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CMT Seeking Assistant Director to Join the Team

Assistant Director of Citizens for Modern Transit

Position Summary

Seeking an Assistant Director responsible for program development and management, legislative liaison efforts, writing/securing grants and more. This is a full-time position with a comprehensive compensation package.

As Citizens for Modern Transit (CMT) continues to further its transit advocacy efforts – locally, regionally and across the state – the organization is expanding its staff to include an Assistant Director. CMT is seeking a talented, hardworking, self-starter with a background in program development and management, who is capable of establishing and maintaining relationships with local, state and federal governmental entities; developing public policy; implementing education and advocacy efforts; and executive-level interaction with a 26-member Board of Directors and the 1,000+ individual, business and organizational members. The candidate must possess strong written and verbal communications skillsets. A background in and passion for public transportation is preferred.



  • Establishing and implementing community engagement and relationship-building efforts
  • Developing and cultivating membership
  • Serving as a legislative liaison and taking part in lobby efforts at the state and local level
  • Developing and managing programming
  • Identifying and managing grant opportunities
  • Working with the Executive Director and Board to further the organization’s vision and goals
  • Utilizing communications tools, website, publications and marketing materials to help explain the link between public transportation and economic development, job creation, health and the vitality of local communities
  • Serving as a professional representation of the organization among local communities, organizations and groups, as directed by CMT’s Executive Director



  • Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s degree preferred
  • Minimum 3 years’ experience in non-profit management and/or advocacy work
  • Experience in program development and fundraising
  • Ability to build and maintain community partnerships and collaborations
  • Committed to the principles of public transit and possesses a strong desire to work with other groups to further the mission of CMT
  • Capable of working independently
  • Demonstrates versatility
  • Adaptability to changing job requirements a strong plus

The salary range for this position is between $75,000 – $85,000 – plus benefits.

CMT is an equal opportunity employer. For confidential consideration, please send your cover letter and resume to as ONE SAVED DOCUMENT.  Resumes must be received no later than 5 p.m. on January 22, 2021. Only qualified candidates will be contacted.

No calls please. Initial interviews with the search committee will begin in February 2021.


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