Town Manager

City of North Topsail Beach, NC

Job Details

  • Job Function: Chief Administrator (City/County Manager)
  • Credential: No preference
  • Salary: $90,000 - $140,000.
  • Position Type: Full Time
  • Population: 1,104
  • Website:
  • Where: 2008 Loggerhead Ct, North Topsail Beach NC 28460
  • Form of Government: Council-Manager

Post Date: Mar 6 2018

Deadline: Mar 23 2018

To apply, e-mail your resume and cover letter to by March 23rd. Direct questions to Colin Baenziger at (561) 707-3537 or Lynelle Klein at (425) 658-7025.


Town Manager, North Topsail Beach, NC (Estimated 2016 Population: 1,104)

Just off the coast of North Carolina, a 26-mile-long barrier island is home to one of the state’s hidden treasures: North Topsail Beach. USA Today recently named it one of the Top 10 Family Beaches in the Country and TripAdvisor put it on its 2016 list of Must-See Small-Town Beach Destinations. The town’s motto’s is, “Nature’s Tranquil Beauty,” and it is appropriate. It is a place where you can enjoy the water, shoreline, salt marshes and recreation in a tranquil environment. Even with more visitors coming every year and with more homes, the town remains quiet and scenic, and is an excellent place to put down roots. Simply put, the quality of life here is unmatched.

North Topsail Beach is seeking an outstanding leader and manager. The individual will work in tandem with the Board of Aldermen to resolve issues and protect the town’s quality of life. The manager will be someone who keeps the elected officials well informed and presents them with a recommendation as well as options. He/she will earn their trust and be a valued advisor as well as someone who is confident, polished, and professional. The manager will make his/her opinion known (in a constructive and diplomatic way) and not be a “yes” man or woman. The individual will be visionary yet down to earth and practical.

The ideal candidate will have a Bachelor’s Degree in business or public administration or another related area. The best candidates will have at least eight years' experience as a city manager or assistant and expertise in local government planning, budget, and economic development/redevelopment. North Carolina government experience is preferred but not mandatory. Candidates should already be coastally savvy. The Town of North Topsail Beach simply does not have time to wait for a manager to become familiar with coastal aspects of a barrier island town.

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