The Northeast Ohio Areawide Coordinating Agency (NOACA) is a regional planning agency that serves greater Cleveland. As the region's Metropolitan Planning Organization and Areawide Water Quality Management Agency, NOACA conducts transportation and environmental planning for a five-county region that is home to 2.1 million people and includes the counties of Cuyahoga, Geauga, Lake, Lorain and Medina.

The Manager of Transportation Planning applies advanced level skills to design, manage, and implement highly technical planning programs and projects, requiring the consistent exercise of judgment and discretion. In doing so, the Position develops, monitors and coordinates the work plan and budget for each assigned initiative. The Manager also identifies and develops new initiatives for and approaches to the Division’s portfolio of work, and performs research, planning, analysis, evaluation, and report-writing. The primary areas of work for this position include but are not limited to conducting planning for non-motorized modes of travel and transit-oriented development; coordinating the Agency’s geographic information systems (GIS) activities; and providing support on NOACA’s decennial household travel survey. The Manager of Planning works cooperatively with NOACA staff, the US Department of Transportation, the Ohio Department of Transportation, regional and municipal agencies, other local stakeholders, and project consultants to further agency initiatives. The Position supervises one or more Division Planners. The Manager of Planning is a full-time, FLSA-exempt position.


  • Bachelor's Degree in urban planning, civil engineering, or related field, plus ten years of relevant experience. Masters Degree may be substituted for one year of experience.
  • Advanced skill with Microsoft Office applications
  • Advanced understanding of GIS software
  • Strong research skills
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong planning and organizational skills
  • Proven management and leadership abilities
  • Must be authorized to work in the United States


  • Paid time off includes 12 holidays, plus vacation, sick and personal time
  • Employer sponsored health, vision, dental, and prescription coverage
  • Employer sponsored life insurance
  • Enrollment in Ohio Public Employees Retirement System (OPERS) pension program
  • Employer sponsored professional certifications and memberships
  • Other voluntary programs


  • NOACA is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
  • Employees telecommute for one day a week on Mondays.