General Manager

Organization: Suburban Mobility Authority for Regional Transportation (SMART)

Location: Detroit, Mich.

Deadline: open until filled

Salary: DOE

Description: How would you like to work alongside a committed staff, in a vibrant and engaged community, in one of the most culturally diverse areas of the country? KL2 Connects LLC., has been retained by the Suburban Mobility Authority for Regional Transportation (SMART) to identify candidates for the position of General Manager. SMART is the public transit operator serving suburban Metro Detroit in partnership with the Detroit Department of Transportation. The Authority operates 44 linehaul and three park-and-ride bus routes in Wayne, Oakland, and Macomb Counties. As of 2008, SMART has the third highest ridership of Michigan’s transit systems. SMART 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 General Manager will be a charismatic, effective, proactive communicator and relationship builder with political acumen and good judgment. He/she will have proven track record of bringing communities together, building consensus, and advocating for diversity.

This is an excellent opportunity that offers attractive compensation, relocation, and equal opportunity. SMART values diversity at all levels of its workforce – women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

Duties and Responsibilities: As the Chief Executive Officer he/she will be directly responsible for all Authority operations and activities, subject to legislation, by-laws, and policies, limitations, and budgets established by the Board.

Qualifications: This position requires a Bachelor’s (Master’s or Juris Doctor preferred) in public administration, business administration, urban or regional planning, transportation management, or similar field. It requires at least five years in a senior management public/private sector agency position; effective verbal/written communication skills; a willingness to meet with the public on matters of transportation planning, demand management, and transit programs; and experience in union relations, financial management and budgetary controls, and intergovernmental and community relations.

Application Procedure: To be considered, please go to https://www.KL2connects.com/openings, select the SMART listing, and upload your letter of interest, resume, salary expectations, and 4-5 professional references (preferably supervisory and including name, title, phone, email address, and relationship to you). For more information on this exciting opportunity contact KL2 Connects LLC’s Christian Kent at Christian@KL2connects.com. Thank you for your interest in SMART.

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