Ithaca Carshare seeks part-time staff
Ithaca Carshare, a local nonprofit that provides the community with 24/7 access to a fleet of vehicles on a per-hour basis toward a mission of enhancing community access to transportation while reducing negative environmental and economic impacts, is currently looking for someone to join our dedicated staff.
The ideal candidate is excited about working for a dynamic organization that serves a cross-section of Ithaca’s varied community, good at working with both people and things, reliable with minimal supervision, results and detail-oriented, creative, experienced in taking personal initiative in the workplace, and comfortable with the flexible duties and schedule that come with being part of a small but strong team.
Help us make Ithaca Carshare an even more valued community asset. If you like cars, but hate their impacts, this position is for you. This is a great opportunity for a confident person with a professional outlook to join a growing local organization in an emerging transportation industry. We currently have one part-time opening. The successful candidate may have opportunity for growth in duties, responsibilities, and hours into the future.
On-Call After Hours Member Services Position
This position is approximately 5-10 hours a week. Primary job duties include answering phones, processing applications, handling reservations and occasional minor vehicle issues, fielding questions about Ithaca Carshare’s service (and other local transportation services, as necessary), occasional outreach activities, and other job activities as necessary. Proficiency using a computer and phone in a professional setting, familiarity with the Ithaca area, and familiarity with very basic vehicle troubleshooting (jumping batteries, changing tires) are required.
Training will occur during weekdays at our office in the DeWitt Mall downtown. The regular schedule for this on-call position is evenings, nights, and weekends, typically 1 weekend or 3-4 weeknight on-call shifts (5 pm-9 am with occasional extensions) per week. Most work can be performed from home (within cell service range; a smartphone for work duties is provided), but occasionally trips to vehicles are necessary to handle urgent issues, soan ability to reach our downtown/East Hill core vehicle areas within 20-30 minutes is required. (Walking, biking or use of the Ithaca Carshare fleet to reach vehicles is fine; in line with our organizational mission, car ownership is not required.) A few hours of office work Monday mornings is required, and attendance at occasional other weekday meetings as needed.
Starting pay is $12.78 per hour, and benefits include an Ithaca Carshare membership and a TCAT bus pass. Pay for overnight and weekend shifts includes a stipend for on-call availability ($12 for a weeknight, $40 for a weekend) in addition to the regular hourly rate for actual work hours.
Strong interpersonal and communication skills and a good driving record are required, while a sense of humor is optional but helpful. We ask for electronic submission of applications, as the position requires comfort with computer use in a professional setting.
Please submit a resume, cover letter and two references via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Questions about the position and application process are also welcome, and can be directed to our office by email or phone at 607-277-3210 x3.
We are accepting applications immediately and until 12 noon, Monday, October 29th, 2012, with the position to start by the second week of November. Ithaca Carshare is a certified Living Wage employer and values a reflection of our community’s diversity in our staff and membership.