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Executive Director, Commute Seattle

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Commute Seattle
600 Stewart St.
Seattle, WA 98101
United States

Executive Director
Commute Seattle

Commute Seattle is Downtown Seattle’s Transportation Management Association (TMA), working to enhance Downtown’s economic competitiveness by reducing drive-alone commuting. We envision a Downtown Seattle in which commuters are empowered to walk, bike, rideshare, or take transit to work. Our goal is to reduce the drive-alone commute rate to 30% by 2016. Commute Seattle is a 501c(4) not-for-profit, public-private partnership of the Downtown Seattle Association, King County Metro, and the City of Seattle.

Job Description
The Executive Director of Commute Seattle is responsible for implementing the vision of the Seattle Downtown Transportation Alliance, (DTA), implementing the DTA work plan and overseeing the day to day operation of Commute Seattle. The Executive Director leads the organization by bringing together the partners from King County Metro, the City of Seattle, and the Downtown Seattle Association and the Metropolitan Improvement District to achieve the common mission of enhancing Downtown’s economic competitiveness by reducing single occupancy automobile trips to Downtown.

The Executive Director will also develop recommendations on policy development and implementation; represent the Downtown community on transit and transportation issues; provide direction for the development and management of Transportation Demand Management services and products; develop innovative programs and services, and build relationships with clients, local and state agencies, and elected officials. The Director oversees 5-6 full time Commute Seattle staff responsible for delivering complementary and fee-based business services to property owners, employers and commuters in Downtown.

•Assist DTA partners in finding shared objectives and maximizing the potential of the DTA Board as a transportation and transit policy coordinating body.
•Coordinate the DTA Technical Advisory Group (TAG), comprised of staff support for the DTA Board partners.
•Develop and implement a strategic plan that provides benefit to the partners, ensures valuable services to downtown businesses and supports measurable trip reduction.
•Be knowledgeable on a wide range of transit and transportation issues and Provide policy analysis and decision making support to DTA Board Members.
•Effectively manage the DTA Board and volunteers.
•Identify new markets and develop innovative trip reduction products and programs targeted at property managers, employers and commuters in downtown Seattle.
•Effectively negotiate and administer brokered agreements, contracts and research projects with partner organizations and agencies.
•Represent and promote Commute Seattle and its goals in the business community, develop partnerships with key public and private stakeholders including DSA, MID, BOMA, Seattle 2030 District
•Identify and pursue sustainable funding for Commute Seattle, prepare, manage and report on program budgets.
•Effectively hire, lead and manage staff.
•Utilize a rigorous measurement and evaluation program to track overall program effectiveness and individual service effectiveness, monitor and report on key performance indicators.

Successful candidates for this position will be self starters with an entrepreneurial drive, have at least 7 years experience working in the public/private/non-profit sectors, and possess the following skills:

•The leadership skills to work effectively and efficiently with top management in both the public and private sectors, and with publicly elected officials
•Experience managing a CEO level Board and volunteers including the ability to work with and coordinate program committees
•Ability to work independently, with strong organizational and problem solving skills
•Knowledge of transportation demand management (TDM) principles, commute trip reduction laws, transportation choices, and an understanding of Seattle’s transportation, parking and transit issues.
•Program, budget, and staff management including managing multiple fund sources and grants
•Excellent customer service skills
•Entrepreneurial spirit
•Success in developing program resources and funding
•Strong verbal, writing, interpersonal and analytical skills
•Sense of humor

Salary and Benefits
Position is at a management level, salary range is DOE. Compensation includes health insurance; vacation and sick leave; holidays; retirement plan; annual transit pass.

To Apply
Email 1) a copy of your resume, 2) a cover letter providing more in-depth information on the experience and qualities you would bring to the job, and 3) the names, addresses, and phone numbers of three references to: [email protected]

Deadline: October 15th, 2013

Commute Seattle is an Equal Opportunity Employer


Commute Seattle
600 Stewart St.
Seattle, WA 98101
United States