Township Manager – North Whitehall Township

Deadline: Wednesday, July 6, 2022

Position Summary

North Whitehall Township, located in Lehigh County, Pa., seeks an experienced Township Manager for a community of 16,000 residents.

The Township Manager is the Chief Administrative Officer of the Township, appointed by a three-member Board of Supervisors with each Supervisor elected at-large for six (6) year staggered terms. The Manager is responsible for the direct oversight of all Township departments including: Administration & Finance, Planning & Zoning, and Public Works. The Manager ensures operations are in conformance with policy directives, regulations, and the Pennsylvania Second Class Township Code. The Manager attends meetings of the Board of Supervisors and, as required, other government authorities and volunteer committees.

The Township operates with a 2022 General Fund totaling nearly $5 million. Additional funds include street light, liquid fuels, sewer, road machinery, emergency services, farmland/open space preservation and capital.  There are 18 full-time, 2 part-time and several seasonal employees.  The Township is in excellent financial condition.  The Township is nearing completion of updates to its Comprehensive Plan and Park, Recreation and Open Space Plans and plans to re-write its zoning ordinance upon completion of the plan updates.  Several upcoming projects have received grant funding and/or are in the planning stages.

Competitive candidates will be able to demonstrate a high level of successful performance in municipal management, budgeting, planning, and land preservation. Ability to build community consensus and communicate effectively with the Board and an engaged citizenry are important attributes. A strong record of leadership in a similar sized community is important, along with proven experience with direct oversight of municipal departments such as Public Works, Administration /Finance, and Parks and Recreation.

Qualifications

The position requires a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in Public Administration, Business Administration or other related field, and a minimum of five (5) years of municipal management experience. A Master’s degree is preferred.

The ideal candidate will have five (5) to ten (10) years of progressively responsible Pennsylvania municipal government management experience. The individual must have, or be able to obtain, a valid Pennsylvania driver’s license and be able to qualify for a surety bond.

How to Apply

Send cover letter, resume, salary history/expectation and three professional references in a single PDF document to: bnorder@northwhitehall.org

The position will remain open until filled with interviews commencing the first week of June or sooner. Interested applicants are encouraged to apply early.  Salary range of $100,000 – $150,000 commensurate with experience.