The Metropolitan Council is hiring its next Regional Administrator
The Regional Administrator is the principal administrative officer for the Metropolitan Council and provides
leadership to the regional community through collaboration and cooperation to implement policies, operations,
and programs. The Regional Administrator organizes and leads the work of Met Council staff, oversees the
development of Met Council policies and programs, provides leadership in implementation, and advises and
assists the Chair and Council members on policy, program development, execution and implementation.
The Regional Administrator serves at the pleasure of the Met Council, and performs other duties and
responsibilities as designated by Minnesota state law, and Met Council by-laws, policies, and direction.
Starting annual salary range: between $190,000 and $235,000 plus benefits
(based on qualifications and experience)
We’re the regional government of the Twin Cities metro – the seven-county region that includes Minneapolis and Saint Paul
Ever catch a ride on the light rail lines? That’s us. And so are the buses that say “Metro Transit.” The wastewater from your kitchen and bathroom – there’s a 90% chance we’re the ones that scrub it clean before it goes into the river.
For more than 50 years, the Metropolitan Council has played a key role in coordinating regional growth and planning, providing essential services such as transit and wastewater treatment, and convening partners to accomplish ambitious goals, unrealistic for a single community, but possible as a region. As we plan for the future, we strive to foster a metro area that is livable, prosperous, sustainable, and equitable for all.
Our employees are dedicated to making the Twin Cities region a great place to live and work
At the Metropolitan Council, your work makes a difference. You are part of a team that includes bus drivers, mechanics, urban planners, sewer workers, environmental scientists, housing specialists, purchasing agents – and a hundred other occupations.
The job at a glance
• Leads the Executive Management Team, providing guidance and setting priorities. Coaches, empowers, motivates, and delegates to division executives so they can effectively and efficiently
carry out their work plans and achieve excellence. Ensures that goals are achieved and that projects are on time and on budget.
• Represents the Met Council in a variety of settings with legislators, state and local government officials, civic groups, and others to facilitate collaboration and cooperation
in understanding and implementing Met Council policies, operations, and programs.
• Manages the operations of the agency by providing oversight and direction to lead executives responsible for Metro Transit, Environmental Services, Community Development, Metropolitan Transportation Services, Finance, and Met Council support operations. Provides day-to-day work direction to Audit and the Office of General Counsel, both of which report directly to the Council.
• Works closely with and provides advice to the Chair and Met Council members on policy and other issues.
• Oversees the development of long-range assessments and projections of Twin Cities metropolitan area growth and development. Develops analysis and proposals for Met Council action and policies consistent with the Met Council’s regional development guide, policy plans, and system plans.
• Makes recommendations to the Met Council, implements its policies, provides leadership to the organization, and ensures effective delivery of regional services.
We value our employees
We support our employees in growing their skills and doing their best. We encourage them to balance their work commitments and their personal lives. And we offer generous benefits including retirement, employee development and wellness, and paid parental leave.
• Bachelor’s or master’s degree in public administration, business administration, finance, or a related field
• At least 10 years progressively responsible experience managing a large public agency or organization with a complex budget with multiple lines of business and sources of funding
The ideal candidate
• Knowledge of applicable local, state, and federal statutes, and their impact on the organization
• Well-informed about external pressure points – societal, environmental, community, and governmental
• Knowledge of government funding sources and financing methods
• Identifies, partners, and leverages relationships with key external organizations to achieve results
• Leads the organization to identify clear outcomes and achieve results
• Builds energy and optimism in others for the vision of the organization
• Fosters an environment within the organization that encourages and supports diversity and inclusion
• Gains the confidence and trust of others through personal honesty, integrity, and authenticity, fostering a sense of trust in the organization and its leadership
• Thought leadership around eliminating regional inequities
• Demonstrated capacity and commitment to the Thrive MSP 2040 outcomes of stewardship, prosperity, equity, livability, and sustainability
• Ability to flex style in order to be effective across cultural contexts
Application and selection
Interested applicants should apply online at metrocouncil.org/employment
This position is open until filled; first review deadline is Monday, April 19, 2021.
For more information contact:
Charlie Zelle (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Marcy Syman (email@example.com).
Finalists for this position will be subject to a background check and leadership assessment
The Metropolitan Council is an Equal Opportunity Employer