Development Director

Organization: Intercity Transit

Location: Olympia, Wash.

Deadline: First review of applications: Sep. 12 (open until filled)

Salary: $108,451 – $145,932

Description: Intercity Transit seeks a Development Director to plan, organize, and direct long-range and service planning; marketing, communications and community outreach efforts; grants; procurement; vehicle and facilities inventory; and the development and management of major agency projects.

Intercity Transit is a nationally recognized, small urban transit system serving the community for 40 years. Intercity Transit is governed by a nine-member Authority. The members consist of five elected officials, selected by their respective jurisdiction, three Citizen Representatives who are appointed by the Authority, and one non-voting labor representative. The organization entered 2021 in a stable financial position, with an operating budget of $60 million and 455 employees. Intercity Transit increased service significantly between December 2018 and March 2020, adding span, frequency, and new areas of service with 21 fixed routes and complimentary paratransit services. Other services include specialty van transportation, travel training and programs to promote active transportation through walking and cycling.

Home to more than 290,000 residents, Thurston County is 60 miles south of Seattle and 100 miles north of Portland, Oregon. Intercity Transit serves the cities of Lacey, Olympia, Tumwater, Yelm and the unincorporated areas of Thurston County, which is located on the southern end of Puget Sound. The neighboring cities of Olympia, Lacey and Tumwater form a community of just over 135,000 residents. Majestic Mount Rainier and the rugged Cascade Mountains are nearby to the east, while the Pacific Coast is just an hour drive to the west.

Duties and Responsibilities: Operating with 22.5 FTEs on a 2021 budget of $10 million, the Development Department has three divisions: planning; marketing, communications and outreach; and procurement and capital projects. Reporting directly to the General Manager and serving as a member of the Senior Management Team, the Development Director plans, organizes, and directs long-range and service planning; marketing, communications and community outreach efforts; grants; procurement; vehicle and facilities inventory; and the development and management of major agency projects.

Qualifications: A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in public administration, general business administration, planning, transportation, or a related field, and seven (7) years of progressively responsible supervisory or management level experience in planning and development is required. Any equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job may be considered.

Application Procedure: For a complete position profile, full job description, and to apply online, visit Prothman at https://www.prothman.com, click on “Open Recruitments” and then click the position title. For questions, call 206-368-0050. Intercity Transit is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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