MPTA Executive Director

« Back to JobsAmy Cell TalentExecutive DirectorMichigan Public Transit Association - Lansing, MI - Full TimeAbout the Organization The Michigan Public Transit Association (MPTA) is a nonprofit statewide association incorporated in 1977, after originally being organized in 1974. MPTA membership consists of 55 Transit Agencies, 11 Specialized Service Agencies, and 50 – 60 Associate Vendor Members. Our advocacy involves working closely with Michigan’s Executive and Legislative branches and the Michigan Department of Transportation. The current Executive Director retires in September 2024, and we are seeking a new dynamic leader to serve the organization.About the Role of Executive DirectorThe Executive Director is responsible for the planning, direction, coordination, and execution of all activities and duties performed by staff and contractors for the Association. In addition, the Director shall coordinate the actions of Association Committees, Task Forces, and the Legislative Consultant to ensure optimum results in meeting the goals of the association.Key Responsibilities:

  • Supervise the execution of all Association annual, semi-annual, and special meetings to ensure timely and cost-effective meetings with relevant issues and meeting content.
  • Provide oversight and administration of budget preparation and monthly financial reports.
  • Maintain relationships with all Association members and actively participate in adding new members. 
  • Develop and execute comprehensive fundraising plans, as well as increase public transportation funding at the federal level and state level. 
  • Provide a unified voice for public transportation in Michigan.

About YouThe ideal candidate for this role is enthusiastic about public transit, excited about the opportunity to have statewide impact, and has strong leadership skills. Experience in the government sector or in leading a non-profit membership organization would be a plus. A bachelor’s degree in a related field is highly desired.Experience with the following areas of subject matter is helpful:

  • Experience working with diverse entities including but not limited to urban, rural, large, and small entities. 
  • Building coalitions with other organizations or associations.
  • Experience with public transportation is ideal.

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