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 Careers At APTA

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:

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

or email it to or fax to 202-496-4323

Vice President - Member Services and Conferences

American Public Transportation Association has an immediate need for a Vice President-Member Services & Conferences who is directly responsible for member recruitment and engagement, delivering exceptional, imaginative and highly marketable meetings and conferences, and growing sponsorship and partnership programs. This includes managing the planning, programming and logistics for the meetings and conferences sponsored by APTA each year, including four major conferences as well as numerous smaller conferences, meetings, seminars, retreats and workshops. The position manages a team specializing in membership services, conference logistics and program development as well as coordinates internally for the successful delivery of each event. This role has overall responsibility for the delivery/execution of conferences/meetings that are high quality, professional, financially successful, strategically aligned and relevant.​

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Legislative Analyst

American Public Transportation Association (APTA) has the immediate need for an individual to assist our Government Affairs team in researching legislative issues and federal agency activities and communicating the public transportation industry's position on federal legislative issues to APTA members, outside interests, Members of Congress, and the Executive Branch. Duties will include obtaining, analyzing and organizing information on federal legislation, regulations and other federal activities related to public transportation; preparing memoranda, talking points, and speeches to communicate the public transportation industry's views on federal legislative and government affairs issues; building public awareness/support for public transportation; and assisting with the preparation of Congressional testimony.

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Director - Rail Transit

American Public Transportation Association seeks a Director-Rail Transit to serve as APTA’s subject-matter expert on rail transit issues, including light rail transit (LRT), streetcar, and heavy rail. The candidate will support APTA’s rail transit system operators; provide expertise on rail transit policy and technical issues; support programming for conferences; support APTA business members; interface with Federal regulatory agencies; and manage and direct APTA’s standards development work for the rail transit industry.

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Director - Advocacy Communications

American Public Transportation Association (APTA) has an immediate opening for a dynamic Director-Advocacy Communications to be responsible for developing/managing comprehensive education/communications program to build support for public transportation among key audiences. Develops strategies and implements cohesive, pro-active communications and marketing program.

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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.

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 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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