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Move Minnesota Launches Executive Director Search

UPDATE: This position has been filled. Thanks to all who applied and shared this opportunity.

Join our team at Move Minnesota!

OPEN POSITION: Executive Director

REPORTS DIRECTLY TO: Board of Directors

DIRECT REPORTS: Director of Finance & Administration, Director of Advancement, Field Manager, Program Manager

Organization Summary

Move Minnesota leads the movement for an equitable transportation system that puts people first. We create change through advocacy, education, and community engagement. Our vision is to create a Minnesota where our transportation system breaks down barriers, protects our environment, and creates access and choice. We work towards a future where our families are healthy, our neighborhoods are thriving, and everyone can reach the important places in their lives. A Minnesota that feels connected, because it is.

We work alongside over 10,000 supporters behind the scenes and on the ground, helping Minnesotans tell the stories of how transportation choices impact their lives and the future of our region. Move Minnesota works to empower people in all kinds of ways—from helping individuals advocate at the State Capitol to connecting employers with sustainable transportation options. Our efforts help to expand transit and bicycle networks, improve pedestrian access, and create demand for shared mobility. Our current focus is on the MSP metro region, with a statewide vision guiding future growth.

Move Minnesota is based in Saint Paul. Our team is collaborative, hard-working, mission-driven, and fun. We offer a competitive salary, comprehensive benefits, and a flexible work environment.  We love inspiring more people to ride transit, bike, walk, and roll in our community. Move Minnesota has a staff of 11, is governed by a Board of Directors of 11 to 15 members, and has an organizational budget of $1 million.

Embedding equity in organizational practices is a core value at our organization. Move Minnesota works to offer culturally inclusive services, materials, resources, and programs. We value the strengths offered through different backgrounds and perspectives. Move Minnesota is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Position Summary

Move Minnesota is seeking a collaborative and charismatic leader to transform transportation options in Minnesota. The Executive Director provides overall leadership and guidance for all staff of the organization. The Executive Director works with the Board of Directors to set the strategic direction and advance our mission. This position actively cultivates partnerships and alliances that promote the growth and visibility of the organization and serves as its primary spokesperson. This position is actively engaged in the organization’s day to day activities and is responsible for ensuring its financial stability.

Job Type: Full-time, 40 hours per week, exempt.

Salary & Compensation: $88,000 to $98,000. Salary for this position is commensurate with experience and competitive with similar nonprofits. Benefits include: health and dental insurance, retirement plan, paid time off, short-term and long-term disability, life insurance, bus pass & commuter benefits, and flexible work environment.

Duties and Responsibilities

Strategic Leadership


Advocacy, Policy and Programming


Position Qualifications




This position is housed at the Move Minnesota office in Saint Paul, Minnesota. We’re one block from the METRO Green Line’s Raymond Ave Station and easy to reach on Metro Transit bus routes 16, 63, 67, and 87. Indoor bike parking and a private changing room are available. The building where our office is located has one floor (no stairs) and multi-stall restrooms.


Submit your cover letter, resume, and one writing sample to Please include “Executive Director Search” in the subject line of your email application.

Include answers to the two questions below in your cover letter.


Answer these questions in your cover letter. Answers should be limited to 250 words per question.

  1. What is your leadership philosophy and how will it help Move Minnesota advance its mission?
  2. How can Move Minnesota play a lead role in solving the state’s most critical transportation challenges?

Applications will be reviewed starting August 26, 2019. This position is open until filled.

Post updated 08-01-19 to correctly indicate that this position is classified as exempt.