The Town of Nags Head in Dare County, NC is seeking a leader with impeccable integrity, outstanding leadership skills, and a track record of being a visionary consensus builder to be their next Town Manager. With the ability to develop and inspire a high functioning employee team grounded in trust and transparency, the successful candidate will have extensive experience in collaborating with staff, community, regional partners, and the Town Board of Commissioners. This highly skilled and motivated leader will proactively deal with a range of tasks and challenges, with an emphasis on outstanding interpersonal engagement, excellent fiscal management, and collaborative project-management skills. The Town Manager must have the ability to relate well in the community, establish relationships, and partner with an engaged Board of Commissioners to carry out the strategic priorities of the Town. *The position has been reopened after a prior candidate was appointed, but withdrew after the contract was signed and announced.
The Town Manager, who reports to the Mayor and a four-person Board of Commissioners, leads the Town with 120 FTE who work across 5 departments: Administrative Services, Fire, Planning and Development, Police, Public Works/Water. The FY 20-21 general fund budget of $21.8M is supported by a revenue neutral tax rate of $.265 per $100 of assessed tax value as well as two municipal service districts (MSDs) used for Town beach nourishment projects. An adopted beach nourishment capital budget of $43M funds ongoing initiatives.
Minimum education is a bachelor’s degree; however, a Master of Public Administration (MPA) or equivalent graduate degree is strongly preferred. The ideal candidate will have 7-10 years of progressive experience at the position level of division manager, /department head, or higher within a small to medium-sized municipal government organization. Knowledge of coastal and tourist communities is a plus.
To apply, go to https://agency.governmentjobs.com/developmentalassociates/default.cfm and click on the Town Manager – Nags Head link. To learn more about the selection process, visit Client Openings (or copy and paste into your browser: https://developmentalassociates.com/client-openings/). All applications must be fully completed and submitted online via the Developmental Associates application portal – NOT the Town portal, nor any other external website; it is not sufficient to send only a resume. Resumes and cover letters can be uploaded with the application. Applicants must apply by June 23, 2021. Application review begins June 24, 2021. Finalists will participate in virtual interviews and skill assessments on August 5-6, 2021. Interviews with the Mayor and Board of Commissioners will follow at a subsequent time. All inquiries should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. The Town of Nags Head is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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Developmental Associates, LLC is managing the recruitment and selection process for this position.