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Regional District of Nanaimo
Manager, Transit Operations

The Regional District of Nanaimo (RDN) provides regional governance and services throughout Vancouver Island’s beautiful central east coast. Communities within the region include the municipalities of Nanaimo, Lantzville, Parksville, and Qualicum Beach, as well as seven unincorporated Electoral Areas. Established in 1967, the RDN is one of British Columbia’s most populous Regional Districts and home to more than 170,000. It is also an award-winning organization and develops and oversees innovative programs that effectively steward the region’s environment and resources, and create a positive quality of life for residents.

The Manager, Transit Operations is responsible for the planning, organizing, and directing of transit activities for a transit system that will be seeing an anticipated 50% increase in growth over the next several years, and that connects not only the communities of the Regional District but also beyond, assisting citizens in getting to necessary social, educational, commercial and other services. The Manager oversees the regional transit system and the development and implementation of the overall transit business plan, providing leadership, direction, and support to the Transportation Services department by coaching and supporting team members in their duties, to meet service expectations, departmental goals, and objectives.

As the ideal candidate, you have progressed in your transit career to a leadership role, and have proven experience in leading both teams and growth across a complex, diverse and multi-stakeholder environment. You place considerable weight in the power of positive relationships and have the communications and listening skills needed to ensure priorities, concerns and perspectives are understood and addressed in a meaningful and respectful way. You are an effective leader with a reputation for working respectfully and productively with unions and exempt staff. You bring a demonstrated ability to plan, organize, coordinate and deliver transit services, projects, budgets, and programs. Your experience is augmented by a degree in a related field.

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