eGo CarShare Board of Directors – Positions Available!

If you are a leader in the greater Denver & Boulder-Metro region who may be interested in helping an amazing nonprofit org grow into the future, we now have open positions on the eGo Carshare Board of Directors. We are at a pivotal time in the organization’s existence as the mobility landscape continues to be more competitively served, and we are looking for leaders to help us meet the opportunities ahead.

Currently, eGo CarShare is looking for leaders with vision and in areas of expertise including:

  • Business Leaders in Bank/Finance, Property Owners, Tech & anyone else with mobility interest
  • Fund Development, Donor Cultivation & Grant Writing
  • Political & Government Leaders
  • Communications, Outreach or Media Relations
  • App/tech Developers

We are open to qualified and enthusiastic leaders with creative ideas for strategic funding initiatives and ways to leverage community partnering opportunities so that we can implement programs which will allow eGo to continue to evolve, while serving our business, residential, nonprofit and academic communities!

If you are interested in learning more, please contact peter@carshare.org or z.swank@gmail.com.

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eGo & Scraps Bicycle Composting in Denver

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As an eGo CarShare member, you already choose to live a more sustainable urban existence. Yay carsharing! Want another way to be sustainable in Denver by being a food and soil regenerator?!

Check out our friends at Scraps, a company that uses only bikes and trikes – or its eGo business membership if the weather is too dangerous for pedaling – to run its business. And since Scraps is in the composting business, that means it’s not only committed to reducing its carbon footprint on the roads, but also to keeping “waste” out of the landfill and instead turning it into soil-nurturing, food-growing, carbon-capturing compost.

Scraps has been working here in Denver since last summer, and has already collected more than 50,000 pounds of compostable material and pedaled more than 2,000 miles around and around the city! We’re proud to have Scraps as a customer and partner.

If you’re an eGo member and Scraps is in your neighborhood, up your sustainability game and start composting with Scraps! Let them know you’re an eGo member when you join, and they’ll waive your signup fee! Sign up at ScrapsMileHigh.com.

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Winter Driving Tips

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Snowed in!

Greetings eGo Members!

Having trouble finding our eGo CarShare cars during heavy snowfall? Our Member Support Team is always here to help, but as a small nonprofit with convenient and comprehensive vehicles across Denver and Boulder County, it takes us a while to brush off every one of our cars, trucks and our AWD snow toys!

Here are some tips to help your trip go more smoothly in the event of a snowfall or very cold weather:
  • Allow more time (5-10 mins) in your booking to brush snow off the car, chip ice away, heat up, etc.
  • In every car there is a brush and scraper located in the backseat, or in the trunk
  • Be sure you are familiar with the car type, color, and location before your booking
  • Upon leaving the car, double-check that all lights in the car are off (even one door light left on can drain a winter battery super fast)
  • Take extra care and leave far more breaking distance on icy roads
If snow or low battery issues have caused any inconvenience (it happens in cold/ice!), know that eGo CarShare is committed to being here for you year-round and we’re doing our best!
Be sure to remember these tips for the upcoming cold snap and snowfall, and enjoy our beautiful Colorado Winters!
~ Your eGo CarShare Team
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eGo CarShare & Boulder Chamber Partnership

eGo CarShare & Boulder Chamber partnership

eGo CarShare & Boulder Chamber partnership

eGo CarShare – Colorado’s first and only non-profit carsharing org in Boulder County and Denver – is very proud to announce our new partnership with Boulder Chamber! This includes adding our newest carshare location onsite in the Chamber’s parking lot at Walnut and Folsom!

A business eGo CarShare (www.carshare.org) membership replaces the need of managing an in-house fleet or reimbursing employees for parking, mileage and gas. With business and nonprofit rates as low as $4/hour and $0.33/mile, we are also offering a special $75 in driving credit for Boulder Chamber members. Extremely affordable and convenient, your business can also say goodbye to the rising costs of gas, insurance, maintenance and a parking spot. They’re all on us!

Membership allows access to cars 24 hours a day to our fleet of 50+ fuel efficient and specialty vehicles, for as little as 15 minutes at a time. Just make a booking online, use your personal key fob to unlock the car and return it to the same location when you’re done.

Our fleet of strategically placed vehicles around town, near bus stops and close to B-Cycle stations will allow your employees and member businesses to maximize their transportation options while saving money, mitigating traffic and supporting a cleaner environment. On a yearly basis, each carshare vehicle in service:

  • Replaces approximately 15 personally owned vehicles
  • Reduces an estimated 150,000 vehicle miles travelled (VMT)
  • Averts over 8,000 gallons of gas from being used
  • Prevents over 73 tons of greenhouse gasses from entering the atmosphere
  • Helps our members drive an average of 44% less and save around $6,500 in car expenses
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A proud eGo Panda!

Multiply these figures by 50, and ask the 2,900+ members who rely on eGo on a daily basis, and you can see the impact our entire fleet is having in the community each year! Learn more about our business and non-profit memberships and rates at http://carshare.org/business-nonprofit-rates/ or contact peter@carshare.org to discuss your Boulder Chamber Member discount.

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Roll Colorado – get there better!

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We’re super excited to announce the recent launch of “Roll Colorado” (www.RollColorado.org), a car-lite mobility access program that brings together bike sharing, car sharing and public transit. As a part of our commitment to an alternative and more affordable “multi-modal” approach to travelling, Roll Colorado provides education and offers, bringing together bike sharing, car sharing and public transit, making it even more affordable and convenient to be trip smart.

A project of eGo CarShare, Roll Colorado includes close partnerships and cooperation with Way to Go, B-Cycle, Boulder Transportation Connections (BTC), Community Cycles and GoBoulder. As a part of this, Roll Colorado is offering $100 worth of eGo CarShare, B-cycle & RTD creditfor free!

Roll Colorado launched its program to help develop the  trend toward car-lite living and helping people to spend less on owning and maintaining a car that sees only a few hours of use per day, in favor of transportation sharing. By packaging bike share access, free tickets on RTD and eGo CarShare membership, Roll Colorado makes it even more affordable and convenient to get there better.

With #RollColorado you can save time, money and peace of mind while discovering a happier, healthier and more economical way to get there! So accelerate your freedom today at www.rollcolorado.org!

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We’re hiring – Operations & Member Support Assistant

DSC_4694Operations & Member Support Assistant: 80% Time – Boulder, Colorado

eGo CarShare (www.carshare.org) is currently seeking a passionate Operations & Member Support Assistant to join our awesome nonprofit team, with the possibility of moving the position into a full-time role over time with the right candidate. This position is located at our office in downtown Boulder, CO.

DUTIES during the first 2-3 months will include learning and supporting fleet/operations (primary) and member services (secondary), including:

  • Fleet Assistance – help with fleet duties as needed – includes scheduling
    maintenance appointments, helping with basic maintenance needs on-site (jumping a car, shuttling vehicles, taking them in for servicing, etc.)
  • Member Services Assistant – includes e.g. processing new member applications and responding to general e-mail inquiries; Answering our main phone line; Responding to members’ questions via phone and/or email, etc.; Option for on-call shifts in evenings/weekends; Internal/member related outreach communications

All candidates must be eager and willing to use a bicycle and transit, instead of a car, where feasible on a regular basis during working hours. A transit pass and B-cycle membership will be provided.

RESPONSIBILITIES – Field Work (Approximately 50% time)
• Regularly assessing vehicles for damage and maintenance needs
• Scheduling and shuttling vehicles to and from service appointments
• Cleaning vehicles as needed or managing outsourced cleaning company
• Troubleshooting and resolving issues with our in-vehicle technology
• Performing minor repairs and routine maintenance, e.g. jumping vehicles, changing flat tires, changing windshield wiper blades and air filters, etc.
• Providing emergency field / roadside assistance to disabled vehicles

RESPONSIBILITIES – In Office (Approximately 50% time)
• Operations assistant – including fleet (e.g. overseeing fleet maintenance and cleaning schedule, troubleshooting in-vehicle technology, etc.)
• Member Support assistant, including assisting with customer support to members, including processing new member applications, responding to general e-mail inquiries, answering phone calls, and responding to members’ billing questions via phone and/or e-mail
• Assist with member billing process
• Assist with Member booking and billing charges, etc.
• Nurture an environment of fun, creativity, and sharing
• Other duties and responsibilities as assigned and needed

QUALIFICATIONS
Required:
• Proficiency in Microsoft Office (particularly Excel); eagerness to learn new software applications
• Excellent oral and written communication skills
• Strong organizational skills
• Keen attention to detail without losing sight of the big picture
• Strong analytical and problem solving skills; enjoys looking for ways to improve systems and workflow
• Excellent customer service skills
• Strong interpersonal skills and professional maturity in interacting with carshare members, co-workers and vendors
• Ability to handle and prioritize multiple requests and deadlines in a calm and focused manner
• Proactive and self-motivated, but also an excellent team player – always willing to help out with any task at hand with a positive attitude
• Comfortable working in a small, dynamic, often fast-paced, office environment with minimal supervision
• Demonstrates initiative and reliability

Bonus:
• Experience working at a small nonprofit organization or similar office environment
• Knowledge of carsharing or alternative transportation industry, Transportation Demand Management (TDM), etc.
practices
• Conversational in Spanish
• Passionate about eGo CarShare’s mission to provide and promote alternatives to individual car ownership, thereby reducing the environmental and social impacts associated with motor vehicle use.
• Incorporates sustainability practices into daily lifestyle

Necessary Special Requirements:
• Valid driver’s license and clean driving record

Education and Experience:
• Minimum of one year of office administration or operations experience
• Bachelor’s degree in related field, minimum high school diploma

COMPENSATION & BENEFITS
• Starting Salary: $29,000 salary pro-rated hourly
• Free eGo CarShare membership and discounted usage fees
• RTD Eco Pass (transit pass)
• Paid vacation, sick time, holidays
• Employer matched retirement plan (up to 3% of salary)

eGo CarShare is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate based on sex, race, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, or anything else.

TO APPLY
The position is open until filled. Interviews will be held on a rolling basis. Send cover
letter and resume to jobs@carshare.org and include both the job title and your full name in the subject line. Incomplete applications will not be accepted. Only applicants selected for interviews will be contacted. Visit our website at carshare.org for more information about our organization. No phone calls please.

In addition to your resume and cover letter, please also briefly answer the questions below in one page or less in total.

Application Questions:
1) What do you know about carsharing, and what impact do you believe it has on the community and environment?
2) Briefly explain what you did at your last 2 jobs and also why you left them.
3) Give us an example of a time you’ve gone the extra mile for both a customer and an employer.
4) When would you be available to start?

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