Town Manager

Town of Westerly, RI

Job Details

  • Job Function: Chief Administrator (City/County Manager)
  • Credential: Preferred
  • Salary: $120,000 - $135,000. DOQ. Excellent Benefits.
  • Position Type: Full Time
  • Population: 22,787
  • Where: 45 Broad St. Westerly, RI 02891
  • Form of Government: Council-Manager

Post Date: May 3 2018

Deadline: Jun 8 2018

For additional information see: Resume and cover electronically as PDF file to on or before June 8, 2018.



The Town of Westerly, RI (22,787 population / 40,000 in the summer), seeks a dedicated, experienced and creative leader to serve as its next Town Manager. Located in the southwestern corner of the State, Westerly is a coastal community rich in history and the charming character of the Town reflects its unique past and geography. From its historical downtown to its back-country rural flavor, the ambiance and fabric of this small and prosperous community provides a quality of life associated with an earlier time. Home to some of the most magnificent beaches on the East Coast, Westerly’s thriving tourism economy serves to supplement a healthy and diverse mix of commercial and residential tax base.

The Town Manager will be appointed by and responsible to the Town Council for the administration and management of the Town as provided in the Town’s Charter. The Town Manager is responsible for developing and managing the annual operating and capital budgets (including three enterprise funds) of approximately $90M and providing oversight and leadership for 180 employees.
Desired qualifications include: MPA, MBA, MSF or a closely related field combined with at least five to seven (5 - 7) years of increasingly responsible experience; knowledge of contemporary practices in municipal administration; at least three years of town/city management along with demonstrated experience in labor relations and budget development. Credentialing by the International City/County Management Association as a ICMA – Credentialed Manager is preferred but not required. Proven interpersonal, written and oral communication skills, with demonstrated ability to collaborate and maintain positive working relationships with elected officials, department heads, employees and the public. Preference will be given to an experienced Town/City Manager from a jurisdiction of comparable size and complexity with an emphasis on economic development, tourism, beaches, harbor access, emergency management, land use, human resources, and public works.
Westerly is an EOE/AA/Equal Access Employer.
The starting salary for this position will be $120,000 - $135,000 and will be based upon qualifications and experience and will include an excellent benefits package. Town residency is preferred but not required.
For additional information see:
Resume and cover electronically as PDF file to on or before June 8, 2018.

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