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Position Detail - Driver


Apply now Job no: 493801
Work type: Staff Part-time
Location: South Hadley, MA
Categories: Service/ Maintenance/ Facilities

Position Type: Staff Part-time

Hours per week: minimum of 2 days a week   

Weeks per year: 52

Work Schedule: Days and hours may vary year-round - with a minimum of 2 days a week 

Department Summary & Job Purpose:

The Facilities Management department supports the administration, faculty, staff, and students in the quality planning and development of facilities projects that support our mission. Our talented staff of approximately 140 FTEs (Cleaning, Mechanical Trades, Central Heating Plant, Grounds, Carpentry, Stockroom, EH&S, Fleet Services, and Mail Services & Duplication) are responsible for more than 2,000,000 SF of property in over 60+ major buildings and for maintaining more than 300 acres.

The Van Driver will drive Mount Holyoke College students to community-based organizations (primarily in Holyoke and South Hadley). The Community-Based Learning Department will determine the route and stops based on student needs. The driver will typically use a college-owned 12-passenger van two days a week. The Van Driver will drive students to the local CVS/Mall weekly.


Core Job Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Driving college-owned vehicles to off-campus locations as scheduled.
  • Serving as a backup for the access ride vehicle or for off-campus trips.
  • Acting as the lead for all college-owned vehicle maintenance, including scheduling service appointments, completing maintenance tasks, and ensuring that all vehicles are cleaned and sanitized according to the protocols.
  • Performing any other duties assigned to you by the college authorities.


  • The position requires at least 3 to 5 years of driving experience, which can include work as a commercial driver, shuttle driver, chauffeur, or other relevant roles. This experience should demonstrate your ability to drive safely and responsibly under different conditions and environments.
  • To be considered for the position, you must hold a valid government-issued driver’s license, which must be presented and verified during the hiring process.
  • An excellent driving record is essential for this role. Any violations or incidents on your driving record will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.
  • As a driver, you will be expected to drive with care and superior judgment at all times, considering the safety of yourself, your passengers, and other road users. You must also adhere to all traffic regulations and follow the College’s driving policies and procedures.
  • Professionalism is a critical aspect of the job, and you must maintain a professional demeanor and appearance while on duty. This includes communicating effectively with passengers, respecting their privacy, and ensuring their comfort and safety throughout the journey.
  • Completing the College’s driver credentialing program successfully is mandatory for this position. The program includes training and assessments on safe driving. You must pass all tests and evaluations to obtain the required credentials and maintain them throughout your employment.

Preferred Qualifications:


  • Valid government-issued driver’s license

Compliance Requirements: 

Physical Demands: 

•Essential job function requires sitting (driving) for long periods of time.
•Essential job function requires the operation of foot and/or hand controls.
•Occasionally twist/bend/stoop/squat, reach/work above shoulders, grasp forcefully, write by hand, sort/file paperwork, lift/carry/push/pull objects that weigh up to 25 pounds.

* Consistent with its obligations under the law, the College will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of his or her job.

Working Conditions: 

•Work is normally performed driving a vehicle.  

Background Checks:

At Mount Holyoke College, we prioritize the safety and well-being of our community members. To ensure this, we require all new hires, affiliates, and others to undergo comprehensive background checks before joining our institution. Our Office of Human Resources manages and conducts these checks, including screenings for CORI, SORI, credit history, and driver credentials. Additionally, the Five College Office of Compliance and Risk Management works to coordinate and facilitate these checks in accordance with our policies.

Special Instructions for Applicants

Apply online; application materials must include:

  1. A cover letter summarizing interests and qualifications
  2. A complete resume or curriculum vitae (CV)
  3. Contact information for three professional references

Mount Holyoke College is a women’s college that is gender diverse. The college is devoted to ensuring that all its employees and students have equal access to opportunities in education and employment. In accordance with state and federal law, Mount Holyoke College does not discriminate in employment against individuals based on their race, ethnicity, color, genetic information, sex, national or ethnic origin, religion, age, physical or mental disability, marital status, sexual orientation, pregnancy, gender identity or expression, ancestry, veteran or military status, or any other legally protected status.

Mount Holyoke College is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 

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