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eGo CarShare Fleet Manager

Full Time – Boulder, CO
Posted July 15th, 2014

eGo CarShare is immediately seeking a passionate Fleet Manager to join our small nonprofit team at our Boulder office. The Fleet Manager position will be split between overall fleet management of our growing 52 vehicle fleet with our Denver Fleet Assistant and direct field work for the 33 Boulder vehicles which includes regular inspections, cleaning, and taking vehicles in for maintenance. As time and the candidate’s interest allow, additional operations management roles may be added. The position will also share overnight and weekend on-call member support phone coverage with the rest of the staff, approximately two nights a week. All candidates must be eager and willing to use a bicycle and transit instead of a car as a primary mode of transportation during working hours. A bike is provided.

RESPONSIBILITIES

Office Work – approximately 20 hours/week

  • Day to day fleet management: regular maintenance tracking, damage tracking.
  • Vendor and partner relations management.
  • Insurance claim filing and tracking.
  • Coordination with the Denver Fleet Assistant.
  • Oversee our peer to peer shared vehicle program.
  • Location planning.
  • Long term fleet planning: procurement, retiring vehicles, forecasting.
  • Working to enhance the financial position and visibility of eGo CarShare.
  • Participating in long term planning and operational development of the organization.
  • Member support over the phone – including on-call up to two nights a week and once every other weekend.
  • Nurturing an environment of fun, creativity, and sharing.
  • Other duties and fleet-related responsibilities as needed.

Field Work -approximately 20 hours/week

  • Scheduling and shuttling vehicles to and from service appointments.
  • Cleaning vehicles as needed: 33 vehicles cleaned 1-2 times per month.
  • Troubleshooting and resolving issues with our in-vehicle technology.
  • Performing minor repairs, buffing, and/or minor touch-up painting.
  • Providing emergency field / roadside assistance to disabled vehicles.
  • Regularly assessing vehicles for damage and maintenance needs.

QUALIFICATIONS

Required:

  • Experience with or knowledge of basic automotive technology, maintenance, and repair.
  • Strong project, organization, and time management skills.
  • Partner and relationship management experience with the ability and desire to interact with members, co-workers, board members, and vendors with professional maturity and courtesy.
  • Experience making difficult business decisions backed up by data analysis and well thought-out reasoning.
  • Comfortable working in a small, dynamic, often fast-paced environment with minimal supervision.
  • Excellent team player – always willing to help out with any task at hand with a positive attitude.
  • Ability to respond to time-sensitive vehicle issues, occasionally outside of business hours.
  • An aptitude for troubleshooting and efficient problem-solving.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office; eagerness to learn new software applications.
  • A clean driving record and proficiency in driving manual transmission vehicles.

Physical Requirements:

  • Physically capable and comfortable bicycling in urban traffic and transporting a bicycle on various public transportation systems.
  • Comfortable lifting 50 pounds and engaging in moderate physical activity (minor vehicle maintenance and cleaning).
  • Able to easily and efficiently access eGo CarShare vehicles year round without a car (i.e. walk, bike, bus, etc.).

Preferred:

  • Live in or near the City of Boulder.
  • Previous experience in fleet management.
  • Avid bike-commuter, working knowledge of public transit system; you do NOT need to own a car.
  • Incorporates sustainability practices into daily lifestyle.
  • 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.
  • Desire to grow in the position and take on additional responsibilities as time allows.
  • Knowledge of marketing best practices.

COMPENSATION & BENEFITS

  • $12/hour, additional compensation for on-call shifts
  • Free eGo CarShare membership and discounted usage fees
  • Employer-paid RTD Eco Pass bus pass
  • $200/month toward health insurance
  • Paid vacation, sick time, holidays
  • $250/year for professional development

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 immediately, 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.

No phone calls please.

ABOUT EGO CARSHARE

eGo CarShare is a local 501(c)(3) nonprofit carsharing organization serving the Denver-Boulder metro area. eGo CarShare is a local, affordable, sustainable, and innovative organization, committed to serving and improving our community. Our mission is to provide and promote alternatives to individual car ownership, thereby reducing the environmental and social impacts associated with motor vehicle use. Every car in our fleet replaces 9-13 privately owned vehicles. In 2014, eGo CarShare was recognized by Colorado Biz with the Inaugural Green Colorado Award. Visit our website at carshare.org for more information about our organization.

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eGo CarShare to Receive ColoradoBiz Inaugural Green Colorado Award

Green Colorado Award 2014 LogoFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

eGo CarShare to Receive ColoradoBiz Inaugural Green Colorado Award

Denver, CO, June 25, 2014 – eGo CarShare is proud to be the recipient of ColoradoBiz Magazine’s inaugural Green Colorado award as a “Firm on a Greener Path.”

eGo CarShare, a local nonprofit, is one of 50 Colorado organizations to win this first-ever award, and one of only four in the transportation category, along with B-Cycle, Denver International Airport, and Green Garage.

Starting out with just one car in 1997, eGo CarShare has grown into a fleet of 52 fuel-efficient vehicles. Using a roundtrip model that supplements existing public transit options, each eGo CarShare vehicle replaces 9-13 personally owned vehicles. Members report driving less while increasing their walking, biking, and transit use. On average, each member experiences a reduction of 1,951 vehicle miles traveled per year and avoids emitting 1.16 metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalent per year.

The Green Colorado Awards event on June 26th offers an opportunity to recognize Colorado companies whose sustainable initiatives are setting new industry standards. The event will include a special tribute to green champions in nine industry categories and a keynote address by Hunter Lovins of Natural Capitalism Solutions.

ABOUT eGo CarShare

eGo CarShare is a local 501(c)(3) nonprofit carsharing organization serving the Denver-Boulder metro area. Our mission is to provide and promote alternatives to individual car ownership, thereby reducing the environmental and social impacts associated with motor vehicle use.

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eGo CarShare Expands In Boulder

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

EGO CARSHARE EXPANDS IN BOULDER

Non-profit carsharing program adds new locations in Boulder 

March 19th, 2014 (BOULDER, CO) – eGo CarShare, the Boulder based nonprofit carsharing service, recently added three new vehicles to its Boulder fleet at 23rd and Walnut, Sterling University Peaks Apartments (30th and Aurora), and 48th and Arapahoe across from Boulder Community Hospital.

eGo CarShare currently has 29 vehicles available throughout Boulder and 18 in Denver via its unique 24/7, pay-as-you-drive system. They plan to add at least five more locations in Boulder before the end of the year. eGo CarShare is committed to providing an affordable transportation option to all Boulder residents while reducing the environmental and social impacts of personal vehicle ownership and helping the City achieve its climate commitment goals. Research has shown that after joining a roundtrip carshare service like eGo, members walk 40% more, ride public transit 34% more, bike 18% more, and reduce their Vehicle Miles Traveled (VMT) by over 40%. Studies also show that every roundtrip carsharing vehicle on the road displaces 9 to 30 personal vehicles, encouraging members to either sell their car or avoid purchasing a new vehicle.

eGo CarShare’s current expansion is fueled by a Congestion Mitigation Air Quality (CMAQ) grant from the Denver Regional Council of Governments (DRCOG) to expand to new locations near existing or planned B-cycle stations.  Bikesharing and carsharing systems are two innovative solutions that go hand-in-hand to address our personal transportation needs while reducing the number of vehicles on the road and promoting active transportation modes.Go, members walk 40% more, ride public transit 34% more, bike 18% more, and reduce their Vehicle Miles Traveled (VMT) by over 40%. Studies also show that every roundtrip carsharing vehicle on the road displaces 9 to 30 personal vehicles, encouraging members to either sell their car or avoid purchasing a new vehicle.

“We are thrilled to be able to expand our network of vehicles in Boulder. We already serve over 2,000 Boulder residents and take pride in helping our members go car free or downsize to one car per household. Placing our vehicles near existing transportation infrastructure, like B-cycle and key transit corridors, is a natural fit that helps improve the synergy, convenience and utility of all active modes,” said eGo CarShare’s Director, Karen Worminghaus.

Anyone interested in becoming a member can visit carshare.org to learn more. If you have a car you would like to share in the program visit carshare.org/share-your-car to discover how you can share your car and stop paying for gas, maintenance, and insurance.

About eGo CarShare:

eGo CarShare is a local Boulder-Denver 501(c)(3) organization which started in Boulder in 2001. eGo’s mission is to provide and promote alternatives to individual car ownership, thereby reducing the environmental and social impacts associated with motor vehicle use.  CarSharing is an alternative to personal car ownership that provides members hourly use of vehicles – without worrying about the cost of insurance, maintenance or even gas.

CONTACT:

Karen Worminghaus, Director, eGo CarShare, karen@carshare.org, ph 303.720.1185 x5

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New vehicles & Locations!

McTruckin’

photo 1 2Hooray, the Cavalry (or at least that’s what we’re calling our new Ford F150) has arrived! The green truck at McGuckin’s has faithfully done duty hauling loads of mulch and garden supplies and helping lots of people move throughout the past four years. But our Green Machine is ready for retirement. The new F150 has a deeper 6.6 ft bed and plenty of engine to meet your hauling needs. So if you or your friends need to move this season, ride your handy red bike over to the B-cycle station at The Village shopping center and make quick work of your move. With seating capacity for 5, you can bring lots of helpers with you!

Focus on the Paramita Campus

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Last month we bought a Chevy Sonic, this month we bought a Ford Focus. Our new Ford Focus is going to live at lot #106 – the Naropa Paramita Campus. You won’t be able to miss the new hatchback driving around town, the color is “race red.” Just don’t take it to the drag track!

We can’t quite decide which new vehicle we like better. Do you have a preference? If so, let us know by taking our vehicle survey, shooting us an email at info@carshare.org, or posting to ourFacebook.

 

Fraiser Meadows – Foothills & Baseline

We have an exciting new partnership and parking location at Frasier Meadows near Foothills and Baseline in Boulder. We are delighted to bring shared mobility to the residents of Frasier Meadows and the surrounding neighborhood. When we heard about the tremendous flooding Frasier Meadows endured in September, we wanted to help out as best we could. So we moved a car to their campus to help meet the mobility needs of residents who had lost their vehicles in the flood. For the month of November, the hourly and daily rates for this new location will be discounted. In January we will evaluate if the location is viable. You can find the car listed as Vehicle #128 in our reservation system. If you live nearby, please try out the location. The more reservations there are, the more likely we are to keep a vehicle there long-term!

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Help our community win a Mobility Van!


Diane and Marc_logo (Large)On Sunday, October 20th, we will be competing with 5 other non-profit organizations from around the country for a chance to win a Toyota Sienna Mobility Van through the Toyota 100 Cars for Good program. The top 2 organizations with the most votes by the end of the day (10pm MST) will WIN the vehicle of their choice!

If eGo wins, an unlimited number of individuals in our community with mobility challenges will have extremely affordable access to personal transportation options that many of us take for granted in our daily lives. As an added bonus, the versatility of this van would also benefit countless nonprofits in our area.

 

Please vote on Sunday, October 20th (and set a reminder today) at www.100carsforgood.com, and get at least 5 friends to vote as well!

Please share this on Facebook and Twitter and your other social networks.

Sample Posts and Tweets

Facebook Posts

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  1. Please post to your Facebook page leading up to October 20th as well as on October 20th.
  2. Use the photo the right. Photos increase the possibility a post will be seen.
  3. Please see the below Sample Facebook posts for both pre and day of voting.
Post between Now and Oct 19th
  • Help eGo CarShare WIN a new Toyota MOBILITY VAN! eGoCarShare is a FINALIST in Toyota's 100 Cars for Good! Sunday, October 20th, they need your vote and your help getting out the vote to your FB friends. 2 orgs per day will win the vehicle of their choice! Set a reminder to vote today for eGo CarShare at www.100carsforgood.com.
  • Toyota 100 Cars for Good is back! eGo CarShare is a FINALIST this year, which means they could WIN a Toyota Sienna MOBILITY VAN to help mobility challenged members of our community. Their voting day is Sunday, October 20th. Mark your calendars and help spread the word. Set a reminder at www.100carsforgood.com to vote for eGo CarShare.
Post on Oct 20th October 20th is a Sunday, please consider scheduling a post in advance for early Sunday morning.
  • Help eGo CarShare WIN a new Toyota MOBILITY VAN. VOTNG is TODAY only at www.100carsforgood.com! Please vote NOW and spread the word far and wide. Together we can provide more mobility options to people with mobility challenges.
  • Help eGo CarShare WIN a new Toyota Mobility Van TODAY! eGo is Denver-Boulder’s local, nonprofit carshare organization serving our community since 2001. Please vote NOW and spread the word fare and wide. Together we can provide more mobility options to people with mobility options. www.100carsforgood.com.
  • Vote TODAY for eGo CarShare your local, nonprofit carshare provider serving our Denver-Boulder communities since 2001. eGo needs your vote (and your neighbors and co-workers, etc) to win a Mobility Van through Toyota’s www.100carsforgood.com program. All voting happens today (10/20) and the top two nonprofits win the vehicle of their choice. Please vote and spread the word!

Tweets

  1. Please shorten the link if needed www.100carsforgood.com.
  2. Please use the hash tag, #100cars – this will help increase our reach nationally.
  3. See the suggested Twitter posts below.
Tweets for between now and Oct 19th
  • VOTE for eGo CarShare at www.100carsforgood.com to win a mobility van in Toyota #100Cars program on Oct 20th! Set a reminder today.
  • Set a reminder to vote for eGo CarShare in Toyota #100cars program! www.100carsforgood.com. Help us win a Toyota Mobility Van.
Tweets for Sunday, October 20th October 20th is a Sunday, please consider scheduling a tweet in advance for early Sunday morning and again for later in the day.
  • Vote TODAY for eGo CarShare in Toyota #100cars program! www.100carsforgood.com. Help the community win a Mobility Van.
  • Help eGo CarShare WIN a Toyota Mobility van in Toyota’s #100cars program. Vote Now! www.100carsforgood.com
  • Cast your Toyota #100Cars vote today for eGo CarShare at www.100carsforgood.com! Help the community win a Mobility Van.
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