Manager of Transportation

Salary and benefits

$101,503 - $126,880 per annum (under review)

Organization name

Peel District School


Student Transportation of Peel Region (STOPR)

This is a rewarding role for a school bus transportation and route planning manager who’s ready to lead transportation operations for STOPR – a transportation consortium functioning on behalf of Peel District School Board (PDSB) and Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board (DPCDSB).

Reporting to the General Manager of Student Transportation of Peel Region, you’ll oversee the daily operations, administration, development and implementation of home-to-school and school-to-home transportation for the Boards, ensuring adherence to both Boards’ policies and to STOPR policies and procedures, and the provision of services in a manner that prioritizes safety and efficiency. 

As Manager of Transportation, you’ll not only ensure contract compliance with all nine (9) school bus operator divisions, but also ensure the safety of the 68,000 students getting to and from school daily. An important aspect of your job will be to set up external meetings with Special Education services of PDSB and DPCDSB in order to review start-up issues, program locations, timelines for IPRC reviews, student needs and future planning, as well as approve medical transportation for applicable students.

Given the large area covered by STOPR, this is a sizable mandate, with accountability for managing an annual budget of $76M, supervising and training staff, overseeing GIS software implementations, updates and innovative improvements, as well as reviewing and recommending school hour adjustments for both Boards to maximize routing efficiencies. An excellent communicator and presenter, you’ll manage all department communications, from acting as the media contact for inclement weather early morning calls to updating the website accordingly, and liaise with internal and external stakeholders, such as senior administrators, parents and trustees of both Boards.


With a university degree in Geography/Planning, or Business Administration, or an equivalent combination of relevant post-secondary education through GIS certification courses, and significant experience in managing route planning logistics, you have a solid foundation for success in this key role. Your credentials as Manager of Transportation will also include:

  • Ten (10) years’ experience in school bus transportation and five (5) years’ management experience in school bus transportation
  • Extensive knowledge of, and expertise in, GIS/Planning
  • Knowledge of advanced Route Planning Techniques
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to foster teamwork, to interact and work effectively with all stakeholders of both Boards
  • Extensive leadership abilities, with a capacity for strategic planning and business development
  • Excellent presentation and communication skills
  • Experience in unionized and multi-site workplaces
  • Comprehensive knowledge of Ministry of Transportation (MTO) legislation, the Highway Traffic Act, Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) legislation, and Broader Public Sector legislation
  • Effective knowledge of collective agreements, human resources practices and processes, and employment law
  • Knowledge of the Human Rights Code and Employment Standards Act
  • Extensive knowledge of all Ministry of Education legislation pertaining to Student Transportation in Ontario
  • A valid Driver’s Licence
  • Demonstrated commitment to working in a diverse school community and/or work environment.

How to Apply

To apply for the Manager of Transportation position, please submit your application online through the Apply to Education website, to be received no later than 4:30 p.m., Wednesday, February 19, 2020.

Additional comments

We appreciate the interest of all applicants, but will only be interviewing selected candidates. For the safety of students, all school board staff need to provide a satisfactory criminal record check prior to commencement of employment.

The Peel District School Board and the Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board are committed to equity in employment. We are committed to equitable hiring practices that allow us to hire qualified staff who reflect the full diversity of the Region of Peel. We will make any reasonable accommodation, based on any of the human rights protected grounds, to support candidates to participate in the hiring process.

When contacted, candidates will be provided with an overview of the various elements of the selection process, such as tests and skill demonstrations. We will provide employment accommodation (i.e. an accessible location, rescheduling of interviews that fall on religious holy days) if we are advised of an applicant's needs in advance of any part of the selection process.

Deadline for applications