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Executive Director
Transbay Joint Powers Authority


Transbay Joint Powers Authority, CA is seeking an Executive Director. The ideal candidate is a decisive leader and manager of people who inspires teamwork and values the contributions of staff, management, and stakeholders alike. This person has a track record of ‘getting things done’ under sometimes challenging circumstances in a collaborative and professional manner. They will establish and maintain close working relationships with a significant list of stakeholders, which require exceptional communication skills and political astuteness. A demonstrated change agent who builds consensus along the way and enjoys the challenge of building a cohesive vision out of strong diverse opinions will find this position both challenging and rewarding.

In addition, the successful Executive Director will exhibit the following attributes and/or characteristics:

  • Brings immediate credibility and the ability to inspire confidence and quickly establish mutual respect and trust with the Board, staff, and stakeholders.
  • A strategic thinker who understands the political nuances of provocative issues and possesses the emotional intelligence to know when to foster consensus or recommend options for a change of course.
  • A strong mentor and leader who values the input and expertise of staff, supports professional development, and fosters an internal culture of open communication, trust, and accountability.
  • Embraces diversity, equity, and inclusion.
  • Understands the importance of community outreach, transparency, and communication.
  • A visionary who exercises initiative and creativity coupled with sound judgement in addressing challenging issues and recommending well-researched solutions.
  • An open, honest communicator who embraces the need for collaboration to achieve long-term results.
  • Significant financial acumen regarding the diversity of transportation funding.
  • A public servant leader committed to sustainability.

Location: San Francisco, California
Salary: Competitive and Negotiable
Final filing date: June 28, 2021

Please make sure to have your Resume, Cover Letter, and List of References ready for upload before you start the application process. One combined document that includes all three items is preferred.