Transit Systems 2020-09-10 2020-10-15

Executive Director

Company: Water Emergency Transportation Authority (WETA) View more listings
Location: San Francisco, California
Job Status: Full-time
Job ID: 125697

How would you like to live and work in a city Travel + Leisure regards as one of "America's Favorite Cities,” one that offers the highest "Quality of Life and Visitor Experience?"

KL2 Connects LLC has been retained by WETA’s Board of Directors to recruit the Authority’s next Executive Director. WETA is a unique water transportation agency operating in the Bay Area. It is at an exciting point in its history and this position will play a key role in its future. Reporting directly to the Board of Directors, the Executive Director will implement Board policies, build and enhance relationships throughout the Bay Area, and direct WETA’s current and long-range goals.

The successful candidate will articulate the Authority’s vision, lead its strategic plan, foster a culture of transparency and internal and external collaboration, work creatively to restore service to pre-COVID levels, and grow the level of ferry service in the region. The successful candidate is expected to be a highly visible and an active participant in the community; able to communicate effectively and build relationships; and able to handle details, meet deadlines, and work independently. WETA seeks candidates who are politically savvy, creative, strategic, willing to work with and learn from others, and able to react productively to change.

WETA contracts out its ferry operations and is open to a new leader with little or no ferry operating experience. Highly desirable is a Bachelor’s degree (Master’s preferred) in Public Administration, Transportation, Business, or a related field; at least 7 years of senior-level management experience; and well-honed organizational development and community engagement skills. (A combination of experience, education, and training that provided the requisite knowledge, abilities, and skills may be considered.)

This is an outstanding career-defining opportunity that offers attractive compensation, benefits, and relocation (subject to negotiation). WETA is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer that values diversity at all levels of its workforce — all are encouraged to apply. To be considered, go to, select the WETA listing, and upload your letter of interest, resume, salary expectations, and 4-5 professional references (preferably supervisory and including their name, title, organization, phone, email address, and relationship to you).

For more information, please contact KL2’s John Bartosiewicz at

Thank you for your interest in WETA!

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