The City of Staunton, located in the heart of the Shenandoah Valley, is seeking highly qualified applicants for the position of Assistant City Manager. Come join our highly professional team dedicated to serving this dynamic city and its citizens. For more information about the Office of City Manager, please visit https://www.ci.staunton.va.us/departments/city-manager. The City of Staunton offers highly competitive compensation and benefits. Staunton, with a relatively low cost of living, is known for its history, architecture, arts and cultural and culinary delights.
The City of Staunton is seeking an innovative leader who will be a critical and highly visible leader on the management team, supporting the City Manager in creating a desirable community that provides high quality services. The Assistant City Manager will provide leadership through collaboration, teamwork and active involvement in the management of the City government. The Assistant City Manager has primary responsibility for assisting the City Manager in overseeing the day-to-day operations of the City, providing expert advice and assistance to the City Manager, department heads and senior managers. He/she will be a strong relationship builder with the ability to work with and command respect among the City management team and the community. The ideal candidate will be a seasoned manager, collaborative leader, team player and self-directed problem-solver, who can serve as a mentor/coach to City staff.
For a complete job description, please contact Jonathan Venn, Chief Human Resources Officer.
The recruitment will remain open until filled. Interested applicants should submit a cover letter and resume, no later than July 10, 2019, to:
Jonathan Venn, Chief Human Resources Officer
City of Staunton/Staunton City Schools
116 West Beverley St (Human Resources, 2nd Floor City Hall)
Staunton, VA. 24401
Requires a master’s degree in public administration, related field or equivalent amount of training and experience. Considerable professional experience in finance, budget and program/service development and evaluation and general knowledge of a minimum of three department areas in local government is preferred. The successful applicant must be an empowering manager, a proven leader, a creative problem solver and an excellent communicator. A commitment to diversity, customer service and citizen involvement is required. Must also be committed to continual development and learning.
About City of Staunton
Welcome to the Queen City! If you’re looking for small-town charm, a friendly, laid-back atmosphere, and cultural amenities that you typically find in larger, metropolitan areas, you’ll find these qualities and more in Staunton,Virginia.
Staunton is a picturesque, vibrant and historic city located at the crossroads of Interstates 81 and 64 in the heart of the Shenandoah Valley. Nicknamed the Queen City a century ago by former city mayor Hampton Wayt, Staunton is the birthplace of the nation’s 28th president and the Council-Manager form of government, one of the oldest forms of
governments still used by thousands of American cities today.
Staunton, the county seat of Augusta County, is the larger of the two principal cities of the Staunton-Waynesboro metropolitan statistical area. The metro area consists of the cities of Staunton and Waynesboro and the county of Augusta, with a total regional population of more than 120,000. Staunton’s population is about 25,000.
LIVE, WORK & PLAY
Staunton boasts a four-season climate and a relaxed, welcoming atmosphere signature of most small towns. You'll find one-of-a-kind cultural amenities, including e...xceptional local restaurants, and a main street that stands apart from the rest. Those cultural amenities have earned the city a place on many coveted lists, including Smithsonian Magazine’s “Best Small Towns in America,” and Travel + Leisure’s list of “America’s Greatest Main Streets.”
With a relatively low cost of living and desirable proximity to the Virginia cities of Harrisonburg (29mi), Charlottesville (40 mi), Richmond (108 mi) and even Washington, D.C. (157 mi), the city of Staunton offers an idyllic place to live, work and play.
STRONG LOCAL ECONOMY
Staunton’s low cost of living, combined with good jobs in health care, education, and manufacturing form a strong economic base.
Conveniently located at the crossroads of I-81 and I-64, Staunton is within an easy day’s drive of 43% of the U.S. population. Staunton is also positioned between the scenic Blue Ridge and Allegheny Mountains in the heart of
Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley, ideally suited for hiking, biking, horseback riding, golfing and fishing.
Staunton has an average commute time of just 16 minutes, says Sperling’s Best Places.
AWARD-WINNING CULTURE & RECREATION
Perennially ranked as one of the best small towns in America, the city is renowned for its architecture, performing arts, museums and historic revitalization success. Staunton is buzzing with entertainment offerings such as the renowned
American Shakespeare Center, the Heifetz International Music Institute, the Staunton Music Festival, the Virginia Hot Glass Festival, and much more. Staunton also boasts exceptional urban parks teeming with seasonal events and activities, plus ample park amenities and recreational programs.
HIGH LIVABILITY SCORE
Downtown Staunton has a Walk Score® of 90, making it a walker’s paradise.
The Staunton-Augusta-Waynesboro metro area ranks in the top 150 for “Best Cities for Young Entrepreneurs,” reports Nerdwallet.
STUNNING ARCHITECTURE & HISTORIC SITES
As one of the oldest cities west of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Staunton’s history spans three centuries. A wide selection of historic attractions, archival collections, old buildings, museums, and Civil War sites are located in and around Staunton. Highlights include the Frontier Culture Museum, an outdoor living history museum providing snapshots of life on the frontier from the 1600s through the mid-1800s in this area. Jumping ahead to the 20th
century, take a closer look at our 28th president at the Woodrow Wilson Presidential Museum.