Town Manager

Town of Chapel Hill, NC

The Town of Chapel Hill is seeking a Town Manager. The Town Manager, along with two deputy town managers, leads more than 750 employees across 15 departments and manages a budget of more than $129 million. The Town Manager reports to the mayor and eight at-large Council members.

Priorities of the next Town Manager will include: continuing to implement the Complete Community Strategy, completion of the land use management ordinance revision, financial management, managing capital projects – including aging infrastructure – and debt service, advocating for technological strategies and solutions to enrich the community, advocating and planning for affordable housing, and supporting economic development opportunities.

The successful candidate will have a minimum of 10 years of increasingly responsible professional experience in municipal management with at least five years at a department head level role or above (assistant manager or manager preferred). A bachelor’s degree is required; a master’s degree or higher is strongly preferred. The successful candidate will have a proven track record in leading with an equity and social justice philosophy, transparent public communication, and effective intergovernmental relations, and community engagement. The successful candidate will also be able to demonstrate success in leading cohesive and collaborative change and leading and implementing strategic planning to meet community goals. Work experience in a University community is desirable.

International City/County Management Association (ICMA) credentials or the ability to achieve those credentials within a designated timeframe is preferred. Residency within the Town’s corporate limits within six months of hire is required.

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Job Function
Chief Administrator (City, County, Town Manager)
Position Type
Full Time

Town of Chapel Hill


405 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd
Chapel Hill, NC 27514-5705
United States

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