Transit Systems 2017-09-29 2017-11-03

CEO/Executive Director

Company: Capital Area Transportation Authority View more listings
Location: Lansing, Michigan
Job Status: Full-time
Job ID: 94796

How would you like to live and work in a vibrant and extremely affordable part of the country? In 2015 ranked Lansing, Michigan fourth out of its Ten Most Affordable Places to Live, citing a cost of living eight percent below the national average and a median home value of just $85,000 (nearly 33% below most major U.S. cities).

KL2 Connects LLC has been retained by the Capital Area Transportation Authority to recruit its next CEO/Executive Director. This is an exciting career opportunity in which an exceptional candi-date will implement the strategic vision of CATA’s Board of Directors; assume responsibility for the planning, direction, and coordination of staff and the development, operation, maintenance, and enhancement of Authority services, facilities, and equipment; and liaise with local, regional, state and federal entities including Michigan State University relating to public transportation. The new CEO will supervise all CATA employees with direct reporting by the Deputy CEO, Director of Oper-ations, Director of Maintenance, Director of Finance, Director of Marketing, Director of IT Ser-vices, Human Resources Manager, Executive Secretary, Safety Manager and the Customer Ser-vice Manager.

At a minimum, candidates should have a Bachelor’s (Master’s preferred); ten years of progressive management and leadership experience (five-plus in all phases of public transit); knowledge of federal/state/local laws, legislative mandates, policies, and guidelines related to public agency administration; knowledge of principles and practices of leadership (including employee and labor relations, motivation, training, delegation, and discipline); and the ability to communicate effec-tively, handle details, meet deadlines, and work effectively to serve the communities in the CATA service area. A combination of experience, education, and training may be considered.

CATA offers an attractive compensation, benefits, and relocation package. As an equal opportuni-ty employer CATA values diversity at all levels of its workforce — women and minorities are en-couraged to apply. To be considered, go to, select the CATA listing, and upload a letter of interest, resume, 4-5 professional references, and a salary history. Addi-tional information about the region, organization, and desired leadership skills and attributes is available on the KL2 site. If you have additional questions please contact Jeff Popovich directly at

Transit Job Listing - CEO/Executive Director