StanRTA is seeking a visionary, hands-on leader to serve as the first permanent Chief Executive Officer in its history. The opportunity to lead such a young agency is superb for a creative, flexible individual who has the desire to get involved in all aspects of the organization including policy direction and transit operations. The Board of Directors has identified the ability to effectively interact with elected officials and staff from StanRTA’s member entities as well as leaders from many regional organizations as paramount. Exceptional communication skills and financial management experience, with an emphasis on budget development and administration, will be needed. Those who believe in being present with staff and are willing to help out where needed will enjoy this role. Since the Board of Directors is comprised of members who also serve as Supervisors, Councilmembers, and other active community leaders, the successful candidate will be a fairly independent professional who is proactive, takes initiative and is confident in their decision-making abilities. At the same time, he or she must regularly communicate with the Board to keep them informed. The ability to quickly establish credibility and trust and the emotional intelligence necessary to effectively deal with conflict resolution and foster collaboration will be keys to success in this role.