Casper Area Transportation Coalition welcomes candidates for the position of

Casper Area Transportation Coalition welcomes candidates for the position of

Executive Director

Casper Area Transportation Coalition
1715 East 4th Street
Casper, Wyoming 82601

Organization History and Scope

Casper Area Transportation Coalition (commonly called CATC) is a 36 year-old nonprofit 501c(3) public transit provider located in Casper, Wyoming whose mission as a community resource is to provide safe, low cost transportation service to members of the general public of the Casper and surrounding communities. Including the elderly, disabled and transportation disadvantaged, CATC's guiding principle is to meet any community member's need for public transit with dignified, reliable service that is accessible to and serves its customers well.

CATC provides rides for those who need them in Casper, Evansville, Mills, Bar Nunn and parts of Natrona County, Wyoming. The combined CATC/The Bus system of demand-response and fixed route deviation buses offers individuals who may have no other mode of transportation a low-cost, accessible, safe, dependable and environmentally friendly way to travel throughout the greater Casper area for work, medical appointments, education and shopping. The coordinated CATC/The Bus system has a $2 million operating budget, a staff of 40 and a fleet of 20 vehicles. CATC provides approximately 200,000 rides annually.

Operations funding for CATC is provided by a combination of federal grants from the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) procured and managed through a contract with the City of Casper Metropolitan Planning Organization, the Wyoming Department of Transportation, One Cent funds, contributions from the local governments in Casper, Mills, Evansville, Bar Nunn and Natrona County and passenger fares. The City of Casper maintains all of the vehicles, which are owned by the City of Casper and the towns of Mills and Evansville. For more information, please visit www.catcbus.com

The Position

The Casper Area Transportation Coalition is seeking a community-oriented Executive Director to manage all facets of a quasi-municipal 501(c)(3) organization. The Executive Director is accountable to the CATC Board of Directors and manages and directs the organization toward its primary objectives, as defined by its status as a local transportation provider and as directed by the Board. In addition to the overall service delivery to our communities, other responsibilities include:

  • Overall management, operation and accountability of the day-to-day operation of CATC and The Bus, forty employees, transit vehicles for demand response and fixed route services and an approximately $2 million annual operating budget.
  • Recommending and developing annual operating and capital budgets for a three to five year time period.
  • Prepare and submit an annual operations report through the CATC Board to the City of Casper Community Development Director. The report will include a description of activities undertaken in the previous fiscal year, description and analysis of the existing system, description of public outreach efforts. Recommend activities to improve service and operations efficiency. Recommend a three (3) year financial plan.
  • Development of funding requests and communication with federal, state and local funders. Grant writing as required. Responding to the annual financial audit and assisting the auditors in their preparations of such in a timely matter.
  • Implementation, compliance and accountability for funding received from all funding sources.
  • Assuring compliance with all applicable requirements including but not limited to all federal, state and local regulations pertaining to financial matters, employment compliance, ADA, FTA/DOT Drug and Alcohol Program and FTA reporting and financial compliance with the applicable rules and regulations.
  • Completing annually the FTA National Transit Database, (NTD) in cooperation with the City of Casper.
  • Recruiting, hiring and training new employees; and updating job requirements and job descriptions as needed.
  • Effective results when working with employees; their success is the system's success.
  • Implementing safety programs including but not limited to TSI Passenger Assistance, Customer Service, Introduction to Para-Transit and Fixed Route bus service, managing Emergencies, vehicle operations, WYTRANS Safe Driver, CPR/First Aid, Drug and Alcohol Awareness, Blood borne Pathogens, Workers-Right-to-Know and issues concerning Illegal Harassment.
  • Maintaining human resources by developing and updating Policy and Procedure manuals, Operations Manuals, Drug and Alcohol Manual and detailed records and annual reports.
  • A minimum of one staff/safety meeting per month.
  • Scheduling employees to assure coverage of routes and buses daily.
  • Developing and updating as needed operation schedules for the CATC door-to-door service and The Bus routes and schedules.
  • Training and maintaining the current dispatching software with the ability to perform the dispatchers' roles when needed.
  • Ensuring the operation of the City of Casper's equipment by meeting the preventative maintenance schedules in a manner to assure the correct and timely repair of vehicles.
  • Developing monthly reports for the Board of Directors and funders including but not limited to the number of rides provided, turn downs, service and repair, and all the costs associated with providing the service.
  • Required attendance at monthly Board of Director's meetings, providing advance and realtime information to Board members as requested.
  • Communicating with passengers and/or the public at large as needed regarding the services CATC and The Bus offer.
  • On occasion and when necessary, performing the driver's role with the ability to assist passengers with special needs.
  • Promoting CATC's bus services in the community.

Qualification Requirements

The qualified Executive Director has strong supervisory/management experience and must have a good background in fleet management, transportation services and nonprofit / public agency financial operations. Additionally, the successful candidate should have served in a supervisory / management position preferably in a nonprofit organization and possess the following high-performance attributes:

  • Three to five years' experience in non-profit or applicable public agency management.
  • A Bachelor's Degree in a related field is preferable.
  • Experience in working with a volunteer Board of Directors, in a team environment with a small administrative staff and in working with a diverse clientele.
  • Professional interpersonal skill level in working with and advocating for constituents with special transportation needs.
  • Demonstrated professional integrity and fiduciary responsibility in managing organizational property and resources.
  • Skill in directing or managing multiple projects whether existing or in development while observing unique timeline requirements.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage fleet maintenance operations and to effectively supervise driver / operator issues.
  • Strong interpersonal skills in handling sensitive and confidential matters.
  • Knowledge and experience in working with key representatives of other community organizations and government agencies with the demonstrated ability to build successful and collaborative community relationships.
  • Exceptional written and oral presentation skills; and the ability to convey organization's mission and maintain effective communications internally and externally.
  • Knowledge of, and experience with nonprofit board development, leadership and retention.

Compensation & Benefits

The compensation program for the Executive Director position is competitive with the salary depending upon experience level of the candidate. In addition, all full-time CATC employees are eligible for the following employee benefit programs including the following:

  • Insured employee benefits available on the first day of the month following 60 days of employment that includes health/medical (premium cost-sharing program with CATC paying 80% of the monthly premium. Life Insurance is included in the cost of the monthly premium. A cafeteria plan is available to all employees.
  • Retirement benefits are available on a voluntary basis after an employee has achieved two years employment. CATC provides the opportunity to participate in a Simple IRA plan matching up to 3% of the employee's contribution.
  • Optional insurance benefits include programs offered through Aflac.
  • Annual Leave Program.
  • Sick Leave.
  • Six (6) paid holidays.
  • One floating holiday annually.
  • One personal day annually.

Application Process

Application deadline: Friday, December 7, 2018
Interested candidates should submit the following:

  1. Your professional resume,
  2. A cover letter explaining your interest in the position,
  3. Your compensation history and expectations for this position, and;
  4. Your availability to interview during the first two weeks of January 2019.
Please submit these to our Recruitment Services Consultant via email to: mspiroff@employerscouncil.org

Please place "CATC Executive Director" in the subject line of your email. Or, you may send in hard
copy to:

Mark Spiroff, Senior Consultant
Employers Council
1799 Pennsylvania Street
Denver, CO 80201-0539

Please note the finalist candidate must pass a thorough pre-employment background check and drug &
alcohol screen.

CATC is dedicated to equal employment opportunities. We prohibit unlawful discrimination against applicants or employees on the basis of age 40 or over, sex, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, military status, genetic information or any other basis protected under federal, state or local law. It is our policy to maintain a nondiscriminatory environment free from intimidation harassment or bias based upon these grounds.