General Manager – Town of Manchester, CT
Manchester, CT (pop. 59,713). The Town of Manchester, CT, the “City of Village Charm”, seeks a General Manager to act as the Chief Executive Officer of the town and the administration of all municipal departments. The General Manager appoints all ten Department Heads. The Town has 653 employees – 489 in full-time positions and 164 in part-time positions – 7 collective bargaining agreements and 1 unaffiliated agreement. Since 2001, Manchester has only had two General Managers.
The successful candidate will have a combination of education and experience that demonstrates an ability to perform the duties and responsibilities of the position, including the following:
– Master’s degree preferably in related fields such as public administration, city planning, public policy, and business administration; ICMA Credential Certification is a plus.
– Seven to ten years or more of progressively responsible experience in a public sector setting, preferably in roles such as a City Manager/Administrator, Town Manager/Administrator, Assistant City Manager/Administrator, or Department Head/Director.
– Leadership skills should include strong interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills, and experience and passion for building strong relationships with the Board of Directors, municipal boards and committees, department heads, School Superintendent, community organizations, state and federal agencies, citizens, and staff.
– A results-oriented approach is required with strong fiscal management and budgeting skills and the ability to make effective and efficient use of available resources. Experience and a proven background in economic development, sustainability as well as collective bargaining and labor relations desired.
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Starting salary range is $164,000 to $188,000 DOQ. Residency required. Please submit a résumé, cover letter, and contact information for 5 professional references online at www.govHRJobs.com by September 17th for the first review and September 29th for the final review, to Michael Jaillet, Vice President, GovHR USA, LLC. Questions may be directed to Michael Jaillet, Vice President, at 781-760-3658. The Town of Manchester, an Equal Opportunity Employer, is actively seeking applications from a very diverse population of candidates.