City Manager

City of Atchison, KS

Situated along the Missouri River in Northeastern Kansas, Atchison is a historic community that serves as the seat of Atchison County. Located thirty-five miles northwest of the Kansas City International Airport and three major highways, Atchison is home to Benedictine College, a 2,126 student Catholic College. The industrial community of Atchison is also home to the Bradken Foundry, one of the largest steel foundries in North America. Atchison is a progressive community that is dedicated to both sustainable growth and the preservation of its unique, small-town ambiance. Its proximity to the Kansas City Metro Area makes Atchison an ideal location for anyone looking for a safe, friendly community with small-town charm and convenient access to big-city amenities.

The City of Atchison seeks an energetic local government professional to be its next City Manager. It will be important for the next City Manager to maintain an environment of trust and credibility and to foster positive and productive relationships with the City of Atchison, City Commission, and employees. The chosen candidate will optimize the City’s development opportunities and guide it on the path to sustainable growth. Economic development and municipal finance skills are needed to ensure development opportunities are sought and implemented using fiscally responsible processes and procedures that make the best use of the City’s resources. The incoming City Manager will need to successfully merge new developments with the existing foundation while maintaining the unique historical charm of the city. Previous finance experience will be required to skillfully guide the city in developing budgets, identifying new sources of revenue, implementing cost-saving techniques, and meeting current and future fiduciary responsibilities. Because the City Manager must manage multiple projects simultaneously, the ideal candidate will be a multi-tasker with demonstrated project management experience and proven strategic planning skills.

This position requires a bachelor’s degree in public administration, business administration, finance, or a related field and at least five years of experience as a city administrator/manager, assistant city administrator/ manager, or similar executive-level position, with at least 3 years management experience. A master’s degree in public administration is highly desired.
There is a residency requirement for this position. The selected City Manager will need to establish residency within the city limits of Atchison, KS within 6 months.
The annual salary range for this position is $120,000 to $150,000 depending on qualifications and experience.

Benefits: Medical, dental and vision insurances; short-term disability; life insurance; health savings account with employer contributions and wellness program; supplemental insurances available; retirement plan; discounted local gym membership rates; and employee assistance program.

How to Apply

Application Deadline
Please apply by sending your resume to: First review of resumes will be May 1st, 2024.

Job Details

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

City of Atchison


515 Kansas Ave
Atchison, KS 66002-2424
United States

Form of Government


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