Executive Director

Cape Fear Public Transportation Authority | Wilmington, NC

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Posted Date 5/16/2023

Cape Fear Public Transportation Authority, operating as Wave Transit, the public transportation operator for the metro area of Wilmington, North Carolina, is seeking a visionary leader to serve as Executive Director. Wave Transit is deeply committed to serving the community and offers a range of valuable programs to enhance accessibility and sustainability.

The Executive Director serves as the Chief Executive Officer and shall propose an effective Wave Transit that meets the current and future needs of the Wilmington area and implement the proposal as approved by the Board of Directors and be responsible for overseeing and administering all aspects of the Authority/Wave Transit. This includes managing three direct reports, the Deputy Director, Director of Finance, and the Human Resources Generalist, providing direction for all staff, facilitating effective decision-making to advance transit services and programs for the citizens of the Cape Fear Region, and maintaining productive relationships with the Federal Transit Administration, local governments, and other relevant agencies.

The starting salary range for this position is $132,000 to $162,000 depending on qualifications and experience. A comprehensive benefits package includes participation in the Local Government Employees Retirement system and a contribution to a deferred compensation plan. Relocation assistance is available.

The successful candidate must have a bachelor’s degree in a relevant subject area, with 5 – 10 years of public transportation experience in municipal/state and/or private background, including some experience in customer centric thinking, technologically savvy, data driven, transportation matters, and/or contract negotiations. EOE.

Qualified applicants are invited to apply at: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/bakertilly/jobs/4031736/
This position is open until filled; however, interested applicants are strongly encouraged to apply no later than Tuesday, May 30, 2023.

For more information, please contact Yolanda Howze at yolanda.howze@bakertilly.com or 312.240.3401.

Learn more about Cape Fear PTA / Wave Transit at: www.wavetransit.com.

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