Executive Director, Transportation and Planning

Pomona, CA

Posted: 7/3/19
Deadline: 7/29/19
Reference Number: 60776

About This Organization

Cal Poly Pomona

Cal Poly Pomona is a member of the California State University System. More information at

Job Duties

The Executive Director, Transportation & Planning reports directly to the Vice President for Administration, Finance, and Strategic Development and Chief Financial Officer, and performs executive functions as follows:
– Develops, directs, and implements work programs and plans for improved access to and within Cal Poly Pomona, in support of the campus plans and initiatives. These include parking supply, transit, pedestrian and bicycle facilities, ride matching services, efficient class scheduling, and other strategies.
– Forms and manages partnerships with transit agencies, new mobility providers, transportation app providers, neighboring campuses and activity centers, and neighboring jurisdictions to deliver improved access and mobility options for Cal Poly Pomona.
– Conducts transportation studies, researching best practice and developing programs. Forms partnerships with academic departments to foster innovation in advanced transportation applications.
– In consultation with the Director of Parking Services, undertakes financial modeling of alternative parking pricing options, bond repayment schedules, costs and risks of external partnerships, and related financial analyses.
– Monitors the effectiveness of existing programs and offers recommendation revisions and changes on a regular basis. Prepares and issues reports on performance-based, agreed-upon metrics.
– Oversees the collection and analysis of data on travel modes, trip patterns, parking supply and utilization, shuttle operations, and other relevant factors. Recommends technologies for data collection and issues regular reports to the Vice President for Administration, Finance and Strategic Development
and Chief Financial Officer for Cabinet and stakeholder review.
– Develops and manages a communications strategy and marketing plan regarding campus transportation for internal and external audiences.
– Consults and coordinates with campus advisory groups such as the Transportation Advisory Committee, and engages faculty, students, and staff in delivering solutions.
– Participates in strategic planning and campus planning initiatives related to modes of transportation and campus connectivity.
– Researches, develops and writes grant applications related to alternative transportation, energy conservation, etc.
– Evaluates the long-term and short-term demands for parking spaces, walkways and bike paths.
– In partnership with University Parking Services and University Facilities Management and Construction, develops appropriate strategies based on the campus master plan to meet campus demand in relation to transportation.
– In partnership with University Parking Services, University Financial Services and the Office of Financing & Treasury at the Chancellor’s Office, develops accurate and effective proposals to demonstrate the need for required parking facilities, including developing comprehensive financial planning documents.
– Works in conjunction with the Office of Institutional Equity and Compliance on ADA parking related facilities and transportation.
– Works in conjunction with campus partners to develop a viable campus policy/Presidential Order on the use of skateboards, bicycles and scooters; and performs other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications

Master’s Degree from an accredited college or university in urban or regional planning AND five (5) or more years of senior-manager experience in higher education or related transportation organizations;
experience with multimodal transportation planning, programming, and implementation; familiarity or experience working with transportation agencies, technology partners, other educational institutions, and local governments; and familiarity or experience working with and planning for vehicle access and
parking, pedestrian and bicycle facilities, ridesharing, and new mobility forms. The candidate must have demonstrated understanding of legal issues affecting mobility provision, such as contracting and ADA requirements; demonstrated experience and effectiveness in working effectively in a complex higher
education environment or similar large organization; experience in creating, promoting and building upon campus-based partnerships, internally and with outside organizations; and demonstrated ability to contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community and work as well as experience
working in an inclusive environment. The candidate must have the ability to work effectively across a wide range of internal and external audiences; excellent project management and negotiation skills, including the capability of managing large scale projects; excellent communication skills (written and verbal) with ability to produce comprehensive communications, reports and presentations; working knowledge of Sections 504 and 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, California Title 24 Accessibility Regulations, and the Americans with Disabilities Act Accessibility Guidelines (ADAAGs), as amended and modified by court decisions and as applicable to transportation and transportation-related mobility
programs. The candidate must have knowledge of and experience in the development of policies, procedures, and practices that assure program accessibility and a clear understanding of reasonable accommodation as it applies to transportation access; and excellent judgment and discretion in handling confidential and sensitive issues and information.

Required Application Materials

On-line application, letter of interest, resume, names of three references