Position Description: The Executive Director (ED) of Events & Transportation (E&T) develops and administers a broad array of programs, services, policies, and infrastructure to provide and regulate access to and mobility on the UCLA campus. This includes transportation demand management (TDM); parking; traffic control systems; campus transit; bicycle, micromobility and pedestrian safety; shared mobility services; public transportation agency agreements; campus fleet acquisition and maintenance; commuter support programs; control of access to and use of outdoor and classroom space for events and film shoots. The ED oversees all transportation, parking and traffic systems for the campus, including policy development and enforcement, infrastructure, programs, and education. The ED also oversees campus extracurricular programs and activities, including event related policies, contracts and governance. This includes oversight and administration of the Public and Operations calendars, and 8,000 events annually (including high profile events such as UCLA Commencement and Special Olympics).
The ED holds a highly visible and politically sensitive position whose role is closely scrutinized by UCLA's diverse campus constituency and the surrounding community. The ED operates in a dynamic environment, overseeing the comprehensive operations and complex activities of Commuter & Parking Services, the Events Office, Fleet & Transit, and Mobility Planning & Traffic Systems. To effectively perform the responsibilities of this position, the ED must balance user needs and service expectations with prudent business practices that impact performance, efficiency and cost, and possess the vision to move the division on a course of continuous process improvement and service excellence, while meeting the diverse needs of the campus and the community at large for access to University resources.
As the foremost campus operational transportation policy leader, the ED represents UCLA in multi-jurisdictional forums with far reaching political implications. The ED must possess the planning foresight and leadership ability to navigate a very complex urban transportation environment with extensive and often competing demands and is responsible for advocating on behalf of the campus interests with public transit agencies and local government officials to expand access to the campus via sustainable transportation modes, including regional mass transit, and interfacing with the campus community, the Westwood Village Improvement Association and neighborhood organizations regarding transportation issues impacting the community at large. In support of the Healthy Campus Initiative, the ED provides leadership on issues, policies and infrastructure impacting health and safety and the livability of the UCLA campus via its built environment. The ED must keep abreast of legislative/regulatory changes at the state/federal level, and best practices in business process, financial management and leading edge technology, while exhibiting a high degree of prudence and integrity with regard to the management of multi-million dollar assets.
The ED formulates business strategies to run a successful division with over $78.7M in revenues, generating sufficient revenues to support programs, cover debt service and meet financial benchmarks, while maintaining user fees at or below market levels. From both a financial and a service perspective, E&T is a major contributor in support of the greater University mission, lending financial support to campus projects and programs, including $3.5M annual Ground Rent, the financial support for student organization events via revenues from eternal events and film shoots, and subsidies for TDM from parking revenues. E&T has a combined operating budget of over $62.2M; annual debt service/non-operating expense of $14.6M; and staff of 367 FTE/headcount of 540.
Special Instructions: The target salary range for this position is from $200,000 to $240,000 annually.
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UCLA is known worldwide for the breadth and quality of its academic, research, health care, cultural, continuing education and athletic programs. UCLA offers undergraduate degrees in more than 127 majors and graduate degrees in 198 program areas. UCLA has 11 highly regarded professional schools. Eight are ranked among the nation's top 15 in their field by U.S. News & World Report. UCLA is consistently among the most popular campus in the nation for undergraduate applicants. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. Benefits:UCLA offers a comprehensive benefits package, including an average of three weeks' vacation per year; an average of 12 days per year sick leave; 13 paid holidays per year; health, dental and optical benefits; life insurance; disability insurance; the University of California Retirement Plan with 5 year vesting and various voluntary UC Savings Plans. There are also special programs and privileges available, such as accessibility to cultural and recreational programs, athletic events, and the University Credit Union.