Student Driver/Transportation and Parking Assistant/Main Gate Assistant

Job Description

Student will be assistant to the Manager of Transportation and parking. Student will be required to articulate directions to visitors, staff and students and have a working knowledge of parking lots and campus. Student will learn the parking system utilized by the department and be given tasks such as entering citations, conduct parking surveys (excel) and the ability to assist with signage when needed and monitor parking lots. (On campus work study student driver will be responsible for driving groups to off-campus events including, meetings, sporting events and special events as directed by the direct supervisor. Drivers will be utilizing University vehicles.)

Student Driver Responsibilities:

  • Regularly inspect vehicles to ensure compliance with required motor vehicle documentation;
  • Schedule emergency maintenance requests;
  • Regularly inspect vehicles for cleanliness, log mileage as required by department, and inspect and note damages as observed;
  • Manage, organize and reconcile gas receipts;
  • Follow all fueling procedures as required by department;
  • Work with staff and divisional supervisors to address and resolve all conflicts and/or concerns;
  • Collect van keys before the trip's departure, meet and check in passengers at a predetermined location and drive the van to the designated location;
  • Wait to take passengers on return trip either at the delivery location or another location unless otherwise specified;
  • Immediately report to supervisor any accidents or incidents that happen during the trip;
  • Must adhere to all University policies especially the Motor Vehicle Use Policy; Must not text or use a cell phone while driving;
  • Must obey all traffic laws and rules of the road;
  • Must wear proper footwear. No open toed shoes or flip flops may be worn.

Additional Functions:
Respect and maintain confidentiality, parameters of operation, professional protocols, and individual privacy. You are required to protect against unauthorized access to or disclosure of such information. In addition, you should not access any records or information unless specifically directed to do so by your supervisor.

Special Skills Needed:

  • Excel
  • Knowledge of Campus and Parking Areas
  • Good Communication and Social Skills

Academic Major Preferred:
Criminal Justice or Communications

Essential Characteristics:
Successful performance of this position demands consistent demonstration of the following uncompromised  performance characteristics:

Core Competencies:

  • Accomplishment Aptitude
    • Exhibits a high degree of initiative for bringing tasks to successful completion and succeeding in achieving stated goals. Maximizes the use of available resources in order to consistently deliver successful outcomes.
  • Achievement Orientation
    • Demonstrates a genuine commitment to concern for achieving or surpassing results against legitimate and increasingly elevated standards of excellence, showing passion for continually improving the delivery of services. Self-motivated to out-perform  standard expectations.
  • Client/Customer Focus
    • Initiates and develops positive working relationships with internal agents of the University and external clients that are built on trust and integrity. Ability to assess employee “needs” and “wants” to deliver positive and professional outcomes. Encourages feedback and communication to ensure continuous quality improvement.
  • Commitment to Mission and  Objective
    • Demonstrates loyalty to University and Department goals. Embodies and articulates the core values of the organization, respecting the University’s pursuits, from local to global.
  • Continuous Improvement
    • Analyzes and adjusts goals, objectives, and/or courses of action to meet needs in a changing environment. Recognizes when a situation calls for or could benefit from a different approach. Queries the utility of  conventional methodologies.
  • Honesty & Integrity
    • The resolute commitment to and demonstrable respect for the spirit and intent of the rules and core values of the organization, setting an example of true professionalism and ethical propriety.
  • Initiative
    • Proactively identifies  problems, obstacles  and opportunities.  Implements  decisive  action appropriate to the position. Assesses needs and concerns of the workplace environment in order to address   current or future challenges. Acts prudently within the bounds of and to the extent of position authority.
  • Professionalism
    • Conducts oneself at all times in a conscientious, committed, and ambassadorial manner demonstrating respect for the position, colleagues, and the University’s best interest.

Prerequisite Qualifications:

  • Must be 21 years of age, be in good academic standing and conduct free. Must hold a valid U.S. driver's license for a minimum of three years.
  • Must be certified to drive a 12 passenger van and follow the RWU Motor Vehicle Policy.
  • Must be available to work a flexible schedule, including weekends, in compliance with work study regulations.
  • Must be reliable and independent.
  • Must have the ability to communicate effectively with students, staff and faculty and communicate with supervisor to coordinate shifts.

Mental Demands:
The mental demands described are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Examples of mental demands include reading (documents), detailed work, confidentiality, language, reasoning, oral communications,  written communications, customer contact, multiple concurrent  tasks.


Starting Date

Department Information

Contact Name

Catherine Tobin


Transporation and Parking - Gate House

Phone Number

(401) 254-3703