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YES Prep Public Schools-3
Houston, TX, US
Closing date
Dec 6, 2021

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POSITION: Transportation Program Coordinator

REPORTS TO: Director of Transportation

POSITION TYPE: 12-month employee

START DATE: Immediate Hire

COMPENSATION: $19.17 - $24.00


Across the nation, only half of all students from low-income communities graduate from high school and only 10% earn a college degree. ?Even though 85% of our students are economically disadvantaged,? YES Prep ? provides evidence that different outcomes are possible. Eighty-seven (87%) of YES Prep alumni matriculate to college within one year and alumni like? Eddie Zapata are earning their college degrees at? five ?times the rate of their peers with similar socioeconomic backgrounds. How do we do this? ?Each of YES Prep's? 19 campuses ? serves 6th-12th graders like? Monique Bowie . Students typically enter YES Prep one or more grade levels behind, but quickly find themselves on a different life trajectory. This is a result of transformative relationships with teachers and leaders, and access to excellent educational opportunities.

As the first minority-majority city, Houston's schools cannot keep up with demand from students like Eddie and Monique. Houston is the 4th largest city (on track to become the 3rd), and this booming population translates into 2,000 families on YES Prep's waitlist. YES Prep's student enrollment is estimated to grow 31% between now and 2023 (from just over 13,000 students currently to 17,000).


YES Prep needs a dynamic Transportation Program Coordinator, with a diverse set of experiences, to make our mission a reality. As a YES Prep employee, you will achieve jaw-dropping results, create pathways to opportunity for our students, build transformative relationships, and eliminate educational inequities to advance social justice.

To put it simply, you will help create and implement seamless operations that support opportunities for learners in pursuing their college and career pathways.


When you join the YES Prep team, some of the exciting work and responsibilities will include:

  • Working with the Director of Transportation to route and schedule home to school routes for the district

  • Compiling and updating route sheets, as well as making all necessary adjustments to routes for MV students, SpEd students and parent stop change requests

  • Assisting the Director of Transportation in managing the field trip management software for the district to ensure seamless communication and trip execution

  • Overseeing quarterly bus counts for state reporting, which includes scheduling the counts, preparing the necessary documents for campuses, compiling data from the counts and analyzing to suggest possible route consolidation

  • Reviewing and reconciling monthly field trip invoices with the aging report to ensure timely payments to transportation vendors

  • Conducting monthly campus visits to assist Directors of Campus Operations at arrival or dismissal to ensure on time and compliant performance from transportation vendors

  • Assisting the Director of Transportation to organize district-wide events, such as the College Fair, Junior Spring Trips, Affinity Summits and Senior Signing Day

  • Organizing and updating information quarterly for Standard Operating Procedures

  • Analyzing data from First View to improve vendor performance and enhance the transportation experience for families

  • Pulling and viewing bus footage as necessary to ensure student and driver safety

  • Maintaining all necessary transportation records and files

  • Attending transportation and other professional development opportunities

  • Additional duties as assigned


We seek staff with diverse backgrounds, talents, interests, and ideas. Certain traits consistently shine through for our most successful employees: passion for the mission, drive for results, care for students, resilience, and humility . Other traits needed and desired for this role are:


  • At least 2 years of an exemplary record working in a fast-paced office environment

  • Proficient in Microsoft Outlook (Word, Excel, Outlook)

  • Excellent organizational and people skills, including time management and follow up

  • Reliable transportation (mileage is reimbursed)

  • Flexible work hours between 7 a.m. - 6 p.m.


  • Associate Degree

  • At least 2 years working in school transportation


  • Compensation - This position is a non-exempt, hourly position; offers commensurate with experience.

  • Health and Supplemental Insurance ?- A $10 monthly medical option that includes $600 towards a Health Savings Account, in addition to a variety of supplemental benefits including Dental, Vision, Disability, Life, etc. Employees must work 20+ hours a week to be eligible for a full spectrum of benefits, and 10 hours a week minimum for medical benefits.

  • Retirement Plans - Participation in Teacher Retirement System of Texas and a 457b Retirement Plan.

  • Paid Time Off ?- Employees working 20+ hours a week receive 15 days of Paid Time Off in addition to the system closures during the Academic Calendar .

Please note, part-time hourly employees (working fewer than 40 hours/week) do not receive pay during system closures. Additionally, 10- and 11-month hourly employees do not receive pay during the months in which they are not working.

  • Paid Leave Programming - In the event you need to be out due to medical needs (including maternity and paternity leave), YES Prep offers paid leave, paid out at 100%, based on eligibility and tenure.

  • Professional Development - YES Prep values longevity and performance over time. We invest in developing leaders through high-quality programs, effective coaching, and ongoing professional development .

  • Award Winning Culture ? - The strong cultures of our campuses and Home Office are just one of many reasons we were named Houston's Best Place to work in 2018 and 2019. We won the? 2012 Broad Prize for Excellence in Urban Education? and were a 2016 finalist as well.


YES Prep strives to recruit a diverse team of leaders. We believe there is a transformative academic and social benefit for students when their teachers and leaders reflect a diversity of backgrounds. Ninety-five percent (95%) of staff members agree that the organization provides a welcoming environment given their background and identity according to our latest system survey.?

YES Prep is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender expression, national origin, disability, age, marital status, military status, pregnancy, or parenthood.


If this sounds like your just right job, apply today!?

If you are not sure this opportunity is for you, are simply curious, or know someone who would be perfect, please reach out to our Talent team to be connected to a recruiter by filling out this form .




Posting Start : 10/19/2021

Posting End : 12/31/9999


WHO WE ARE   For over twenty years, YES Prep Public Schools has redefined what is possible in public education. With 14,100 college-bound students across 19 campuses, we are a system of high-performing public charter schools proving that students from underserved communities can achieve at the highest academic levels. Our exceptional results demonstrate that better outcomes are not only possible, but also probable, when school systems build a culture of high expectations, and create effective support systems to ensure that student achievement is at the forefront of every decision made.  


MISSION   YES Prep Public Schools will increase the number of students from underserved communities who graduate from college prepared to lead.  


VISION   Every child in Houston will have equitable access to a public school that delivers a college-ready education.  



Grow Authentic Leaders  

Eliminate Educational Inequity to Advance Social Justice  

Achieve Jaw-Dropping Results  

Build Transformative Relationships  

Create Pathways to Opportunity  

Our focus at YES Prep is to prepare thousands of underserved students in Houston to be college ready, thereby transforming the city’s educational landscape. As such, all YES Prep students are expected to embody and demonstrate the YES Prep core values through their actions, their work, and their relationships. 


WHY WE EXIST   Across the nation, only half of all students from low-income communities graduate from high school and only 10% earn a college degree. Over the long term, these statistics damage our economy and prevent the next generation of leaders from emerging. In a country where a child’s zip code often determines their life trajectory, YES Prep provides evidence that different outcomes are possible when students are given access to high-quality educational opportunities. At YES Prep, we believe that every student, regardless of race or socioeconomic status, deserves the opportunity to receive a world-class education.  


OUR CHARTER SCHOOL STATUS   Charter schools are public schools intended as champions for education innovation. Charter schools are free from some of the regulations and red tape of traditional public schools. While we are a public school, some of the regulations that apply to traditional public schools do not apply to us. We do not have contracts for teachers, we are not required to provide duty free lunches to our teachers, and we can set our own academic calendar and hours of operation, providing more learning time for our students and subject to the Texas Education Agency. In Texas, charter schools receive state funding, but must raise funds privately to account for resources not funded by the government.  


Along with this freedom comes a heightened sense of expectations for our staff and our students. Our mission is only possible if we hold ourselves, each other, and each of our students to the highest standards of performance and behavior.  



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