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Bus Driver

JustLead – Knoxville, Tennessee
Department JustLead
Employment Type Part-Time
Minimum Experience Mid-level



Emerald Youth Foundation is a Christian, urban youth and community ministry in Knoxville, TN serving over 2,000 young people annually. Emerald Youth’s ministry is implemented through a network of more than 18 churches and faith-based organizations to raise up a large number of urban youth who love Jesus Christ and become effective leaders who help renew their communities.


Drivers will use Emerald Youth Foundation vehicles primarily for after-school pick-ups and summer day camps as part of Emerald Youth's JustLead program. Position could also include field trips, transportation of staff for events, and other trips as needed. Position ensures passenger safety, reports issues, and is responsible for awareness of routes and general vehicle upkeep.


School Year Schedule:

  • Position starts in August.
  • Monday through Friday, 2:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
  • Pay is currently set at $30/afternoon.

Summer Schedule:

  • Position starts late May
  • Monday through Friday, must be available between the hours of 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  • Pay is $17/hour for driving time, $12/hour for sitting time. 


  • Drive regular routes on a schedule.
  • Aware of routes, traffic patterns, and adherence to traffic laws.
  • Manage passengers to ensure safety.
  • Answer questions about schedules, routes, and transfer points.
  • Report accidents or other traffic disruptions to supervisor and follow directions when using an alternate route.
  • Assist those passengers with disabilities or requiring assistance.
  • Check the bus tires, lights, and oil and do other basic maintenance.
  • Follow state and federal transit regulations.


  • Dedicated Christian with clear knowledge of the Gospel and a passion for the mission of Emerald Youth Foundation; connected to a church community; possesses a strong reputation for honesty, integrity, and high moral standards. 
  • At least 21 years of age with clear driving record.
  • Must have current CDL with P-endorsement.
  • 3 or more years’ experience driving a route
  • Willingness to work extended field trips, overnight events, and weekend trips multiple times throughout the year
  • Experience in an urban setting ideal
  • Ministry experience preferred
  • Excellent communication skills

It is the policy of Emerald Youth Foundation to provide employment opportunities to all people without regard to race, color, sex, age, or national origin.

Section 702 of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 provides that the religious discrimination law will not apply to a religious corporation, association, educational institution or society with respect to the employment of individuals of a particular religion to perform work connected with the carrying on by such a corporation, association, educational institution or society of its activities.

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