Program Director for Transportation Finance,

Job Type

Full Time



Application Deadline



444 North Capitol Street Northwest
District of Columbia
United States


Nature of Position: 

Under the leadership of the Policy Director, the Program Director for Transportation Finance leads the management and operation of the BATIC Institute, which promotes effective financing and implementation of surface transportation programs, projects, and policies by state and local agencies through training in the use of tools and decision-making processes, sharing of best practices, and technical assistance. The Program Director also serves as staff liaison to the Committee on Funding and Financing (CFF) and its three subcommittees (Policy & Rulemaking, Capacity Building, and Research). The incumbent regularly engages with project finance and transportation stakeholders to build partnerships and promote the interests of the Association.


The incumbent directs all aspects of the BATIC Institute’s management and operations which includes development of strategies and work plans; efficient management of budgetary resources; identification and engagement of the Institute’s audience of beneficiaries, including state departments of transportation; review and oversight of subcontractor entities; and the development and delivery of tasks based on the cooperative agreement between AASHTO and the United States Department of Transportation. In addition, the incumbent directs the BATIC Institute’s assistance to surface transportation project sponsors through activities such as development of the Institute’s strategic working group; development and delivery of training opportunities such as workshops, training seminars, and peer exchanges; development and management of the Institute website and interactive webinars; facilitation of innovative practices through research and development; and other tasks as appropriate in advancing the mission of the BATIC Institute.


As liaison to the CFF and its three subcommittees, the Program Director organizes in-person meetings of the committees, regularly engages with committee members on policy and technical issues, and organizes periodic conference calls with the subcommittee chairs and members. The incumbent monitors the legislative, regulatory, and technical activities of appropriate Congressional committees, federal agencies and other public interest groups and associations, and provides significant input in formulating policy positions on transportation funding and finance issues.


The Program Director prepares and delivers presentations, and performs other functions as needed to further public comprehension of AASHTO’s policies, purpose and activities, and to promote AASHTO’s position before as wide an audience as possible; and uses business, policy, and political judgment to provide leadership and, when appropriate, to make decisions in the best interest of the Association.


Position Requirements: 

The successful candidate will have a minimum of seven to ten years of progressively responsible experience, with at least two years in the field of surface transportation at the federal, state or local level of government. Prior experience in project management is desirable. A bachelor’s degree is required. Evidence of a higher degree of professional development, such as postgraduate education, is preferred.


The incumbent will have a broad understanding of federal and state transportation policy. The incumbent will have project planning, budgeting, and management skills. The incumbent must have experience with contract administration and financial reporting. A basic understanding of capital markets, institutions, and state-of-the-art financial instruments, as well as the ability to communicate complex issues is required. Successful candidates will also possess excellent written and oral communication, and interpersonal skills. The incumbent must be able to travel 30-50 days per year.

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How To Apply

To Apply:

Applicants should submit a cover letter and resume to by Monday, October 22, 2018.

AASHTO is an equal opportunity employer.