Town Manager

Organization: Town of Newington, CT
Salary: The Town of Newington offers a competitive salary dependent upon qualifications and experience.
Close Date: Position will remain open until filled; first screening date is March 31, 2023

Job Description:

The Town is known for its high level of services and quality of life with great neighborhoods and a friendly small-town feel. Located in the center of the State with easy access to beaches, mountains, New York City, Boston, Providence, Long Island shore and northern New England. Newington has been described by many as a “kind and considerate community” that supports volunteerism. The Town of Newington has been very active in supporting new developments which will increase the grand list.

Form of Government
The Town of Newington has a Council-Manager form of Government which was established in 1966. There are 9 council members including the Mayor, all elected at large for two years with a minimum of 3 minority party members. The Mayor is elected separately and has only one vote. The next election for Council and Mayor is November 2023. The Town Manager is appointed or removed with no less than 6 votes. The Council serves as the legislative body which approves the budget, determines the tax rate, sets community goals and approves Town Ordinances.

About the Town Manager Position
The Town Manager is responsible to the Town Council for the proper administration of all Town affairs as outlined in the Town Charter. The Town Manager is the Chief Executive Officer who oversees and manages all municipal service functions and day-to-day operations of the Town. The Town Manager performs personnel management, collective bargaining, labor relations and appoints or removes all department heads and employees. The Manager works closely with Town Council, Department Heads and the Board of Education to develop strategic priorities and annual budgets. The Manager administers all laws and ordinances through the various departments. He/She implements policies and manages operations and maintenance of Town assets and facilities plus the current budget. The Town Manager researches issues of concern for the Council and make recommendations for their review. The Town Manager serves as the Economic Development Director; works collaboratively with internal and external stakeholders to promote economic development and growth of the Town’s Grand List. He/She represents the Town in regional and state meetings to ensure awareness of programs and opportunities that may affect the community and serves as voice and advocate for Newington’s interest. The Manager works with elected State representatives on state funding, reimbursement or grant opportunities. Budget FY22-23 = General Govt-$39,031,603; Education-$78,660,124; Total-$134,023,411

Preferred: Bachelor's Degree in public or business administration or a closely related field, with 5-+ years of responsible executive and/or management experience which provides a demonstrated ability to perform the duties of the position. Candidates will also be considered that possess any combination of education and/or work experience deemed relevant and equivalent to achieve the successful performance of the job. Master’s degree and ICMA Credentialed Manager status or other executive level certification programs are a plus.

Preference for experience with labor relations and human resources, infrastructure projects, budgets, working with regional agencies and solutions, economic development and redevelopment and managing emergencies. Experience with New England communities helpful.

Compensation and Application Process
The Town of Newington offers a competitive salary dependent upon qualifications and experience. The Town provides a generous benefits package which includes health, dental, life insurance and paid vacation and sick leave. Additionally, the Town provides a defined contributions retirement plan (ICMA/-RC/MissionSquare) Relocation assistance may be negotiable
Newington is an AA/EOE employer

If you are interested in this position or have questions, on position, residency, or salary and benefits please contact Ms. Frank at the address below before applying. To apply now for this great opportunity please submit your cover letter and resume to Ms. Frank. Position will remain open until filled; first screening date is March 31, 2023

For more information contact Ms. Frank for full profile about position
Ms. Randi Frank; Randi Frank Consulting, LLC; 7700 Hoover Way; Louisville, KY 40219

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