Student Hourly-Transportation Coordinator

Position Overview

For more than 50 years, KU on Wheels has provided transit services that are an integral part of the University of Kansas, including the popular SafeRide program, JayLift paratransit, airport shuttles, and special event services. We provide approximately 2.5 million passenger trips annually (pre-pandemic) with a budget in excess of five million dollars. We seek to continually improve and refine the system to meet the changing, challenging demands of the University as it grows and evolves. Committed to the highest levels of performance, we provide effective and efficient transportation for students, faculty and staff. KU transit services are highly coordinated with those of the City of Lawrence.

The Transportation Coordinator helps oversee the daily operations of the transit-related programs in KU Transportation Services. Punctuality and professionalism, maintaining assigned work schedule, willingness to help others, and ability to learn job quickly are required.

Job Description

  • Create and execute effective marketing and communications plans, including utilization of social media and the development of print and web information and materials.
  • Participate in meetings as appropriate, e.g. Student Senate, Transit Commission, Public Transit Advisory Committee, Student Safety Advisory Board, bicycle advisory committee, and weekly operations meetings.
  • Serve as liaison to Student Senate and member of Student Senate executive staff.
  • Plan and conduct public outreach for transit services at Orientation, during Hawk Week, and other public forums or tabling events throughout the year.
  • Provide customer service, and respond to email inquiries.
  • Assist with management of bus advertising policies and program.
  • Identify opportunities to improve service on transit routes, SafeRide, or JayLift.
  • Collaborate with Lawrence Transit System on coordinated transit efforts.
  • Distribute Transit Guides and SafeRide promotional materials.
  • Coordinate with Transportation Services staff on all projects and issues.

Required Qualifications

  1. Current KU undergraduate or graduate student enrolled in at least 6 hours per semester (excluding summer term)
  2. A high level of computer proficiency using Microsoft Office and social media platforms such as Facebook and Twitter as evidenced by application materials.
  3. Previous leadership experience.
Position Requirements
  • Work approximately 10 - 20 hours per week during normal business hours, including summer.
  • Available year-round, including break periods (excluding Winter Break). Work blocks should be a minimum of two hours in length.
  • Have at least one year remaining before graduation or plans to leave the University.

Preferred Qualifications

  1. Strong preference for ability to start work immediately.
  2. Previous transportation experience or enrollment in a program of study relevant to transit and/or transportation.
  3. Involvement in and/or knowledge of the KU Student Senate’s processes, particularly related to Finance.
  4. Previous graphic design, marketing or communication experience.
  5. Experience with Adobe applications (InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop), or ArcGIS.
  6. Advanced Microsoft Excel skills.
  7. Federal Work Study eligible.

Additional Candidate Instructions

Completed Application Includes:

  1. Cover letter describing your interest in the position.
  2. Resume
  3. Three (3) three references.
  • Application review begins Monday, 4/29/24 and continues until a pool of qualified applicants is identified.

Contact Information to Applicants

Margretta de Vries,, 785-864-7275

Advertised Salary Range

11.00 per hour

Work Schedule

10-20 hours per week, flexible schedule (to be determined upon hire).

Available year-round, including break periods (excluding Winter Break). Work blocks should be a minimum of two hours in length.

Anticipated Start Date

Monday May 13, 2024

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Posting Information

  • Posting ID:  27699BR
  • Department:  Transportation Services
  • Primary Campus:  University of Kansas Lawrence Campus
  • Reg/Temp:  Temporary
  • Employee Class:  S-Student

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