Transportation Coordinator

American Red Cross Saint Paul , MN 55102

Posted 4 months ago

Job Description: We are currently seeking a Transportation Coordinator in St. Paul, MN!

Job Summary:

Dispatch paid and/or volunteer drivers for blood pick-up and delivery. Coordinate various transportation-related services including scheduling, routing, and ensuring the safe operation of all vehicles.

Perform complex administrative duties to ensure the efficient and cost effective integrated logistic operation of transportation. Provide support to the daily operations in the functional area of Transportation. Provide support, development and/or leadership guidance to all volunteers.


1.Coordinates and schedules blood deliveries and shuttles including empty box pickups utilizing vendors/volunteers and ARC paid couriers based on the most economical and cost-effective means. Coordinates pickups of collected products (time-sensitive and non-time sensitive) from mobiles, fixed sites and staging sites utilizing the most economical and cost-effective means. Make proactive adjustments to routes on an as needed basis due to inclement weather, major traffic issues, and special events, etc.
2.Schedules and supervises volunteers and works with Volunteer manager to increase volunteer base. Participates in planning of local recognition events.
3.Interact with customers to provide updates on deliveries. Monitor electronic manifest to provide tracking of couriers and deliveries to customers. Perform Connect activities to ensure that we are responding in real time to provide better service to our customers
4.Perform Invoice monitoring, reconciliation and timely payment of all bills. Maintain good communication and follow up with the Vendor. Work with supply management group and contracting as needed.
5.Evaluate and ensure the proper vehicle needs are being met for the site and coordinate the request with the Fleet Coordinator. Work with Fleet for vehicle needs. On-call may be required


Education: High School diploma or equivalent required.

Experience: Minimum 3 years related experience or equivalent combination of education and related experience required.

Skills/Abilities: A valid driver's license and clean DMV record is required.

Must have basic computer, reading, and communication skills. Previous experience with messenger service or trucking company is desirable. Ability to work on a team.

Travel: Must be able to drive throughout the region.

Physical Requirements:

Operational flexibility is required to meet sudden and unpredictable needs. Ability to drive long periods of time.

Physical requirements may include the ability to lift up to 50 lbs., squatting, push or pull heavy weights up and down ramps and stairs, good manual dexterity, the ability to sit or stand for long periods of time and adapt to long, irregular hours and frequent schedule changes is required. At the American Red Cross, we conduct many mobile blood drives at businesses, schools and many other locations. All staff work as a team to setup and tear down the equipment required to conduct a mobile blood drive. This involves pushing carts up to 250 lbs., setting up beds and handling many totes containing equipment and snacks for the donors.

Apply now! Joining our team will provide you with the opportunity to make a difference every day.

The American Red Cross is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.

The American Red Cross is a diverse nonprofit organization offering its employee's professional development and growth opportunities, a competitive salary, comprehensive benefits, and a collaborative team spirit environment.

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