Institute for Transportation and Development Policy
April 4, 2018
New York, New York
Full Time - Experienced
Founded in 1985, ITDP is a not-for-profit organization headquartered in New York City with offices in Brazil, China, India, Indonesia, Kenya, Mexico and Washington, D.C. With an annual operating budget of $9.4 million, ITDP’s programs focus on helping cities deliver world-class mobility solutions. These solutions include: expanded bus rapid transit systems, non-motorized travel options, travel demand management practices, integration between transport modes, parking reforms and overall urban revitalization. More information about ITDP can be found at www.itdp.org.
The Chief Executive Officer is responsible for delivering ITDP’s mission in ways that utilize fully the organization’s record of achievement, resources and reputation around the world. Reporting to the Board of Directors, the ideal candidate will be a thought leader in the field, a visionary thinker, and an experienced manager with a strong appreciation for ITDP’s culture and history. A demonstrated passion for sustainable transportation and adeptness at coordinating programs with external impact and visibility are key attributes for this role. The CEO acts as a global ambassador for the organization's focus areas and works with a diverse constituency of international community partners, donors, governments and grant makers.
The CEO leads the Senior Management Team and the Senior Leadership Council. This team is spread around the world, and the CEO is expected to visit each office regularly, and respect the different contexts, opportunities and challenges inherent in each. The CEO directly manages the Chief Operating Officer, Chief Program Officer, Development Director, three Regional Directors: East and Southeast Asia, India, Latin America and one Program Director: Africa.
To apply, please submit your letter of interest and resume to Erica Thomas, Senior Consultant, HR Consulting, firstname.lastname@example.org.
The CEO will be a strategic leader who is passionate about ITDP’s mission and capable of leading across a global, diverse organization. The incumbent will have demonstrated success in developing and articulating ITDP’s vision with a wide variety of stakeholders, generating consensus around that vision and motivating and inspiring others to help achieve the goals and objectives. The CEO will have a demonstrated capacity to develop and maintain personal connections with donors and prospective donors and an exceptional ability to build and maintain working relationships with a variety of stakeholders. The ideal candidate is enthusiastic about leading an organization in the vanguard of global change.
10+ years’ experience in a progressively responsible senior management role at a socially responsible organization or agency focused on sustainable transport, development or urban design; organizational management experience required; previous experience managing a global or multisite organization preferred; experience working with city governments preferred; meaningful experience with country level field offices and working on issues in developing countries is highly desirable.
Master’s degree in relevant field or MBA required.
Strong commitment to advancing ITDP’s mission and to environmental and social justice with a deep knowledge of sustainable transportation issues and approaches.
An astute leader with the ability to set clear priorities, delegate, and guide investment in people and systems; sophisticated analytic, organizational and problem solving skills which support and enable sound decision making; strong influence and executive presence.
Proven track record of fundraising in a nonprofit environment and strong connections with industry related foundations and international aid institutions.
Outstanding presentation and communication skills; demonstrated ability to be an outgoing spokesperson, relationship builder and fundraiser.
A politically savvy leader who is culturally sensitive and has the ability to navigate the complexities of a global workforce.
Excellent coalition building skills with an ability to communicate and work effectively with a variety of internal and external stakeholders; a persuasive negotiator able to achieve consensus amongst differing opinions.
An intuitive problem solver and motivator who can analyze complex issues and develop effective solutions that enhance ITDP’s relationships, goals and initiatives.
Strong commitment to the professional development of staff; successful track record of recruiting and retaining a diverse team.
Fluency in a foreign language is desirable.
Ability to work in very different cultural contexts, adapting plans to suit accordingly, and flexibility to be opportunistic when appropriate.
Ability to travel internationally on a frequent basis.
About Institute for Transportation and Development Policy
The Institute for Transportation and Development Policy works around the world to design and implement high quality transport systems and policy solutions that make cities more livable, equitable, and sustainable.
ITDP is a global nonprofit at the forefront of innovation, providing technical expertise to accelerate the growth of sustainable transport and urban development around the world. Through our transport projects, policy advocacy, and research publications, we work to reduce carbon emissions, enhance social inclusion, and improve the quality of life for people in cities.