Transit Systems 2019-02-01 2019-02-19

Community Development Manager

Company: Pierce Transit View more listings
Location: Lakewood, Washington
Job Status: Full-time
Job ID: 110731

SALARY: $106,559.00 – $159,838.00 Annually

CLOSES: Tuesday, February 19, 2019 at 4:00 p.m.

Pierce Transit is an award-winning organization focused on fulfilling the mission of improving people's quality of life by providing safe, reliable, innovative, and useful transportation services that are locally based and regionally connected.

We are currently recruiting for a highly skilled and seasoned Community Development Manager to join the Planning and Community Development Division located in our Headquarters in Lakewood.

The Position:
The ideal candidate will be an exceptional communicator, and a confident public speaker with a gift for building strong and collaborative networks. The person we are looking for will work closely with stakeholders inside Pierce Transit and out in the community we serve to accomplish some very important objectives. They will have proven leadership skills, a deep commitment to public service and a record of success in program management.

Some of the regular functions in this role will include:

  • Planning, managing and executing opportunities to engage the public, actively participating in community relations, using traditional and innovative strategies to maximize outreach efforts aimed at increasing the use of Pierce Transit services.

  • Facilitating outreach activities to promote Pierce Transit services including bus ridership, vanpool, ORCA, and a variety of projects including Bus Rapid Transit (BRT).

  • Supervising, leading, and mentoring a team of professionals responsible for Agency outreach, community engagement, and the sale of business accounts

  • Representing the agency at various regional committees with partner agencies and municipalities.

  • Coordinating activities and projects with other Agency departments and other Local, State and Federal agencies and organizations.

Minimum Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's Degree in Communications, Marketing, Business Administration, Public Administration, Political Science, or a related field, (and)

  • Five (5) years of experience in community development, public relations, marketing, fundraising, or sales,

  • Experience above must include at least two (2) years of experience supervising staff and leading teams;


  • An equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job such as those listed above.

How to Apply:
  1. To be considered, applicants must complete the online application to include any required attachments.

  2. To begin the application process, go to

  3. You will see “For Current Employment Opportunities at Pierce Transit Click Here”

  4. Click on the job title to see the details of the open position and then click “Apply”

  5. See the Frequently Asked Questions section on the Pierce Transit Careers site to get additional information about the application system and process.

  6. To request accommodation in the application or recruitment process please contact Julie Stephens at

Transit Job Listing - Community Development Manager