City / County Manager, Deputy / Assistant City / County Mgr
The City of Winston-Salem, NC is seeking adaptive leaders with excellent strategic thinking and community engagement background for two Assistant City Manager (ACM) positions.With the ability to lead competent staff and work effectively within the Council-Manager form of government, the successful Assistant City Manager candidates will have a track record of communicating a clear vision, community engagement and experience with diversity and inclusion, affordable housing, equitable economic development, and diverse portfolios. The City of Winston-Salem operates under a Council-Manager form of government. The City employs 2,425 full-time employees across 34 departments with an annual operating budget of more than $470.6M across all funds. Reporting to the City Manager, the Assistant City Manager role is one of four ACM positions and serves as a key member of the City Manager’s executive team.
To apply, go to https://agency.governmentjobs.com/developmentalassociates/default.cfm and click on the Assistant City Managers – Winston-Salem link. All applications must be fully completed and submitted online via the Developmental Associates application portal – NOT the City’s portal, nor any other external website; it is not sufficient to send only a resume. Resumes and cover letters can be uploaded with the application. Application review begins June 15, 2021. Applicants must apply by June 20 to be considered. Finalists will participate in virtual interviews and skill assessments on July 15-16, 2021 All inquiries should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. The City of Winston-Salem is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The recruitment and selection process is being managed by Developmental Associates, LLC.
A successful ACM candidate must have past experience that illustrates a track record of innovation. The portfolio of the ACMs will be determined based on skills, interests, and abilities. Along with the other Assistant City Managers, the successful candidates will oversee a wide range of activities, multiple departments, divisions and special projects and have a proven track record of success managing complex projects in one or more large governmental agencies including resolving sensitive, significant, and controversial issues. The successful ACM candidate will have a bachelor’s degree, (master’s degree preferred) and 8 years of increasingly responsible professional experience in municipal government management, including five years of administrative and supervisory experience at the senior or executive level, or other equivalent experience and education.
Additional Salary Information: The starting salary range is $141,113-$155,224. The City offers a comprehensive benefits package including a comprehensive wellness program. Executive benefits include a car allowance, two weeks of executive leave, and provision of a mobile devices. Winston-Salem residency is required within 12 months of appointment.
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About City of Winston-Salem
About the Community:
Winston-Salem, often called the “City of Arts and Innovation,” is the County seat of Forsyth County and the fifth-largest city in North Carolina. Forsyth County is the fourth largest county in the state. With a population of over 246,328, Winston-Salem is part of the Piedmont Triad region that also includes Greensboro and High Point and has a total population of over 1.6M. Demographically, Winston-Salem’s population is 45.9% White, 34.3% African American/Black, 14.9% Hispanic/Latino, 2.24 % Asian, 2.66% Other. The average age is 35 and average income is $42,210.
A city of dual histories, Salem was a Moravian community in the 1700s, and Winston was historically home to the RJ Reynolds Tobacco Company. Winston-Salem has grown into a vibrant community marked by a strong economy based on health care, higher education, research, and service. The site of excellent higher education institutions such as Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem State University, UNC School of the Arts, Salem College, and Forsyth Technical Community College, Winston-Salem is located within easy access to the beautiful mountains and the beaches of North Carolina.
About... the Organization:
The City of Winston-Salem operates under a Council-Manager form of government. The City employs 2,425 full-time employees across 34 departments with an annual operating budget of more than $470.6M across all funds. The City tax rate is $.6374per $100 of assessed evaluation.
The City’s core values of Accountability, Continuous learning, and improvement, Equity, Fiscal Soundness, Integrity, Openness, Respect for all Citizens, and Teamwork are the basis for actions and decisions. They are the compass for accomplishing the City's mission, vision, and objectives. The City has dedicated resources to transparency and accountability for meeting City goals and objectives through the Office of Performance and Accountability. The City is in the final year of a four-year strategic plan and the Council is undertaking a new strategic planning process. The current key priority areas are Economic Vitality and Diversity, Livable Neighborhoods, Safe and Secure Community, Quality Transportation, Healthy Environment, and Service Excellence.