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U-GO Van Driver

Company:
Unity Environmental University
Job Location:
Unity, 04988
Category:
Other Administrative Positions
Type:
Full-Time
About Unity Environmental University at Pineland: 

At Unity Environmental University at Pineland, our In-Person Education subsidiary offers uniquely structured undergraduate programs tailored for students who wish to focus on one course at a time. This innovative approach ensures immersion in each subject, fostering a comprehensive understanding and mastery of the material.

Our academic programs are career-oriented, designed to equip students with practical skills and knowledge that are directly applicable in the workforce. As we continue to expand and enhance our offerings, we are actively seeking faculty members who are not only experts in their fields but also share a deep commitment to making education both accessible and affordable.

We invite passionate educators to join our team, where you will play a pivotal role in disrupting the status quo of higher education, and are driven by the opportunity to make a difference. We encourage you to apply and help us drive forward our mission of accessible, high-quality education.

About The Enterprise Model:

In 2017, Unity Environmental University pioneered a shift in organizational structure by embracing the Enterprise Model. This innovative model strategically segments the university into several Sustainable Education Business Units (SEBUs), each functioning with a high degree of autonomy. Designed akin to a matrix organization, the Enterprise Model combines the benefits of both centralized and decentralized management, enhancing the university's agility and responsiveness to the dynamic needs of its students and broader societal challenges.

This entrepreneurial framework fosters an environment where each SEBU operates as an independent entity yet is interconnected with the university's core mission. The SEBUs are empowered to develop specialized programs, services, and products that directly meet the unique demands of their specific audiences.

Leadership within the Enterprise Model is both collaborative and authoritative; decisions are made efficiently at various levels, from the President to the Heads of SEBUs and Chief Officers, all incorporating feedback from relevant stakeholders.

Our Mission:

We are dedicated to delivering quality education and experiences that produce outstanding environmentally competent professionals and inspire individuals from all walks of life to steward sustainable ecosystems.

The Opportunity:

Unity Environmental University is seeking a reliable and professional Van Driver to transport students between our New Gloucester and partner locations. The ideal candidate will have a valid Commercial Driver's License (CDL) with a passenger (P) endorsement, and a clean driving record.  This role is critical in ensuring the safe and timely transportation of our students.  In addition to driving, they will assist with other projects.

Responsibilities:
  • Safely transport students from New Gloucester and our partner locations throughout Maine. 
  • Adhere to all traffic laws and regulations.
  • Perform pre-trip and post-trip vehicle inspections.
  • Maintain a clean and organized vehicle.
  • Monitor student behavior and ensure compliance with safety regulations.
  • Loggin miles, driving hours and other activities, especially as required to maintain compliance with federal and state laws. 
  • Managing fuel needs, and ensuring vehicles are properly fueled, and itemized receipts are accurately reported. 
  • Navigating or managing routes via GPS and other in field technology. 
  • Report any incidents, accidents, or mechanical issues to the appropriate authorities.
  • Communicate effectively with students and university staff.
  • Ensure punctuality and reliability in pick-up and drop-off schedules.
  • Deliver mail to campus buildings.
  • Conduct classroom maintenance and assist with upkeep of the Classroom Building.
  • Assist in support of the Enterprise Building Coordinator as needed (example - assist and support of external parties as needed, including testing centers and events)
  • Other Duties as assigned including but not limited to assisting with tasks related to Student Success
Do you have the skills?
  • Valid Commercial Driver's License (CDL) with a passenger (P) endorsement
  • Must possess a clean driving record, and have the ability to maintain a clean driving record. 
  • Knowledge of DOT safety guidelines and requirements, and ability to adhere to these requirements. 
  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • Prior experience in a similar role is preferred.
  • Excellent driving skills and knowledge of road safety.
  • Ability to handle and resolve student behavior issues calmly and professionally.
  • Ability to drive long hours and travel regularly 
  • Adaptability and foresight to handle unexpected situations (traffic, weather conditions, ect.)
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills.
Are you contemplating the job but uncertain if you should apply? We encourage you to reach out to us regardless. At our company, we acknowledge that not everyone begins their professional journey with equal advantages, opportunities, or privileges. Therefore, we value your unique skills and experiences. Take a chance and submit your application; you may be precisely the individual we're searching for!

Location: Pineland Farms, New Gloucester, Maine

Just a half hour from Portland, Unity Environmental University Headquarters, Unity Environmental University Distance Education, In-Person @ Pineland, and the School of Environmental Business & Sustainable Ventures are based at the Pineland Farms campus. The facilities are within easy access to one of the fastest-growing cities for startups in the country.

Work Schedule:

Work hours are specific to the requirements of this position and can include days, evenings, and weekends. Working extended hours required as needed. Must be flexible and cooperative in fulfilling responsibilities and meeting the Institution's needs. Although Unity Environmental University employees are generally scheduled to work at their specifically assigned locations, there are times when travel is necessary and employees are required from time to time to attend events, meetings or work temporary assignment at any Unity Environmental University location.

Physical Demands:

While performing the duties of this job, it is regularly required to sit and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand or walk. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 65 lbs. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. The use of either hand for repetitive movements such as grasping, grasping and turning, and fine manipulation is required as is the ability to use the telephone for internal and external communications.

Company Perks:

Unity Environmental University offers a comprehensive and competitive compensation and benefits package for its faculty and staff. Benefits for eligible employees include:
  • Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance
  • Paid Time Off (PTO)
  • Short- and Long-term disability
  • Life Insurance
  • Retirement Plan with up to 8% match
  • Relocation Assistance
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