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Director of Transportation

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Department Statement

Reporting to the Associate Vice President for Emergency Management, Campus Safety, and Environmental Health and Safety and working closely with colleagues within the Dean of the College Division and partnering with other Divisions around campus, the Director of Transportation is responsible for directing and supervising the transportation operations at Colgate University by managing staff and drivers to maintain the University vehicle fleet and transportation schedules.


The director is responsible for overseeing all transportation-related operations within the institution. This role involves strategic planning, managing transportation resources, ensuring compliance with safety regulations, enhancing the overall transportation experience for the campus community, and ensuring the efficient and safe transportation of students, faculty, staff, and visitors.

The director provides regular training and guidance to staff and maintains detailed records of vehicle repair records.

Responsibilities include:
  • Supervise vehicle fleet operations for the University; maintain University-owned vehicles; including buses, vans, etc.
  • Oversee travel logistics and manage a team of drivers
  • Hire and supervise service providers to ensure optimum vehicle performance
  • Coordinate service schedule using ridership data and student feedback
  • Ensure the requisition of parts and supplies required for regular vehicle equipment maintenance; maintain records of maintenance work performed on each vehicle or equipment unit.
  • Ensure University compliance with all safety regulations and requirements as applicable.
  • Maintained detailed financial records to ensure responsible and efficient use of the allotted department funds, including records of fuel, oil, engine coolant, and other vehicle supplies used.
  • Operate equipment as needed.
  • Provide off-campus pick-ups as needed.
  • Ensure that all vehicles that travel off-campus are registered and inspected per New Your State and Federal guidelines and best practices.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Associate Vice President of Emergency Management, Campus Safety, and Environmental Health.
Professional Experience/ Qualifications
  • Minimum of 10 years of experience in transportation management, preferably in a higher education or a large institutional setting.
  • CDL C license with P Endorsement and clean driving record
  • Strong leadership skills with a proven track record of successfully managing transportation operations and teams.
  • In-depth knowledge of transportation regulations, safety and compliance standards, and emerging trends in the transportation industry.
  • Excellent communication, negotiation, and interpersonal skills for collaborating with various stakeholders. Strong problem-solving skills.
  • Proficiency in budget management, data analysis, and familiarity with transportation software/systems.
  • Demonstrated effectively leading and inspiring teams.
  • As a designated “essential employee,” must remain on duty beyond normal shift or report to duty without advance notice; must be able to work any time of day, day of the week, and holiday. Ability to work a rotating schedule.
Preferred Qualifications

Familiarity with environmental sustainability practices in transportation is advantageous.


A Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Transportation Management, or related field is strongly preferred, but not required.

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Open Until Filled

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EEO Statement

It is the policy of Colgate University not to discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of their race, color, creed, religion, age, sex, pregnancy, national origin, marital status, disability, protected Veterans status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, being or having been victims of domestic violence or stalking, familial status, or any other categories covered by law. Colgate is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Candidates from historically underrepresented groups, women, persons with disabilities, and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.
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 Colgate University

Colgate is a distinctive, leading American university known for its intellectual rigor, world-class professors, campus of stunning beauty, and alumni famously loyal to their alma mater.

Time and time again, the world has shown an urgent need for citizens with the ability to create, explore, examine, and connect human knowledge. Colgate University has been answering that call through centuries of academic rigor in the liberal arts tradition.

Colgate attracts world-renowned faculty in a breadth of subject matters as well as innovative leaders in higher-ed administration, all dedicated to building on an educational tradition that has prepared generations of Colgate graduates for success. 

Colgate is deeply invested in employees’ success, and we all work together to ensure that students receive the premier education that is at the University’s core.

The Colgate campus, ranked as one of the most beautiful in the nation, is a place where students develop lifelong bonds with each other, faculty, and staff.

Colgate is located in the village of Hamilton, a community of about 3,800 residents who enjoy downtown’s art galleries and restaurants and who take pride in the many historic homes and public buildings.

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