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 cover letter and resume to aptajobs@apta.com.

American Public Transportation Association
ATTN: Human Resources Department
1300 I Street NW
Suite 1200 East
Washington, DC 20005

Vice President, Communications & Marketing

American Public Transportation Association (APTA) has an immediate need for an individual to develop and manage a comprehensive, strategic communications, outreach and marketing program to support APTA’s mission and position as the voice of the industry. The individual is also responsible for developing and managing a nationwide education and advocacy program, in coordination with the Vice President, Government Affairs and the Vice President, Mobility Initiatives and Policy to build strong and effective support for public transportation among key audiences and to increase funding for public transit at the national, regional and local levels. This position also provides strategic counsel on public affairs to the President and CEO.

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Program Manager – Sustainability & Planning

The individual in this position reports to the Director-Planning, Policy and Sustainability and is responsible for managing and organizing activities that support APTA’s environmental and policy program goals affecting the public transit industry.

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Legislative Representative

The American Public Transportation Association (APTA) has an immediate need for an individual to assist our Government Affairs team in advocating for the public transportation industry’s interests on federal legislative issues to members of Congress, the executive branch and others. Duties include: conducting meetings with members of Congress, congressional staff and administration officials to communicate industry positions on federal legislative and regulatory issues; assisting in developing association strategies to implement federal policies; preparing written materials, such as letters, congressional testimony, issue briefs, etc., to help convey industry positions; analyzing and communicating federal activities to association members; and working with the association’s members to develop consensus on industry positions for legislation and other congressional or administration activities.

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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.

Benefits available to all full-time employees

  • Bereavement Leave
  • Education Assistance
  • Fitness Center
  • Family Medical Leave
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Medical and Dental Insurance
  • Holidays
  • Jury Duty
  • Legal Resources
  • Life Insurance
  • Long Term Care Insurance
  • Long-Term Disability Insurance
  • Military Leave
  • Paid Time Off
  • Short-Term Disability Insurance
  • Tax Deferred Savings 401(k) Plan
  • Training and Professional Development
  • Transportation Assistance
  • Travel and Accident Insurance
  • Unpaid Leave of Absence
  • Worker’s Compensation
  • Zipcar

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