The City of Beloit, WI is seeking a City Manager. The Beloit community prides itself on its diversity, heritage, resiliency, and entrepreneurial spirit. Located along the Wisconsin-Illinois border, this transforming community is developing quickly and presents significant opportunities for the future. The City of Beloit serves as the Gateway to Wisconsin, located near Interstates 39/90 and Interstate 43. Beloit is strategically located for convenient access to much of the upper Midwest and the major metropolitan areas located in this region of the country. The City’s diverse population estimate is 36,162; however, the Greater Beloit market area is home to 110,000 residents. The city is especially proud of its recreational amenities, including its beautiful riverfront, providing recreational and special event facilities, biking and hiking paths, and other amenities actively used on a year-round basis.
The City of Beloit, founded in 1836 and incorporated as a city in 1856, has operated under the statutory form of Council-Manager government since 1929. The City Council is the policy-making body of the City and consists of seven members who are elected on a non-partisan basis for two-year overlapping terms of office. A Council President, who serves as the Chair of the Council, is selected from among the Council by its Members. The City Manager is considered by statute to be the CEO of the municipal corporation. The Manager is appointed by the Council as a whole and is responsible for the overall supervision and administration of the city government. The city enjoys a strong financial position with an AA- credit rating by Standard and Poor’s reflecting its growing economy and healthy operating reserves. The City of Beloit has adopted a 2022 all-funds operating budget of $149 million (operating - $83.2 million, capital - $52.2 million, internal services funds – $13.6 million).
The City Manager has full appointing and oversight authority for the operation of the various City divisions and departments and has the responsibility of carrying out policies adopted by the Council. The leadership team is comprised of the City Attorney/Deputy City Manager, Community Development Director, Economic Development Director, Finance and Administrative Services Director, Fire Chief, Human Resources Director, Information Technology Director, Police Chief, and Public Works Director.
The ideal candidate will have a bachelor’s degree in public administration, public policy, planning or related field; a master’s degree is highly desirable. The candidate must have a minimum of 7 or more years of progressive leadership/ management experience in a similarly complex community with the ability to show competence in key operational areas of city government including finance, budgeting, public safety, public works, and economic development. An International City Manager Association Credentialed Manager and / or Local Government Executive Institute education is highly preferred.
The City of Beloit is offering an attractive hiring salary range of $170,000 to $185,000, commensurate with experience and qualifications. The City of Beloit offers an excellent benefits package including 90% medical / dental premiums paid by the city, car allowance, cell phone, holidays, sick, vacation, and participation in the Wisconsin Retirement System, which is administered by the State. Residency within the city is expected and relocation assistance is negotiable.
We invite qualified professionals to submit a cover letter and resume by visiting our website at:
This position is open until filled; however, a first review of resumes will occur on November 11, 2022. Following this date, applications will be screened against criteria outlined in this brochure. The city will consider offering an interview to those candidates named as Finalists, with reference, background, and academic verification checks conducted after receiving candidates’ permission. The city will reimburse expenses for in-person interviews. For more information, please contact Patty Heminover at Patty.Heminover@Bakertilly.com or (651) 968-7841 or Yolanda Howze at Yolanda.Howze@Bakertilly.com or (312) 240-3401.
The City of Beloit is an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.
To learn more about the City of Beloit, please visit their website at: https://www.beloitwi.gov/