Spokane and its scenic surrounding region are located in eastern Washington state. With easy access via multiple interstate and regional highways, the Metro area’s more than 500,000 residents enjoy an exceptional quality of life. The Spokane Regional Transportation Council (SRTC) is the lead agency for transportation planning serving as the region’s federally-designated Transportation Management Area, and the designated Regional Transportation Planning Organization for Spokane County.
The Executive Director serves as the administrative leader of the agency, carrying out the goals and objectives of the Board and providing strategic and tactical leadership to organize and efficiently direct transportation planning activities and operations regionally.
The Spokane Regional Transportation Council desires candidates with a servant leadership management philosophy, who are committed to diversity, and ensuring that transportation investments are geared to bring economic opportunity to all racial and socio-economic classes. The ideal candidate will be an effective facilitator of strong, persuasive, and well-intentioned leaders, both elected and appointed. Therefore, it will be important for the chosen candidate to be politically astute, understand board and community dynamics, and make sound and defendable recommendations.
A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in planning, business, engineering, or a related field is required. A Master’s degree in business, organizational development, planning, or a related field is preferred if the candidate’s undergraduate degree is not transportation-related. The selected candidate must have five to 10 years of local government experience with a minimum of five years at the senior management level involving transportation planning, funding, statutory compliance, and responsibility for successful outcomes. Experience working with a Board of Directors and prior experience hiring, managing, coaching, training, leading, and developing a professional/technical staff is essential. AICP certification and/or prior MPO experience would be ideal.
The annual salary range for this position is $100,000 and $140,000.
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