Section Director, Funding Policy & Programs

Department/Agency of position: 
Metropolitan Transportation Commission
Location of position: 
San Francisco, CA
Annual salary range for both positions is $188,069 to $233,841 and includes CalPERS retirement
Date Posted: 
Thursday, December 5, 2019
Closing Date: 
Sunday, January 5, 2020
Job Description: 

Metropolitan Transportation Commission is currently recruiting for a Section Director to serve as part of the senior leadership of this robust regional organization. The Section Director, Funding Policy & Programs is responsible for leading and mentoring staff by providing performance oversight and clarifying performance expectations. Importantly, Section Directors work collaboratively in a team environment with other MTC directors and staff including engaging in MTC’s long- and short-term goals and objectives. Under the guidance and direction of the Deputy Executive Director, the Section Director oversees policy development and investment decision-making including $1.5 billion annually in federal, state, and regional transportation funds as well as an overall section staff of 23 plus outside consultants and contractors (as needed). Completion of a Master’s degree in Public Policy or a related discipline is desired. A Bachelor’s degree with an equivalent combination of education and experience is acceptable. AICP certification preferred. Requires 6 years of increasingly responsible experience effectively leading a division or department of which 4 years of experience is at the senior management level in regional or local transportation planning, public policy, or a similar position. First review of applicants will begin the week of January 13, 2020.

Interested candidates are encouraged to apply immediately by emailing a comprehensive resume and compelling cover letter to This recruitment may close at any time. Confidential inquiries welcomed to Ms. Heather Renschler at (916) 630-4900. Detailed brochure available at