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Open Positions

  • Lead Service Planner

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    Lead Service Planner

    At Ride Connection we’re passionate about moving people. We are looking for someone who has a desire to impact how we address the growing need for specialized, on-demand transportation services for people of all abilities in the Portland region. 

    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 rides. 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.

    As Lead Service Planner you will work with a talented team to maintain current partnerships with transportation service providers and create new programs to meet the ever changing needs of our community members. 

    In this role you will also manage and implement public transit services such as last mile connector services, working with Transportation Managers, Drivers, riders and local transit agencies to coordinate efficient and well-traveled service.

    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 two years of progressively responsible experience in transportation planning. 
    • Ability to analyze transportation service delivery and recommend improvements
    • Demonstrated ability to manage relationships with a diverse range of people and groups including government agencies, public transit agencies, small and large transportation providers and nonprofit organizations
    • Excellent writing and speaking skills

    To apply, visit www.rideconnection.org/about-us/careers for an application and full job description. Please submit an application, resume and cover letter. You may submit your application materials to jobs@rideconnection.org. This is a full time, exempt position with the pay at $4069.87 per month. Position is open until filled.

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  • Driver - Hillsboro

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    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 our Hillsboro Shuttle service to 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. The shuttle will 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 10 – 19 hours per week. 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 $16.30 per hour, eligible for limited benefits. This posting is open until filled. 

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  • Instructor

    Location: Glisan Office
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    Instructor

    Location: Glisan Office and Various Locations

    Classification: Part-time Non-Exempt

    Ride Connection seeks dynamic and experienced instructor to join our pool of instructors. The instructors will deliver scheduled classroom training in Portland Metro Area and throughout the state of Oregon. 

    Deliver one or more of the following curriculums:
    • Defensive Driving- Ride Connection curriculum
    • The Best Ride- Customer Service and Passenger Assistance- Ride Connection curriculum
    • First Aid/CPR- AHA or Red Cross certification (Must hold current certification)
    • PASS- Passenger Service and Safety- CTAA (Must hold current certification)
    • Wheelchair Securement- Ride Connection curriculum

    Required Qualifications
    • Experience teaching core subject area/s for which you are applying
    • Current instructor certification for subject areas (As applicable)
    • Ability and willingness to learn Ride Connection proprietary curriculum
    • Willing to travel (including overnight) throughout Oregon to deliver training courses
    • Ability and willingness to work Saturdays
    • Ability to commit to trainings 2-3 months in advance
    • Must have access to reliable transportation for employment purposes which may include evenings and weekends.  If using personal vehicle, must maintain proof of auto insurance and comply with State regulations
    • Maintain a driving record that meets or exceeds Ride Connection’s driver standards
    • Ability to pass a National Criminal Record Check which includes fingerprint identification

    If this sounds like you, please visit www.rideconnection.org for an application and job description. A cover letter, resume and application must be submitted in order to be considered for the position. For additional information or to submit your application material contact us at jobs@rideconnection.org. This position is an hourly non-exempt part-time position, eligible for some benefits. Compensation is $19.56 per hour. This posting is open until filled.

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  • Driver - Gresham

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    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 a Part-time Driver to provide safe, reliable and courteous transportation services to older adults and people with disabilities.  This position only requires a Class C (Regular Driver’s License.) This position will average 30 hours a week working Monday through Friday. It is located in East County, Gresham. We are looking for 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 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 $16.30 per hour and benefits are available. 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.