Town Manager – Town of Pittsboro, NC

Town of Pittsboro, NC
January 5, 2023
Pittsboro, NC
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510 Meadowmont Village Circle #299
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REOPENED: If you are an executive with extensive experience working with municipalities, particularly leading rural communities through major growth, the Town of Pittsboro, NC invites you to consider the opportunity to serve as its next Town Manager (TM). On the cusp of significant transitions, Pittsboro seeks a TM who must have impeccable interpersonal skills and support and grow the Town staff. They must balance local priorities and resources while also facilitating large development projects such as Chatham Park and other projects which will be developed as a result of the nearby VinFast and Wolfspeed projects. The TM will be experienced in advancing infrastructure and maximizing resources for future growth while ensuring quality and accessibility of utilities for the community. The next TM is a visionary who will work cohesively and collaboratively with stakeholders to develop and implement a strategic plan for the Town – carefully identifying a timeline that the Town can realistically adapt to. Chatham Park is expected to be the largest development in NC and will feature 22,000 housing units in a live-work-play concept across 7,200 acres – a significant advancement that will dramatically increase the Town’s population of nearly 4,700. The TM, who reports to the Mayor and a five-person, non-partisan Board of Commissioners, leads 50 employees across 9 departments/divisions. In addition, the TM works with the Board of Commissioners to oversee the Town's Planning and Parks & Recreation Advisory Boards. The FY 22-23 general fund budget of $9.3M (Enterprise budget of $5.7M) is supported by a tax rate of $.44 per $100 of assessed tax value. A bachelor’s degree in Public or Business Administration or closely related field from an accredited college or university is required; a master’s degree in Public or Business Administration and/or ICMA credentialed management is strongly preferred. Candidate must have five or more years of successful and progressive levels of supervisory and management experience; experience in North Carolina local government preferred. The hiring range for the TM is $150,000 - $200,000 depending on experience and qualifications. Relocation assistance may be provided, if needed. Residency within Town limits is required within a negotiated timeframe. The Town provides a comprehensive local government benefit package. See full posting via link below for more information.

To apply, please visit and click on the Town Manager – Town of Pittsboro, NC title. All applications must be submitted online via the Developmental Associates application portal – NOT the Town Employment Application portal, nor any other external website; it is not sufficient to send only a resume. Resumes and cover letters must be uploaded with the application. Applicants must apply by February 1, 2023, though the job will stay open until filled. Successful semi-finalists will participate in virtual interviews and skill evaluation TBD in February / March. Candidates are encouraged to reserve these dates for virtual meetings should they be invited to participate. All inquiries should be emailed to [email protected]. The Town of Pittsboro is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The recruitment and selection process is being managed by Developmental Associates, LLC.