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Project Return

Transportation Coordinator

Project Return


Job Summary


Transportation Coordinator 

Agency Overview
Project Return’s mission is to provide services and connect people with resources needed to return successfully to work and community after incarceration. Beyond the priority of employment, Project Return addresses basic needs of ex-offenders, such as food and clothing, substance abuse issues, and transportation and housing, and tackles more complex needs including education and child support.

PRO Employment is Project Return’s social enterprise initiative – a transitional employment program. The program offers recently released offenders stable transitional employment under the guidance of Project Return, designed to improve their employability, by giving them current work experience, developmental and constructive feedback, and a solid reference base.

Position Overview
The Transportation Coordinator will transport crews of Transitional Employees to worksite(s) in middle Tennessee. The Transportation Coordinator is responsible for ensuring that the work crew arrives and departs according to the route and schedule approved by the PROe Manager.  The Transportation Coordinator will abide by Project Return’s Company Driver Policy and will follow standard safe practices for motor vehicle operations.   

The ideal Transportation Coordinator demonstrates defensive driving (i.e. “driving to save lives, time, and money in spite of the conditions around them and the actions of others”); is an effective communicator; keeps accurate records of work crew attendance; and is effective at fostering caring, professional relationships with Project Return participants and Employment Partners and other agency constituents. 

Job Responsibilities


Essential Performance Expectations
The essential functions include, but are not limited to, the following: 


  • Maintain Defensive Driving certification as required and provided by Project
    Return and ensure/perform the necessary precautions/responses
  • Ensure that Transitional Employees follow safe passenger practices 
  • Adhere to all provisions contained within Project Return’s Company Vehicle Policy 

 Work Crew Coordination

  • Transport work crew to worksites according to the approved route and schedule
    using a Project Return vehicle
  • Ensure worksite duties are completed to a high standard on a daily basis

 Record Keeping & Communication

  • Communicate with participants regarding schedule and route
  • Communicate with Staff regarding Participant performance and service needs 
  • Accurately maintain documentation of participants’ time worked for all participants and self  per Project Return’s procedures 
  • Promptly notify the PROe Manager of any matter that adversely affects the operation of the work crew (e.g. schedule conflicts, transportation predicaments, participant performance problems, and Transitional Employment Partner requests). 
  • In cases of emergency, notify Project Return immediately after taking necessary emergency measures




  • Commitment to the mission of Project Return
  • Valid Driver’s License, automobile insurance, and driving record clear of a DUI conviction or more than two moving violations within the last three years 
  • Ability to travel in and around middle Tennessee according to organization needs
  • Access to mobile phone for communication regarding schedule changes and other situations
  • Experience in communicating with and mentoring diverse group of disadvantaged adults, fostering positive relationships and high morale 
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills
  • Ability to resolve conflict appropriately and handle crisis situations as they arise

Additional Information


Available with Full Time Employment

How to Apply


Please email resume and cover letter to working@projectreturninc.org, addressed to Nicole Lallatin, and indicate “Transportation Coordinator” in the subject line. No phone calls, please!



  • Date Posted: March 2, 2021
  • Type: Part-Time
  • Job Function: Other
  • Service Area: Social / Human Services
  • Working Hours: Varies