The Northern Arizona Intergovernmental
Public Transportation Authority (NAIPTA) in Flagstaff, AZ, is looking for an
experienced transit professional to serve as its next General Manager/CEO (GM/CEO) when the current GM/CEO retires this fall.
The Authority operates the Mountain Line, Mountain Lift and Mountain
Link systems serving the vibrant Flagstaff/Coconino County community, and safely
transports over 2 million riders a year. NAIPTA also coordinates with Campus Shuttle
Service at the 30,000 student Northern Arizona University, as well as directly
serves Coconino County Community College.
Flagstaff/Coconino County is nestled at
the base of the San Francisco Peaks and surrounded by breathtaking scenery,
history, and culture as well as multiple national parks and the largest pine
forests on earth. In addition to its
first class higher education entities, the region is home to quality medical
care and transportation; and the business and outdoor opportunities make
Flagstaff’s quality of life extremely desirable.
The NAIPTA Board is looking for a
candidate who will be:
- A collaborative
partner with a demonstrable past of progressive senior management
experience in the transit field to continue and build upon the system’s unsurpassed
reputation for providing visionary, safe, clean and efficient service to
- A proven
leader with both exceptional interpersonal and administrative skills who
will be responsible for all aspects of the day-to-day operation of the
NAIPTA system, including capital and operating budgets & finance,
administration, strategic and service planning, policy analysis,
procurement, contract management, capital project implementation,
marketing, customer service, legal, technology and safety.
committed to a career in the transit industry, and understands the
interdependency of transit and successful community and economic
excellent communicator who understands and respects the Board/Management
relationship as well as NAIPTA’s role in the larger
individual who will be particularly adept at handling external relations
with partners such as the NAIPTA’s Transit Advisory Committee (TAC), various
community groups, and business organizations, as well as with state and
federal entities such as the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) and the
Arizona Department of Transportation, in order to enhance sustainable
support for the system.
with a history of successful workforce development, who, internally, will nurture
the existing staff, leverage its extraordinary talent, and embrace its
visionary and thoughtful leader who will be focused on achieving the goals
of the current 5-year strategic plan while thinking ahead and helping to craft
new goals for the future to ensure continued world-class customer
GM/CEO who will work in concert with the Board to take a hands-on approach
to continue an ongoing legacy of educating the community about the
benefits of transit.
NAIPTA offers a competitive salary, excellent
benefits, and an excellent quality of life.
To apply, submit a resume, cover letter and salary requirement in
confidence to Christopher Boylan, Harris Rand Lusk Executive Search at: firstname.lastname@example.org