Job Alert: Transportation Director – Georgetown Business Improvement District, Washington, DC

November 30, 2012 at 12:33 am

Position Description: Georgetown, Come out and play.


The purpose of this position is to help develop, coordinate, implement, and communicate all of the Georgetown BID’s transportation initiatives to make Georgetown more accessible, improve pedestrian, bike, transit, and auto mobility, and improve the perception that Georgetown is easy to get to, around, and from.


A. Works with CEO, Marketing Director, Deputy Director for Operations, and other Staff, Board, and community, stakeholders to develop Georgetown transportation initiatives and participates in all city efforts that contribute to, or impact, Georgetown transportation including: public and private parking, street configuration, signage,
street cars and bus transit, taxi, para-transit, bike, bike sharing, car sharing, curb management, pedestrian experience, transportation marketing, organizing, and
advocacy programs.

B. Specifically:

  1. Coordinates the BID’s participation in citywide streetcar program and organizes the BID stakeholder coalition working to bring the streetcar to Georgetown.
  2. Coordinates the BID’s participation with the DC Circulator (DC Surface Transit Inc.)
  3. Works with research coordinator to collect, update and report Georgetown transportation data including pedestrian counts, vehicle counts, parking statistics, and other relevant information.
  4. Coordinates the BID’s activities to improve signage and wayfinding in Georgetown.
  5. Oversees the BIDs efforts to develop a retail parking program (both on and off street).
  6. Participates in an implementation program to improve Georgetown’s street furniture system. This should be integrated with other programs such as the Circulator and CaBi.
  7. Works with city agencies and neighborhood stakeholders to plan and implement performance parking and other transportation programs that improve the experience of coming to Georgetown whether by car, bike, bus, or foot.
  8. Works with marketing department to develop and communicate all materials necessary to support this program.

C. In general develops project plans, budgets, and implementation schedules, prepares RFPs for appropriate phases of projects, administers contracts and manages projects to timely completion.
D. Helps identify and secure outside resources to fund both planning and implementation from private, partnership, city and federal sources.
E. Integrates the BIDs transportation agenda into other relevant parts of the BID program.
F. Provides support for other Georgetown projects upon request of the CEO.


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The Transportation Director reports to the CEO and works closely with all other staff members.


  • Manages interns and consultants only.
  • May represent the Georgetown BID to the city and Georgetown stakeholders on transportation issues.
  • Exercises high level of initiative, independence, non-policy decision making and negotiation and implementation of projects.
  • Develops budgets, and expends funds as approved for specific line items.
  • Makes recommendations on major expenditures.
  • Integrates transportation with other departments and organizations of the BID.


  • Minimum of 4-years of experience in the field of transportation, urban planning or related field.
  • Strong written communication skills, including preparation of RFPs, and/or detailed reports.
  • Excellent verbal communication skills including public speaking, facilitating and negotiating skills.
  • Demonstrated skills in strategic planning.
  • Experience managing multiple tasks to bring projects to timely completion.
  • Basic analytical skills
  • Bachelors degree required (preferably in related field of transportation, urban planning, public administration, public policy or related field). Masters degree preferred but not required.

Competitive and comes with an excellent benefits package.

Please send resume and cover letter to:

Transportation Director Search
Georgetown Business Improvement District
1000 Potomac Street NW
Suite 122
Washington, DC 20007

You can also send your resume or questions to: . Please put “Transportation Director Search” in the Subject line.

The Georgetown BID is a 12 year-old publicly chartered non-profit organization dedicated to making Georgetown cleaner, safer, more user-friendly and more vibrant. . The Georgetown BID runs a variety of programs including marketing the neighborhood as a unique shopping, dining, and historic destination, keeping the streets and sidewalks clean and passable; improving the streetscapes with plantings and street furniture; collecting and disseminating economic development research; and improving transportation access and mobility throughout the area. The organization has a $3.1 million annual budget and 17 employees and full-time contractors. For more information visit our web site at

The Georgetown Business Improvement District provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, non-job-related disability, veteran status, genetic information or other protected group status. In so doing, we are committed to ensuring that all employees and applicants for employment are afforded an equal opportunity to pursue job opportunities to the fullest extent possible with the organization. Decisions on employment, promotions, opportunities for personal development, compensation and benefits reflect our commitment to furthering the principles of the Georgetown BID’s equal employment opportunity policy.

This Job Announcement, and any application submitted pursuant to it, is not an offer of employment or an employment contract.

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