EmpowerBus is a social enterprise focused on providing upward mobility for all. Each of our vehicles is a community where we have an obligation to treat one another with respect, appreciate our differences, celebrate our successes, and champion our neighbors and friends. If you believe in our commitment to the community, we encourage you to apply for the position of Vehicle Captain. As a Vehicle Captain (Driver), you will be responsible for setting a welcoming tone on the vehicle, safely transporting riders to and from their destinations, and tracking ridership through our world-class technology. The ideal candidate will possess a strong ability to connect with others, a calm demeanor under pressure, and a stellar driving record. EmpowerBus pays an hourly rate: $15.00 per hour.

You will lead the way to:

  • Providing dignified and reliable transportation by being on-time with each of your routes

  • Ridership retention by being welcoming and engaging with the riders

  • Providing feedback to the company regarding rider experience and how it can be enhanced

  • Exhibiting strong communication skills, especially under pressure

  • High regard for your vehicle by cleanliness, maintenance requests, and fueling standard

A typical day might look like:
Collaborating with home office around ridership engagement and retention, welcoming riders where they are (good day or bad day) with a disposition of optimism and compassion, celebrating or uplifting riders through creative ways, brainstorm increasing ridership with team members, and making sure your community (vehicle) is clean and ready for the next riders.

This is the job for you if:

  • You like driving and traveling in and around the city

  • You enjoy working with people

  • Are comfortable navigating the unexpected (i.e.  road closures, construction, accidents, etc.)

  • You welcome feedback and like the process of reflection and growth

  • You believe technology can and will enhance efficient and accountability for all  

The basics for the job:

  • Valid Ohio Driver's License

  • High school diploma or equivalent

  • Successfully pass a background & a drug test

Equal Employment Opportunity
It is important that all feel welcome to join our team. EmpowerBus provides an equal employment opportunity to all employees regardless of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, age, disability, and military or veteran status.

Shameless Plug:
EmpowerBus is recognized by the pillars of our community, City of Columbus, and Ohio House of Representatives as a social enterprise on the rise for inclusivity, equity, and innovation.

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