Do you seek a rewarding opportunity to make a difference in the community? Would you enjoy the unique experience of managing and overseeing important projects and programs for the City? Does the idea of working collaboratively across work groups and departments excite you? Does providing leadership and direction for a complex, high performing team sound fulfilling? Are you an innovator who encourages new ideas and adapts easily to change? Do you excel in a fast-paced and ever-changing environment that allows you to utilize and enhance many different skills?
The City of Winchester and the City Manager’s Office invites you to come join our team! The City has an outstanding strategic plan that includes goals and objectives, a clear vision, and a culture of collaboration. We are actively recruiting for the position of Program Manager which is responsible for managing the City’s grant management and administration functions, performance management with City Departments, and communications and community outreach efforts.
Winchester is an independent city in northwest Virginia located just 72 miles from Washington D.C. Due to its strategic location, size, and hometown feel, Winchester is a scenic escape for people in nearby larger cities and is the regional retail hub for shopping and dining as Winchester’s daytime population swells to over 75,000 within its 9.23 square miles. For more information regarding our City and its organization, please visit: https://stories.opengov.com/winchesterva/published/6WvvKaUfV.
This position serves as the project manager for various special projects, programs, services, and developing public policy initiatives for advancement of the City. Assists the City Manager, Chief Financial Officer and Financial Services Director with overall annual City budget preparation, planning, and Capital Improvement Plan. Attends City Council meetings on a regular and frequent basis. This position is also a part of the City’s Senior Leadership Team.
• Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Public Administration or a related field is required. Master’s Degree is preferred.
• 5+ years’ experience in a service-oriented occupation dealing with grant administration, public interaction and general business administration.
Should you choose to apply for this position, you must attach a one page writing sample on any topic of your choice relevant to Virginia local government.