The Village of Woodlawn, Ohio is recruiting for its next Village Manager. This mid-ring suburban community desires a local government professional who is highly motivated and detail-oriented to help this small community maintain and improve its daily operations and overall economic position. Woodlawn is looking for a forward-thinking, strategic leader who will focus on building and enhancing regional relationships and partnerships that will benefit the entire community. Candidates with an interest and passion for this unique career opportunity are encouraged to review the Woodlawn Village Charter and to learn more at https://www.beautifulwoodlawn.us.
The Village of Woodlawn was originally platted in 1867 and voters adopted its Home Rule form of government in 2006. The Village is home to 3,365 residents and has realized consistent, incremental population growth in recent years. The community is situated in southwest Ohio, entirely within Hamilton County, and is a short drive to downtown Cincinnati and its array of cultural, educational and entertainment options. Woodlawn comprises 2.56 square miles and is located just west of Interstate I-75. It is served by a recently upgraded interchange, giving it tremendous access to one of our nation’s primary north/south transportation corridors. Woodlawn is also located just two miles south of the I-275/I-75 interchange providing ease of access to I-75 and I-74.
The Village of Woodlawn has a directly elected Mayor who serves as the President of Council and six elected, non-partisan Councilmembers who all serve four-year staggered terms. A Vice Mayor is selected by Council. The Mayor appoints the Village Manager and Finance Director, with both appointments requiring the majority approval of Council. The Law Director and Clerk of Council are appointed by Council. The Mayor serves as the Village’s chief elected official and the Village Manager serves as the chief executive officer.
The Ideal Candidate Will…
Be an engaging individual who is comfortable representing the Village with groups of all sizes and diverse backgrounds and who always treats residents and business owners with respect and professionalism.
Have a proven history of personal advancement and accomplishment and will be recognized as a person of high ambition, character, and integrity.
Possess the managerial and financial tools and analytic ability to carry forward Council’s commitment to be a good fiscal steward of its residents’ tax dollars.
Have the skillset to evaluate and implement public/private redevelopment initiatives and the experience and acumen to assess and target opportunities for commercial and residential development and redevelopment.
Be innovative and creative in bringing new approaches to resolve existing challenges and develop new opportunities.
Be a consensus builder who leads by an example of fairness, trust, and transparency.
Pay attention to detail and lead others to strive to improve the overall visual image and feel of the community.
Endeavor to maximize the Village’s involvement with grant-in-aid opportunities to leverage external financial resources for the betterment of the community.
Be a manager who articulates clearly achievable goals to his/her subordinates, provides the tools and support needed, encourages departmental discretion in achieving those goals, and expects and requires accountability.
A Bachelor’s degree from a four-year accredited college or university with a major in public administration, political science, business administration or a related field is required. Candidates should have a minimum of five years of progressively responsible experience working in a political subdivision with at least three years of significant management experience. Demonstrated experience in municipal service delivery, economic development/redevelopment, municipal finance, recreation/community development and/or human resources is preferred. This position requires excellent written and oral communication skills and the ability to effectively engage residents and/or business representatives of various backgrounds individually or in group settings.
Candidates who truly enjoy community service as a profession and are comfortable and challenged by working creatively in a conservative revenue environment are encouraged to apply for this outstanding career opportunity.
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