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Transportation Program Manager

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The Bush School values different perspectives and backgrounds, inspires curiosity, encourages a collaborative work environment, and promotes compassion and kindness in our work together. Our employees are the key to building and sustaining this culture.

Transportation Program Manager (Seattle, WA)

Full Time (1.0 FTE) Salary/Exempt

Year Long Schedule

* This position is eligible for health and retirement benefits (details during hiring process).

* This position requires applicants to be, at the time of application, legally authorized to

work in the United States. The Bush School does not offer visa sponsorship for this position and will not consider applicants who require visa sponsorship.

The Bush School, a K-12 progressive, independent school located in Seattle, WA, is in search of an individual to join our Facilities Department as a Transportation Program Manager. We are seeking a candidate who is able to support the school’s mission of diversity and inclusion and who has a background that demonstrates an understanding and appreciation of intercultural fluency.  We are building a team in which diversity of experiences, backgrounds, and talents are valued and encourage those of diverse backgrounds to apply.

The Transportation Program Manager reports to the Facilities Director and is responsible for the planning, implementation, and management of all transportation services at The Bush School. This role oversees the transportation and parking operations, ensuring the safe, efficient, and reliable transportation of students, staff, and community members. The Transportation Program Manager also develops and maintains relationships with vendors, ensures regulatory compliance, and implements initiatives to improve transportation services.

While other duties may be assigned, a qualified candidate will be able to manage the key responsibilities and duties listed below:

  • Manage all aspects of transportation operations, including scheduling, routing, vehicle maintenance, and driver management. This includes The Bush School’s outsourced daily bus program, the school’s vehicles and charter buses for athletics, Cascades, E-Week, Outdoor Ed. and other applicable school activities/travel.
  • Ensure compliance with all relevant transportation regulations and safety standards, implementing school policies and procedures to promote a safe transportation environment.
  • Develop, plan, schedule and administer all triennial van/bus driver trainings to include the creation of all driver training records; annually update driver training materials, manuals, and quizzes.
  • Manage fleet inspections with the Department of Transportation, ongoing maintenance, and vehicle records and ensure fleet appearance appropriately reflects The Bush School standards and reputation.
  • Perform minor maintenance; check and maintain fluid levels, ensure all vehicle lights are operable, and vehicles are sufficiently fueled, cleaned, and organized. Regularly inspect garage for safety, security, and mechanical issues.
  • Ensure smooth traffic coordination and parking on and near campus at drop-off and pick-up, as well as school events through training, station assignments, management of parking permits, parking compliance, and promotion of alternative modes of transportation.
  • Design, implement, and maintain systems for transportation records including but not limited to driver training history, abstract pulls, accident history, fleet maintenance, service, and repair as well as parking infractions.
  • Serve as the neighborhood and school point-of-contact for all transportation-related inquiries, complaints, emails, and phone calls for current and prospective families, employees, and community members.
  • Collect and use data to continually identify improvements to the transportation programs and services, including the preparation and distribution of the annual transportation report.
  • Lead the development and implementation of longer-term transportation and parking plans that are in alignment with the school’s goals and priorities.
  • Schedule and manage security, as needed, for large school events and serve as an on-call, after-hours emergency support for all school transportation needs.
  • Regularly delegate tasks to Facilities Assistant(s) in support of the Transportation Program and provide training as necessary.
  • Perform other duties, as assigned

Experience and Professional Competencies:

  • Bachelor’s degree is preferred
  • Program or project management experience, three or more years
  • Strong commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion is required
  • Knowledge of vehicle maintenance and repair
  • Familiarity with vehicle and roadway laws and ordinances
  • Background in driver training education is preferred

Successful Candidates will:

  • Have a philosophy that aligns with the school’s mission and values – please review the school’s mission and values on our website (
  • Maintain a strong work ethic, with high standards of professionalism, accountability, and confidentiality
  • Possess strong interpersonal skills and the ability to provide prompt, courteous customer service
  • Have an open and collaborative work style with an openness to new ideas
  • Demonstrate resourcefulness and sound judgment in decision-making
  • Possess excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Be able to organize and prioritize multiple projects while meeting deadlines in a time-sensitive environment
  • Apply a detail orientated approach to all work, with a high level of organization and accuracy
  • Be proficient with Microsoft Office and Google Suite programs, databases and web-based software

Additional Requirements:

  • Have a current Adult and Children CPR, First Aid and AED Certification (or receive one soon after hire date, provided by the school)
  • Washington State Driver’s License
  •  Meet the school’s standards when completing two separate background screenings
  • Ability to lift up to 50 pounds

Compensation/Benefit Information for this position:

  • Salary Range: $75,000 – $80,000 (based on years of experience)
  • The school offers a generous and comprehensive benefits package to benefits-eligible employees, which includes:
    • Employer-paid medical insurance for eligible employees (includes an employee paid buy-up plan option)
    • Employer-paid dental and vision insurance for eligible employees
    • Health Savings Account with employer contribution for eligible employees
    • Medical, dental and vision insurance for dependents of eligible employees (employee paid)
    • Flexible Spending Accounts (medical and dependent care) available to eligible employees (employee paid)
    • Employer-paid Short-Term and Long-Term Disability Insurance for eligible employees
    • Employer-paid Life Insurance for eligible employees
    • Optional Voluntary Life Insurance available to eligible employees (employee paid)
    • Optional Voluntary Accident Insurance available to eligible employees (employee paid)
    • Optional Voluntary Critical Illness Insurance available to eligible employees (employee paid)
    • Employee Assistance Program for eligible employees and their dependents
    • School lunch discounts
    • Free parking at Seattle, WA campus
    • Use of school fitness center
    • Paid Time Off (sick leave, vacation, and personal days)
    • Professional Development opportunities


Applicants interested in applying for this opportunity should visit our website at and navigate to the employment section of the website (found under the “About Bush” tab) for additional information/instructions.

If you are interested in working at The Bush School, but this position doesn’t fit your talents, please visit our website for additional openings:

While we sincerely appreciate all applications, only those candidates selected for interview will be contacted.

The Bush School is an Equal Opportunity Employer

The Bush School does not discriminate in matters of employment, recruitment, admission or administration of any of its programs on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, or genetic information.  In addition, The Bush School does not discriminate in matters of employment based on the basis of age or marital status.


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