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Senior Advisor, Special Projects & Initiatives

Job ID: 5452
Business Unit: New York City Transit
Location: New York, NY, United States
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Department: Office of the President
Date Posted: Jan 24, 2024


Job Information 

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.  



Salary Range: $129,713 - $184,109 (Executive Hay: 1096)   



The President's Office is looking for a dynamic candidate with a passion for public service to support NYCT President on high-priority executive projects. Reporting directly to the NYCT President, the Senior Advisor will help drive high-priority projects by identifying project priorities and goals, building a team across departments to execute the project, participating in internal and external meetings, conducting research, and assisting with preparation and execution of high-level meetings, including developing agendas, briefing materials, supporting follow ups from meetings, and helping guide development of deliverables. The candidate will also be responsible for briefing and staffing the President at key meeting, drafting research memos, and following up on essential requests from State and local government and regulatory entities.  The candidate will work collaboratively across departments on a wide variety of matters including accessibility, technology innovation, budget, legislation, and operations. The candidate will also manage matrixed employees and/or consultants in planning and execution of special projects and initiatives.   



A Bachelor’s degree in a major field of study, or a satisfactory equivalent with a minimum of six (6) years of related experience and four (4) years must have been in a managerial/supervisory capacity.    

Desired Skills    

  • Excellent quantitative, analytical, and problem-solving skills, together with demonstrated quantitative skills and proficiency in Excel modeling.    

  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written, with the talent to communicate complex quantitative concepts in a clear and succinct way to internal stakeholders.   

  • Strong interpersonal skills with an established history of working on projects requiring group consensus and cooperation among people with no direct reporting relationships.    

  • Must be capable of building a strong and successful network, developing new relationships and influencing decision makers.   

  • Demonstrated ability to work in team and/or group settings, including team process and staff development skills.   

  • Ability to prioritize among competing needs and opportunities and manage multiple projects at the same time.   

Selection Method    

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


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”).

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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