Coord, Transp/Facilities

Alexandria, LA, USA
negotiable Expires in 6 days




The Transportation/Facilities Coordinator is responsible for providing safe, healthy facilities in accordance with local, state, and federal regulations, as well as assisting in the overall management of the Head Start facilities and regular health/safety inspections of its buildings, vehicles and facilities.

As a front line representative of Save the Children the position holder is required to ensure the safety and security of children and families that he/she come in contact with and represent the agency values of Accountability, Ambition, Collaboration, Creativity and Integrity.

 Essential Duties, Responsibilities and Impact

  • Responsible for assisting in the development of a facilities purchasing system, security and maintenance system, storage warehouse, Safety Committee, and compliance system with ADA, OSHA, and other laws/regulations.
  • Responsible for assisting in the establishment of the most efficient/safest routes with drives, utilizing manuals and videos for staff training, ensuring drivers’ compliance with regulations, developing a driver evaluation system, and substituting as a driver as needed.
  • Provides hiring input for maintenance staff, maintains inventory of all program supplies and equipment, establishes an inspection and repair system, and completes necessary paperwork for fuel vendors.
  • Serves as handyman, as needed, for minor facility repairs, cleaning, moving, storage, etc.
  • Assists the center supervisor in coordinating custodians’ work, reviewing employee recruitment/selection, identifying/training staff in on-the-job standards/goals with input, and educating employees through workshops and training sessions.
  • Responsible for understanding and implementation of occupational prevention regulations, Department of Transportation regulations, Head Start performance standards, and special local, state, and federal regulations.
  • Serve as bus driver, as needed or necessary.
  • Completes Basic First Aid and CPR certification, as well as qualifications for a Commercial Driver’s License and other necessary certifications.

Performs other duties as assigned.

 Required Background and Experience, Skills and Behaviors

  • Minimum high school diploma or GED. Transportation/Facilities certification preferred.
  • Two years relevant experience and demonstrated knowledge of building maintenance/management.
  • Knowledge of local health/safety regulations and requirements (e.g. ADA and OSHA) preferred.
  • Previous experience with lease managements and contracting preferred.
  • Must have reliable transportation, valid CDL driver’s license (with School Bus Endorsement), and ability to be insured through Save the Children’s insurance carrier.
  • Bilingual skills (English/Spanish) preferred.

Ability to perform medium to heavy physical work exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, up to 20 pounds frequently and up to 5-10 pounds constantly, performing such activities as sitting, crawling, stooping, kneeling, crouching, reaching, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, grasping. This also includes some duties that require repetitive action and motion skills, keyboarding and computer use.

Clear criminal records check (including child abuse registry check if required by state regulations) and pass all state and local health requirements required post job offer and prior to employment.   To drive agency vehicles (if applicable), must have a valid driver’s license and be insurable by the Save the Children Head Start insurance carrier and have a Motor Vehicle Record acceptable to Save the Children Head Start.  Current and former Head Start/Early Head Start parents will receive preference for employment vacancies for which they are qualified.

Save the Children invests in childhood – every day, in times of crisis and for our future. In the United States and around the world, we are dedicated to ensuring every child has the best chance for success. Our pioneering programs give children a healthy start, the opportunity to learn and protection from harm. Our advocacy efforts provide a voice for children who cannot speak for themselves. As the leading expert on children, we inspire and achieve lasting impact for millions of the world’s most vulnerable girls and boys. By transforming children’s lives now, we change the course of their future and ours.

Save the Children is committed to conducting its programs and operations in a manner that is safe for the children it serves and helping protect the children with whom Save the Children is in contact. All Save the Children Representatives are explicitly prohibited from engaging in any activity that may result in any kind of Child Abuse. In addition, it is Save the Children’s policy to create and proactively maintain an environment that aims to prevent and deter any actions and omissions, whether deliberate or inadvertent, that place children at the risk of any kind of Child Abuse. All Save the Children Representatives are expected to conduct themselves in a manner consistent with this commitment and obligation. Any violations of this policy will be treated as a serious issue.

Save the Children provides an attractive benefits package including competitive salaries, a matching retirement plan, health and welfare benefits, life insurance, an employee assistance program, generous time off and much more. We provide equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, ancestry, sexual orientation, national origin, age, handicap, disability, marital status, or status as a veteran. Save the Children complies with all applicable laws.