City of Stamford, CT

The ideal candidate for the Director of Administration will have the experience to lead the financial and administrative functions of a diverse and complex City. The role is a key member of the mayor’s cabinet and must ensure that Stamford’s taxpayers benefit from sound and prudent financial and administrative management. This requires strong technical skills, but also a thorough knowledge of municipal financial systems, policies/practices, and internal controls.

This role provides executive leadership to all of the operating divisions within the Office of Administration and oversees multiple departments including Controller, Treasury, Accounts Payable, Grants, Office of Policy and Management, Payroll, Property Assessment, Purchasing, Risk Assessment, and Tax and Revenue Services.

This role requires a leader who has strong collaboration and people skills; and who will act in total compliance with policies and ethical standards. Expertise in municipal finance and budgeting is preferred.

Mayor Simmons’ team is working on an agenda that is responsive to the public and reflects what is special about Stamford. The ideal candidate should be ready to drive and support a vision that brings Stamford into the future.


The ideal candidate has demonstrated the ability to work within large, complex private organizations and/or State, Local or Federal Government. The ability to work with a diverse group of stakeholders (including department heads, elected and appointed officials, other governmental agencies, business, and community organizations, the public and the media), often with competing interests is key.

The candidate must be able to effectively communicate with multiple audiences, both in writing and orally. Demonstrated public presentation skills to large audiences, that can clearly and succinctly distill complex and difficult messages, is critically important. Municipal experience preferred.

How to Apply

Candidates who are excited about the Director of Administration role, and joining the new Mayor’s administration are encouraged to apply. All candidates must submit a cover letter and resume. We encourage you to include your reasons for wanting to work for the Simmons administration and how your background and skills will advance Mayor-elect Simmons’ priorities.

Interested candidates can email their resume and cover letter to Ngan Nguyen at with Subject Line: Director of Administration.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis starting immediately. Due to the high volume of applications received, we are only able to contact applicants who are selected for an interview.

How to Apply

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Job Details

Job Function
Chief Administrator (City, County, Town Manager)

City of Stamford


888 Washington Blvd
Stamford, CT 06901-2924
United States

Form of Government


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