Merrimack Valley Regional Transit Authority

The MVRTA, based in Haverhill, MA, seeks applications for the position of Administrator. The MVRTA serves as the single most important provider of fixed-route and paratransit services in the region. It serves the northeast corner of Massachusetts with over 1 million miles of scheduled bus routes, paratransit service for seniors and persons with disabilities, a seasonal bus route, and commuter service to Boston. The population of the region totals approximately 340,000.

As the Chief Executive Officer, the Administrator is responsible for providing effective oversight of all Authority operations. This includes operational planning, strategic planning, staff direction and oversight, budgeting and financial management, as well as external relations. The Administrator provides a leadership role in coordinating all Advisory Board activities and providing professional advice to the Advisory Board in the development, implementation, and administration of the policies, goals, regulations, and statutory requirements. The Administrator serves a 16-member Advisory Board representing the 16 member communities and manages a talented staff and a budget of $18.5 million. The MVRTA seeks an Administrator with significant managerial experience and strong organization skills, strong accounting and budgeting knowledge, and the ability to prioritize and multitask. The ideal candidate will be an experienced transportation professional at the local, state and/or federal level; have a minimum of five years of management experience, preferably in the transit industry; and have a bachelor’s degree in business or public administration, planning, management, or a closely related field or the equivalent in RTA management experience.

The successful candidate will receive an attractive compensation package including an annual salary of $130K+/-, DOQ.  MVRTA is an EEO/AA employer and complies with ADA requirements. For additional information, visit,  or contact Bernard Lynch, Principal, Community Paradigm Associates at

Submit resume and cover letter in a single PDF, in confidence, via email, with subject line: MVRTA Administrator Search, by 3 p.m. EST on May 19, to: