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City Manager




League Letter


The City of Concord, NC is seeking a seasoned, assertive and visionary consensus builder to be their next City Manager.  With the ability to lead competent staff and work effectively within the Council-Manager form of government, the successful manager has a track record of partnering and collaborating with staff, community, regional partners and the Council to carry out the strategic priorities of the community. The position is open due to the retirement of their long-time and highly-effective manager. The successful City Manager, having impeccable integrity, will begin working following a November election with at least one new Council member. About the Organization: The City of Concord is a full-service municipality that has received numerous accolades for being a well-managed and effective employer, such as recently being named one of the Healthiest Employers in the Charlotte Region. The City holds an AAA bond rating, has received multiple GFOA awards and has a 2016-17 adopted budget of $247M. The City is a member of ElectriCities of North Carolina.  In 2015, a new, beautiful, state of the art City Hall was opened. The City Manager, who reports to the Mayor and a seven-person Council, oversees 21 departments/functions along with the City Clerk. Position Responsibilities: The City Manager, along with a Deputy and an Assistant City Manager, oversee nearly 1000 FTE employees. Implementation of strategic plans, superior financial management, and supporting economic development opportunities are high priorities of the City Manager's role.  Nine principles help the City deliver a high level of quality services: Concern for the Individual, Customer Focus, Fair and Equitable Service, Professional Service, Effective Communications, Taking Ownership, Timeliness, Teamwork, and Great Service Recovery.  In addition to building on excellence in customer service, working with competent and trusted employees to oversee many current capital improvement projects, succession planning for staff, regional collaboration and stewardship of development opportunities are key responsibilities of the position. Qualifications: The successful candidate will have a minimum of 15 years increasingly responsible professional experience in local government management with at least five years at a department head level role or above (assistant manager or manager preferred).  Minimum of Bachelor’s degree is required with an MPA or MBA strongly preferred. Must have proven track record in effective intergovernmental relations, personal community engagement, leading cohesive and strategic change, visionary leadership, and being adept at leading and implementing strategic planning to meet community goals. Salary range and Application Process: Council is offering a highly competitive salary that will be negotiable based on experience and qualifications. There is a residency requirement. Additional information about the City is available at To view the full posting and to apply for this position, visit the Developmental Associates application website (or paste into your browser). All applications must be submitted online via this application portal. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of completed applications but can be uploaded to the portal.  Application screening will begin November 15th.  All applicants are encouraged to apply by November 20, 2017.  Semi-Finalists will participate in an interview and skill assessments in Concord, NC January 11-12, 2018. All inquiries should be emailed to  The City of Concord is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The recruitment and selection process is being managed by Developmental Associates, LLC.