Aerial photo of Downtown San Francisco, seen from the south.

Photo: Sergio Ruiz,

Interested individuals are encouraged to submit a letter of interest and résumé. This recruitment will remain open until filled. However, first consideration will be given to individuals who respond by October 13, 2023.


Do you…

✓  Want to help shape the future of transportation in San Francisco? 

✓  Have a passion for storytelling and community engagement?

✓  Have a commitment to advancing equitable access for all?

If so, we invite you to apply to be our Director of Communications. 

We’re looking for applicants with 6 years or more of experience in communications, media relations, and/or community outreach programs, including in a supervisory or managerial role. As our Director of Communications, you will oversee external affairs and public outreach for a variety of policy, funding, planning and project delivery efforts, relating to the Transportation Authority’s mission and functions as San Francisco’s transportation sales tax administrator and congestion management agency, among other roles. 

Reports to: Executive Director 

Exemption status: Full-time, Exempt

We’re looking for candidates who will bring:

  • Proven media and messaging experience through multiple traditional and new/social media channels. 

  • Public engagement experience to develop and implement public outreach and engagement plans for diverse communities.

  • Project management skills to direct and oversee agency-wide messaging and external affairs. 

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, including ability to simplify complex issues for lay/diverse audiences. 

  • Knowledge of San Francisco / Bay Area transportation issues, settings and institutions are a plus.

  • The Transportation Authority is committed to developing and maintaining a diverse and inclusive staff — demonstrated track record of contributing to advancing equity and inclusion are highly desirable.

Supervisory Responsibilities 

Supervises graphic designer, internal communications team, and external consultants.

Annual Compensation Range: $143,842 – $198,504

Salary is dependent on experience, plus excellent benefits. The Transportation Authority offers an employer contribution to a retirement plan in lieu of Social Security. In addition, the Transportation Authority offers a generous cafeteria-style benefits package and flexible work arrangements including up to 3 days remote work per week.

Retirement: Up to 12.47% employer contribution

Insurance: Health, dental, life, short- and long-term disability and more. Medical and dependent care pre-tax reimbursement accounts.

Deferred Compensation (Section 457)

Vacation: Three weeks of vacation per year during the first five years of service

Holidays: 12 holidays per year, plus three personal holidays   

Commuter Benefits: Up to $160 per month in Commuter Checks or a $20 per month bike benefit 

How to Apply 

Applications must include: 

  • Resume 
  • Cover letter (please indicate where you saw this job posted) 

Email your submission to with the subject line "RE: Director of Communications, Executive Division."

We Are An Equal Opportunity Employer

The San Francisco County Transportation Authority is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We believe diversity and inclusion strengthen our work, and we strive to ensure our staff represents the communities we serve. 

We are committed to fostering an environment of mutual respect. We want to employ and provide career advancement opportunities for people of any:

  • race and color
  • sexual orientation, gender identity, and expression
  • religion and belief
  • national, social, and ethnic origin
  • parental status, including pregnancy, childbirth, lactation, or related medical conditions
  • age
  • physical, mental, and sensory disabilities
  • HIV status
  • marital, civil union, and domestic partnership status
  • past and present military service
  • family medical history and genetic information
  • protected status 

If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, please contact us at or 415-522-4800.