Transportation Area Manager

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Aug 17, 2017
Temple University
Faculty Jobs
Position Type
Alt-Ac & Post-Ac
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Under the direction of senior management, responsible for day-to-day operations of a diverse facilities workgroup/service located at Main Campus during evening hours. These workgroups deliver services which include, but are not limited to, management/oversight of evening student transportation services, management of Grounds team, supervising special events support/logistics.

As part of the transportation component of this position, the Area Manager will monitor the performance of the FLIGHT evening bus services with street observations and evaluating performance via digital cloud applications. The Area Manager will prepare operational performance reports to appraise the quality of services delivered and make relevant evaluations regarding their improvement.

In concert with the direct operations oversight, the incumbent, in this position, at various times, will be the front line supervisor for special evening events. These events include sports and/or ceremonies/conferences that occur during the evening hours. Finally, the incumbent will implement and report on those assignments as deemed necessary by management. Performs other duties as assigned.

Required Education & Experience: Bachelor's degree in Business, Logistics/Distribution OR related field. Three (3) year's of experience with transportation dispatching software such as Orion or Diad or other GPS based system. Demonstrated experience in transportation dispatching, routing, and scheduling. Experience in supervising operational processes and productivity and directing and conducting field operation activities. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.

Required Skills & Abilities: * Knowledge of transportation and dispatching best practices.

* Knowledge and understanding of DOT Federal Regulations. * Demonstrated knowledge of Federal, State, and local rules and regulations applicable to transportation.

* Understands and responds to customers��� needs on a wide range of issues.

* Strong understanding of cloud based digital dispatch systems and applications.

* Be adept at managing multiple areas.

* Possess a positive track record that demonstrates an ability to conceive, execute, and evaluate a strategic plan coupled with the savvy needed to enlist critical support.

* Exhibit strong and effective resource (staff and technology) deployment skills.

* Showcase the capacity to lead, mentor and meld staff into a highly effective team as a front line supervisor.

* Have an excellent ability to adapt to changing circumstances.

* Exhibit strong leadership that delineates action and organizational direction while at the same building confidence among others.

* Demonstrate a record of superior communication and presentation skills, successful relationship-building and collaboration with internal and external constituencies.

* Maintain an open door policy and remain highly visible among key constituents.

* Possess the interpersonal skills necessary to communicate effectively with a broad variety of constituents, as well as people of influence in many different sectors.

* Resolves and oversees complex issues, impacting the operations and/or outcomes of a work group within established policy.

* Applies discretion in decision-making based on best practices, technical expertise, and professional judgment.

* Applies creativity and innovation to problem resolution and work processes.

* Coordinates services with both external and internal service providers.

* Experience in equipment maintenance preferred including fleet and mechanized tools.

* Experience with software tools such as Microsoft Office. *** This position requires a background check *** *** This position requires a Valid, current Driver's License ***

Compliance Statement: In the performance of their functions as detailed in the position description employees have an obligation to avoid ethical, legal, financial and other conflicts of interest to ensure that their actions and outside activities do not conflict with their primary employment responsibilities at the institution. Employees are also expected to understand and be in compliance with applicable laws, University and. employment policies and regulations, including NCAA regulations for areas and departments which their essential functions cause them to interact. To obtain additional information about Temple University please visit our website at

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