Organization: City of Maplewood, Missouri
Salary: A competitive salary and excellent benefits will be provided.
Close Date: The position will remain open until filled. A first review of resumes is scheduled for July 10, 2020.
Maplewood, Missouri is in the mid-county region of the St. Louis metropolitan area. It covers 1.56 square miles and has a population of about 8,100. Maplewood is bordered by the City of St. Louis to the east, Webster Groves to the south, Brentwood to the west and Richmond Heights to the north. Maplewood is only a 5-minute drive to Clayton, a 10-minute drive to downtown St. Louis and 15 minutes from Lambert International Airport with easy access to highways 64/40 and 44. Maplewood is a thriving, vibrant community and it is well-known for its walkability and charming small town atmosphere. Maplewood is home to some of the best breweries, renowned restaurants, parks, and one-of- kind specialty stores. Its residents are blocks, if not steps, away from restaurants, grocery stores, mom and pop shops, fitness studios, banks and more.
The City’s residential areas offer a very eclectic mix of housing styles which include clapboard Victorians, Arts & Crafts bungalows, "gingerbread" brick bungalows and 21st century townhomes. The highly sought award-winning Maplewood Richmond Heights School offers education services beginning with an early childhood center and running through senior year of high school.
Maplewood is a Charter/Home Rule City with a Council/Manager form of government. The City Council is comprised of a directly-elected Mayor and six Councilmembers. The Councilmembers are elected two each from three wards. All are elected on a non-partisan basis and serve 3-year overlapping terms. The City provides a full range of services including police; fire protection and emergency medical services; sanitation services; the construction and maintenance of streets and infrastructure; and parks and recreational activities/events. Overall management of all City activities and finances rests with the Council-appointed City Manager who is responsible for the efficient and effective implementation of Council policies and who serves as the chief administrative and executive officer of the City. The City Manager is appointed by and serves at the will of the Council. He or she provides management, leadership and direction to the entire organization, responds to requests for information and assistance, and serves as a liaison between what is generally regarded as a great City staff and the City Council. Maplewood’s current City General Fund budget is approximately $9M. The City employs 77 FTEs.
Required Education and Experience and Strengths
A Bachelor’s degree is required with a preference for a Master’s degree in Public or Business Administration or a closely related field. Attainment of the ICMA Credentialed Manager designation is also a plus.
Significant executive level experience preferably in local government as a City Manager, Assistant or Deputy City Manager or Department Head in a community where economic development, customer service, high ethical standards and open communications exist and are valued, is strongly desired. An equivalent combination of education and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the essential functions of the job will be considered. Required proven personal characteristics include respect for all others, high value on diversity, commitment to equity, honesty, integrity, and transparency.
Residency within the City of Maplewood is required within six-months of appointment.
For more information about Maplewood, visit the City website at www.cityofmaplewood.com.
COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS
Beginning pay for the new City Manager will be highly competitive and will include an excellent benefit package. The City Council is prepared to pay reasonable and customary moving expenses.
The position will remain open until filled. A first review of resumes is scheduled for July 10, 2020. Please e-mail a detailed resume with a cover letter and current salary to:
Robert E. Slavin, President
SLAVIN MANAGEMENT CONSULTANTS
3040 Holcomb Bridge Road, A1
Norcross, Georgia 30071
Phone: (770) 449-4656
Fax: (770) 416-0848
Maplewood, Missouri is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, sex, age, marital status, national origin, or disability in employment or in the provision of services.
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