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Tribal Transport Program Manager
Post Date: 05/05/2022
Close Date: 05/18/2022
PO Box 6150, Dept 3140

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$50,000 - $69,999


Job Description:
The Upper Great Plains Transportation Institute (UGPTI) at NDSU is seeking candidates for a Tribal Transportation Program Manager position. The primary objectives of this position are to: (1) work collaboratively with Tribal governments, State agencies, and other stakeholders in North Dakota and the region with the goal of engaging Tribal nations in prioritizing and promoting activities related to transportation planning, safety, asset management, and policy development; (2) lead and coordinate the Upper Great Plains Transportation Institute’s Tribal outreach, technical assistance, training, technology transfer, and workforce development activities; (3) advise UGPTI’s director on programs, priorities, and opportunities for improving all modes of transportation in Tribal areas; and (4) seek grant funding opportunities for UGPTI that will help the agency realize its Tribal transportation goals. The position will require periodic travel.

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Advertised Salary:
$65,000 +/DOE 

Applicant Materials Required:
NDSU Online Application
Cover Letter
Resume or Vita
Proof of Veterans Preference
Official Transcripts

NDSU offers a comprehensive benefits package which includes single or family health insurance coverage with premiums paid for by the university – with an effective date for new employees the first of the month following date of hire. Other benefits include, wellness benefits, basic life insurance, retirement plan, tuition waiver, annual leave, EAP, sick leave and holiday pay. Optional benefits include supplemental life, dental, vision, long-term care insurance, flexible spending account, and supplemental retirement plans.

Minimum Qualifications:
*A baccalaureate degree from an accredited U.S. institution with at least 10 years of professional work experience
*Knowledge of and respect for American Indian culture and values
*Experience with Tribal communities, including professional work with American Indians or Tribal governments
*Demonstrated knowledge of transportation issues and policies
*Excellent written and verbal communication skills with the ability to lead meetings, write news articles, develop grant proposals, and deliver *professional presentations
*Ability to work in a collaborative manner to effectively collect and deliver knowledge based on tribal priorities
*Human relation skills needed to successfully establish and grow relationships with Tribal transportation stakeholders.

Preferred Qualifications:
*An advanced degree in the social sciences, law, or business
*Demonstrated leadership in focusing attention on and facilitating solutions to Tribal transportation issues, as evidenced by work products and leadership roles in national and regional organizations such as (but not limited to) the Transportation Research Board, AASHTO, the National *Association of County Engineers, and Local and Tribal Technical Assistance Program Centers
*Familiarity with Tribal government structures, the details of Tribal-Federal relationships, and the Tribal Transportation Program administrated by the Bureau of Indian Affairs
*More than 20 years of directly relevant experience in Tribal transportation planning, technical assistance, training, technology transfer, and legal/policy development activities

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