FLSA Classification: Exempt
Reports to: Chief Executive Officer
Date Updated: 12/20/2016
The Director, Intelligent Transportation Technology (ITS), is responsible for the identification, evaluation, and development of new business opportunities and technical content for ITS America’s conferences, webinars, publications, and newsletters. The Director helps drive the overall mission of the organization by constructing and updating the intellectual property and technical content for new and existing programs, products and services. This ITS subject matter expert is as an important resource for ITS America leadership, staff, members, and other key stakeholders.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
- Recognized authority on ITS America subject matter knowledge including technologies, partnerships, industries and solution approaches.
- Provide highly innovative solutions to further the division and lead large, cross-division functional teams or projects to grow ITS America’s long-term goals and objectives.
- Provide regular detailed and exec-summary level program status updates to key audiences including program team members and leadership.
- Plan, lead and manage assigned high-business impact educational programs to meet both ITS America advocacy and education needs and generate revenue.
- Orchestrate day-to-day program deliverable execution across functions ensuring alignment with ITS America’s business and policy objectives and specific program requirements.
- Communicate program and education progress and issues to key stakeholders and drive issues to resolution.
- Identify speakers for various panels, conferences and webinars for both ITS America and non-ITS America events.
- Develop inspiring and empowering webinars to further the educational platform for ITS America.
- Plan the delivery of the overall program and its activities in accordance with the mission and the goals of the organization.
- Develop an annual budget and operating plan to support educational and conference program.
- Develop a program and speaker evaluation framework to assess the strengths of the program and to identify areas for improvement.
- Facilitate the development of comprehensive ITSA print and electronic promotional materials for educational and conference programs.
Qualification, Knowledge and Skill Requirements:
- Advanced degree, with at least 10 years of related experience
- Extensive professional knowledge of and have an extensive network of intelligent transportation systems subject matter experts, speakers, organizations, and other key industry stakeholders.
- Unwavering commitment to quality programs and excellence in organizational and project management with the ability to achieve strategic objectives, and manage a budget.
- Proven success in developing and managing public engagement programs or campaigns, including strategy, planning, partnerships, and outcomes measurement.
- Masterful written and oral communication skills including proven success in presenting ideas, concepts and follow up reports.
- Integrity, positive attitude, mission and team driven-driven, self-directed.
- A demonstrated passion for ITS America’s mission and commitment to working collaboratively with a management team of senior professionals.
- Ability to handle a variety of constituencies, manage multiple tasks simultaneously and thrive in a complex environment with multiple priorities
- Overnight, non-local travel ~ 25% of the time.
- Tasks involve some physical effort, including light to moderate standing and walking, frequent light lifting (up to 15lb.), and minimal dexterity in the use of fingers, limbs, or body in the operation of routine office equipment. Tasks may involve extended periods of time at a computer to perform majority of the work.
- Extended period of sitting at a workstation or desk. Manual dexterity to work efficiently on computer keyboard for data entry and use other electronics and equipment routinely found in a professional office setting.
- Traveling out of the office for meetings and membership recruitment and retention efforts.
- Task requires:
- Sound perception and discrimination
- Visual perception and discrimination
- Oral communications ability.
All employees are responsible for their own safety, as well as that of others in the workplace. To help us maintain a safe workplace, everyone must be safety-conscious at all times. This position is performed in a typical office environment where the noise level is usually quiet to moderate. Work may occasionally be performed in public setting or venue such as conferences or workshops where moderate to loud noise from multiple ongoing conversations and presentations may be simultaneously occurring. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to moving mechanical parts and vehicles. Safe use of equipment, as well as safe practices while on ITS America or Customer property is essential.
ITS America will make reasonable accommodations in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and its amendments as well as other applicable local and state employment and disability laws.
ITS America is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE)