DeKalb, IL (pop. 43,849) is a historic, rural university community located 65 miles west of Chicago along the booming I-88 corridor in DeKalb County. DeKalb offers larger city entertainment, recreational and employment opportunities while maintaining a small town atmosphere and cost of living. The City is seeking highly collaborative leaders with an understanding of municipal operations, economic development and community engagement to serve as its next City Manager. The City Manager is appointed by and reports to the Mayor elected at large, and seven (7) Council members elected by wards for four-year overlapping terms. Please note the following:
Candidates must have a bachelor’s degree. A Master’s degree or other advanced degree is highly desired. In addition, candidates should have increasingly responsible executive leadership and management in local government or comparable field. Non traditional candidates with experience in the private, non profit, military or other governmental sectors are encouraged to apply. A proven record in effective service delivery, financial management and creative problem solving, with an approachable, welcoming style with the community and staff is essential. Starting salary: $150,000+/- DOQ with excellent benefits. Residency is required within 6 months of appointment. Apply electronically to govhrjobs.com with résumé, cover letter, and contact information for 5 professional references by October 8, 2018 ATTN: Heidi Voorhees President, GovHRUSA.