Francis Parker School is a coeducational independent day school in San Diego, California with 1300 students in grades JK-12. Founded in 1912, the school’s mission is “to create and inspire a diverse community of independent thinkers whose academic excellence, global perspective and strength of character prepare them to make a meaningful difference in the world”.
Overlooking Mission Valley, two separate campuses serve students in Lower School – junior kindergarten through 5th grade; Middle School – 6th grade through 8th grade and Upper School – 9th grade through 12th grade. As a college preparatory school Parker offers a comprehensive program that includes twenty-five advanced placement courses as well as a rich palette of electives – all designed to meet the individual needs of our students.
The Director of Transportation is responsible for the daily supervision of drivers and mechanics. This fast-paced position combines a variety of daily activities requiring personal adaptability, strong time management, active problem solving, and consistent leadership.
Lead and manage all daily transportation services, systems, communications and personnel
Ensure safe and efficient operations of buses, drivers, and riders
Communicate and collaborate effectively with external and internal entities, including departmental personnel, parents, and school administrators
Develop and support a strong professional leadership environment among drivers and mechanics, with scheduled performance reviews and evaluation of job expectations, counseling, recognition & discipline, as appropriate
Assess accidents, incidents, and complaints. Conduct accident investigations. Oversee legal, state, and local reporting responsibilities.
Manage the mechanic with responsibility and accountability ensuring integrity of buses in accordance with local, state, and federal guidelines
Assist in developing an annual departmental budget, and oversee departmental spending and purchasing
Work collaboratively with administrative and instructional staff to assess operational and program needs and their effectiveness
Evaluate, recommend, and implement departmental improvements to procedures, processes, personnel, systems, budget, and general administrative activities
Comply with school policies and procedures
Establish safe and efficient transportation routes
Review and respond to passenger behavioral concerns
Interview, select, and train applicants to maintain staffing level
Prepare accurate billing information for class field trips and sports trips
Provide monthly safety and training classes
Implement all current laws and regulations pertaining to student safety, driver qualifications and licensing requirements, and vehicle maintenance and reporting
Educate drivers on effective parent and student communication and interaction
College degree and 2 years transportation supervisory experience or 6 years in transportation supervision
Valid California Commercial Driver’s License with passenger and air brake endorsements
Valid California Special School Bus Driver’s Certificate
Clean driving record
Drug free (pre-employment and random testing)
Extensive knowledge of California transportation practices, procedures, rules, regulations, and laws
Experience supervising personnel
Proficient use of common software applications (i.e. Excel, Word)
Able to demonstrate oral and written communication skills
Familiarity with California laws pertaining to school buses and driver procedures
Knowledge of San Diego County
Salary and Benefits:
Francis Parker School is committed to attracting and retaining the highest quality faculty and staff through a substantial compensation plan, including competitive salary, TIAA retirement benefits and full medical/dental coverage. Individual salary is negotiable depending on years of experience and educational background.
Francis Parker School values diversity and seeks talented students, faculty, and staff from different backgrounds. All employment decisions are made without regard to unlawful considerations of race, color, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and related medical conditions), gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, mental or physical disability, medical condition, genetic information, military or veteran status, or any other basis prohibited by federal, state, or local law.
A cover letter, resume, and completed application should be submitted electronically to: