City Manager, Webster Groves, MO (pop. 22,800). A beautiful inner-ring suburb ten miles southwest of downtown St. Louis and home to historic Webster University, Webster Groves is a unique urban community with a strong mix of cultural, social and economic diversity.
Webster Groves was incorporated in 1896 when five communities came together to promote one new community offering residents housing options in a country-like atmosphere, and a quick commute to downtown Saint Louis. Proud of its historic sites, solid and varied residential neighborhoods, and unique commercial districts, today Webster Groves is a family-friendly, engaged community where residents enjoy the community’s suburban and pedestrian-friendly atmosphere. In Webster Groves, citizens boast availability to urban-style services and easy accessibility to the Greater St. Louis’s recreational and cultural activities.
The City Manager is the chief administrative officer in charge of the City’s day-to-day operations and oversees a budget of approximately $31 million. The City is in excellent financial condition. The City has approximately 155 full-time and 125 part-time and seasonal employees, a AA+ bond rating (Moody’s), and a fund balance of nearly 55% of operating funds.
The Council/Manager form of government, established by charter, enjoys a long history in the community. Residency in the City is required. The starting salary range: $150,000 – 160,000 +/- DOQ, plus an excellent benefits package.
Candidates should apply online by August 24, 2020 with resume, cover letter and contact information for five work-related references to www.GovHRjobs.com to the attention of Lee Szymborski, Senior Vice President, GovHR USA, 630 Dundee Road, #130, Northbrook, IL 60062. Tel: 847-380-3197. The City is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
The City is looking for a progressive, collaborative and transparent professional with strong communication skills. Work experience with a racially and economically diverse population and active citizenry is important. Town-Gown experience and a record of visibility in the community are highly valued. Proven financial expertise is required.
Ideal candidates should possess:
A Bachelor’s degree in public administration or related field; a Master’s degree in public administration or closely related field is preferred;
Seven – ten years of increasingly responsible municipal executive level experience;
Proven leadership, managerial, and interpersonal skills to direct a City team serving an engaged community;
Strong communication and collaboration skills; and
Financial, analytical and budget management skills to lead a financially fit organization.
Additional Salary Information: +/- DOQ, plus an excellent benefits package.