Transportation Policy Research Center Director
Requisition Number: 0811081
Position Summary: Roles and responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following. 1. Establish and lead a nationally competitive transportation policy research center. 2. Pursue opportunities and obtain external funding to grow the research enterprise 3. Provide leadership, management, and direction to all staff conducting research for, or responding to requests for support from key constituents and stakeholders such as the members of Alabama's congressional delegation, the state's executive and legislative branches, other elected and appointed officials, and the private sector. 4. Work closely with constituents and stakeholders as necessary to assure that research needs are being effectively addressed, and that future needs are anticipated. 5. Serve as the technical lead on the directed research effort, including identifying appropriate staff, assigning work, and assuring timely responses with the information delivered in the format that is most useful to the legislature. 6. Establish a role for an external advisory committee (may be a subset of the ATI advisory council) for the center. With the support and concurrence of the Executive Team, select members of this committee. 7. Other duties as assigned.
Minimum Preferred Qualifications: Required qualifications 1. Earned Master's degree in a transportation policy related field such as Economics, Engineering, Law, Public Administration, or Public Policy. 2. A minimum of 20 years of professional experience in transportation policy, economics, or finance programs initiatives, with at least 6 years leading a transportation policy related program or center. 3. Demonstrated ability to lead multi-faceted, interdisciplinary research and implementation program involving dynamic, customer-focused research teams. 4. Demonstrated working knowledge of emerging issues across all modes and areas of transportation, including finance, freight, mobility, technology, public engagement, and transportation data. 5. Demonstrated working knowledge and understanding of state government and legislative processes. 6. Proven excellent oral and written communication skills with strong interpersonal and presentation skills. 7. Demonstrated ability to handle multiple projects and responsibilities simultaneously and meet schedules, deadlines, and constraints. 8. Must have strong/well developed problem-solving and analytical skills. 9. Ability to build and leverage relationships with internal and external customers. Ability to adapt to changing environment and adept at problem-solving. Desired qualifications 1. Doctoral degree and / or certification in a transportation related field such as Economics, Engineering, Law, Public Administration, or Public Policy. 2. A minimum of 12 years of experience leading groups, centers, or departments to address state and national level transportation policy, economics, or finance needs and challenges 3. Professional licensure or certification in a transportation related field such as Engineering, Law, Planning, etc. 4. Leadership role(s) in professional organizations or societies at the regional or national level. 5. Experience leading public-private initiatives, including interactions with university researchers.
Special Instructions: Required documents: 1. Cover letter 2. Curriculum vitae / resume 3. Other Document 1: List of FIVE references with contact information (Phone number, E-mail address) Optional documents 1. Other Document 2: Relevant supporting material(s)
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