Transit Systems 2024-02-11 2024-03-17

Chief Administrative Officer

VIA Metropolitan Transit
San Antonio, Texas

Job ID: 153480
Job Status: Full-time

VIA Metropolitan Transit (VIA) is seeking to fill a key senior executive position – Chief Administrative Officer. Reporting to the Deputy CEO, this individual is responsible for directing several of VIA’s vital support functions - specifically, the Fiscal, Procurement, Technology/Innovation, and Human Resources divisions.

The successful candidate will provide oversight of operations and be accountable for performance outcomes; manage resources and capital assets; and work closely with the Deputy CEO to meet agency goals and maintain VIA’s standards for integrity, fairness, and transparency.

Since 1977, VIA has served the San Antonio metropolitan area, a community with a high percentage of public transit users. With over 2,100 employees and eight (8) transit centers, VIA provides regional multimodal transportation options to millions of residents and visitors within its 1,210 square mile service area. Services include bus, paratransit, high-frequency, ride-sharing, vanpool, and park-and-ride. Bus service includes 6,851 stops along 96 bus lines, which are divided into five service categories: frequent, metro, express, skip, and downtown circulator. Leadership revises these services three times each year to make adjustments reflecting demands and cost-effectiveness.

VIA seeks a leader who, in addition to oversight of multiple divisions and operations, will develop, implement, and monitor policies and procedures; develop management, teamwork, and leadership skill-building opportunities for subordinates; provide comprehensive analytical and statistical data assessment, tracking, reporting, and presenting; ensure effective leadership, problem solving, and team cohesion; maintain productive relationships; resolve operational issues; provide management updates; participate in capital project planning; develop and implement change initiatives for improved efficiency; oversee administration of operating and capital budgets; and maintain awareness of relevant legislation changes.

This position requires a bachelor’s degree in business administration plus at least 10 years of experience in progressively responsible positions and at least seven (7) years of experience in senior leadership or executive-level positions. Equivalent combinations of education and experience may be accepted.

Additionally, candidates must possess the following skills: sound judgment, work ethic, strong deadline execution, initiative, leadership, responsiveness, professionalism, team building, staff development, interpersonal workplace relationship-building, organization, negotiation, financial responsibility, proactiveness, flexibility, time management, and consideration of the welfare of the company as a whole within decision making. For more information about this opportunity, see our brochure.

This is an excellent opportunity that offers attractive compensation, relocation, and equal opportunity. VIA values diversity at all levels of its workforce – diverse candidates are encouraged to apply. To be considered, please visit, select the VIA listing, and upload your letter of interest, resume, salary expectations, and four to five professional references (preferably supervisory and including name, title, phone number, email address, and relationship to you).

For more information on this exciting opportunity, please contact KL2 Connects LLC’s Bob Babbitt at [email protected]. Thank you!

When applying, mention you saw this listing on

Transit Job Listing - Chief Administrative Officer