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Per Diem Van Driver

Salve Regina University
Newport, Rhode Island, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Jan 19, 2024

Job Details

About Salve Regina University:

Salve Regina University, ranked as one of the most transformative colleges in the United States by Money Magazine, is a comprehensive Catholic University located in the scenic coastal community of Newport, Rhode Island. The University's commitment to academic success and personal discovery extends beyond its historic campus into a dynamic world where the application of higher thinking and skill are most valued. Salve Regina offers bachelor's and master's degree programs, graduate certificates, and doctoral programs in humanities, international relations and nursing. Enrollment includes more than 2,600 undergraduate and graduate students from across the U.S. and around the world.

Job Description:


Provide transportation for the University community during each academic semester.

  • On call as needed, weekdays, evenings, weekends, and holidays, as scheduled.
  • The position may also require irregular hours of work.
  • Report for assigned shift as scheduled by the Security and Transportation Administrator (STA).
  • Inspect the vehicle prior to start of shift, ensuring that all equipment, i.e. radio, lights, turn signals, emergency flashers and windshield wipers, function properly, and report any discrepancies to the STA.
  • Notify the STA immediately if a vehicle is found to be unsafe to operate, i.e. lights out, windshield wipers inoperative, door will not secure properly, etc. or any damage.
  • Assume responsibility for the cleanliness of the vehicle.
  • Ensure that the University policies and procedures are enforced, i.e. no food or drink in vehicle and no smoking, and report those individuals who refuse to adhere to these policies.
  • Report all incidents to the STA or security supervisor on duty immediately.
  • Ensure that the van is not overloaded, and everyone has a seatbelt.
  • Report any accidents immediately (before leaving the scene) to the STA and a police officer, if outside the city of Newport.
  • Observe all state and local laws and ordinances pertaining to the operation of a motor vehicle on public and private roadways.
  • Complete required documentation at the end of each trip.

Valid Rhode Island Class I Chauffeur's license or out-of-state equivalent required.


This position is subject to both inside and outside work and extreme cold and hot temperatures may be encountered.


High school diploma or GED is required. The incumbent must be at least 18 years of age and shall not have been convicted of operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol or other drugs. Must have a good driving record, with no moving violations within the past six months. Must have good verbal communication skills for FM radio transmissions. Must exhibit maturity and a professional manner. Must be familiar with Rhode Island Motor Vehicle Code. Must pass a University-administered driving and written test with a minimum score of 80%.

This position also requires the incumbent to travel throughout the University on a regular basis and may, on occasion, require bending, reaching, ascending and descending steps and stairs, stooping, crouching, crawling, kneeling, walking, pushing, standing, lifting, feeling, seeing, talking and hearing.

Additional Information:

Salve Regina University strives to provide equal opportunity in employment and education to all employees, students and applicants. No employee, student or applicant shall be discriminated against or harassed on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, disability, age, marital or parental status, military or veteran status, genetic information or any other basis protected by applicable federal or state law, in the administration of Salve Regina's employment policies, education policies, admission policies, scholarship and loan programs, athletic and other University administered programs. In accordance with Title IX, it does not discriminate on the basis of sex in any of its educational programs or activities. Salve Regina is also committed to making its programs and campus accessible to its visitors and compliant with all applicable non-discrimination laws.

Application Instructions:

Applicants must apply online for any open staff and faculty positions by providing a cover-letter and resume. Pre-employment background checks and reference checks are required of successful candidates. Salve Regina University participates in E-verify.



Salve Regina University

From our cornerstone mercy mission to the classic ideals of our liberal arts approach, tradition matters at Salve Regina. It’s woven throughout our 80-acre campus, embedded in our historic buildings and infused in the culture of Newport, Rhode Island.

Tradition at Salve Regina means we remember where we began. Since our founding by the Sisters of Mercy in 1934, we have grown to a community of more than 2,800 undergraduate and graduate students who proudly carry forward our mission in their personal and professional lives. Fully accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education, we are committed to fueling the imagination and encouraging the academic ambitions of our bright and curious students.

At Salve Regina, tradition blends seamlessly with progress. We empower students to explore their talents through diverse academic offerings, student organizations, service initiatives and athletic teams. Our collaborative learning environment and vibrant campus community inspire the pursuit of excellence and breach the limits of personal potential.

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