As with other positions within this ministry, the Van Driver is first and foremost considered to be a Minister of the Gospel. This person sets an example for younger believers and non-believers and lives a life that is above reproach. Since they are in full agreement with the Mentoring Alliance Statement of Faith, they recognize that a life consistent with our Christian heritage is of paramount importance. This person abides by the rules and policies in the Mentoring Alliance Employee Handbook.


The primary function of the Van Driver is to transport students to and from Mentoring Alliance sites safely.

Transports Students:

  • Transports students to and from Mentoring Alliance sites, following pre-planned routes according to a defined time schedule.
  • Drives van carefully and in compliance with policies and traffic regulations.
  • Regulates heating/air equipment and ventilation of van for the comfort of passengers.

Van Safety & Compliance:

  • Assumes responsibility for the safety of Mentoring Alliance students in loading, unloading, and transporting them to Mentoring Alliance Sites.
  • Instructs students in safety precautions and practices.
  • Directs students in crossing streets and highways and assures that they are safely across upon departure from the bus.
  • Reports delays and accidents to supervisor.

Van Maintenance:

  • Inspects and sweeps van on a regular basis.
  • Checks water, gas, oil, and mechanical condition before leaving on runs.
  • Keeps operational records.
  • Reports van defects to supervisor.
  • Assures van meets regular maintenance schedules.

Student Supervision and Relationship Building:

  • Maintains discipline and reports unruly behavior to supervisor.
  • Builds positive relationships with students, Mentoring Alliance staff, and School District staff at designated school pick-up areas.

Other Duties as Assigned:

  • Serves on appropriate committees, attends staff meetings, board meetings, and other staff functions as assigned.
  • Strengthens teamwork, collaboration, alignment, morale, transparency, credibility, and trust throughout the ministry.
  • Fulfills necessary tasks, projects, or roles as assigned.


  • High School Diploma or GED preferred
  • Must be 25 years of age or older
  • Knowledge of traffic and highway safety rules, regulations, and precautions necessary to avoid accidents
  • A clean driving record is required
  • Valid and unexpired Driver's License required
  • Experience operating a van in a safe economical manner preferred
  • Ability to understand and carry out instructions and to perform work requiring good physical condition


I certify that I have not purposely withheld any information that might adversely affect my chances for hiring. I attest to the fact that the answers given by me are true & correct to the best of my knowledge and ability. I understand that any omission (including any misstatement) of material fact on this application or on any document used to secure can be grounds for rejection of the application or if I am employed by this employer, terms for my immediate expulsion from Mentoring Alliance.

I understand that if I am employed, my employment is at-will and that Mentoring Alliance expressly reserves the right to terminate the employment relationship at any time, for any lawful reason whatsoever, with or without cause and with or without notice.

I permit the employer to examine my references, record of employment, education record, and any other information I have provided. I authorize the references I have listed to disclose any information related to my work record and my professional experiences with them, without giving me prior notice of such disclosure. In addition, I release the company, my former employers & all other persons, corporations, partnerships & associations from any & all claims, demands, or liabilities arising out of or in any way related to such examination or revelation.

By applying for this position, you are indicating that you agree with and have read the paragraphs above. By applying for this position, you also attest that all of the information you will give in this application is true and correct.