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Chief Executive Officer - JAUNT

KL2Connects LLC Charlottesville, VA

  • Expired: over a month ago. Applications are no longer accepted.
Job Description

How would you like to work alongside a committed staff, in a vibrant and engaged community, in one of the most beautiful areas of the country?  KL2 Connects LLC has been retained by JAUNT Inc. to identify candidates for the position of Chief Executive Officer.

Jaunt is a regional public transportation system that serves Albemarle, Fluvanna, Louisa, Nelson, Buckingham, and Amherst Counties, as well as the City of Charlottesville. Organized in 1975, the agency is recognized statewide and nationally for its efficient service and driver training.

The Chief Executive Officer is responsible for managing the overall success of Jaunt. This includes providing leadership and innovative visioning regarding the development and implementation of Jaunt’s services, as well as strategic planning, budget development, policy and procedure development, federal and state compliance, financial management, legislative engagement, professional development of staff, and engagement with community stakeholders and partners.


The Chief Executive Officer serves as the chief officer of Jaunt and is directly accountable and responsible to the Board of Directors for the implementation of policies; the leveraging of unique service delivery strategies approved by the Board; and the financial planning, service development, regional coordination, and supervision of all programs operated by Jaunt.

Charlottesville, colloquially known as C'ville, is an independent city in the Commonwealth of Virginia and the county seat of Albemarle County. In 2019 an estimated 47,266 people lived within the city limits. The City of Charlottesville and Albemarle County have a combined population of approximately 150,000. 

Review the full job brochure and apply today. 

REQUIRED: All Candidates must fill out the online application for JAUNT in addition to the KL2 application. 




The candidate shall demonstrate sufficient comprehension of state transit funding and the ability to apply for and maintain all aspects of compliance.  


The candidate shall demonstrate sufficient comprehension of the FTA transit funding regulations including Direct and Indirect Costs, Compensation, Financial Reporting, Professional services, Travel costs, Audits, Scope and Basis for determining Federal awards expended, Appendix IV – Rate determination for Nonprofit Organizations, FTA Circular 5010.1E, FTA Circular 9030.1E, FTA Circular 4220.1F, FTA Circular 5200.1A, FTA Circular 9300.1B and both FTA Circulars 4702.1B, 4703.1.




A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree or similar experience (Master’s degree preferred) from an accredited university in transportation, planning, public administration, or business administration, with demonstrated extensive management and supervisory experience in transportation or human service agency organizations. 


A minimum of 15 years of industry experience (10 years supervisory or in management). 


Knowledge of public transit program planning, program evaluation, policy formulation and implementation, fiscal management, multi-year budgeting, resource allocations and monitoring, personnel management, and strategic planning. 


Must have excellent oral and written communication skills, familiarity with basic computer operations, professional integrity, and excellent judgment.  Knowledge of transportation management is preferred.




Employment is contingent upon successfully completing and passing a pre-employment drug screen.  Employment is contingent on a clean driving record that allows employee to be covered by Jaunt’s insurance. Continued employment is contingent upon adherence to Jaunt’s Substance Abuse Policy, including being subject to drug and alcohol screening, as well as on maintaining a clean driving record. 


Jaunt employees regularly interact with passengers with disabilities. To ensure it effectively adheres to the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act, all employees will be regularly trained on service delivery expectations in order to ensure the safe and timely transportation services for passengers with disabilities. Further, those employees with direct contact with passengers with disabilities will be expected to exercise their training for passenger sensitivity, which includes securing passengers' wheelchairs to restraining devices to stabilize wheelchairs during trip. As well as being physically able to handle and assist disabled passengers in wheelchairs and assist disabled passengers into and out of a vehicle.


Further, Jaunt shall adhere with the American with Disabilities Act. The successful candidate must be able to perform the position's essential job functions with or without reasonable accommodation. The physical demands given in this job description are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made that allow individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions. To be considered eligible for consideration of accommodations, employees must request an accommodation and present a doctor’s statement to management stating their physical limitations.


Jaunt is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. In addition to the provisions of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Federal Transit Laws, 49 U.S.C. 5332(b), states "no person in the United States shall on the grounds of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, or age be excluded from the participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any project, program or activity funded in whole or in part through financial assistance under this Act." 

KL2Connects LLC


Charlottesville, VA



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