Job Opening: Transportation Alternatives Planning

The Miami Valley Regional Planning Commission is accepting applications for a Director, Transportation Alternatives Planning.  MVRPC serves an innovative multi-county region of approximately one million people in the area surrounding Dayton (southwest Ohio).  As a Regional Planning Commission (RPC), the agency provides planning services for members, functions as the Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) for the Dayton area and is the designated Areawide Water Quality planning agency for a five county area.

Historically, the Region is known as the birthplace of the Wright Brothers and aviation, poet Paul Lawrence Dunbar, home of Wright Patterson Airforce Base, and formerly a large General Motors manufacturing presence. Today, the Miami Valley is experiencing a revival of all business sectors including manufacturing with Fuyao, a large Chinese glass manufacturer, a growing technology sector involving unmanned aerial systems, and growing universities and hospitals focused on training the workforce and their well-being for continued growth of the Region.  Dayton is easily accessible to other metros including Columbus, Indianapolis, Cincinnati, Louisville, Cleveland, and Chicago.

This position supervises an experienced two person staff in leading the agency’s active transportation, human services transportation, and water quality planning programs including planning for future extensions of the Nation’s Largest Paved Trail Network right here in the Miami Valley Region. The ideal candidate is personable and outgoing, has experience in the department’s areas of responsibility, and has a successful track record of informing board members, federal, state, and local staff, and interested citizens.  The successful candidate will have experience in securing grants and partnering with agencies and organizations in the Miami Valley Region including Bike Miami Valley, Greater Dayton RTA, Five Rivers Metroparks, Ohio EPA and Ohio DOT.

The position requires knowledge of active, senior, and human services transportation principles and federal transportation planning and related regulations.  The successful candidate has a familiarity with Areawide Water Quality planning and best practices that ensure slowing run-off into our rivers and creeks, establishes and maintains effective working relationships with co-workers, the general public, partner organizations, and other government officials; secures contracts and grants; has strong communication, coordination, supervisory and team building skills; effectively handles multiple projects and priorities; uses public facilitation to build consensus; and demonstrates outstanding written and verbal communications.

Qualifications:  Master’s degree in planning or related field; minimum of six years progressively responsible experience in environment, transportation, public transit or regional planning highly desirable. Demonstrated experience with project management, leading a staff, and new program development in the areas of alternative Transportation issues.

Starting salary is dependent upon qualifications.  Please submit a cover letter and resume via e-mail to or via regular mail to Personnel, Miami Valley Regional Planning Commission, 10 North Ludlow, Suite 700, Dayton, OH 45402.

March, 2017 - Revised position description to focus upon planning requirements.

Application deadline: April 14, 2017.

                                    An Equal Opportunity Employer