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Transportation Services Manager

Colorado School of Mines
Golden, Colorado, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
May 17, 2024

Engineering a world of possibilities

The Transportation Services Manager provides oversight of all campus transportation services, including the Mines Orecart shuttle program. The manager collaborates with campus leadership, Infrastructure and Operations (I&O) departments, City of Golden transportation staff, and other internal and external stakeholders to ensure effective and efficient transportation services and operations across campus and the greater Golden area. This position is responsible for coordinating hiring, training and supervision of Transportation services staff as well as the management of the Transportation Services fleet.

The Transportation Services Manager collaborates with the leadership of I&O to drive organizational goals and priorities, assist with effective decision-making, implement project and personnel management, and execute department goals. The Transportation Services Manager will work directly with University leadership, I&O Department Directors, and other internal and external stakeholders to implement program initiatives.

This position works primarily from campus in Golden, Colorado. Expected work hours are typical business hours, with occasional nights and weekends.

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  • Conduct s trategic assessment of Transportation Services and operations in support of meeting or exceeding department goals.
  • Offer inspiration, support, and guidance to team members to achieve Transportation Services department initiatives and goals.
  • Create and foster a culture and climate conducive to high-impact teamwork.
  • Establish effective relationships with both internal and external stakeholders and serve as a representative of the I&O department and the university.
  • Directly oversee a team that drives positive results in an innovative, collaborative, effective, efficient, and high-quality manner.
  • Ensure that individuals with the appropriate mix of knowledge, skills, behaviors, and experiences are selected, and placed, with a focus on building a diverse and inclusive team.
  • Develop and oversee communication s around shuttle transportation services, protocols, policies.
  • Collect and analyze data to continually improve T ransportation S ervices operations .
  • Oversee maintenance of fleet vehicles for T ransportation S ervices .
  • Oversee and manage licens ing requirements, contractual relationships and documents, and ensure compliance with local, state and federal regulations.
  • Develop strategies to measure and assess the quality, timeliness, and effectiveness of campus T ransportation S ervices.

  • Research, identif y, and implement proven approaches to managing T ransportation S ervices operations, maximizing quality, efficiency, and resourcefulness.

  • Ensure that T ransportation S ervices procedures and policies are well understood & transparent to internal and external clients, Mines senior leadership, City of Golden and other program partners .

  • Plan, prioritize, assign, analyze and monitor workflow, and maintain appropriate staffing levels and review progress to ensure the quality and quantity of work meets standards, deadlines for deliverables, and program goals and objectives .  

  • Identify training and developmental needs and provide training to develop team member skills.   

  • Provide feedback and coaching, write and review performance plans, and evaluate and sign employee performance evaluations.  

  • Write and review position descriptions, recommend promotions or demotions, changes in pay, and sign personnel action forms.  

  • Initiate the hiring process, provide subject matter expertise to HR during the comparative analysis process, interview applicants, and hire.  

  • Develop annual revenue and expense budget forecasts for Transportation Services .
  • D evelop, implement, and maintain multi-year plans and reports indicating actual to plan variances, and projected strategies.
  • Manage departmen t operating budget to ensure expenditures are appropriate and strategic in recognition of the I&O budget .
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with members of the University community. Work effectively with senior leaders and other to ensure proper communication of transportation services activities.  

  • Build and maintain regular and effective communication with community partners and other external stakeholders, including the City of Golden, and other program partners.

  • Education: Bachelor’s degree ; 10 years or more of work experience in the field of transportation and/or fleet services may be substituted for Bachelor’s degree education requirement
  • Experience: Five (5 ) years of program and project management experience in the field of transportation and/or fleet services .
  • Five years of contract management experience.
  • Five years of personnel management experience.
  • Valid CO Driver License
  • Experience working in higher education.
  • Must be able and willing to maintain a current Colorado driver’s license.

  • Successful completion of a background check, a MVR check and pre-employment drug screen .

Salary and Benefits

$75,000 - $90,000

Mines takes into consideration a combination of candidate’s education, training and experience as well as the position’s scope and complexity, the discretion and latitude required in the role, work location, and external market and internal value when determining a salary level for potential new employees.

Colorado School of Mines offers a robust portfolio of benefits for all employees. For this role, that includes:
  • Fully paid health and dental premiums
  • Generous sick/vacation time: 13 paid holidays per year – including a week-long winter break for entire campus.
  • Fully vested retirement plan on first day of employment, with generous employer contribution
  • Tuition benefits (6 credits per year for employees, 50 percent discount for dependents)
  • Free RTD Ecopass
All Mines employees also have access to discount programs through the State of Colorado and free tickets for Mines Athletics home games, as well as access to the on-campus Recreation Center (fitness classes and training, swimming pool and more), equipment rentals through the Outdoor Rec Center, the Colorado State Employee Assistance Program (CSEAP), and backup child and elder care. Coming soon is an on-campus daycare center. For more information about benefits at Mines, go to .

How to Apply

Applicants must:
  • Complete an online application (personal information, demographic information, references, veteran status)
  • Upload a resume or CV
  • Upload a cover letter
While this posting will remain open until filled, application review will begin June 9, 2024. Applications received after that date may not be reviewed. We anticipate interviews to take place mid-summer with a start date around August 1.

References will not be contacted until later in the selection process and you will be informed before that contact is made.

Mines welcomes everyone to our team; in your application, please feel free to note which pronouns you use (For example - she/her/hers, he/him/his, they/them/theirs, etc). If you need reasonable accommodation at any point in the application or interview process, please let us know.

Successful Completion of a Background Investigation is Required for this Position.

About Mines & Golden, CO

When the world looks for answers, the world looks to Mines.

Colorado School of Mines is a top-ranked public university solving the grand challenges facing our society, particularly those related to the Earth, energy and the environment. Founded in 1874 with specialties in mining and metallurgy, Mines’ scope and mission have continually expanded to meet the needs of industry and society. Today, we are the No. 38 public university in the nation, recognized for our innovation and undergraduate teaching in science, technology engineering and math (U.S. News and World Report, 2023).

Mines graduates are change makers, boundary breakers and problem solvers. Since our earliest days, a Mines education has been and continues to be a transformational opportunity, with one of the strongest returns on investment out there for talented STEM students of all backgrounds.

At the same time, Mines faculty members are pushing their fields in new directions, whether that’s manufacturing, space resources, quantum engineering, carbon capture or more. Mines was recently classified as a R1 “Very High Activity” research institution by Carnegie, a notable feat for any university but particularly one of our size.

That size – roughly 7,000 undergraduate and graduate students – also translates to a close-knit campus community, where employees have opportunities to get involved in multiple ways, continued professional learning is valued and everyone can make an impact.

Community Alliance groups bring together employees for professional development, networking, cultural awareness and community involvement, and all Mines employees also have access to the wealth of activities happening every day on campus – nationally-renowned speakers, special events and Mines traditions like Engineering Days, just to name a few.

And don’t get us started on our hometown. We are located in the heart of Golden, Colorado --with its charming historic downtown and nearby hiking trails – and in close proximity to all that Denver and the Rocky Mountains have to offer. That includes the sunny, high-altitude climate and outstanding outdoor recreation opportunities that make the Denver area an ideal place to live, work and play.

Are you looking for an inspiring, mission-driven workplace where you can contribute to solving the world’s problems and educating the next generation of change makers? Are you an individual who values a diverse and inclusive community, where our different perspectives, experiences and cultures enrich the educational and work experience?

Look to Mines.

Equal Opportunity

Colorado School of Mines is committed to equal opportunity for all persons. Mines does not discriminate on the basis of age, sex, gender (including gender identity and gender expression), ancestry, creed, marital status, race, ethnicity, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, genetic information, veteran status or current military service. Further, Mines does not retaliate against community members for filing complaints regarding or implicating any of these protected statuses.

Mines’ commitment to nondiscrimination, affirmative action, equal opportunity and equal access is reflected in the administration of its policies, procedures, programs and activities and in its efforts to achieve a diverse student body and workforce.

Through its policies, procedures and resources, Mines complies with federal law, Colorado state law, administrative regulations, executive orders and other legal requirements to prevent discrimination (including harassment or retaliation) within the Mines campus community and to address potential allegations of inequity or concerns for safety.

Colorado School of Mines is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer committed to achieving excellence and strength through diversity. Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliance requires Colorado School of Mines to provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities. Prospective and current employees are invited to discuss accommodations . The School of Mines enforces a drug-free workplace. Successful applicants may be required to submit to drug testing. Applicants must pass a criminal background check in order to be eligible for employment

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