The Borough of Oxford located in Chester County, PA, seeks an experienced Borough Manager to lead a diverse citizenry of approximately 5,800 in 1.97 square miles. The Borough’s government provides a wide range of services to a growing community and is widely recognized for its efforts in striving to provide a high quality of life and participatory government for its residents. The Borough operates with an approved 2020 total budget of approximately $3,872,583 with approximately 40 full time equivalent staff.
The Borough Manager is the Chief Administrative Officer, Borough Secretary and Right to Know Officer of the Borough, serving a seven (7) member Council and Mayor. The Manager reports to Council and will be an outstanding communicator who provides reasoned and sound recommendations for Council’s consideration. Council is seeking a leader with vision, who embraces open government and transparency with professional and respectful interactions with the community. This highly visible position within the Borough is responsible for implementing all policies set by Council and the general oversight of all the Borough’s day to day operations. The position will assume management responsibility, leadership, and accountability for, but not limited to: grant writing, union/labor relations, administrative staff, financial management, public works, codes, solid waste and recycling services, storm water, transportation infrastructure, parks and recreation.
Work involves supervising, directing, and coordinating all departments and activities of the Borough to ensure operations are in conformance with policy directives, rules, regulations, and Borough Code as well as providing excellent municipal services. The Manager attends day and evening meetings with Council, various boards and commissions, governmental authorities, department heads, and other meetings as required.
Experience of competitive candidates must demonstrate a high level of successful performance in areas of municipal management. A progressive record of strong, open professional administrative leadership in a similar community is an important consideration. Demonstrated and verifiable experience developing, managing, and balancing an annual operating and capital expenditure budget of similar complexity to the Borough’s is required. In addition, demonstrated/verifiable experience utilizing sound and effective leadership techniques to establish goals and achieve results within financial and other resource limits, a proven record leading with high personal integrity, ethical behavior and a record of successful grant writing and labor/management issues are important considerations.
Position requires: A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college/university in public or business administration, finance, planning or a related field is required. Master’s Degree in Public or Business Administration, Political Science, or a closely related field or an Equivalent Degree strongly preferred. A minimum of five (5) years of direct experience as a municipal manager, preferably in PA, or assistant manager/senior executive, with experience in planning, organizing, and directing administrative, operational services , union/labor relations and municipal finance administration or an equivalent combination of education and qualifying experience. Must live within relatively close proximity to the Borough, preferably as a PA resident. Must have a valid driver’s license. A competitive salary is dependent on qualifications and experience with a comprehensive benefits package and subject to background check/verifications.
Position is open until filled. Applicants should submit cover letter, resume and salary history in one document to Roseann McGrath at Roseann@rmcgrathconsulting.com no later than December 18, 2020.