We seek a dynamic transportation professional to serve as a program manager at the UCLA Institute of Transportation Studies (ITS), a national leader in transportation research and community of scholars studying transportation finance, public transit, and innovative mobility. We work across the UCLA campus to coordinate, conduct, and promote research that produces real results in California and around the globe.

For our program manager, we are seeking someone with experience and interest in equity and mobility, either as a researcher or practitioner. Candidates with strong knowledge and interest in innovative mobility services (carshare, rideshare, bikeshare) are preferred. Working knowledge of public transit, travel behavior, transportation finance, and surface transportation policy is a plus.

Functionally, we are looking for a transportation professional who can assist in developing a multi-year research program, work with external partners, and curate content for a major executive education program.  

ITS hosts the annual UCLA Lake Arrowhead Symposium on the Transportation-Land Use-Environment Connection, a 27-year old institution in California planning and policymaking. The program manager will take a lead role in developing that program and working with external partners to ensure its success.

ITS is recognized as a leader in the fields of equity and innovative mobility. UCLA Director Brian Taylor served as chair of the National Academies study which examined the rise of transportation enabled transportation services. The White House recognized Professor Evelyn Blumenberg as a Champion of Change for her work linking transportation access, employment, and poverty. UCLA ITS is also home to renowned parking scholar Professor Donald Shoup. The program manager will work with these faculty members and others to expand the reach and impact of the center .

This is a unique opportunity to join the ITS team as a key contributor in creating and disseminating knowledge.

The position is for a one-year contract, with the possibility for future extensions. Anticipated pay is $60,000 – $75,000 annually.

For details and to apply, visit UCLA’s careers portal.