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University of North Carolina Executive Director Transportation and Parking (Chapel Hill, NC)

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Primary Purpose of Organizational Unit
The UNC Chapel Hill Department of Transportation and Parking is an essential part of UNC Chapel Hill and is responsible for coordinating all traffic, parking and transportation services for UNC Chapel Hill’s campus. The department strives to provide a high level of service to students, employees and visitors who work, live, and visit the University and UNC Health Care System. Transportation & Parking (T&P), partners with stakeholders and customers to manage this key University infrastructure system effectively and efficiently balancing limited resources and the diverse needs of the campus community. The department manages 10 parking decks and 160 surface parking areas with approximately 23,000 parking spaces providing employee, student, patient/visitor, and event access to the UNC campus. The University and UNC HealthCare System rely on a multi-modal transportation system that is heavily dependent upon local and regional transportation to provide access to the campus and hospitals. UNC partners with local and regional transit agencies to provide fare free at boarding local transit and subsidized regional transit opportunities for employees and students. T&P services and partners include Chapel Hill Transit, Triangle Transit Authority, Piedmont Area Rapid Transit, and Chatham Transit Network in addition to the UNC P2P Express and P2P On-Demand services. T&P also offers a UNC Commuter Alternative Program (CAP) that incentivizes commuting opportunities including off-campus park & ride with frequent transit, Zip Ride (car rental by the hour), Zim Ride (ride sharing service), and van pool subsidy and coordination. T&P plans, manages, and implements traffic, transit, and parking services on a daily basis and during major campus events such as large-scale athletic events, performing arts, Commencement, and VIP visits occurring at UNC.

Position Summary
The Executive Director of Transportation and Parking serves as the University’s strategic advisor and chief resource for transportation services, parking operations, and transportation strategic planning. This position serves as the University’s representative on multiple community planning and governance committees and oversees a team of individuals who support the operations and policy development for these areas. These include the major functional areas Transportation, Planning, and Parking Operations, and shared oversight of Fiscal Services. The position has direct authority to manage and negotiate with entities on the Chapel Hill Transit (CHT) Partnership. The Executive Director also leads the University’s transportation and parking functions during large-scale campus events, such as athletic events and celebrations, and maintains transportation functions and infrastructure during campus emergencies in accordance with Emergency Support Function (ESF) # 1 protocols. The position reports to the Associate Vice Chancellor for Real Estate and Campus Enterprises.

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements
Relevant post-Baccalaureate degree required (or foreign degree equivalent) with three years or greater of related professional experience; for candidates demonstrating comparable professional backgrounds, will accept a relevant Bachelor’s degree (or foreign degree equivalent) and five years or greater of relevant experience in substitution.

Required Qualifications, Competencies, and Experience
A minimum of 10 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; progressively responsible experience in parking and transportation operations; 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, Competencies, and Experience
Advanced degree in business administration, public administration or transportation or planning-related field.

Experience in managing parking and transit systems in a university or non-profit setting, including the maintenance management for parking facilities.

Understanding of the National Incident Management System (NIMS).

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