Maryland - Posted on: Wednesday 06/11/14
The Assistant Director provides leadership for the department’s sustainability initiatives and in particular, provides key leadership for the University-wide bicycle program in collaboration with several other units across campus. The Assistant Director also manages all departmental communications and marketing initiatives on UM’s College Park campus and the department’s transit service on the University of Baltimore (UMB)campus. This position is responsible for all external correspondence on behalf of the department and the director.
Serving as a member of the Department of Transportation’s senior leadership team and reporting to the Director, the Assistant Director supervises a staff of four members on the marketing and external communications team.
The successful candidate will possess a Bachelor’s degree preferably in communications, environmental science, public policy, marketing, English, journalism, or relevant area.
A minimum of four years of related work experience and minimum of three years supervisory experience is required.
The successful candidate will demonstrate a keen interest in environmental sustainability and enthusiasm for biking as a mode of commuting as well as have the ability to contribute to the vision for a sustainable transportation program.
The candidate will also be able to manage multiple priorities, leverage technology to maximize marketing and specific program efforts, cultivate relationships both on and off campus, supervise a diverse staff, and function well both independently and within a team.
Knowledge of marketing and communications principles, effective interpersonal communication skills both with individuals and with groups, excellent written and verbal skills, judgment and discretion, and dedication to providing high-quality customer service will be important in the selection of the new Assistant Director.
- Experience working with a senior leadership team is strongly preferred.
- Prior work experience in a University setting is preferred.