Assistant Director of Transportation

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Position type: full-time
Location: Lewisburg, PA
Categories: Other, Finance / Business Support

The Assistant Director of Transportation Services is responsible for administering an integrated university-wide transportation program including directing and monitoring daily activities. The assistant director plans, organizes, and coordinates work flow to maintain consistent levels of transportation service and participates in the recommendation and administration of operational policies and processes. The assistant director will work with division leadership and campus stakeholders to implement a strategic plan for Transportation Services utilizing best practices and innovative programs for active transportation and transit-oriented transportation to, from and within the campus.

This position serves as a university's transportation subject matter expert to develop, implement, direct, and control programs that both improve the transportation options available to students, staff, and faculty, as well as improve knowledge of and perception of sustainable commuting options.

The assistant director reports to the Director of Conference, Event and Support Services and works as a member of a team while frequently performing tasks independently. The assistant director is expected to set priorities, and assess and respond to customer needs.

Job Duties:
* Makes recommendations to the Director and internal partners associated with the strategies and policies to advance the transportation goals of the department and the University. Recommends changes and improvements for university transportation and
vehicle operations consistent with university policy, the campus planning process, and in collaboration with campus partners.
* Supervises and evaluates department staff to achieve departmental objectives. This includes a full-time coordinator and approximately 10 casual drivers.
* Supervises and manages the comprehensive and routine scheduling and allocation of the university's motor pool vehicles for on and off-campus trips and event transportation
* Administers transportation services provided by private contractors and provides oversight and accountability for 3rd party limousine, car services, and bus companies
* Oversees the creation, implementation, and evaluation of schedules and routes for the University shuttle service to improve operational efficiency including
* Daily Shuttles (including summer session)
* Late-night/Weekend Shuttles
* Airport shuttles at the beginning and end of each semester and Fall, Thanksgiving, and Spring breaks.
* Works with Facilities to oversee vehicle registration process, vehicle maintenance schedule, and EZ-Pass registration for approximately 45 university vehicles
* Coordinates the University’s partnership with Enterprise Car Rental Program
* Coordinates the operations of student, employee, and guest transportation including inspections, routing, driver hiring/training, and other related programs to ensure safe and efficient operations
* Evaluates inclement weather and emergency conditions to make recommendations regarding shuttle usage

* Help identify opportunities for external funding and revenue streams (grants, partnerships) to support departmental operations and goals.
* Oversees Transportation Services operating budget including monthly billing and all expenditures related to contracted services and fleet operations/maintenance.
* Assists in forecasting market changes affecting program performance and ensures incorporation into organizational financial plans and models
* In conjunction with the director and finance office, develops capital budget requests and provides analysis for capital vehicle requests for transportation services and campus partners.

* Ensures that programs and services are actively communicated to campus constituents and visitors and that the department provides excellent customer service. Publicize, coordinate, and conduct training sessions and outreach activities; work with students, staff, and faculty to promote Transportation Services programs.
* Direct customer surveys and engagement processes to align department goals and operations with transportation and related services
* Responds to customer service inquiries for transportation services
* Stay informed of and research industry trends and practices.
* Creates, implements and monitors the University’s driver certification program.
* Leads and actively engages in effective and timely communications with key stakeholders

Data Analysis
* Track and review transportation-related legislation at the federal, state and local levels relevant to the impact on the campus community and fleet
* Identify relevant metrics for tracking and reporting performance improvement, exceptions and process opportunities.

Minimum Qualifications:
* Associate's degree plus three years or five years in lieu of the degree
* Strong leadership and interpersonal skills
* Ability to effectively communicate within all levels of the organization, including briefing executive management on the status of transportation issues
* Technology oriented
* Excellent oral and written communication skills and a sensitivity to effectively interact with a highly diverse campus community.
* Demonstrated leadership abilities as evidenced by the successful implementation of programs and processes, the development and maintenance of collaborative relationships, and strong employee supervision and development skills.
* Ability to develop, recommend and implement short and long-range strategic plans.
* Experience in systems development, data analysis, customer service, program development and management, and fiscal planning.
* Experience in transportation scheduling and planning
* Proficient with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)

Preferred Qualifications:
* Experience managing 3rd party contracts and services
* Knowledge of Event Management System (EMS)
* Experience in higher education
* Knowledge of PENNDOT laws and requirements and University regulations and procedures.
* Fleet management experience
* Experience developing, implementing, and maintaining programs and services that incorporate active transportation and transit-oriented transportation.

Physical Demands:
* The ability to walk for extended periods of time.
* Flexibility to work evening and weekends as needed or required
* The ability to lift objects weighing up to 35 lbs.

Work Type: 
This is a full-time, year round, benefits eligible position.

This role is not budgeted for visa sponsorship at this time, all candidates must be authorized to work in the US at the time of submission of the application.

Salary Range:
This is a Staff Exempt position with a hiring range of $52,500-65,625 (E08). The offer rate will be based on a review of the candidate's credentials compared to the qualifications of the position, internal equity, and our overall compensation philosophy.


Eligible full- and part-time employees are compensated beyond base salary through our total rewards package that includes (but is not limited to):
- flexible scheduling options determined by role; 
- medical, prescription drug, vision, dental, life, and long-term disability insurance options
- an outstanding 10% employer contribution to your retirement plan (no contribution requirement for non-exempt positions)
- generous paid time off, including vacation and sick time, a community service day, and 19 paid holidays (including two full weeks off for Winter Break!)
- full-time and part-time members of the faculty and staff are eligible for tuition remission for themselves. Additionally, full-time members of the faculty and staff are eligible for tuition remission for their spouse/spousal equivalent and are eligible for various tuition programs for their children. Credit for full-time benefits eligible employment at other institutions of higher education will be applied to waiting periods.
- a comprehensive employee wellness program including program incentives
- a myriad of other benefits, including parental leave, an employee assistance program, fitness center membership, and the power of your Bucknell ID card 

To learn more about Bucknell's benefits, click here! (*Eligibility criteria and waiting periods may apply.)

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion:
Bucknell is committed to fostering an environment that embraces diversity, equity and inclusion, and seeks candidates who will contribute to a climate that supports the growth and development of a diverse campus community.  We endeavor to enhance our capacity to value and capitalize on the cultural richness that diversity brings.  We encourage all individuals to apply and do not discriminate in admissions, employment, educational programs and/or activities on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, age, religion, disability, pregnancy, sex/gender, gender identity and/or expression, sexual orientation, marital or family status, military or veteran status, or genetic information.


About Bucknell

Founded in 1846 and located along the banks of the Susquehanna River in historic Lewisburg, Pa., Bucknell University is an undergraduate-focused institution that stands uniquely at the intersection of top-ranked liberal arts, engineering and management programs. Our students choose from more than 60 majors and 70 minors in the arts, engineering, humanities, management, and natural and social sciences, as well as extensive global study, service-learning and research opportunities. Bucknell’s 3,700 undergraduate and 30 graduate students enjoy a low 9:1 student-faculty ratio and exceptional opportunities to collaborate with faculty mentors on scholarly and artistic projects.

Bucknell’s beautiful 450-acre campus includes first-rate facilities and is home to more than 90 percent of its undergraduate students. Student life is vibrant with about 200 student-run organizations, 27 NCAA Division I athletics teams, a robust arts culture, and a commitment among many of the students to community and global service work.

Bucknell is committed to fostering an environment that embraces diversity, equity and inclusion, and we seek candidates who will contribute to a climate that supports the growth and development of a diverse campus community. The University provides equal opportunity without regard to race, color, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, religion, national or ethnic origin, marital status, veteran status or disability in admissions, employment and in all of its educational programs and activities. We encourage individuals from historically underrepresented groups to apply.

The Community

Lewisburg (pop. 5,700) is located in central Pennsylvania and features beautiful Victorian homes, the restored art deco Campus Theatre (owned by the University), a variety of restaurants, shops and boutiques, and the Barnes & Noble at Bucknell University Bookstore. It is the seat of Union County, which has about 44,000 residents.

The city of Williamsport is about a 30-minute drive from campus, and Penn State University’s main campus is about an hour away, as is Harrisburg, Pennsylvania’s state capital. Bucknell is within a three-hour drive of New York City, Philadelphia, Baltimore and Washington, D.C.

The cost of living is low compared to that of major U.S. cities and suburbs. Bucknell’s surroundings yield fresh produce, cultural activities and events, and outstanding opportunities for outdoor activity on the Susquehanna River and in the nearby state parks and forests. The Lewisburg Area School District receives excellent reviews for its schools at all grade levels. Lewisburg Area High School consistently ranks among the top 50 high schools in Pennsylvania for SAT scores and statewide exams.

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