City Manager, City of Newark, DE (33,398) The City of Newark is the third largest city in Delaware and is known for its many beautiful parks both in and around the City. Newark is situated in the northwest corner of the state on the Maryland state border. It is conveniently located between Baltimore and Philadelphia and is home to the University of Delaware. About half of the population of Newark are students at the University.
The City of Newark is a home rule municipality that operates under the Council/Manager form of government. The City Manager is appointed by the City Council and is responsible for the day-to-day operation of City departments. The City Council is comprised of six members and a Mayor, each of whom has one vote. Six City Council members, elected from separate districts, serve staggered two-year terms. The Mayor, elected at large, serves a three-year term.
Submit résumé, cover letter, and contact information for five professional references by April 30, 2018 online to GovHR USA www.govhrusa.com/current-positions/recruitment. Questions regarding the recruitment may be directed to Joellen C. Earl, CEO, GovHR USA at 847-380-3238. The City of Newark is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
The position requirements are summarized as follows:
A Bachelor’s Degree is required; a Master’s degree in Public Administration, Public Policy or related field is preferred; a Credentialed Manager designation through ICMA is also preferred.
Five (5) years progressively responsible municipal experience in a community of similar size and complexity, or any equivalent combination of education and experience that would demonstrate the skills and abilities to perform the work.
Candidates must have strong leadership skills, open and honest communication skills, an approachable style, and the proven ability to establish and maintain strong working relationships.
Strong financial and budget management experience, ability to manage multiple enterprise funds, including electric distribution, economic development success and labor relations experience.
Experience as a Manager in a university community is preferred as is direct experience working with state and federal legislators.
The ability to express ideas effectively in written and oral form is also required.