CU Boulder’s Auxiliary Services welcomes applications for a Director of Transportation Services to provide ongoing leadership and oversight of the Transportation Services division and its 36 full-time employees. The director plays a key role in supporting personnel, systems, finances, and technology, as well as achieving divisional and departmental objectives in alignment with the university strategic initiatives. The Transportation Services organization is committed to continuous improvement efforts and rising to the challenges of a diverse and dynamic campus that is in the midst of change and innovation. Experience dynamic growth in a challenging but rewarding industry.
Who we are:
Within Auxiliary Services, Transportation Services provides comprehensive transit, fleet management, maintenance, and vehicle lease operations to serve the faculty, staff, students and visitors at the University of Colorado Boulder. The University of Colorado vehicle fleet, valued at over $10 million, numbers over 650 vehicles- a robust transit system moving 1.5 million riders per year at the University of Colorado Boulder campus. Transportation Services is an auxiliary-funded operation with an operating budget of $3 million annually, and provides cost effective options to departments at each of the three campuses. Services include fleet procurement, vehicle maintenance and repair, campus transit operations guidance, driver safety training, auto premium allocation, vehicle accident claims processing, vehicle rentals and compliance with the local, state and federal rules, laws and regulations for campuses located in Aurora, Boulder, and Denver.
The Parking and Transportation Services organization is committed to continuous improvement efforts and rising to the challenges of a diverse and dynamic campus that is in the midst of change and innovation. We are looking for the position to help lead the campus in sustainable innovation projects for transportation, while also supporting safety and compliance. Our success depends upon supporting and investing in our workforce, meeting our fiscal responsibilities as a self-funded university business, and planning for a sustainable future.
What your key responsibilities will be:
Administration and Operations
Provide strategic and daily oversight of the administrative and operational activities of the Transportation Services division.
Ensure each functional area and their attendant policies and processes are aligned with the goals, service objectives and financial expectations of the overall department.
Instill the philosophy of best practice in units and staff members.
Foster a culture that values and promotes compliance, innovation, engagement, stewardship and quality.
Provide informed input into the development and monitoring of budget allocations, expenditures, fund balances, and related financial activities to ensure fiscal practices are followed.
Oversee all Transportation-related contracts to ensure terms are being met. Oversee the quality of Transportation Services operations, plans, maintenance, construction, events, etc., and development of long-term preventative maintenance plans.
Provide oversight of fleet asset replacement model, in close coordination with division’s fleet manager.
Create and maintain a professional, diverse and customer-focused organizational team.
Align employee strengths with professional roles and provide supervision, training and coaching to unit employees and managers.
Ensure that individual employees’ performance expectations are aligned with organizational goals and strategic priorities and provide feedback for staff performance.
Promote a work environment that values and reinforces compliance, innovation, customer service, problem solving, collaboration, integrity and collegiality within the division and across the campus.
Participate in the implementation of the department’s strategic planning efforts.
Integrate performance measurement and benchmarking into the division’s operational plans to ensure focused attention to the organizational goals.
Create a tool to communicate the department’s value proposition to the larger campus community.
Provide leadership and expertise to inform decisions about the prioritization of resources (people, financial, infrastructure and technology) to achieve departmental goals.
Conduct long-term planning to meet changes in transportation needs; identify and implement strategic transportation initiatives and oversee transportation assets, with emphasis on the implementation of new technologies that meet the needs of campus customers and meeting the University’s sustainability goals.
Stay current with industry standards, trends and innovations through professional memberships, continuing education, and conferences.
Community Relations and Outreach
Develop and enhance collaborative relationships to include internal and external entities and activities.
Work with division managers and employees to ensure development of partnerships and collaboration with various campus departments and campus/community events.
Develop, nurture and manage effective and financially sound business relationships with various vendors and companies.
Work with unit managers and employees to further the goals of the broader organization.
Facilitate (or participate in) transportation related meetings and collaborative processes in order to educate others, identify service objectives and support and serve the campus community.
Meet regularly with Transportation Services customers to ensure service-level expectations are being met, and customers are receiving timely, accurate and quality data to inform their own decision making.
Liaise and coordinate with local municipalities that offer Transportation services.
Serve as transportation authority to University of Colorado’s Boulder, Denver and Anschutz Medical campuses.
What we can offer:
The annual salary for this position starts at $103,000.
The University of Colorado offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO Pass. The University of Colorado Boulder is one of the largest employers in Boulder County and offers an inspiring higher education environment.
Be strategic. Be inclusive. Be visionary. Be Boulder.
What we require:
Bachelor’s degree in planning, business administration, transportation, business management, public administration or related field. Relevant experience can substitute on a year-for-year basis for the required education.
Seven years of progressive management experience in a relevant field.
Three years in the field of transportation or fleet management administration, including expertise with transportation and vehicular operations, programs, facilities and service design, implementation, management and evaluation.
Must possess a strong working knowledge of local, state and federal regulations as they relate to transportation and fleet management.
Expertise with financial and statistical data and the ability to analyze and provide reports, budgets and proposals needed for decision making.
What you will need:
Ability to establish and maintain strong working relationships with various groups.
Strong interpersonal and communication skills with a demonstrated commitment to customer service.
Knowledge of MS Windows and MS Office.
What we’d like you to have:
Master’s degree in planning, business administration, transportation, business management, public administration or related field.
At least seven years in the field of transportation or fleet management administration or commensurate management-level experience in an administrative area that interfaced significantly with a transportation-related field.
Accreditation as a Certified Automotive Fleet Manager (CAFM)
Experience managing a transportation system that has moved more than 100,000 passengers a year
Experience in a university setting of comparable size and complexity.
Experience with capital asset management planning, including ROI analysis, utilization and maintenance costs, depreciation and replacement.
Knowledge of and commitment to sustainable transportation and logistics planning, design and operations.
Management-level experience in an organization using Asset Works.
Development of cost effective, campus-based transportation strategies.
Preferred qualifications may be used to further reduce the pool of applicants to those who are most highly qualified.
Special Instructions to Applicants:Please apply by January 8, 2018.
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