Client Ride Specialist

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Who we are

HopSkipDrive’s mission is to create opportunity for all through mobility. Our innovative, supplemental school transportation solutions are used by over 600 school districts, charter schools, nonprofits, government agencies, as well as busy families to safely and reliably get kids where they need to go.

Student transportation is the largest mass transit system in the U.S. The way kids get to and from school has a direct impact on our kids, families, schools and communities. While school districts spend $28 billion annually on transportation, only 30% of kids get to school on a bus. The current system can no longer meet all the transportation needs of our districts, schools and families — and its shortcomings are causing inequities in educational access that are affecting the welfare of millions of kids each day.

HopSkipDrive is taking a different approach to arranging safe, reliable school transportation that meets needs that aren’t being addressed by the current system, helping to fill gaps and supplement the student transportation options available. We create personalized transportation solutions for the one to the many, and everything in between.

We’re a company with heart
Our partnerships with school districts, child welfare agencies and nonprofits ensure equitable educational access for the most vulnerable populations, including youth in foster care, children experiencing homelessness and students with disabilities. 

We understand that the difference between struggle and success can sometimes be as simple as the ability to show up, which is why we’re on a mission to use innovative technology — coupled with operational expertise and new ways of thinking — to help kids reach their full potential by providing a safe, dependable way to get them where they are going.

We’re an awesome place to work

Our company culture has been well-recognized — HopSkipDrive has been named to Fast Company’s Most Innovative Companies list, as well as Best Places to Work lists from Built In LA, Comparably, Inc., and the Los Angeles Business Journal. Comparably also named us a Best Company for Professional Development, as well as to its Best CEO and Best CEOs for Women lists.

We’re growing rapidly

Founded by three moms as a solution to their own transportation challenges, we now operate across over 13 states across the country. We continue to expand at a rapid pace, making the Inc. 5000 list four times, as well as the Deloitte 500 Fast-Growing Technology list. HopSkipDrive has raised $100M in funding to date.

Who you are

You are looking for a challenging and rewarding experience. You are inspired by our vision and the opportunity to define a new category in an incredibly fast-growing market. You are excited to learn, grow and collaborate so we can achieve our mission of creating opportunity for all through mobility.

At HopSkipDrive, we know that challenges require different approaches, unique perspectives and new ways of thinking.  We are building a team of creative problem-solvers from many different backgrounds.

As a Client Ride Specialist, you will be responsible for handling service requests and configurations that will support ensuring every HopSkipDrive ride requested is set up to succeed. You will proactively look at complex situations and find solutions before issues escalate. You will balance problem solving and multitasking to work with the Client Insights team in delivering every rider safely to their destination.

Key Responsibilities

  • Develop and implement client-required reporting
  • Execute operational response to any issues that are escalated from the Client Support team
  • Work closely with Client Insights Associates to support client questions and needs
  • Create and implement processes to identify when clients are in trouble and shift internal resources to provide solutions, utilizing current reporting solutions and leading the creation of new ones as appropriate 
  • Manage logistics for rides that have unique needs and advanced qualifications
  • Recognize trends and suggest changes to improve processes
  • Have a deep understanding of HopSkipDrive’s products and abilities in order to identify and implement new business opportunities and solutions
  • Work cross-departmentally in a high-speed environment 
  • Work on special projects as decided by the Director of Client Operations 


What we’re looking for


  • 1+ years experience in a related role, thriving in a fast-paced team environment 
  • Demonstrated ability to see the big picture and understand where details and data inform that picture 
  • A team player with strong interpersonal skills; the ability to build strong working relationships with multiple players and engender a high degree of collaboration 
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills
  • Exceptional attention to detail
  • A positive, self-motivated individual
  • Experience with SalesForce, Kustomer (or similar CRM), and Google workspace 
  • Bachelor’s degree preferred

** This role will be fully remote in one of the following states AZ, CA, CO, DC, FL, IL, IN, KS, MD, MI, MO, NC, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OK, OR, SC, TN, TX, UT, VA, WA, WI**

What you will get

We want you to be an owner in our company and share in executing our vision, so every full-time employee has equity.  In addition, we offer flexible vacation, medical, dental, vision and life insurance, 401(k), FSA, and an opportunity to work for a uniquely positioned, VC-backed company in a hugely attractive space with significant upside potential. HopSkipDrive is committed to fair and equitable compensation practices. The salary range for this role in is $17.00 hr to $18.00 hr This position is remote and, as such, compensation will ultimately be in line with the location in which the position is filled. Final compensation for this role will be determined by several factors such as a candidate’s relevant work experience, skill set, certifications, and specific work location. The total compensation package for this role also includes equity stock options.

Equal Opportunity Employer

HopSkipDrive is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, veteran status, or any other protected class. HopSkipDrive is also proud to operate as a drug-free workplace.

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Candidate Location Eligibility:
Albuquerque, NM
Ann Arbor, MI
Austin, TX
Baltimore, MD
Buffalo, NY
Charlotte, NC
Chicago, IL
Colorado, CO
Dallas-Fort Worth, TX
Detroit, MI
Greensboro, NC
Hampton Roads, VA
Houston, TX
Indianapolis, IN
Jacksonville, FL
Kansas City, MO
Las Vegas, NV
Los Angeles, CA
Madison, WI
Memphis, TN
Miami, FL
Milwaukee, WI
Nashville, TN
New York City, NY
Ogden, UT
Oklahoma City, OK
Orlando, FL
Pensacola, FL
Peoria, IL
Phoenix – Mesa – Scottsdale, AZ
Portland, OR
Provo, UT
Raleigh-Durham, NC
Reno, NV
Richmond, VA
Rochester, NY
Sacramento, CA
Salt Lake City, UT
San Antonio, TX
San Diego, CA
San Francisco, CA
San Luis Obispo, CA
Santa Cruz, CA
Seattle, WA
Spokane, WA
St. Louis, MO
Tallahassee, FL
Tampa Bay, FL
Tucson, AZ
Tulsa, OK
Washington DC
Wichita, KS

Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Sales & Marketing
    • GolangLanguages
    • JavaLanguages
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • RubyLanguages
    • SqlLanguages
    • SwiftLanguages
    • jQueryLibraries
    • ReactLibraries
    • Ember.jsFrameworks
    • Ruby on RailsFrameworks
    • MemcachedDatabases
    • PostgreSQLDatabases
    • RedisDatabases
    • SalesforceCRM

An Insider's view of HopSkipDrive

What’s the vibe like in the office?

HopSkipDrive has the best office vibe I’ve experienced, and that’s all thanks to my coworkers. My favorite moments of the day are the small, unexpected conversations I get to have– in the kitchen grabbing coffee, in the elevator, or passing in the hall. I look forward to coming into work because of them. Well, them and our many good office dogs

Emily Durrett

Office Administrator

What are some things you learned at the company?

I learned to identify my strengths and interests in a work environment. Rather than chasing promotions, I learned to look for the work I I’d like to do. Startups make this easier because there are so many opportunities to move, change, and grow.

Mira Hayashi

CX Training Manager

How do your team's ideas influence the company's direction?

We make it a priority at HopSkipDrive to foster a trusting and collaborative culture which improves and enhances our ideas and strategies on a daily basis. This has allowed us to successfully bring to market a service that challenges the status quo as it relates to connecting access to transportation with educational outcomes.

Toby McGraw

SVP of Sales

How does the company support your career growth?

I look forward to going in to work, a work environment that pushes me to improve, that gives me the support and structure to grow into a better thinker, braver woman, all the while still letting me be the quirky clown that I am.

Leora Juster

Software Engineer

What are HopSkipDrive Perks + Benefits

HopSkipDrive Benefits Overview

We want you to be an owner in our company and share in executing our vision, so every full-time employee has equity in the company. We offer competitive market comp, onsite state of the art gym membership, BYOD technology reimbursement, unlimited vacation, FSA, medical, dental and vision, 401(k), weekly catered lunches, and an opportunity to work for a uniquely positioned, VC-backed company in a space with significant upside potential.

Culture
Partners with nonprofits
Open door policy
OKR operational model
Team based strategic planning
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Flexible work schedule
Remote work program
Our remote work program includes full-time remote for specific positions, and the ability to work remotely on occasion for all positions.
Diversity
Highly diverse management team
Mandated unconscious bias training
Hiring practices that promote diversity
Health Insurance + Wellness
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability insurance
Dental insurance
Vision insurance
Health insurance
Life insurance
Team workouts
HopSkipDrive employees work out together at the free onsite gym.
Financial & Retirement
401(K)
Company equity
Child Care & Parental Leave
Generous parental leave
Family medical leave
Company sponsored family events
HopSkipDrive hosts our annual summer party with the Company and their families.
Vacation + Time Off
Unlimited vacation policy
Paid holidays
Paid sick days
Office Perks
Commuter benefits
HopSkipDrive offers a reimbursement program for using public transportation to get to work; in addition to a pre-tax commuter benefits for all employees.
Free snacks and drinks
Company-sponsored happy hours
Happy hours are hosted at all the amazing nearby downtown LA spots.
Onsite office parking
Pet friendly
HopSkipDrive's pet policy is dog friendly.
Onsite gym
Professional Development
Job training & conferences
HopSkipDrive offers employees professional development opportunities like annual individual budget for training, The ability to attend job related conferences and seminars.
Tuition reimbursement
Lunch and learns
HopSkipDrive hosts weekly lunch and learns.
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