Brandeis University is delighted to announce a career opportunity as a Transportation System Manager. This position is responsible for overseeing the successful deployment of the University transportation system. Transportation includes a mix of student services and outsourced transportation contracts. This role will oversee developing, monitoring, and implementing the university transportation services for optimum service, efficiency and safety. The position also has lead responsibilities over the campus transportation and accessibility transportation (AT) services operations . The position provides direction, leadership, recommendations and guidance that are consistent with the operational needs and initiatives of the University.Â Other responsibilities include developing and presenting alternative transportation education programs to students, faculty, and staff.
Typical Duties and Responsibilities:
The duties listed are not all-inclusive. Duties assigned to individuals may vary
General Services 50%Â The Transportation system manager is the university communityâ™s primary contact for the majority of transportation services and programs.Â Ensures third party vendor is meeting contractual obligations of quality and safety of service, maintenance of vehicles, quality of drivers etc. In collaboration with the third-party vendor, reviews and revises transportation schedules to ensure optimal efficiency in terms of both costs and carbon emissions. Conducts quality inspections, assesses training needs, and schedules for appropriate action. Provide and monitor ridership data and develop regular reporting and recommendations.Â Generates expense projections on transit service programs. Develop and implement a quality assurance program for transportation services quality of ridership expectations. Oversee transportation budget and monitoring all expenses to ensure the service stays within funding limitations.
Communication and Program Development 30% Compose and distribute individual and campus-wide communications about transportation services, including website, email, social media, printed media, phone information, and presentations to groups.Responds and monitors transportation inquiries via email, telephone, social media etc. Maintains the transportation website and ensures that the mobile application provided by the third-party vendor is up to date and in sync.Â In an effort for continuous service improvements, develops and deploys surveys on the quality and consistency of services. Works to develop, recommend, advocate, and promote alternative means of transportation for students, faculty, and staff, including but not limited to public transportation, university transportation services, carpooling and rideshare matching, biking and walking, and off-site parking. Investigates and develops a program that may include distributing to departments and students Charlie Cards, mTickets, Commuter rail MBTA subsidies, etc.
Management of Student StaffÂ 20%Â Leads, directs, coordinates, and monitors Student staff and interns. Student staff will be recruited to two programs within transportation services.Â Conduct student recruitment and coordinate staffing assignments to ensure shifts are staffed appropriately for Brandeis direct services. Assesses training needs and facilitates ongoing training to ensure maximum effectiveness and safety. Orients staff to department and university policies and procedures. Train new employees in all aspects of their work and provide ongoing and continuous feedback. Provide input on staff performance. Examples of services student staff will provide are quality assurance riders who rate the quality of the service from the rider experience against a specific criterion set by the university.Â The other direct service is drivers providing accessibility transportation services to the campus.
Two years of college-level coursework in public administration, business administration, urban or transportation planning or a related field. Related experience may substitute for college-level coursework on a year-for-year basis.
Five years of transportation experience, one of which must have been in an administrative support role.
Experience in Higher Education transportation services is a plus. Must hold a valid driverâ™s license
Knowledge of alternative transportation options; Customer service standards and principles; Current transportation issues is a plus
Knowledge of applicable local, state, and federal rules and regulations required.
As a medium-sized private research university with global reach, we are dedicated to first-rate undergraduate education while making groundbreaking discoveries. Four major academic units with 3,600 undergraduates and 2,050 graduate students comprise the University: the College of Arts and Sciences, the Heller School for Social Policy and Management, the International Business School, and the Rabb School of Continuing Studies. In 1985, Brandeis was elected to membership in the prestigious Association of American Universities (AAU), which represents the 62 leading research universities in the United States and Canada. Brandeis has been ranked among the top 35 national universities by U.S. News & World Report every year since the rankings’ inception. Our 235-acre campus is located in the suburbs of Boston, a global hub for higher education and innovation. Our faculty are leaders in their fields, as passionate about teaching and mentorship as they are about pushing the boundaries of knowledge. Our students are motivated, compassionate, curious and open to exploring new and challenging experiences. Brandeis was founded in 1948 as a nonsectarian university under the sponsorship of th...e American Jewish community to embody its highest ethical and cultural values and to express its gratitude to the United States through the traditional Jewish commitment to education. By being a nonsectarian university that welcomes students, teachers and staff of every nationality, religion and orientation, Brandeis renews the American heritage of cultural diversity, equal access to opportunity and freedom of expression.