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Associate Program Manager for Multimodal Transportation

By January 6, 2023
  • Full Time
  • Washington, DC
  • January 30, 2023


The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials is currently hiring an Associate Program Manager for Multimodal Transportation, a full-time position located in our Washington, DC office.

Nature of Position:

The Associate Program Manager for Multimodal Transportation supports the administration and implementation of programs, projects, and special assignments for the councils operating under the Program Director for Multimodal Transportation (PD-MT). The councils supported by this position include Aviation and Rail Transportation; contract programs supported include the State-Amtrak Intercity Passenger Rail Committee and the Next Generation Corridor Equipment Committee; the UAS/AAM Working Group – a cross council/committee working group for emerging technology; as well as the Technical Service Program: AASHTO Rail Resource Center.

The Associate Program Manager for Multimodal Transportation is responsible for organizing, developing and moderating regular committee and subcommittee conference calls and meetings as assigned; coordinating discussions among member states on proposed federal actions including policy development and comment submission; assisting in planning and implementation of national conferences, training workshops, webcasts, webinars and meetings with state DOTs and external stakeholders; supporting research efforts that enhance the state of practice at state DOTs; receiving and answering inquiries from members and the public, and; managing council and technical service websites.

Working closely with the PD-MT, the Associate Program Manager is also responsible for gathering, synthesizing, and communicating information to the Policy Team, AASHTO staff, and members of AASHTO committees; providing on-going project management and budgeting support; developing presentations and letters for AASHTO members and the PD-MT and Policy Director, and; performing a wide range of routine tasks such as drafting correspondence to stakeholders, conducting surveys and tabulating results, coordinating meetings and teleconferences, filing expense reports, processing invoice requests, processing travel requests for members and consultants and tracking billing against budgeting for accuracy.

The Associate Program Manager develops and maintains professional relationships with individuals and organizations in the transportation community, including associations, government agencies, academia, and the private sector. The incumbent may represent and promote AASHTO’s policy goals in meetings, task forces and workshops, as directed by the PD-MT.

Position Requirements:

The successful candidate will have a minimum of four to six years of progressively responsible, professional experience preferably with trade and membership associations. A Bachelor of Arts or Science degree is required and evidence of a higher degree of professional development, such as a postgraduate education, is highly preferred.

The candidate must have excellent written and oral communication skills; ability to serve and represent members on councils, committees, subcommittees, and technical working groups that form the foundation of AASHTO; and an understanding of the US transportation system, surface transportation policy, regulations, procedures, and practices at federal and state level preferred. Candidate must also have project management skills including planning and tracking project budgets and deliverables and have the ability to contribute in a team environment.  Candidate should have the capability to effectively and strategically plan and organize activities, and work independently to achieve desired results. Demonstrated understanding of transportation research is preferred.

How to Apply:

Applicants should submit a resume to recruiter@aashto.org by Monday, January 30th, 2023.

Who We Are:

AASHTO is a nonprofit, nonpartisan association representing transportation departments in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. We represent all transportation modes including: air, highways, public transportation, active transportation, rail, and water. Our goal is to foster the development, operation, and maintenance of an integrated national transportation system that is safe and efficient for every individual. We strive to educate the public and key decision makers about the critical role that transportation plays in securing a good quality of life and sound economy for our nation.

The culture displayed at AASHTO is one of inclusiveness. AASHTO fosters a supportive working environment for staff and focuses on both the professional and personal successes of employees. Additionally, employees benefit from a collective workplace that genuinely cares about them and what they do.

Perks and Benefits:

This position would primarily report out of our Washington, DC office located in Metro Center. AASHTO offers employees hybrid work flexibilities and this role may be approved to work remotely up to 2-3 days per week.

Additionally, as a full-time employee, you are eligible for:

  • A retirement plan with a highly competitive matching and contribution structure
  • Comprehensive health insurance benefits
  • A robust transit benefit
  • Generous leave accrual
  • Flexible work schedules and telework options

AASHTO is an equal opportunity employer. AASHTO has a COVID-vaccination policy in place which requires all employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19, unless they have an approved religious or medical accommodation.

To apply for this job email your details to recruiter@aashto.org