Promise and Community. Those words perfectly describe Manor, Texas - an up-and-coming city with an inviting spirit and incredible opportunities for economic development, education, arts, and culture. Located in the middle of the Dallas, Houston, Austin/San Antonio triangle and sitting just 12 miles east of Austin on U.S. Highway 290, Manor is home to more than 15,300 residents and is poised to see explosive growth over the next decade. Its proximity to the Austin metro area, affordable land, and its location at an interchange of the SH130 toll-road have set the stage for this growth.
The City of Manor is a “Home-Rule” city that operates under the Council-Manager form of government. Manor’s governing body is made up of six City Council Members and the Mayor, all of whom have an equal vote in making decisions for the City. Appointed by the Mayor and City Council, the City Manager serves as the Chief Administrative Officer of the organization; ensures that all laws and ordinances of the City are enforced; provides administrative control and direction to all non-elected City departments, divisions, staff, and employees; recommends, implements and monitors the City’s strategic plan; incorporates the strategic plan into the City’s budget; reviews, assesses, presents, and justifies the City’s operating budget; provides broad oversight in the review and approval of expenditures, purchases and procurement, and monitors budget status.
The ideal Manor City Manager will be a trustworthy, respectful, and confident leader with the ability to bring immediate credibility to the position. Candidates for consideration must have a verifiable and successful career with a record of demonstrated inclusiveness and transparent leadership guiding an organization. Candidates considered most suitable for this role will be innovative, proven leaders with the highest standards of professional conduct, ethics, and character.
This position requires a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in public administration, political science, business management, or a closely related field. A master’s degree in public administration, planning, or a related field is preferred. The selected candidate should have at least 10 years of progressively responsible supervisory experience, preferably in a municipal setting, including five years or more of experience in local government at a director level or higher with an emphasis in planning, economic development, and/or finance. Candidates with FEMA certifications, an understanding of emergency management plans and funding availability, and experience working with non-profits are highly desired.
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