Town Manager

Town of Coventry, RI

Job Details

  • Job Function: Chief Administrator (City/County Manager)
  • Credential: No preference
  • Salary: $135,000 DOQ
  • Position Type: Full Time
  • Population: 35,014
  • Where: 1670 Flat River Road, Coventry, RI 02816
  • Form of Government: Council-Manager

Post Date: Jan 31 2019

Send résumés and cover letters, in confidence, via a single PDF to Include Coventry Town Manager Search in the subject line.The position is Open Until Filled with a first review of applications beginning February 20, 2019


Coventry, RI (pop. 35,000), seeks a visionary and collaborative manager to serve as its next Town Manager. The Town is a vibrant and active community, known for its areas of rural and historic charm, located in Kent Country, Rhode Island. Coventry has a Council-Manager form of government, which includes a five-member Town Council. Coventry is a full service community with an overall annual spending plan of approximately $103.9 million.

The Town Council shall appoint a Town Manager for an indefinite term and fix the manager’s compensation. The Town Manager shall be chosen by the Town Council. The manager must hold a master’s degree in public administration, business administration or related master’s degree from an accredited college or university as a minimum degree for the appointment, together with at least five (5) years actual experience as a city, town, or county government manager or assistant manager. The manager must maintain residency within the Town of Coventry with six (6) months of appointment. The residency requirement can be waived by the Town Council.

The successful candidate must have experience with municipal finance, economic development and community planning, personnel administration, labor relations, and intergovernmental relations. The successful candidate must be a community leader with high interpersonal and communication skills, and possess a strong belief in a team-oriented municipal organization.

Salary of $135,000 DOQ and benefits package will be competitive with comparable area communities and commensurate with qualifications. Coventry is an EEO employer.

A detailed Position Profile can be located at For questions related to the position and the application process, contact Bernard Lynch, Principal, Community Paradigm Associates, LLC, at

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