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The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials is currently hiring an Associate Program Manager for Environment position located in Washington, DC.
Nature of Position: The Associate Program Manager for Environment supports the Council on Active transportation (CAT), the Committee on Environment and Sustainability (CES) and its subcommittees, and manages various tasks under the Center for Environmental Excellence (Center).
In supporting the Council on Active Transportation, the Associate Program Manager works closely with the Program Director for Environment to implement the CAT Strategic Plan and develop an annual action plan, maintain the CAT website, and facilitate the development and submission of active transportation research statements. As staff liaison to assigned CES Subcommittees, the Associate Program Manager provides staff support to the subcommittees and serves as a liaison between the subcommittees and CES.
The Associate Program Manager assists the Center Director and Program Director to ensure AASHTO members are cognizant of key technical, legislative, regulatory and policy issues related to active transportation and environmental program and project delivery, and coordinates with state DOT members to discuss proposed federal actions. The Associate Program manager collaborates with AASHTO partners such as the US Department of Transportation, Federal resource agencies, and various transportation industry associations.
As a task manager for the Center, the Associate Program Manager supports the Center Director in establishing short- and long-term program goals and objectives; implementation strategies; planning and budgeting; contract preparation, negotiation and administration; promotion of the Center’s services and products; and coordination of activities, programs and projects with appropriate stakeholders. The Associate Program Manager assists the Center Director in overseeing the development of training materials, webinars, websites, workshops, and national conferences.
The Associate Program Manager, as directed by the Center Director and/or Program Director, represents and promotes AASHTO’s environmental goals and policies in meetings, task forces and workshops; prepares and delivers presentations; drafts responses to requests from state or federal agencies, develops and manages surveys and tabulates responses, plans and implements conference calls, meetings and conferences; disseminates informational materials to members, and performs other functions as needed.
EDUCATION: A Bachelor of Arts or Science degree is required, preferably in the transportation and environment fields. Evidence of a higher degree of professional development, such as a postgraduate education, is highly desirable.
SKILL REQUIREMENTS: Excellent written and oral communication skills. Ability to serve and represent members on councils, committees, subcommittees, and technical working groups that form the foundation of the AASHTO. Broad understanding of the US transportation system, surface transportation policy, regulations, procedures, and practices at federal and state level preferred. Project management skills including planning and tracking project budgets and deliverables. Ability to contribute in a team environment. Capability to effectively and strategically plan and organize activities, and work independently to achieve desired results. Demonstrated understanding of transportation research is preferred. Excellent written and oral communication skills. A broad understanding of the federal legislative process, surface transportation policy, regulations, procedures, and practices. Experience in environmental policy, active transportation, state transportation responsibilities, and program and project delivery is preferred. Project planning, budgeting, and management skills, including familiarity with contracts administration and financial reporting is required. Capability to effectively and strategically plan and organize activities, and work independently to achieve desired results. The ability to recognize and conceptualize problems and apply logic in developing solutions, as well as the ability to contribute in a team environment, are also necessary. The incumbent must have the ability to work well under pressure and meet deadlines.
RELEVANT EXPERIENCE: A minimum of four to six years of progressively responsible, professional experience preferably with trade and membership association experience. A master’s degree in the area of transportation policy, engineering or equivalent can substitute for the professional experience. It is desirable that the candidate have experience, either through previous employment or education, in the area of transportation and environmental policy. Prior experience in project management is preferred. A minimum of five years of progressively responsible, professional experience, preferably with a focus on transportation and environment. Prior experience in project management is desired.
AASHTO is an equal opportunity employer.