REOPENED: If you are an executive with extensive experience working with municipalities, particularly leading rural communities through major growth, the Town of Pittsboro, NC invites you to consider the opportunity to serve as its next Town Manager. On the cusp of significant transitions, Pittsboro seeks a Town Manager who must have impeccable interpersonal skills and support and grow the Town staff. They must balance local priorities and resources while also facilitating large development projects such as Chatham Park and other projects which will be developed as a result of the nearby VinFast and Wolfspeed projects. The Town Manager will beexperienced in advancing infrastructure, and maximizing resources for future growth while ensuring quality and accessibility of utilities for the community. The next Town Manager is a visionary who will work cohesively and collaboratively with stakeholders to develop and implement a strategic plan for the Town – carefully identifying a timeline that the Town can realistically adapt to. Chatham Park is expected to be the largest development in NC and will feature 22,000 housing units in a live-work-play concept across 7,200 acres – a significant advancement that will dramatically increase the Town’s population of nearly 4,700. The Town Board seeks a progressive leader who can unite the Board, staff, and community around a collective vision – embracing the perspectives of all and bridging gaps where divergent interests lie.
About the Community:Established in 1785, Pittsboro is one of the fastest growing counties in NC located in the heart of Chatham County –just 17 miles south of Chapel Hill, the Research Triangle Park (RTP) and RDU International Airport, and just 32 miles to Raleigh. VinFast will be located 15 miles from Pittsboro at Triangle Innovation Point and Wolfspeed, and other industries will be 20 miles away at the Chatham-Siler City Advanced Manufacturing site. The rural culture of Pittsboro can be evidenced through its historic downtown, active farms, and recreation opportunities. From software developers to farmers and artists, Pittsboro supports a diverse community of people who call the growing Town home. Community members embrace the small-town values of respect for one another.
About the Organization and Position:The Town Manager, who reports to the Mayor and a five-person, non-partisan Board of Commissioners, leads 50 employees across 9 departments/divisions. In addition, the Town Manager works with the Board of Commissioners to oversee the Town's Planning and Parks & Recreation Advisory Boards. The FY 22-23 general fund budget of $9.3M (Enterprise budget of $5.7M) is supported by a tax rate of $.44 per $100 of assessed tax value. More information about the budget can be found here. From a steady population less than 5,000, the Town of Pittsboro is embracing exciting growth opportunities that will significantly and quickly increase the Town’s population thus requiring strategic direction and additional resources to ensure Pittsboro remains a thriving community. Substantial growth is imminent with the ongoing development of Chatham Park, an expansive master-planned live-work-play development with 22 million square feet of commercial, office and civic space, which is to occupy over 7,000 acres to the east of Pittsboro, and west of the Haw River. The Town Manager will engage and coordinate consistently with local and regional stakeholders to ensure this development project and others are successful ventures. The next Town Manager will have the natural ability to unite teams, establish trusting relationships and build a cohesive culture across departments. In the process of facilitating the Town’s next strategic plan, the Town Manager will be tasked with preserving the strong sense of community – protecting the Town’s history and excellent quality of life as the community grows. The Council desires a Town Manager that is resourceful and assertive and will advocate for the needs of staff and community members while articulating alignment of their needs with the strategic direction of the Town.
Qualifications: A bachelor’s degree in Public or Business Administration or closely related field from an accredited college or university is required; a master’s degree in Public or Business Administration and/or ICMA credentialed management is strongly preferred. Candidate must have five or more years of successful and progressive levels of supervisory and management experience; experience in North Carolina local government preferred.
Salary and Benefits: The hiring range for the Town Manager is $150,000 - $200,000 depending on experience and qualifications. Relocation assistance may be provided, if needed. Residency within Town limits is required within a negotiated timeframe. The Town provides a comprehensive local government benefit package including a 5% 401K or 457 contribution, NCLGERS enrollment, paid medical, dental, vision, long and short-term disability insurance, life Insurance, and vacation and sick leave. To apply, please visit https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/developmentalassociates and click on the Town Manager – Town of Pittsboro, NC title. To learn more about the selection process, visit https://developmentalassociates.com/client-openings/ select “Client Openings” and scroll down to “Important Information for Applicants.” All applications must be submitted online via the Developmental Associates application portal – NOT the Town Employment Application portal, nor any other external website; it is not sufficient to send only a resume. Resumes and cover letters must be uploaded with the application. Applicants must apply by February 1, 2023, though the job will stay open until filled. Successful semi-finalists will participate in virtual interviews and skill evaluation TBD in February / March. Candidates are encouraged to reserve these dates for virtual meetings should they be invited to participate. All inquiries should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. The Town of Pittsboro is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The recruitment and selection process is being managed by Developmental Associates, LLC.