Associate Director of Transportation and Planning – Chapel Hill, NC | 6.24.19

Name of Employer: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Employer Website:
Chapel Hill, NC
Job title: Associate Director of Transportation and Planning

Job Details / Description

Position #: 01004594
Salary Range: Dependent Upon Qualifications
Closing Date: 07/03/2019
Proposed Start Date: 07/22/2019

Position Summary:

The person in this position is directly responsible for strategic planning, including representation on regional and local committees acting as a University/department liaison on policy and service development associated with transportation services. The position also is directly responsible for the areas of Transportation Demand Management (TDM); Planning, Construction, and Sustainable Technology; Maintenance; and Point to Point (P2P) Services. The position reports to the Director of Transportation and Parking in the Division of Finance and Administration and serves as a principal deputy to the Director.

Primary duties include:

  1. Serve as a core member of the campus master plan team. Contribute professional advice on master plan options and concepts to ensure and enhance access, connectivity, and pedestrian safety. Develop comprehensive elements of the campus master plan dealing with access, parking, transportation, vehicles, mass transit, and other alternative modes. Lead the efforts to negotiate transportation-related elements of development plans with the Town of Chapel Hill.
  2. Understand local and regional planning in conjunction with University planning and development strategy to provide insight and recommendations regarding the how regional transit affects the University. Represent the University on local, regional, and statewide planning groups and task forces studying and making recommendations on transportation strategies to improve access and connectivity in the community and throughout the region.
  3. Prepare the annual budget for the Planning Division of Transportation and Parking. Research and monitor federal and state grant funding opportunities and apply for external funding whenever possible. Manage the budget throughout the year to ensure adequate resources are available to perform the required work. Analyze and evaluate expenditures of division budgets and make budget adjustments as necessary to address changing priorities.
  4. Operations Management and Communications: Oversee major transportation areas that include 38 permanent staff and approximately 10 temporary positions, including: Transportation Demand Management (TDM), which includes the Commuter Alternative Program (CAP); Planning, Construction, and Sustainable Technology; Sustainable Technology Development, which includes light-emitting diode (LED) initiatives, electric vehicle charging, solar panel installations, and other environmental initiatives; Maintenance, including parking decks, facilities, and equipment; Point to Point (P2P) Services, including the P2P staffing/service/financial model.

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.

Job Candidate Qualifications

Educational Requirements

Advanced degree strongly preferred. A Bachelor’s degree with significant prior experience in position of comparable scope and complexity may be considered.

Qualifications and Experience

A minimum of 10 to 12 years of experience in transportation planning, parking services administration, or related fields such as planning, policy, change management, environmental or resource management, or facilities; 8 to 10 years of experience is acceptable for candidates with an advanced degree.

The successful candidate must possess demonstrated leadership and team-building skills; advanced knowledge of urban planning or transportation planning and best practices; political acumen in understanding and negotiating organizational complexity; experience with short- and long-term budget forecasting; advanced project management experience; and exceptional communication, customer service, and collaboration skills.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in city and regional planning, transportation planning, or other closely-related field.
  • Experience in a university or non-profit setting.

How to Apply

Applications must be received in the Department of Human Resources by the closing date of 07/03/2019 to be considered. Please submit an online application for vacancy #01004594 to The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Human Resources at


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June 24, 2019

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