Executive Director

Jul 2, 2024 | News

The Alan M. Voorhees Transportation Center (VTC) seeks a new Executive Director who will oversee the center’s research program, technical services and other initiatives, including external relations, communications, business development, and fundraising. The Executive Director is responsible for overall executive management of VTC, including developing and monitoring the Center’s budget and handling personnel issues in compliance with school and university policies. The Executive Director will also secure externally-sponsored grants and contracts and lead and conduct research on selected projects.

The successful applicant should have a minimum of a Master’s degree in city and regional planning, transportation, or related field plus a minimum of five years of related experience. Knowledge of federal and state laws and local transportation decision-making is required. The ability to supervise research teams, including student researchers, is needed as is the ability to address a variety of potential personnel issues. Strong written and oral communication skills and the ability to conduct independent research are requirements.

Full details and requirements are in the online posting – all applications must be submitted through this link: https://jobs.rutgers.edu/postings/230806. Inquiries may be directed to Prof. Robert Noland, Director of the Voorhees Transportation Center, at: rnoland@rutgers.edu.

The Alan M. Voorhees Transportation Center is a national leader in the research and development of innovative transportation policy. Located within the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers, the Center brings to bear the full array of resources of a major research university on transportation issues of regional and national significance. VTC includes the National Transit Institute, which was created by Congress in 1992 to design and deliver training and education programs for the U.S. transit industry. Currently the annual budget of VTC is about $4 million annually and the center comprises over 25 full-time research staff and affiliated faculty.

The mission of the Alan M. Voorhees Transportation Center is to solve problems, share knowledge, and inform decisions. We do this by engaging with our research customers, policy makers, and civic leaders, conducting leading-edge research, delivering high-quality training and education programs, and providing insightful technical assistance on a range of critical transportation planning and policy topics. We pursue our mission with a strong commitment to equity, empathy, empowerment, and social justice.