Town Manager - Waxhaw, North Carolina

Developmental Associates, LLC    North Carolina
Job Description
CHARMING SOUTHERN TOWN CLOSE TO CHARLOTTE METRO AREASEEKS TOWN MANAGER Consider the opportunity to lead a community where citizen engagement is encouraged, respect for Town history is embraced, and a strategic vision for economic vitality is underway. The Town of Waxhaw in Union County, NC (pop. approx. 16.1K), is seeking an energetic, facilitative and visionary Town Manager who will wear multiple hats, with a special emphasis on excellent fiscal management and economic development. The Town Manager must have the ability to relate well to the community and have the ability to partner with an engaged Board to carry out the strategic priorities of the Town. Community Description: The Town of Waxhaw is a small community located within 12 miles of Charlotte and within two miles of the South Carolina border. Waxhaw offers a suburban community that balances a rural setting with easy proximity to the largest metropolitan amenities in the state such as excellent schools, medical care, housing, recreation, arts and cultural opportunities. With nearly 12 square miles, Waxhaw enjoys rolling hills and prides itself on parks and greenways and a vibrant downtown that includes festivals and year-round activities. As a Main Street Accredited program, Waxhaw has made a commitment to downtown revitalization that balances economic development and preservation. The new Town Manager must have a commitment to the small town atmosphere desired by Citizens despite the Town s inclusion in a larger metropolitan environment. Their motto is Proud of our Past, Passionate About our Future. The current demographic statistics for Waxhaw are as follows: Median Age: 35.2 years old Married: 62% Median family income: $74,484 Existing households: 6293 homes Education: 90% graduated high school and 55% have a bachelor s degree or higher Race: 78.1% White, 11% African-American, 6.4% Hispanic, 2% Asian, and 2.5%% Other With its temperate climate, proximity to the mountains of North Carolina and an easy drive to Atlantic Ocean beaches, the Town of Waxhaw provides residents access to all of what makes this State special.Check out the recruitment brochure here.

About the Organization and Position: The Town of Waxhaw was chartered in 1889. The Town Manager, who reports to the Mayor and a five-person, non-partisan Board of Commissioners, leads 77 FTE employees across 13 departments/divisions. The FY 19-20 general fund budget of $11.8M is supported by a tax rate of $.385 per $100 of assessed tax value. More information about the budget can be found at The Town Manager helps with overseeing the Town s eight boards and commissions. There are a number of economic development opportunities facing the town along with the need to balance the history of the community and excellent quality of life. The next Town Manager in Waxhaw will be a people/project savvy leader with a track record of community engagement. Key priorities for the next Town Manager are: ensuring effective Council-Manager relationships through respect for diverse views along with committed and assertive consensus-building; oversight of a number of major infrastructure projects that are planned or underway while managing the tension of forecasted growth and infrastructure needs; engaging the community, building consensus and facilitating partnerships with a wide variety of public and private sector stakeholders; facilitating business development and growth in order to strategically diversify the Town tax base; formally tying Town strategic goals to budget development and implementation plans; working with stakeholders to complete revisions to the Town s unified development ordinance.

Qualifications: Minimum education is a bachelor s degree from an accredited college or university; however, Master of Public Administration or equivalent graduate degree is strongly preferred. The successful candidate has seven or more years of progressive management experience in a senior management capacity within a small to midsized municipal government organizations. The successful candidate: is able to provide leadership that will inspire, motivate, and empower key staff and department heads to achieve established goals while advocating for continuing education for staff to ensure effective training, development and succession planning; is strategic and innovative regarding areas for growth of the local economy through economic development efforts, innovative partnerships, and innovative redevelopment initiatives that would encourage entrepreneurial businesses and startups; is skillful in executing current CIP and debt commitments while finding creative ways to increase revenue, manage expenses and leverage existing funds for new and necessary initiatives that may arise; a responsive, detailed and deadline-oriented professional who continuously monitors and engages in process improvement in a service-driven organization; resilient in the face of challenges and seeks innovative solutions to problems; is a progressive leader with a proven track record in innovative municipal management; is knowledgeable of principles and practices of public administration to include planning; administration and supervision; and preparing and implementing proposals which affect the operations of Town government; possesses executive level skills in interpersonal and written communications, strategic planning, finance and budget development, critical thinking, administration, and intergovernmental relations is adept at constructively advising and providing guidance to the Board of Commissioners in helping them achieve their vision and priorities; enjoys engaging with and is skillful in telling the community s story, advocating for opportunities, and marketing strengths; is able to effectively recruit, retain, manage, develop and engage talented staff to deliver excellent customer service to both internal and external customers; is a creative thinker in assessing ways to increase revenue and manage expenses; values accountability and holds high expectations of self and others while also being an effective and respected leader.

Salary range and Application Process: The successful candidate will receive a highly competitive salary with an excellent benefits package that considers the candidate s salary history and track record of success. Residency within City limits is required within a negotiated timeframe. Outstanding local government benefits include a 5% 401K or 457 contribution, NCLGERS enrollment, paid medical, dental, vision, long and short-term disability insurance; life Insurance, PTO, tuition assistance, and a wellness program. Application and Selection ProcessTo apply, please go to, and click on Town Manager – Waxhaw, NC link on the home page. All applications must be submitted online via the Developmental Associates application portal – NOT the Town Application portal, nor any other external website; it is not sufficient to send only a resume. Resumes and cover letters should be uploaded with the application. Application review begins December 9, 2019. Finalists will participate in onsite interviews and skill assessments interviews on January 16 or 17, 2020 in Waxhaw. Applicants are encouraged to hold these dates should they be invited to participate. All inquiries should be emailed to [email protected] Waxhaw, NC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Developmental Associates, LLC is managing the recruitment and selection process for this position.

Fri, 08 Nov 2019 17:28:53 GMT

Recent from Blog

The Jobrino blog is written with jobseeker and employers in mind to enable them to realize their full potential. Jobrino blog is your one-stop destination to find new research about the workplace and the latest insights into the employment market.