Job Details

Transportation Coordinator
Project Return, Inc.

Date Posted: Thursday, April 11, 2019  

Current Posting Expires: 5/11/2019  
Position Description - Responsibilities and Requirements:

Position Description

The Transportation Coordinator will transport crews of Transitional Employees to worksite(s) in middle Tennessee. The Transportation Coordinator is responsible for ensuring that the work crew arrives and departs according to the route and schedule approved by the PRO Employment Manager.  The Transportation Coordinator will abide by Project Return’s Company Driver Policy and will follow standard safe practices for motor vehicle operations.   

The ideal Transportation Coordinator demonstrates defensive driving (i.e.“driving to save lives, time, and money in spite of the conditions around them and the actions of others”); is an effective communicator; keeps accurate records of work crew attendance; and is effective at fostering caring, professional relationships with Project Return participants and Transitional Employment Partners and other agency constituents.


Agency Overview

Project Return's mission is to provide services and connect people with resources needed to return successfully to work and community after incarceration. Beyond the priority of employment, Project Return addresses basic needs of ex-offenders, such as food and clothing, substance abuse issues, and transportation and housing, and tackles more complex needs including education and child support.

PRO Employment is Project Return's social enterprise initiative - a transitional employment program. The program offers recently released offenders stable transitional employment under the guidance of Project Return, designed to improve their employability, by giving them current work experience, developmental and constructive feedback, and a solid reference base. 


Essential Duties and Responsibilities

The following requirements are representative, but not all-inclusive, of the job functions for this role:



  • Maintain Defensive Driving certification as required and provided by Project
    Return and ensure/perform the necessary precautions/responses
  • Ensure that Transitional Employees follow safe passenger practices
  • Adhere to all provisions contained within Project Return’s Company Vehicle Policy

 Work Crew Coordination

  • Transport work crew to worksites according to the approved route and schedule
    using a Project Return vehicle
  • Ensure worksite duties are completed to a high standard on a daily basis

 Record Keeping & Communication

  • Communicate with Work Crew participants regarding schedule and route
  • Communicate with Staff regarding participant performance and service needs
  • Accurately maintain documentation of participants’ time worked for all Work Crew participants and self  per Project Return’s procedures
  • Promptly notify the PRO Employment Manager of any matter that adversely affects the operation of the Work Crew (e.g. schedule conflicts, transportation predicaments, participant performance problems, and Transitional Employment Partner requests).
  • In cases of emergency, notify Project Return immediately after taking necessary emergency measures


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Commitment to the mission of Project Return
  • Valid Driver’s License, automobile insurance, and driving record clear of a DUI conviction or more than two moving violations within the last three years
  • Ability to travel in and around middle Tennessee according to organization needs
  • Access to mobile phone for communication regarding schedule changes and other situations

Proficiency Qualifications: 

  • Experience in communicating with and mentoring diverse group of disadvantaged adults, fostering positive relationships and high morale
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills
  • Ability to resolve conflict appropriately and handle crisis situations as they arise
Job Type: Part-time
Contact Information and Procedure:

Please email résumé; in the subject/reference line of your email, indicate "Transportation Coordinator."  No phone calls, please.  Thank you for your interest in Project Return!

Bettie Kirkland 806 4th Avenue South Nashville, TN 37210