The City of Takoma Park, Maryland – a highly desirable inner suburb of Washington, D.C., informally known as “Azalea City”— seeks an experienced and talented City Manager to manage the day-to-day operations of their municipal government. The selected candidate will work collaboratively with the Deputy City Manager, City Council, residents, and staff to ensure the community remains a model for progressive, inclusive, innovative, and responsive government in this community of approximately 17,000 residents.
This is both an exciting and challenging time as the City responds to the increased needs of residents during the health crisis and the economic impact of the crisis while also seeking to innovate and try new ways to better meet the needs of all their residents. At the same time, the City is undertaking the renovation of its library, exploring options to redevelop its Recreation Center on New Hampshire Avenue, addressing the impact of Purple Line construction, and much more. Embedded in all the work of the City is a focus on racial equity.
The City Manager is appointed by and reports directly to the City Council. The City Manager oversees all City staff through the City’s Deputy City Manager and department directors. The current City Manager is retiring after 27 years of service with the City, the last seven of which she served as City Manager.
Experience and Education
Minimum requirements include a bachelor’s degree in a relevant field and at least five (5) years of progressively responsible leadership experience in a local government, nonprofit, or an organization that serves similar constituents.
The expected hiring range is $180,000 – $210,000, depending on qualifications, with an excellent benefits package including fully paid health insurance premiums. Reasonable relocation expenses will also be provided if relocation is required. Residency is welcomed but not required. Engagement in the community is important.
How to Apply
Applications will be accepted electronically by The Novak Consulting Group at https://bit.ly/3qdM9Gv. Applicants complete a brief online form and are prompted to provide a cover letter and resume. Open until filled with the first review of applications on April 5, 2021.