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Open Positions

  • Controller

    Location: NE Portland
    Classification: Full time

    At Ride Connection we’re passionate about moving people. Transportation lies at the heart of equity, allowing people access to the things they need to survive and thrive. Last year we provided over half a million free rides for older adults, people with disabilities, low-income individuals, rural residents and general public. We have built and continue to develop programs that allow us to provide the best option for each individual, suited to their level of need.

    The controller position is a confidential position who is accountable for certain fiscal operations of the company.  Responsibilities include:
    • Preparation of periodic financial reports
    • Maintenance of an strong internal control system
    • Compliance with generally accepted accounting principles and federal cost principles.
    • Preparation and monitoring of project and organizational budget
    • Financial analysis
    • Contract management and project forecasting
    • Payroll processing
    • Accounts receivable and accounts payable

    Ride Connection is a nonprofit agency serving a diverse population.  We place a high emphasis on diversity and inclusion in our workplace. Staff and volunteers are valued for the experience and unique viewpoints they bring to the job. Excellent benefits and generous paid time off.

    Required Qualifications: 
    • Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Accounting, Finance or related discipline or the equivalent combination of education and/or relevant experience.  CPA preferred
    • Knowledgeable and experienced with federal cost principles
    • Knowledgeable and experienced with fund and functional accounting principles
    • Impeccable analytical and organizational skills
    • Experience managing processes and policies
    • Experience in developing standards and/or metrics
    • At least one year supervisory experience with managing employee work assignments, work evaluation, problem resolution, motivation and development
    • Proven working experience within an accounting/fiscal department, within a management position

    Preferred Qualifications: 
    • Experience with government and foundation grants and transportation preferred
    • Experience within the transportation field
    • Experience working with older adults and people with disabilities
    • Experience and passion working for a Non-Profit organization

    If you are ready for the challenge of leading the Fiscal Team, join our team. Please visit www.rideconnection.org for an application and job description. In order to be considered for this position, you must submit an application, cover letter and a resume. For additional information or to submit your material, contact us at jobs@rideconnection.org.  This position is an exempt position, with partial paid benefits for employees and their families. Compensation is $75,000 to $90,000  per year, depending on experience. This position is open until filled.

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  • Communication Outreach Specialist

    Location: NE Portland
    Classification: Full Time

    At Ride Connection we’re passionate about moving people. Transportation lies at the heart of equity, allowing people access to the things they need to survive and thrive. Last year we provided over half a million free rides for older adults, people with disabilities, low-income individuals, rural residents and general public. We have built and continue to develop programs that allow us to provide the best option for each individual, suited to their level of need.

    We are looking for someone who has a desire to impact our ability to provide more transportation options in the community by being the voice of Ride Connection in the community and on our social media channels.  

    As Communications Outreach Specialist you will represent Ride Connection in the community through a variety of tabling events, presentations and building relationships with local resources for older adults and people with disabilities. Working closely with staff and transportation partners, you will be responsible for developing and employing outreach plans aimed at increasing ridership and travel training, volunteer recruitment, fundraising and overall knowledge of Ride Connection in the community. In this role you will also be responsible for creating dynamic and engaging social media and email content. Gathering stories and updates from customers, partners, staff and more, your words will paint the picture of who Ride Connection is and how our services impact the community. As an integral part of the development team, this position will also assist with a variety of tasks as needed including helping with events, mailings, website management and content for marketing materials.

    Ride Connection is a nonprofit agency serving a diverse population and we place a high emphasis on diversity and inclusion in our workplace. Staff and volunteers are valued for the experience and unique viewpoints they bring to the job. Excellent benefits include healthcare for employee and dependents (partial paid) with generous paid time off.  

    Required Qualifications
    • BA degree in a related field with a minimum of two years of progressively responsible experience that is directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified or the equivalent combination of education and/or relevant experience
    • Excellent writing and editing skills, and the ability to speak/write articulately about Ride Connection’s programs, mission, and vision.
    • Excellent communication skills, including conducting meetings, making presentations, and producing business correspondence and promotional material.
    • Knowledge and digital experience with email marketing and social media 
    • Demonstrated public speaking and presentation skills

    Preferred Qualifications:
    • Ability to speak other languages, in addition to English
    • Experience working with older adults and people with disabilities
    • Working knowledge of InDesign, Photoshop, & Illustrator

    To apply, visit www.rideconnection.org/about-us/careers for an application and full job description. Please submit your application, resume and cover letter to jobs@rideconnection.org. Compensation is $16.80 per hour. Position is open until filled.

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  • Maintenance Supervisor - Glisan Commons

    Location:
    Classification: Full time

    Do you like to work with your hands? Doing building repairs your forte? Do you feel accomplished for a job well done? We have a job for you! Glisan Commons is looking for a Maintenance Supervisor. 

    Glisan Commons features five stories and 67 units of affordable housing, as well as 16,000 square feet of ground floor commercial space. The commercial space is occupied by Ride Connection a non-profit organization, dedicated to providing responsive, accessible transportation options for those in need.

    The Maintenance Supervisor provides maintenance support and is accountable for delivering on our commitments to our residents. This includes quality move-in, resident satisfaction, quality and timely service and personal attention to our residents. The Maintenance Supervisor responds to our resident’s service request and is instrumental in helping Pinnacle deliver superior customer service to our residents.

    Essential Functions
    • Prepares all market-ready apartments, which may include painting, carpet cleaning/repair, general repairs, and housekeeping to ensure a quality product to our residents. 
    • Completes resident service request in a timely manner. 
    • Provide superior customer service and represents the company in a professional manner at all times. Consistently maintains a professional, courteous attitude when dealing with residents, coworkers, and the general public.
    • Knowledge of various maintenance functions including and not limited to plumbing, air conditioning, heating, general carpentry skills, appliance, electrical, painting, caulking, snow removal, scheduling, and life safety issues. 
    • Performs on-call emergency procedures as required.
    • Schedules and performs preventative maintenance, and records such activities.
    • Knowledgeable of state, local, and federal housing laws, codes, policies, and systems regarding maintenance.
    • Must be able to work any shift Sunday-Saturday to support the company’s business needs.

    The position is located in NE Portland. This is an hourly, full time position. Compensation is $18.50 per hour. This position is under Pinnacle. To apply: Glisan Commons Maintenance Supervisor  https://careers.pinnacleliving.com/en-US/job/maintenance-supervisor/J3Q42R6SG1Y54RJQWCW

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  • Driver - Washington Co

    Location:
    Classification: Part-time

    Do you have some time on your hands? Do you like driving? Do you want to give back to your community? We have a job for you. Ride Connection is seeking part-time Drivers for Washington County; including Hillsboro, Forest Grove, Tualatin and Beaverton. They will provide safe, reliable and courteous transportation services which may include older adults and people with disabilities. This position only requires a regular driver’s license. Shifts may start early in the morning and run until 10 pm, 7 days a week. Shifts will be created within those times. This position will have various hours depending on availability and location. We are looking for a trustworthy, dependable driver with a sense of humor and passion for helping people in our community lead more independent lives. A Ride Connection application must be submitted.

    Required Qualifications:
    • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
    • Customer service experience
    • Ability to work as a team member with a diverse group of people
    • Ability to work independently
    • Able to maintain a driving record that meets or exceeds Ride Connection’s driver standards
    • Experience operating a large vehicle
    • Valid driver’s license with five years driving experience and excellent driving record as recorded by the Department of Motor Vehicles
    • Ability to pass a national criminal record check which may include fingerprint identification.
    • Must be able to speak and write English

    Preferred qualifications: 
    • Ability to speak other languages in addition to English
    • Experience working with older adults and people with disabilities
    • Knowledge of the geographic area

    If this sounds like you, please visit www.rideconnection.org for application and job description. An application must be submitted in order to be considered for the position. For additional information or to submit your application material or to contact us at jobs@rideconnection.org. This position is a part-time, hourly non-exempt position. Compensation is $16.80 per hour, eligible for limited benefits. This posting is open until filled. 

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  • Driver - Glisan

    Location: NE Portland
    Classification:

    Do you have some time on your hands? Do you like driving? Do you want to give back to your community? We have a job for you. Ride Connection is seeking a Part-time Driver to provide safe, reliable and courteous transportation services to older adults and people with disabilities.  The driver will be working out of our Glisan Street office in Portland. It is a part time position, minmum 20 hours per week. We are looking for trustworthy, dependable driver with a sense of humor and passion for helping people in our community lead more independent lives. You only need a regular driver’s license, not a CDL. A Ride Connection application must be submitted.

    Required Qualifications:
    • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
    • Customer service experience
    • Ability to work as a team member with a diverse group of people
    • Ability to work independently
    • Able to maintain a driving record that meets or exceeds Ride Connection’s driver standards
    • Experience operating a large vehicle
    • Valid driver’s license with five years driving experience and excellent driving record as recorded by the Department of Motor Vehicles
    • Ability to pass a national criminal record check which may include fingerprint identification.
    • Must be able to speak and read English

    Preferred qualifications: 
    • Ability to speak other languages in addition to English
    • Experience working with older adults and people with disabilities
    • Knowledge of the geographic area

    If this sounds like you, please visit www.rideconnection.org for application and job description. An application must be submitted in order to be considered for the position. For additional information or to submit your application material or to contact us at jobs@rideconnection.org.  This position is an hourly non-exempt part time position. Compensation is $16.80 per hour. Minmum 20 hours per week. Eligible for partially paid benefits; medical, dental and vision; for employee and family members. This position is open until filled.

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  • Travel Navigator (Customer Service Representative)

    Location: Glisan Office
    Classification: Full Time

    Do you like talking on the phone? Do you want to help older adults and people with disability with transportation? Ride Connection is looking for a full-time Travel Navigator (Customer Service Representative) to provide superior, quality customer service to ensure that each person who requests service is treated with dignity, respect and patience. We are looking for a friendly, patient and reliable person to answer a high volume of incoming calls from customers and ensure accurate input of their requests for transportation into our computer system. A passion for helping people in our community lead more independent lives is a must. You must submit an application, a resume, and a cover letter in order to be considered.

    Required Qualifications:
    • Good interpersonal, oral and written communication skills with the ability to exercise good judgment, courtesy, and tact in public contact and handling problems.
    • Effective listening skills.
    • Ability to work independently on assigned tasks. 
    • Ability to prioritize and organize tasks.
    • Effective problem-solving skills.
    • Demonstrated computer capabilities with word processing, spreadsheet and database program experience. 
    • Geographic knowledge of Multnomah, Clackamas, Washington Counties and/or (computer) map reading skills. 

    Preferred Qualifications:
    • Ability to speak Russian, Spanish, or Vietnamese.
    • Experience in position(s) with a high level of public contact in transportation, social or health services.
    • Experience working with the older adults and people with disabilities.
    • Previous experience in a demand-response public transportation program.
    • Familiarity with the local community transportation system.

    If you are ready for the challenge of coordinating transportation options for older people and people with disabilities, join our team. Please visit www.rideconnection.org for an application and job description. In order to be considered for this position, you must submit both an application, a resume and a cover letter. For additional information or to submit your material, contact us at jobs@rideconnection.org.  This position is an hourly non-exempt full-time eligible for partial paid benefits; medical, dental and vision; for employee and family members. Compensation is $15.37 per hour. This position is open until filled.

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  • Driver - Mid County

    Location: Glisan Office
    Classification: Full Time

    Ride Connection is seeking a Full Time Driver to provide safe, reliable and courteous transportation services to older adults and people with disabilities.  It is located at our Gresham Office  We are looking for trustworthy, dependable driver with a sense of humor and passion for helping people in our community lead more independent lives. You only need a regular driver’s license, not a CDL. A Ride Connection application must be submitted.

    Required Qualifications:
    • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
    • Customer service experience
    • Ability to work as a team member with a diverse group of people
    • Ability to work independently
    • Able to maintain a driving record that meets or exceeds Ride Connection’s driver standards
    • Experience operating a large vehicle
    • Valid driver’s license with five years driving experience and excellent driving record as recorded by the Department of Motor Vehicles
    • Ability to pass a national criminal record check which may include fingerprint identification.
    • Must be proficient in English

    Preferred qualifications: 
    • Ability to speak other languages in addition to English
    • Experience working with older adults and people with disabilities
    • Knowledge of the geographic area

    If this sounds like you, please visit www.rideconnection.org for application and job description. An application must be submitted in order to be considered for the position. For additional information or to submit your application material or to contact us at jobs@rideconnection.org.  This position is an hourly non-exempt full time position, with partial paid benefits. Compensation is $16.80 per hour. This position is open until filled. 

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Ride Connection is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Ride Connection shall abide by the requirements of 41 CFR 60-1.4(a), 60-300.5(a) and 60-741.5(a). These regulations prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals based on their status as protected veterans or individuals with disabilities, and prohibit discrimination against all individuals based on their race, color, religion, sex, or national origin. Moreover, these regulations require that Ride Connection take affirmative action to employ and advance in employment individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, protected veteran status or disability.