CRIS Rural Mass Transit CEO
Posted on January 16, 2022
Reports to: CRIS Rural Mass Transit Board of Directors
The CRIS Rural Mass Transit District is currently seeking a dynamic, program centric experienced, and innovative individual to serve as its Chief Executive Officer. Located in Vermilion County IL CRIS offers a demand response service ILCRIS operates a paratransit service to Vermilion County IL operating budget in FY21 is 1.9 million and is funded through a combination of farebox revenue, contracts, and state and federal sources. Today CRIS has 30 employees’, operates a fleet of 27 vehicles and is currently in the shovel ready stage to build a new full facility for administrative and vehicle storage.
The CEO will work with the 5- member Board of Directors to continue this excellence of service to the Vermilion County Community. More details about CRMTD can be obtained by visiting the agency’s website at http://www.ruraltransits.org
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Under the direction of the Board of Directors, the CEO assumes full responsibility for the administration, management during all business hours, and development of the MTD. The CEO makes recommendations to the Board regarding the business affairs of CRMTD assumes the leadership role in executing the decisions of the Board and has overall responsibility for the functioning of CRMTD to include the operational, maintenance, financial, human resources, and information technology departments. This position represents CRMTD interests as directed by the Board in all business matters and is responsible for maintaining positive and productive relationships with the public, employees, state, federal and local agencies, as well as transit districts within the state and throughout the country.
The incoming CEO at CRMTD will be responsible for the following, in addition to other duties and responsibilities that may arise during the term of the CEO’s employment.
· Accountable for the overall leadership and management of the agency including establishing management objectives and delivering CRMTD mission to provide transit service that is cost-effective, reliable, accessible, safe, clean and courteous.
· Provides strategic leadership and direction CRMTD operations, maintenance, finance, transportation planning, human resources, information technology, construction, and general administrative functions.
· Manages assets and infrastructure including vehicles, facilities and related equipment and ensures that assets are managed in a way that is safe, efficient, and cost-effective.
· Facilitates and assists in the development and implementation of budgets and balances agency needs and objectives with limited financial resources.
-The ongoing development of contracts within the community and medical providers such as MCO’s Medicaid and local organizations to develop a strong match for current state and federal contracts.
· Seeks to understand current and/or potential problems and concerns at all levels of the organization and works with management staff to develop solutions.
· Maintains a collaborative relationship with external stakeholders and understands the interests of local business and industry, community, community groups, local and federal government as well as the public.
· Acts as the official and informal liaison with a wide variety of local, state and federal professionals and officials in order to identify and obtain new and innovative funding sources.
· Represents CRMTD at meetings with transit professionals, legislators and citizen’s groups and works to promote the best interests of the agency.
· Demonstrates knowledge of current industry trends and practices in transportation and mobility and the ability to implement best practices and innovative initiatives and technologies to achieve CRMTD performance goals.
· Prepares or oversees the preparation of reports and correspondence to provide information the Board may need to address issues of concern to the public or the successful functioning of CRMTD.
· Provides the Board with information related to the transportation industry and assists the Board with the development of objectives that would best meet the needs of the public while maintaining a strong organization.
· Empowers and mentors’ employees at all levels of the organization to work toward and achieve CRMTD’s mission, goals and objectives and maintains a culture of respect and inclusion throughout the agency.
· Demonstrates an understanding of ability to maintain a positive working relationship with the workforce.
· In collaboration with human resources, oversees employee benefit programs.
· Ensures management and staff have the resources necessary to ensure compliance with all applicable local, state, and federal laws.
· Promotes and enforces Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action programs.
· Promotes compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and works with staff to encourage disability awareness.
· Ensures the safety and reliability of CRMTD by establishing and enforcing safety and performance policies and procedures.
· May act as CRMTD representative with radio, television and social media venues.
· Performs other duties as assigned by the Board of Directors.
KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS
The incoming CEO should possess a bachelor’s degree or master’s preferred and be capable of quickly learning the following knowledge and skills. The incoming CEO would have a history of supervising staff and implementing sophisticated programmatic outcomes with success.
-Technology and Microsoft office suite
· Principles and practices of public administration, business management, budgeting, procurement, accounting, and public transit operations.
Become proficient with the ECOLANE Transit software and the Black Cat Accounting program through IDOT.
Become licensed to drive the current vehicle fleet.
· Trends, innovations, best practices and technologies in transportation and mobility.
· With the assistance of a CFO Financial management in a complex operating environment including operating and capital budgets, funding, revenue management, asset management, employee benefit programs, long-term fiscal planning needs, and compliance with federal, state and local regulations.
· Transit District facility service, management, and maintenance.
· Federal, state and local laws, ordinances and regulations pertaining to public transit operation
· All aspects of program and project management from planning to delivery and implementation.
· Regulations and procedures applicable to obtaining financial grants for public transportation.
· Manage transit operations in a complex operating environment.
· Plan, organize and direct all CRMTD activities.
· Achieve and implement a strategic plan as adopted by CRMTD Board of Directors.
· Provide and implement a strategic vision for the agency along with long-term and short-term objectives in coordination with the Board of Directors.
· Maintain a collaborative, productive and transparent relationship with the Board of Directors.
· Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with elected officials, other governmental and transit agencies, the business community, organized labor, senior and disabled communities, public constituencies, the press and social media applications.
· Effectively communicate in public, at meetings and with media sources both orally and in writing. Resolve conflict and balance different ideas and viewpoints to make decisions that are best for the agency.
· Build consensus and communicate a common vision for the agency among the Board, staff, labor, internal and external groups.
· Establish management objectives and plan programs to accomplish them.
· Select, supervise, motivate, mentor, and evaluate personnel and maintain a positive work environment.
Compensation is dependent on experience.
You may apply by email to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Application position is open until filled