Overview

Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC)

San Francisco, California

Annual Salary: $269,500 – $322,089 DOE/DOQ

For a More Affordable, Connected, Diverse, Healthy, and Vibrant Bay Area!

The Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) is seeking a Deputy Executive Director of Metro Planning & Policy. This executive-level position is key to the overall success of the Metropolitan Transportation Commission and Association of Bay Area Governments organizations. MTC is the metropolitan planning organization (MPO) and regional transportation planning agency (RTPA) for the San Francisco Bay Area. The Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG) is the council of governments (COG) for the Bay Area. The Deputy Executive Director is a newly created position and oversees 110 staff and a work program of over $200 million with a focus on initiatives that connect communities, house residents, and protect the environment.

The Deputy Executive Director will lead major policy and planning initiatives – including the development and implementation of activities associated with the region’s long-range plan and regional housing needs assessment. They will recommend funding allocations and advocacy priorities that align and further the region’s current long-range plan, Plan Bay Area 2050. The ideal candidate will bring a wealth of experience in metropolitan planning and policy, particularly in areas of transportation, land use, housing, and environmental sustainability practices, and have a keen understanding of the multifaceted challenges in large and diverse regions. These challenges may include connectivity, affordability, accessibility, financial constraints, and multi-layered partnership and decision-making. This leader will demonstrate enthusiasm for innovation, collaboration, process improvement, and streamlined systems. Apply now to strategize the future of transportation, land use, housing, and resilience in the Bay Area! View the full recruitment brochure here: https://indd.adobe.com/view/61764b5a-5c0d-40e6-87a3-863d438a6606

THE JOB

The Deputy Executive Director of Metro Planning and Policy is a newly created position that reports to the Chief Deputy Executive Director and is part of the executive leadership team. The Deputy Executive Director is a newly created position and oversees 110 staff, all Planning and Policy sections, and a work program of over $200 million with a focus on initiatives that connect communities, house residents, and protect the environment. They will collaborate closely with their team to provide sound fiscal and operational oversight, lead policy change and advocacy strategies, and advance planning efforts for the region’s future. Advocacy, strategy, negotiation, and influence will be key facets of this role. The Deputy Executive Director will present in public, national and international forums, and provide data, reports, and presentations to elected officials, regional partners, and executive team members.

THE IDEAL CANDIDATE

The ideal candidate will be an organized, strategic, enthusiastic, and influential leader. They will have excellent problem-solving skills, be adept at building relationships and trust, and use drive and energy to get things done. The Deputy Executive Director of Metro Planning & Policy will be a collaborative team player with a breadth of experience in both planning and policy, particularly in areas of transportation, land use, housing, environmental sustainability, and resilience practices. The successful candidate for this role will have familiarity with key government, community-based organization and business partners, funders, regulators, and stakeholders; familiarity with regional transportation, land use, and environmental planning and funding requirements and practices; knowledge of the diverse issues facing urban, suburban, and rural areas, and the specific equity, environmental and economic goals of the Bay Area. Moreover, the Deputy Executive Director will approach programs through a lens focused on equity and inclusion, environmental sustainability and resilience, and long-term viability. The Deputy Executive Director will demonstrate enthusiasm for process improvement and policies that meet the needs of a diverse community. Background experience in leading planning and policy solutions in the Bay Area or in a similarly complex region is desired for success in this role.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Any combination of training and experience that would provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities listed. A typical way to obtain the required qualifications would be:

· EDUCATION: Bachelor’s degree in a related field from an accredited college or university.

· EXPERIENCE: Eight (8) years of increasingly responsible experience leading and managing a division or department in work related to the position. Experience should include a minimum of four (4) years senior management experience in the related to the sections/departments overseen by the position.

Desired:

· EDUCATION: Master’s degree from an accredited college or university in a related field.

· EXPERIENCE: Experience working with a like-sized public agency.

SALARY AND BENEFITS:

An annual salary of $269,500 – $322,089 DOE/DOQ, PLUS a generous benefits package.

HOW TO APPLY

For first consideration, apply by JUNE 7th by completing an application and attaching your cover letter and resume at wbcpinc.com/job-board/

Save the Dates:

Interviews will take place virtually on June 18th, with finalists moving forward to in-person interviews on June 26th and June 27th. Candidates must be available for both interview dates.

Questions?

Please contact your recruiter, Josette Reina-Luken, with any inquiries.

· Email: josette@wbcpinc.com

· Phone: (541) 226-1698