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Assistant Vice President Program Executive (SBMP)

Job ID: 2478
Business Unit: MTA Construction & Development
Location: New York, NY, United States
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Department: Small Business Mentor Program
Date Posted: Apr 24, 2024


This position is eligible for telework which is currently one day per week. New hires are eligible to apply 30 days after their effective date of hire.


Assistant Vice President Program Executive (SBMP)


Construction & Development


Delivery/Small Business Mentoring Program


VP, Program Executive


2 Broadway


9:00 AM to 5:30 PM or as required (7.5HR/ DAY)




$150,844 to $197,982


Open Until Filled



The Assiatant Vice President, Small Business Mentoring, is responsible for mentoring and educating contractors working within Small Business Program (SBP) unit in the MTA Construction and Development (C&D) Delivery Department. This position is responsible for working with the Management Consulting Firm and the contractors to ensure project delivery is safe, efficient, on schedule, within budget, and per project documents, contractual requirements, and relevant policies, procedures, standards, and guidelines are adhered to.




The Assistant Vice President is responsible for developing and implementing a C&D-wide performance management system.


The AVP will provide vision and leadership for creating and implementing an agency-wide enterprise solution to allow more informed and transparent agency and project-level decision-making.


The AVP will provide vision and leadership for cross-departmental capital program management policies, procedures, and processes.


The AVP, Mentoring, monitors project status, mitigates risk, and resolves project issues, consulting with and providing recommendations to senior management for critical issue resolution.

This position coordinates project delivery activities with C&D and operating agency personnel and guides staff, contractors, consultants, and agency forces to safely and efficiently execute capital projects.

Responsible for directing the existing (up to $500 million) program and future programs intended to develop and grow small businesses, including minority and women-owned businesses, as prime contractors to accomplish MTA projects and direct the work of a third-party consultant firm in the prequalification, training, contracting, and mentoring of these small businesses to achieve the completion of projects for all MTA Agencies in a safe, timely and efficient manner.


The AVP will provide oversight for quality management at the agency level.


Ensure that expenditures are appropriately charged.


Manage comprehensive document control and retention.


Manage the preparation of reports, presentations, research, and studies.


Manage staff selection, coaching, training, development, evaluation, and discipline/termination as needed.


Create a professional environment that respects individual differences and enables all employees to develop and contribute to their full potential.


Education and Experience


Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Architecture, Construction or Project Management, Business Administration, Transportation, or a related field.


Must have a minimum of fourteen (14) years of related experience.


Must have a minimum of ten (10) years in a construction program/program management or supervisory role in a large, multi-faceted organization.

Working knowledge of New York City and MTA construction practices and regulations. 

Must possess extensive experience communicating in a public forum representing a public Agency.

Demonstrated understanding of construction scheduling and estimating practices.

Working knowledge of general accounting principles.

Working knowledge of contract law.

This position requires a unique set of skills that involve guiding a complex program of performing contract work while mentoring and growing small firms in the MTA operating environment. 


The daily problems require in-depth knowledge of contracting, accounting, engineering, and construction. 

The incumbent must be able to encourage companies to perform complex tasks while ensuring the health and growth of their companies. 


The incumbent must establish and maintain good working relationships in multiple departments of MTA Agencies. 




Licensed Professional Engineer or Registered Architect desirable.


PMP and CCM Certifications are preferred.


Significant experience in Program management for major construction Programs with highly complex systems preferred.


Experience leading and managing contractors, subcontractors, or vendors.

Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.


Demonstrated ability to build relationships and work collaboratively with stakeholders at all internal organizational levels.


Demonstrated ability to work in a high-profile, high-pressure environment effectively.


Must have focus and ability to deliver results, organizational effectiveness, and continuous improvement.


Must be a proven leader as a change agent and creative/innovative thinker with the ability to align business goals with solutions to drive process improvements.


Must possess excellent team-building, listening, problem-solving, and prioritization skills.


Other Information

Pursuant to the New York State Public Officers Law & the MTA Code of Ethics, all employees who hold a policymaking position must file an Annual Statement of Financial Disclosure (FDS) with the NYS Commission on Ethics and Lobbying in Government (the “Commission”).


Selection Criteria

Based on evaluation of education, skills, experience, and interview.


How to Apply

MTA employees must apply via My MTA Portal. You can submit an online application by logging into My MTA Portal, clicking the My Job Search ribbon, and selecting the “Careers” link. Logging in through My MTA Portal will link your BSC ID number to your job application to identify you as an internal applicant.


Equal Employment Opportunity

MTA and its subsidiary and affiliated agencies are Equal Opportunity Employers, including with respect to veteran status and individuals with disabilities.


The MTA encourages qualified applicants from diverse backgrounds, experiences, and abilities, including military service members, to apply.




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