San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG)

Executive Director
Annual salary range: Negotiable DOQ
Application Deadline: Monday, March 12, 2018

SANDAG is a legislatively created government agency that serves as the forum for regional decision-making. The Board of Directors is composed of mayors, councilmembers, and county supervisors from each of the regionís 19 local governments and is responsible for creating public policy on significant regional issues such as growth, multimodal transportation, land use, and climate change. SANDAG serves as the federally designated Metropolitan Planning Organization and Regional Transportation Commission for the region.

Ideal candidates are effective leaders who are collaborative, visionary, fiscally wise, and politically astute but apolitical and possess the ability to coordinate SANDAGís planning, project implementation, and operations activities. The next Executive Director will be proactive and a forthcoming, honest, and skilled communicator able to foresee and respond to issues/concerns of the public and the Board of Directors. He/she will be expected to position SANDAG as a regional leader; manage internal and external change; and, encourage cities in the region to prepare for growth and take a balanced approach to meeting the regionís needs. The ability to analyze situations, identify alternative solutions, project consequences of proposed actions, and implement recommendations in support of goals is sought in the new Executive Director. In addition, the selected candidate should have the ability to allocate limited resources in a cost-effective manner and travel as needed on behalf of the agency.

To apply for this exceptional opportunity, please submit your resume (including dates of employment plus staff size and budgets managed), cover letter, the names of six work-related references (two each for current or former supervisors, direct reports, and colleagues) to:

For more information contact:

Pam Derby
CPS HR Consulting

To view an online brochure for this position visit:
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The San Diego Association of Governments is an equal opportunity employer.