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 Transportation Coordinator is responsible for the daily scheduling, compliance, and appropriate reporting of all FPS transportation needs. This fast-paced position combines a variety of daily activities requiring personal adaptability, strong time management skills, active problem solving capabilities, and an exceptional attention to detail to ensure consistent and accurate performance.
Ensure safe and efficient operation of buses, drivers, and riders
Maintain all pertinent records for the department in an accurate manner
Assign all daily work to drivers and staff in accordance with adopted procedures
Ensure all field trips and athletic sporting event trips are scheduled/assigned within the adopted timelines
Develop and support a strong professional environment among transportation and operations staff
Assess accidents, incidents, and complaints. Assist in accident investigations.
Perform legal, state, and local reporting responsibilities.
Coordinate with the Mechanic regarding responsibility and accountability to ensure integrity of buses in accordance with local, state, and federal guidelines
Assist the Director of Transportation in recommending and implementing departmental improvements to procedures, processes, personnel, systems, budget, and general administrative activities
Communicate and collaborate effectively with external and internal constituents, including departmental personnel, parents, and school administrators
Establish and update safe and efficient transportation routes when needed
Assist the Director of Transportation in reviewing and responding to passenger behavioral concerns
Assist the Director of Transportation in recruiting, selecting, and training applicants to maintain staffing level
Prepare accurate billing information for class field trips and sports trips
Assist in providing monthly safety and training classes
Ensure all current laws and regulations pertaining to student safety, driver qualifications and licensing requirements, and vehicle maintenance and reporting are implemented
Educate drivers on effective parent and student communication and interaction
Comply with school policies and procedures
Minimum Associates Degree
Valid California Driver’s License with clean driving record
Valid California Commercial Driver’s License with passenger and air brake endorsements, or willingness to obtain within three months of hire
Valid California Special School Bus Driver’s Certificate, or willingness to obtain within three months of hire
Familiarity with California laws pertaining to school buses and driver procedures
Knowledge of San Diego County
Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including ability to effectively and professionally communicate with all levels of staff and parents; ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with others
Proficient use of common software applications (i.e. Excel, Word)
Ability to assess emergency situations and respond appropriately
Exceptional time management skills in order to consistently meet schedules and deadlines
Strong organizational skills and ability to prioritize work
Courteous and professional demeanor
Ability to be flexible, tactful, use mature judgment, and exhibit integrity and resourcefulness Ability to pass pre-employment and random drug testing
Bachelors Degree or Higher
Knowledge of the operation of a school transportation program including scheduling, routing, and dispatching of equipment and drivers.
Ability to learn designated bus routes including stops and traffic hazards
Salary and Benefits:
This is a full-time, hourly (benefitted) position. 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 physicaldisability, medical condition, genetic information, military or veteran status,or any otherbasis prohibited by federal, state, or local law.
A cover letter, resume, and completed application should be submitted electronically to: