Albion, MI (pop. 8,337) – The city of Albion is located in south-central Michigan. With reinvestment in its traditional downtown; a focus on its close-knit neighborhoods; and an active, diverse population the city is ready to work with its next Manager to continue its momentum forward. The city is conveniently located near major highways and train routes connecting it to Michigan’s beautiful waterways and natural resources. The city is home to Albion College providing exceptional opportunities for synergistic town-gown relationships. Kellogg Community College’s Eastern Academic Center is located near the city offering expansive educational options for the community.
Albion is governed under a Council-Manager form of government. The Mayor is elected at large every two years; six city council members are elected by district to four-year terms. By City Charter, the city manager is the chief administrative officer and is responsible to the city council for the efficient administration of the city. The city manager shall be responsible for appointment of employees; supervision of the departments; enforcement of all ordinances and policies; develop and administer the annual budget; and other duties as may be prescribed. The city operations include public safety, finance, budgeting, building and code enforcement, recreation and public services (streets, parks, water distribution, water treatment, storm water, sanitary sewer collection and sewer treatment plant). The city has 54 full-time and 10 part-time employees and a General Fund budget of approximately $3.5 million, funded through a combination of real estate millage, local income tax and State aid. The total all-fund budget of the city is approximately $11.5 million. The city’s financial position is strong, as evidenced by a fully funded pension system, a healthy General Fund balance and low debt.
The city is most interested in individuals who have strong knowledge in local government issues, including a proven track record in grant writing and administration, finance, downtown development and neighborhood revitalization. Candidates must have the ability to communicate with elected officials, staff and public in a trustworthy and ethical manner.
Ideal candidates will have experience in leading similar organizations and a track record of effectively collaborating with community partners. Individuals are encouraged to apply who have the ability to think strategically and remain focused on the city’s long-term goals, while being willing to be innovative to address the changing needs of the city. Skill in facilitating communication among individuals with different opinions is highly valued and critical for success.
Candidates are required to have:
Starting salary is $90,000 - $110,000, dependent on qualification and experience (DOQE).
Apply online at www.GovHRjobs.com with resume, cover letter, contact information and five (5) professional references by July 27, 2018; to the attention of Jaymes Vettraino, Vice President, GovHR USA, 630 Dundee Road, Suite 130, Northbrook, IL 60062 Tel: 847-380-3240.
Posted:June 14, 2018