Reports to the Associate Vice President for Facilities Management.
About the position
The Parking and Transportation department supports the University’s mission by providing safe, convenient, and well-maintained parking and transit services, while promoting and facilitating alternative modes of transportation. Our services maximize campus access through financially and environmentally sustainable practices, superior customer service, and professional management. Current parking inventory for the Monroe and MCV Campuses includes 18 decks with approximately 10,025 spaces, and 45 surface parking lots with 3,225 spaces.
Reporting to the Associate Vice President for Facilities Management, the Director of Parking and Transportation provides leadership and direct oversight of the University’s parking, transportation, and fleet management programs. This includes proactively managing all parking assignments, decks and related facilities, shuttle services, vanpool, carpool, and numerous and growing alternative transportation programs. This position will be responsible for managing fleet services through the Virginia Department of General Services. The current fleet is comprised of approximately 250 vehicles.
The Director will provide organizational leadership, fiscal operations support, business management, and policy development that aligns with the goals and priorities of the University. Duties will include managing the departmental budget of approximately $18 million, budget projections, and in conjunction with the Procurement Department, overseeing vendor relationships to include contract negotiations and reviews for other functional areas.
As a part of the leadership team in Facilities Management, the Director will work closely with Planning and Design, Financial Services, Environmental Health and Safety, Emergency Preparedness, Construction Management, Staff Operations, University Police, and the Executive Director of Physical Plant. This position will supervise a team of 51 full-time and 29 hourly employees. Much of the operations of this department are scheduled and supported on a 365/24/7 basis, requiring early mornings, nights, and weekends.
With a total student population of more than 31,000, Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) is a public research university located in the capital city of Richmond, VA. The VCU Health System is an urban teaching hospital and is home to VCU Medical Center, the #1 ranked medical center in the Richmond metropolitan area with the only Level I trauma center in central Virginia. Together they make VCU the largest employer in the city of Richmond (22,888 including VCU and VCU Health employees).
Founded in 1838 and currently belonging to the elite group of R1 – Doctoral Universities with Highest Research Activity by Carnegie Classification, VCU enrolls students from all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and 108 countries. Students choose from 59 undergraduate, 69 master’s, 42 doctoral programs, three first-professional programs and 44 certificate programs offered by 11 schools and three colleges. With two main campuses on 173 acres in the historic downtown area, as well as satellite campuses located across the state and internationally, VCU boasts a diverse campus community, including approximately 43 percent of the student body identifying as minority, as well as an 18:1 student-faculty ratio, and more than 500 student clubs and organizations.
One of the largest academic health centers in the nation with a 52-acre footprint one block from Capitol Square, VCU Health System also maintains over 2.5 million square feet of facilities in satellite locations surrounding the city, including research space at the Virginia Biotechnology Research Park. In addition to VCU Medical Center, the $3.2 billion health system includes Community Memorial Hospital, the Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU, the Virginia Premier Health Plan (a 220,000-member non-profit Managed Care Organization), and the MCV Physicians (a faculty practice plan with more than 700 members and 770 residents and fellows).