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Town Manager

Category: Management
Description:
THE TOWN OF BENSON, NC IS ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR THEIR NEXT TOWN MANAGER. THIS IS AN EXCITING OPPORTUNITY TO PROVIDE LEADERSHIP AND MANAGEMENT TO A GROWING, AGRICULTURALLY BASED COMMUNITY WITH AN EXCELLENT QUALITY OF LIFE. THE TOWN OF BENSON HAS A POPULATION OF 4100+ WHICH IS A 25% INCREASE SINCE THE 2010 CENSUS. IT IS A COMMUNITY THAT VALUES ITS SMALL-TOWN ENVIRONMENT AND FAMILY ORIENTATION. LOCATED IN JOHNSTON COUNTY, THIS GROWING TOWN IS 22 MILES SOUTH-SOUTHEAST OF RALEIGH, SITUATED AT THE INTERSECTION OF I-95 AND I-40, WITHIN A TWO-HOUR DRIVE OF THE ATLANTIC COAST AND THREE HOURS FROM THE BLUE RIDGE MOUNTAINS. FOR DETAILS ABOUT THE POSITION EXPECTATIONS REVIEW THE RECRUITMENT BROCHURE AT WWW.MERCERGROUPASSOCIATES.COM THE IDEAL CANDIDATE FOR THE BENSON TOWN MANAGER POSITION WILL BE A PERSONABLE, OPENMINDED, PROGRESSIVE TEAM PLAYER THAT EMBRACES CHANGE WHILE IMPLEMENTING LOCAL GOVERNMENT BEST PRACTICES THAT HAVE PROVEN TO BE EFFECTIVE IN COMMUNITIES SIMILAR TO BENSON. HE/SHE MUST DEMONSTRATE THE ABILITY TO WORK WITH THE MAYOR AND COMMISSION TO ARTICULATE AND IMPLEMENT A COMMUNITY SUPPORTED VISION THAT PROTECTS THE RURAL VALUES OF THE TOWN WHILE PROMOTING QUALITY GROW. THE SUCCESSFUL CANDIDATE MUST PROJECT CONFIDENCE, DEMONSTRATE AN APPROPRIATE ENERGY LEVEL FOR THE JOB, AND ENGAGE CITIZENS IN A MANNER THAT BUILDS TRUST AND CREDIBILITY FOR THE TOWN GOVERNMENT. THE IDEAL CANDIDATE WILL BE AN ACTIVE LISTENER WITH STRONG COMMUNICATION SKILLS THAT ENGAGE THE BUSINESS COMMUNITY, CITIZENS OF ALL BACKGROUNDS, STAFF, AND OUTSIDE STAKEHOLDERS IN A POSITIVE MANNER TO BUILD TRUST AND TRANSPARENCY FOR THE TOWN OF BENSON. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: • BACHELOR’S DEGREE FROM A FOUR-YEAR COLLEGE OR UNIVERSITY WITH A MAJOR IN PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION, BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION, OR RELATED FIELD; MASTER’S DEGREE PREFERRED; • FOUR YEARS OF PROGRESSIVELY RESPONSIBLE MANAGEMENT EXPERIENCE IS REQUIRED; PRIOR EXPERIENCE AS A CITY MANAGER, ASSISTANT CITY MANAGER OR SUBSTANTIAL DEPARTMENT HEAD EXPERIENCE IS PREFERRED. LOCAL GOVERNMENT EXPERIENCE IN A SIMILAR-SIZED COMMUNITY WOULD BE A PLUS, AS WOULD EXPERIENCE MANAGING ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT ACTIVITIES. • ICMA CREDENTIALED MANAGER CERTIFICATION IS AN INDICATION OF CONTINUED PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND WILL BE NOTED DURING THE VETTING PROCESS. COMPENSATION & BENEFITS: THE EXPECTED STARTING SALARY RANGE FOR THE TOWN MANAGER, DEPENDING ON THE EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS OF THE SELECTED INDIVIDUAL, WILL BE $100,000 - $120,000. IN ADDITION, THE TOWN PROVIDES AN EXCELLENT BENEFIT PACKAGE. INTERESTED CANDIDATES MUST SUBMIT BY EMAIL A COVER LETTER, RESUME, AT LEAST FIVE JOB RELATED REFERENCES (WITH EMAIL AND PHONE NUMBERS), AS WELL AS SALARY HISTORY NO LATER THAN CLOSE OF BUSINESS ON AUGUST 31, 2022 TO LISAWARD912@GMAIL.COM. ANY QUESTIONS PLEASE CALL LISA WARD, SENIOR ASSOCIATE, MERCER GROUP ASSOCIATES AT 706-983-9326.
Employer: Town of Benson
Expires: 9/1/2022
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