The City of Westerville, Ohio, is seeking a City Manager to lead a full-service city known for responsible government, stable leadership, innovation, and excellence in service delivery. Located in central Ohio approximately 10 miles northeast of downtown Columbus, the City of Westerville boasts thriving businesses, extensive amenities and an excellent resident quality of life. With a population of more than 41,000, Westerville offers residents a close-knit community and suburban lifestyle, as well as access to a wide range of cultural, recreation, dining, and employment resources in the larger metropolitan area. The City extends certain services beyond its corporate limits and is highly engaged in the region. The Westerville Partnership – a formalized committee of community leadership committed to advancing programs, services, and initiatives – is composed of the City, Westerville City Schools, the Westerville Public Library, Otterbein University, and the Westerville Area Chamber of Commerce. Additionally, the community benefits from strong nonprofit and faith community leadership.
The position is open as the City Manager is retiring in January 2021 after more than 12 years leading the City. The next City Manager will also hire an Assistant City Manager, as the current long-serving assistant will be retiring at the same time.
The expected hiring salary for this position is $175,000 - $200,000.
Benefits offered include:
Medical, dental, vision, and life insurance
Vacation, sick, personal, and holiday leave
Employer contributions into the Ohio Public Employees’ Retirement System (OPERS)
Deferred compensation plan
Flexible spending account
Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
How to Apply
Applications will be accepted electronically by The Novak Consulting Group at https://bit.ly/333F03G. Applicants complete a brief online form and are prompted to provide a cover letter and resume. Open until filled with the first review of applications on September 10, 2020.
Information is subject to compliance with Ohio public information laws. Notification of requests for public information will be made to applicants.
Experience and Education
Minimum requirements for this position include a Bachelor’s degree and seven years of progressively responsible experience in local government, including at least three years in an executive-level leadership role, which may be at an Assistant Management or department head level.
Preferred qualifications include a Master’s degree in Public Administration, Business Administration, or a related field, ICMA-CM credentials, and experience in financial management, capital planning and financing of infrastructure, economic development/redevelopment, utilities oversight, labor relations, intergovernmental relations and working with community partners, and strategic planning. Previous experience working in a multi-cultural, growing full-service community with a Council-Manager form of government is desired.
Residency is strongly preferred, and reasonable moving expenses will be part of the overall compensation package.
About City of Westerville
The Novak Consulting Group provides executive search, facilitation and strategic planning, and organizational assessment and optimization to local governments and nonprofit organizations nationwide.