Swarthmore College is a highly selective liberal arts college located in the suburbs of Philadelphia, whose mission combines academic rigor with social responsibility. Swarthmore has a strong institutional commitment to inclusive excellence and nondiscrimination in its educational program and employment practices and encourages candidates who will further advance the goal of fostering a diverse and inclusive community. As one of the nation’s finest institutions of higher learning, Swarthmore College is global in outlook and draws students from around the nation and world. The 425‐acre campus is a designated arboretum, complete with gardens, rolling lawns, a creek, wooded hills, and hiking trails in the Crum Woods.
The Department of Public Safety is currently accepting applications for the part-time position of Shuttle Driver. This position provides reliable operation of the College's GARNET shuttle service. Tasks performed include transporting students and other passengers on and just off campus following a set schedule and maintaining clean and safe vehicles. In order to minimize the interruption or delay of maintaining prescribed routes, drivers are expected to be dependable and timely in attendance. Specific duties include, but are not limited to: Operate prescribed local shuttle in order to transport students safely to destinations on or just off campus (e.g., from library to Palmer, Pitt, Roberts, Strathhaven and ML). Remain flexible, as time allows, to accommodate special requests; Log mechanical problems or damage in order for the campus motor pool to maintain the vehicles in good running condition. Ensure proper levels of fuel; Maintain knowledge of construction or other detours (including hazardous conditions during inclement weather) in order to maintain the schedule; Inform passengers of the regulations governing food, drink, and appropriate behavior in order to maintain clean and safe shuttle interiors. Take responsibility for ensuring vehicles carry no more than the maximum number of passengers allowed by law. Perform other duties as assigned.
Must have a valid Class 6 Drivers License and be able to operate an ADA accessible ramp
Must have a clean driving record
Must possess a high school diploma or equivalent
Ability to work independently
Previous driving experience as a shuttle driver and/or CDL preferred
All hires of Swarthmore College must successfully pass a criminal background check to include a PA Statewide Criminal check, PA Child Abuse Clearance and FBI fingerprinting
This shift is Monday through Friday 7:30 AM - 11:00 AM and every other Saturday 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM.
Swarthmore actively seeks and welcomes applications from candidates with exceptional qualifications, particularly those with demonstrable commitments to a more inclusive society and world. Swarthmore College is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.
Since its founding in 1864, Swarthmore College has given students the knowledge, insight, skills, and experience to become leaders for the common good. Offering a liberal arts and engineering curriculum, the College is private, yet open to all regardless of financial need. It is also decidedly global in outlook, drawing students from around the world and all 50 states. The diversity of perspective...s represented by Swarthmore students, faculty, and staff - including different viewpoints, identities, and histories - contributes to the community's strong sense of open dialogue and engagement with ideas and issues.