We use cookies. Find out more about it here. By continuing to browse this site you are agreeing to our use of cookies.

Job posting has expired

Back to search results


The Phillips Exeter Academy
United States, New Hampshire, Exeter
20 Main Street (Show on map)
September 08, 2023
Position Purpose

On call as needed to transport Academy students, faculty and occasionally staff to off campus events and meetings. Supports several departments including, Athletics, Lamont Health Center, ESSO, and Student Transportation. Expected to provide transportation as well as companionship and general assistance while supporting the mission of the Academy.

Key Accountabilities

  • Operates Academy passenger vehicles to transport students, faculty and occasionally staff to/from events, both local and long-distance.
  • Adhere to all federal, state, and local traffic laws and regulations governing the operation of passenger vans and busses.
  • Conform to all transportation policies to create a safe environment for all passengers and the reliable, safe operation of all vehicles. Exhibits sound judgment and follows safe driving standards.
  • Ensures that all passengers adhere to all passenger safety guidelines and expectations while the vehicle is in operation.
  • Transport students (faculty/staff) to/from off-campus appointments, athletic events and local airports (Boston and Manchester).
  • On call for other departments (alumni/assembly/deans, etc.) as a driver for departments members or their guests to/from meetings, assembly speaker, to/from local hotels.
  • Assists with loading and unloading of bulky items, like athletic equipment and luggage.
  • Performs routine pre- and post-driving maintenance checks on vehicles. Reports any concerns, problems, or faulty devises on the vehicle to Facilities Maintenance.
  • Ensures academy vehicle cleanliness and maintenance. Removes trash and debris from vehicle after each shift.
  • Maintain a clean and reliable passenger vehicle and provide evidence of adequate liability and collision automobile insurance.
  • Knowledge of adolescent issues and experience interacting with adolescents.
  • Chaperone adolescent students to/in airports and bus stations until they board departing transportation.
  • Maintains confidentiality.
  • Ability and willingness to drive long distances (over 2 hours each way).
  • Ability and willingness to drive in and around Boston and Logan airport.
  • Ability to operate a smart phone, either personal or company issued.
  • Pick up and deliver documents to/from off-campus business associates.
  • Must complete the requirements to drive the school branded vehicle, "Dragon Bus"
  • Reply to assignment request must be done within 24 hours
  • Must be comfortable with chaperone duties, including but not limited to escorting students to different terminals at the airport

Health Center Only

  • Drives students to/from off-campus medical facilities.
  • Keep track of related medical paperwork.
  • Inform Health Services staff of students' status.
  • Return student to Health Center along with instructions for follow-up care.
  • Maintain documentation of medical visits (location, time, etc.).
  • Pick up/drop off medications as requested.

Degree of Independent Action Performed

Incumbent is expected to work with a high level of independence and autonomy, and exercise a high degree of initiative, influence, and judgment in decisions impacting staff and department operations.

Expected to solve problems or address issues that require immediate attention.

Direct/Indirect Reports


Internal & External Contacts

Frequent contact with students, Dean of Students office, PEA administrative and academic offices, faculty, coaches, and staff. External contacts may include parents, outside organizations, visitors and local community neighbors.

Position Requirements


  • High school diploma or GED preferred.
  • Must successfully complete the PEA driving test.
  • Successfully complete CPR training, provided by PEA upon hire.


  • Experience operating large passenger vehicles.
  • Familiarity with New England area.
  • Experience working with adolescents in an educational setting preferred.
  • Valid driver's license and clean driving record required.

Skills & Knowledge

  • Knowledge and understanding of all motor vehicle laws and safe drive guidelines.
  • Knowledge of adolescent issues and experience interacting with adolescents strongly preferred.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with ability to develop and maintain collegial relationships.
  • Excellent communication (written and verbal) skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with students by building trust and credibility.
  • Excellent analytical and problem solving skills as well as a strong customer focus.
  • A strict adherence to confidential policies is required.
  • Ability to work independently and handle multiple priorities and deadlines simultaneously.

  • Possess basic computer skills.

  • Willingness and ability to learn additional applications as needed.
  • High degree of organizational skills with the ability to be flexible and multi-task with accuracy.
  • Ability to follow verbal and written directions, maintain a professional demeanor and restraint at all times, including stressful situations.
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusivity and to serving the needs of a diverse and inclusive community with diplomacy and tact.

Physical Requirements

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

  1. Ability to sit in a normal seated position for extended periods of time.
  2. Reaching by extending hand(s) or arm(s) in any direction.
  3. Finger dexterity required to manipulate objects with fingers rather than with whole hand(s) or arm(s), for example using a keyboard.
  4. Communication skills using the spoken and written word.
  5. Ability to see with normal parameters.
  6. Ability to use a visual display terminal with continuous wrist movement on a keyboard.
  7. Ability to hear within normal range.
  8. Ability to lift and transport up to 25lbs without assistance.
  9. Ability to climb stairs.

Additional Requirements

  1. Successfully complete a criminal background check (reviewed every 5 years).
  2. Clean Driving record (reviewed annually).