Job Title: Executive Director, Transportation & Planning (MPP II)


Type of Appointment: Full – time, Management Personnel Plan (MPP II)

Salary Range: Commensurate with Qualifications and Experience

Recruitment Closing Date: Open Until Filled
First Review: July 29, 2019

REQUIRED (All candidates must submit the following)

An on-line application

A letter of interest which explains in detail and, where possible, provides examples of how the candidate meets the qualifications specified in this announcement

A current résumé or curriculum vitae

Three references who can provide assessments of the applicant’s professional experience, accomplishments and prospect for success in this position.


The Transportation and Planning function within the Division of Administrative Affairs is responsible for developing multi-modal transportation access and mobility programs. The goal is to facilitate travel to and within the Cal Poly Pomona campus in a way that supports the University’s Strategic and Campus Master Plans.


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.


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.


Demonstrated experience in working with campus priorities in serving under-represented low-income students, reducing environmental impacts, and promoting innovation; experience with program evaluation and contract management and experience in linking cutting edge research to program implementation is preferred.


Salary is competitive and includes a comprehensive benefits package. Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience. This is a Management Personnel Plan Level II position with an attractive benefits package, which includes a vacation accrual rate of 16 hours per month, an excellent choice of medical, dental, and vision insurance, long term disability coverage, life insurance and retirement benefits.


Review of complete applications will begin July 29, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled. For application information and materials, visit our website at and refer to Job # 60776. All candidates must submit: (1) a formal University application (2) a letter of interest which explains in detail and, where possible, provides examples of how the candidate meets the qualifications specified in this announcement; (3) a current résumé or curriculum vitae; and (4) the names, titles, addresses and telephone numbers of three references who can provide assessments of the applicant’s professional experience, accomplishments and prospect for success in this position.


A background check must satisfactorily be completed before a candidate can be offered this position. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for this position. The background check consists of the following: Employment verification, education verification, reference checks, and checks of the following systems and databases: National Social Security Number/Address Locator, Felony/Misdemeanor, National Criminal Database, Federal Criminal, Department of Motor Vehicles, and National Sex Offender Registry.


Cal Poly Pomona is a smoke and tobacco-free Cal Poly Pomona hires only individuals lawfully authorized to work in the United States. In compliance with state and federal crime awareness and campus security legislation, including The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act, California Education Code section 67380, and the Higher Education Opportunity Act (HEOA), the Cal Poly Pomona Annual Security and Fire Safety Report is available at:

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The person holding this position is considered a `limited reporter’ under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

This position is currently on the List of Conflict of Interest Designated Positions for Cal Poly Pomona. This requires the filing of a statement of Economic Interest on an annual basis and the completion of training within 6 months of assuming office and every two years thereafter. Visit the Human Resource Services Conflict of Interest webpage link for additional information on designated positions:


Cal Poly Pomona is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer. The university subscribes to all state and federal regulations and prohibits discrimination based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex, gender identity/gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, age, disability, genetic information, medical condition, and covered veteran status.