Driving Instructor

Coastline Academy San Jose , CA 95111

Posted 3 weeks ago

Location: 45 N San Pedro St, San Jose, CA 95113.

Type: Full-Time and Part-Time

Shift: Weekdays, Evenings, and Weekends

Pay: $23/hour

About Us:

Founded in 2017, Coastline Academy is a driver education company whose behind-the-wheel operations make us the largest in the country. We are a people-first, technology-centric company with a focus on transparency and efficiency. We are on a mission to rid the world of car crashes and create safe and confident drivers for life.

About This Role:

  • In a company-provided vehicle, you will educate and advise students while teaching them the fundamentals of operating a car behind the wheel

  • Don't worry, we'll assist you in obtaining the state-required driving instructor certification through our paid training program - we are pretty good at this since we have over 150 instructors in 7 states!

  • All of our lessons are taught in a Coastline Car and recorded with a dashboard camera for the safety of you and your student.

  • Our driving instructors have two roles to choose from when joining Coastline. We ask you to keep in mind the majority of the demand for driving lessons is in the afternoons and weekends as most of our students are on a school schedule. A typical day could consist of three, two-hour lessons with paid travel time included.

You have two career path options at Coastline:

Driving Instructor (Fixed Schedule)

Driving Instructor (Flexible Schedule)

Set 40 hours of availability weekly

Typically 10-29 hours per week

Allowed to work up to 6 days per week

Works an average of 3 days per week

Paid Time Off

Paid Time Off

401K starts your first day

Health, Dental, Vision Insurance available

What does training entail?

  • Video Zoom sessions Monday & Fridays

  • Self-paced reading assignments on Tuesday-Thursday of week 1

  • In-person behind-the-wheel training in a Coastline car in your local area


  • Teaching practical skills related to all aspects of driving

  • Providing instruction on the rules of the road

  • Helping students to develop confidence in their driving skills

  • Gaining control of the vehicle during emergency situations

  • Documenting and reporting on students' progress

  • Maintaining timely communication with your supervisor and support team

  • Maintaining professionalism with students and fellow team members

  • Attending team meetings for updates and ongoing development


  • A genuine passion for helping people learn

  • Ability to remain calm in a learning environment

  • A valid State Driver's License in the state you wish to work in

  • High School Diploma or GED equivalent

  • Ability to pass a background check, drug screen, and reference check

  • Must have 10 years of legal driving experience

  • A strong safety mindset and strong reasoning ability

  • Ability to give clear instruction, coach, communicate effectively to others

  • Ability to focus for extended periods of time

Physical Requirements:

  • Must be able to sit for prolonged periods of time in a vehicle

  • Must be able to see and hear during all weather conditions

  • Must be able to bend, stoop, kneel, touch, feel

  • Must be able to lift up to 25 pounds at times

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. That means that we support diversity and inclusion and do not discriminate against qualified employees or applicants because of race, color, religion, gender identity, sex, sexual preference, sexual identity, pregnancy, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, age, marital status, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, military status, or any other characteristic protected by federal or state law or local ordinance.

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