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Northwest Missouri State University

Student Employment Program - Job Description

Job Title

Safe Rides Driver/Dispatcher


University Police

Job Description

To provide late night safe and timely transportation and shuttle services to Northwest students. 

Duties and Responsibilities: 

Perform general clerical duties including typing, filing, record keeping, maintenance of files; receive, screen, and transfer calls and other duties as assigned.  Requires driving a University vehicle on and off campus to transport students.


Ability to follow oral instruction; Operate all communications equipment provided; Serve as communications liaison between field staff and communications centers; Communicate effectively with students using the service;

Critical/Creative Thinking and Problem Solving:

  • Ability to handle multiple calls simultaneously
  • Ability to resolve difficult interpersonal situations
  • Ability to maintain a calm presence of mind under difficult circumstances or in the event of an emergency


  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office 2000 and basic Windows

Self-Directed Learning:

  • Ability to recognize, initiate and complete various tasks

Competence in a Discipline:

  • Fundamentals of oral communication

Personal/Social Development:

  • Ability to work unsupervised
  • Act professional and be dependable
  • Attention to detail
  • Maintain confidentiality
  • Demonstrate positive interpersonal relations skills
  • Ability to be on time and punctual                    

Team Work/Team Leading:

  • Ability to function effectively as a member of the Safe Rides team
  • Ability to work with diverse on-and off-campus populations


  • Ability to interact successfully with diverse students


  • Excellent Communication skills
  • Successful completion of investigative background check
  • Able and willing to complete the AED/CPR training
  • First Aid Training and Critical Communications training within one year of hire date
  • Must have a current, valid, state issued driver’s license and a safe driving record 
  • Must meet all University requirements to drive a University vehicle

Wage Rate


Hours Available


Start Date

August 18, 2015

Application Deadline

Until Filled; Please complete the attached application.


Amanda Cullin


Support Services Building




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