: KIPP Jacksonville Public Schools

Job description: Company Description


KIPP Public Schools is a network of 270 public charter schools with nearly 10,000 educators and more than 160,000 students and alumni. You can learn more at .


KIPP Jacksonville Public Schools is part of the KIPP national network. Together with families and communities, we create joyful, academically excellent schools that prepare students with the skills and confidence to pursue the paths they choose – college, career, and beyond – so they can lead fulfilling lives and build a more just world.

High quality teaching in our classrooms is not only about getting great academic results; it must also be about encouraging and equipping our students to use their voices to call out injustice and to build a more just world. We are more committed than ever to making sure ALL decisions that affect students at KIPP Jacksonville are filtered through a lens of equity and racial justice.

In the 2022-23 school year, the KIPP Jacksonville region will be comprised of four schools educating 2,000+ students, kindergarten through tenth grade, in the North and Westsides of Jacksonville, Florida:

  • KIPP Impact Academy: Kindergarten – 2nd, 6th – 8th grade
  • KIPP VOICE Academy: Kindergarten – 7th grade
  • KIPP Bessie Coleman Academy: Kindergarten – 8th grade
  • KIPP Bold City High School: 9th – 10th grade

To support these schools, we will employ approximately almost 300 full-time staff members. We seek educators and colleagues that represent our core values of high expectations, growth mindset, commitment to team, trust, joy, and sustainability. To learn more about what it is like to work and teach at KIPP Jacksonville Public Schools, please visit . To see all openings, visit our

Job Description


The Transportation Associate at KIPP Jacksonville Public Schools is responsible for overseeing the logistics and all transportation-related activities for our growing region of schools. The TA plans, and executes transportation operations and ensures that all policies, procedures, and safety rules are followed.

Success in this role is measured by customer service to families that use KIPP Jacksonville’s free bus transportation services and by meeting key performance metrics in logistics. Extensive knowledge of transportation management systems and analytical skills are crucial for this role.

The TA is a full-time role on the Shared Services Team. This role reports to the Director of Regional Operations. As a member of the Shared Services Team, this individual would be responsible for doing whatever it takes to ensure that students develop the knowledge, skills, and character strengths they need to succeed throughout their education and in the competitive world beyond.

This position is year-round and performs duties as assigned by their manager. Hours will typically be aligned with the school day but may vary based on the season and routes. Some travel to community events during/after normal business hours would be required.


Policy Creation & Implementation

  • Safety expectations on bus and at bus stops
  • Student behavior expectations on bus and remediation plans
  • Requesting and receiving bus service, including initial service and changes thereafter
  • Day to day management of fleet
  • Performance expectations of bus drivers & bus monitors

Route Management

  • Directing activities related to dispatching, routing, and tracking of transportation fleet
  • Planning all student bus routes (corner stops & door to door stops) based on student addresses, which change multiple times a year. This will require:
  • Creating accessible and compliant stops for students
  • Managing change requests from families
  • Creating and sending out notifications for bus stops/times/changes at the beginning and during the school year

Customer Service

  • Upholding the standard of excellence in Operations with bus drivers & monitors
  • Tracking day-to-day timing of incoming and outgoing buses, ensuring timely delivery of students to and from school.
  • Directing investigations to verify and resolve customer complaints in a timely manner. This includes but is not limited to: family complaints regarding bus service, student behavior issues, etc
  • Timeliness and cleanliness of vehicle fleet

Transportation Communication & Expectations

  • Liaising with the front office staff to ensure appropriate communication to staff and families regarding school transportation
  • Collaborating with staff members to formulate and implement transportation-related procedures as well as company revenue goals and customer service objective


  • Organizing bus safety drills, including yearly evacuation drills with the bus vendor
  • Complying with transportation-related policies, as well as safety rules, vendor contracts and disputes, and government regulations. This includes promoting safe work activities by conducting safety audits, and attending company safety meetings

People Management

  • Assist in the hiring, training, and day-to-day activities of bus drivers



  • A deep commitment to KIPP Public Schools Jacksonville’s mission, vision, and commitment to equity. KIPP Jacksonville Schools believes that our staff will represent our core values of high expectations, growth mindset, commitment to team, trust, joy, and sustainability. We search for established educators and staff who embody them.
  • Solid knowledge of the school transportation industry and logistics
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience working with transport management systems
  • Experience working with contracts and transportation-related government regulations
  • Experience managing others
  • Ability to work well with team members and navigate stressful situations
  • Exemplary written and verbal communication, organizational, and project management skills (i.e. speaking to groups and designing a scope and sequence of written communications to a group)
  • Ability to set large goals and then work to set interim benchmarks to meet targets
  • High level of organization and keen attention to detail
  • Ability to work well with team members and navigate stressful situations


  • A Bachelor’s degree in logistics, business management, engineering, or related field
  • Experience with fleet or routing management software preferred

Additional Information


Please complete an application and upload a resume via our job board. No applicants will be considered that submit resumes through other job postings. Link here:


  • The salary range for this position is $38,500-$45,000
  • Free individual level health benefits, including medical, dental, and vision
  • Free individual short-term and long-term disability insurance
  • 403(b) retirement program with a company match

*Please note offers are subject to change.


If you have questions about positions at KIPP Jacksonville Public Schools, please email Lauren at [email protected] Please understand that resumes and/or cover letters are not accepted via email and you will be redirected to apply via the website.

KIPP Jacksonville Public Schools is committed to a policy of equal treatment for all individuals applying for employment at our schools. KIPP Jacksonville Public Schools does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, handicap, age, religion, sexual orientation or national or ethnic origin.

Expected salary: $38500 – 45000 per year

Location: Jacksonville, FL

Job date: Thu, 30 Jun 2022 22:51:11 GMT

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