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The American Public Transportation Association (APTA) is North America’s foremost organization dedicated to the advancement of public transit. APTA is a nonprofit international association of over 1,500 member organizations which include transit systems, planning, design, construction and finance firms, product and service providers, academic institutions, and state associations and departments of transportation.
The American Public Transportation Association offers competitive salaries and excellent benefits. We are on the orange/blue and red Metro lines. To apply for any of the positions listed below, please send resume with salary history and cover letter to:
American Public Transportation Association
ATTN: Human Resources Department
1666 K Street, NW
Washington, DC 20006
or email it to firstname.lastname@example.org or fax to 202-496-4326
International Programs Specialist
Washington-based trade association has an immediate opening for a dynamic, self-directed Program Manager who will be responsible for the coordination of the association’s international outreach program and manage the activities and relationships with our international members and other organizations. Must be able to establish and maintain effective professional contacts within the international transportation industry. Requires knowledge of international cultures. Must possess a familiarity with the political and economic climate of the regions, exhibit exceptional interpersonal, customer service, and managerial skills. Requires degree in international affairs or public policy, business, or a related field. Demonstrated experience in intercultural environment or international public policy is required. Requires knowledge of international cultures and sensitivity to cultural differences; must develop and maintain a wide array of professional contacts in the industry and in the regions where activities take place. Must display strong organizational skills relative to organizing trips to and visitors from member agencies in these regions. Must possess a familiarity with the international political and economic climate, and exhibit exceptional interpersonal, customer service, organizational and managerial skills. Incumbent must develop and maintain a wide array of professional contacts in the domestic and international transit industry in the regions where activities take place: proven competency in oral and written communication is required -- in three or more languages is preferred. Strong computer skills are required.
Executive Assistant to the President & CEO
Highly experienced, competent executive assistant needed for fast-paced executive office of premier Washington, DC association. Duties include managing day-to-day administrative affairs for the President & CEO, which includes coordinating correspondence, appointments, engagements and travel arrangements. Provides support for Executive Committees and Board of Directors. Eight to 10% of travel will be required. This position requires a high level of discretion, tact, judgment, maturity and poise. Must be pro-active and able to deal with a consistently intense work schedule and handle situations in a calm, objective manner while reviewing risks associated with decisions. High degree of skills in grammar, spelling and punctuation are essential. Successful candidate must have a minimum of two years college training and a minimum of five years of combined executive-level administrative support experience and be confident of abilities. Candidates must excel in dealing with all levels of members and staff and must have a solid aptitude for customer service. Requires excellent computer skills. Must have excellent oral and written communications skills and the ability to meet deadlines and juggle several projects at the same time. Close to Metro line with excellent benefits. EOE
Equal Opportunity Employment Statement
American Public Transportation Association is an equal employment opportunity employer. It is the Association's policy to ensure equal employment opportunity in all aspects of employment. The company strives to employ and promote the best qualified person for each job and in so doing will comply with all legal requirements.
It is the Association's policy to provide equal employment opportunity in full compliance with the Civil Rights Act of 1964 as amended, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, appropriate provisions of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Veterans Readjustment Act of 1974, the federal Executive Orders in connection with, but not limited to, hiring, placement, upgrading, transfer or demotion, recruiting, advertising or solicitation, compensation, training, layoff or termination, participation in social and recreational functions, and use of employee facilities. Further, it is APTA’s policy to maintain and promote nondiscrimination regarding race, color, creed, national origin or ancestry, marital status, gender, physical or mental handicap or other status protected by law unrelated to ability, sexual orientation, religion, political philosophy, unfavorable discharge from military service or age in all phases of employment practices in accordance with all applicable laws and Executive Orders.
It is also the Association's policy to provide equal employment opportunity in compliance with the DC Human Rights Act of 1977.
Periodic analyses of all personnel actions will be conducted to ensure fair employment practices are followed. Breach of these policies by any employee will be grounds for disciplinary actions.
A Diversity Plan has been adopted to reaffirm the Association's longstanding and continuing commitment to diversity goals that result in diversity being encouraged, promoted and celebrated throughout all levels of the Association during the normal course of the Association's business and programs.