The Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) is recruiting for a new Executive Director, who will report directly to the MTC Commission, and be responsible for the administration of more than $2 billion per year in funding for the operation, maintenance and expansion of the Bay Area’s surface transportation network. Under contract with the Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG), the MTC Executive Director also provides staffing and support services to ABAG. The next Executive Director must be an exceptional leader with an unflappable presence and the ability to respond to the region's challenges, both strategically and tactically.
The ideal candidate possesses strong analytical skills, sound decision-making abilities and respected business practices. S/he must inspire creativity and productivity in a demanding fast-paced environment. The next Executive Director must be an innovative leader with a national perspective and a solid professional reputation both regionally and nationally. Given the issues and priorities facing MTC, the next Executive Director must possess a strong understanding of transportation funding and project delivery; familiarity with regional transportation and land use planning principles associated with demographics, air quality, affordable and market rate housing and housing demand, and natural resource protection; and knowledge of the diverse issues facing urban, suburban, and rural areas. Background experience in Council of Government environments will be looked upon favorably.
MTC’s current executive director, Steve Heminger, has announced his planned retirement, effective February 2019.