The Central Transportation Planning Staff (CTPS) of the Boston Region Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) seeks a passionate, civic-minded leader to provide strategic direction for a team of transportation planning, engineering, and analyst project managers and staff.
The Director of Projects and Partnerships will support and inspire project managers and staff, providing tools and guidance to effectively deliver projects. The Director will also maintain and enhance close connections with stakeholders, such as the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT), Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA), and municipalities that fund planning for regionally significant multimodal transportation projects. The Director will work with the Director of Policy and Planning and Associate Director of Regional Modeling and Analysis to ensure that Boston Region MPO goals are supported through all project work. The Directors report to the Executive Director.
The successful candidate will join the team during a strategic planning process that is expected to be completed in the spring of 2021. The roles and interfaces of the groups and staff are being explored and could potentially be reimagined. The Director of Projects and Partnerships will collaborate with the Executive Director and Deputy Executive Director to implement recommendations of the strategic planning process.
The Director of Projects and Partnerships provides leadership and strategic direction for project management and delivery including communication, budget and schedule management, and incorporating QA/QC. Project work includes transportation-related planning, analysis, and data analytics. Other responsibilities for the Director of Projects and Partnerships include:
As part of the upper management team, the Director of Projects and Partnerships also works with the Executive Director, Deputy Executive Director, and Directors to collaborate on overall operations, agency-wide goals, policies, and procedures.
We welcome applicants with the following qualifications and attributes:
Additional desirable skills and qualifications include:
This is a full time position and the starting salary range is $110,000–$120,000 annually, contingent upon qualifications and experience.
CTPS offers excellent Massachusetts state employee benefits; a flexible, supportive, and family-friendly work environment; and a commitment to ongoing professional development. Our office is located in downtown Boston in a transit-oriented and bicycle-friendly environment. We are currently working remotely during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Candidates must have legal authorization to work in the United States and the ability to arrange transportation to meetings in different parts of the region. A Criminal Offenders Records Information (CORI) request must be completed if offered this position. However, a criminal record is not an automatic bar to employment but will be reviewed in relation to the job applied for.
MAPC is the fiduciary agent for CTPS and legally employs its staff. MAPC and CTPS are Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action (EEO/AA) employers that take pride in the diversity of their workforces and encourage all qualified persons to apply.
CTPS is a passionate group of transportation planners, analysts, modelers, programmers, and engineers working to address the Boston region’s transportation challenges. The deep transportation knowledge and expertise of this close-knit team is a critical asset to MassDOT, MBTA, regional transit authorities, cities and towns within the region, and other agencies and stakeholders.
This position is open until February 26, 2021 and applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. A review of applications will begin immediately. Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume online at www.CTPS.org or www.BostonMPO.org.