Executive Director of Transportation and Parking

5 - 7 years experience  •  Education.

Salary depends on experience
Posted on 10/08/17
5 - 7 years experience
Salary depends on experience
Posted on 10/08/17

About Binghamton University:

Binghamton University is a world-class institution that unites more than 130 broadly interdisciplinary educational programs with some of the most vibrant research in the nation. Our unique character - shaped by outstanding academics, facilities and community life - promotes extraordinary student success.

Binghamton merges rigorous academics, distinguished faculty and state-of-the-art facilities to engage and challenge its 17,000 students. The high-achieving Binghamton student body also represents a great diversity of life experiences, from first-generation college-goers to international students. Beyond their talent, these classmates share a desire to shape the future through technology, insight, intellectual exploration and community service.

Job Description:

Budget Title: Senior Staff Associate (SL-5)

Salary: Salary commensurate with experience and education

The Executive Director of Transportation and Parking is responsible for providing leadership, expertise and management for the administration of University Transportation and Parking.  The Executive Director is expected to lead the University in visioning, planning and implementation of transportation and parking strategy, drawing on his/her experience and expertise in these areas, to support the University's strategic goals and high standards of service, accessibility and sustainability.  This position supervises the Director of Transportation and the Director of Parking, and reports to the Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs Administration and Auxiliaries, with a dotted line to the Vice President for Student Affairs.

Duties and Responsibilities will include:

  • Provide leadership and oversight for administrative, programmatic and financial activities of parking and transportation, including large scale projects and planning to provide the highest standard of service and efficiency for the university, to continuously evaluate and improve service, and to further the goals of the broader organization
  • Develop and implement a comprehensive and phased transportation plan, including, but not limited to, bus routes, stops, shelters, bike routes, vehicle rentals and sharing; that will ultimately meet the needs of all constituencies, and complements and is consistent with the overall campus plan, and strives to be cost effective, sustainable, and accessible
  • Develop and implement a transportation demand management program with the goal of reducing motorized travel to and on campus
  • Assist in implementing a pedestrian and bicycle plan for the campus and for linking the campus to the surrounding community
  • Engage regional stakeholders (government and industry) and provide thought leadership to regional transportation planning
  • Work collaboratively with University Police, Physical Facilities and other University departments on transportation and logistics planning and operations, including but not limited to building, locating, and maintaining the parking and transportation infrastructure
  • Act as the primary, key liaison to stakeholders and customers, on and off campus, regarding parking and transportation services provided, working closely with the Parking and Transportation Stakeholders Group
  • Working with campus and community constituencies and communications staff, develop and lead a communications strategy that efficiently disseminates information, while emphasizing a culture of service and collaboration
  • Foster and maintain sound business relationships and monitor and negotiate contracts with various service providers, including the county transit system, as well as the student-operated bus system. 
  • Engage faculty in appropriate academic disciplines (e.g. environmental science, public administration, geography, systems engineering) to cultivate mutually beneficial relationships leveraging faculty expertise
  • Ensure compliance with all federal, state, and local laws and ordinances affecting transportation and parking
  • Develop, nurture and enhance collaborative relationships to include internal, on-campus and external entities and activities. 



  • Bachelor's degree required; a Master's degree preferred in planning, business management, public administration, civil engineering or a related field
  • At least five years of progressive management experience required, with at least three of those years managing a significant business operation
  • Broad knowledge of parking, transportation and transit systems operation, as well as transportation trends, laws and regulations
  • Transportation experience within a sizeable institution or agency required, preferably in higher education
  • Familiarity with professional trade groups and associations with a recent history of involvement preferred, including CAPP or CPP certification
  • Experience in setting strategic initiatives and vision for an organization
  • Demonstrated expertise in project management, strategic planning, supervising personnel and managing organizational resources in an effective manner 
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity, the ability to establish and maintain positive and collaborative working relationships with individuals and teams, based on respect, honesty, collegiality with all constituencies
  • Demonstrated experience as an effective problem solver
  • Demonstrated expertise with financial and statistical data, and the ability to provide and analyze reports useful for management decision-making
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