City Manager – City of Rehoboth Beach, DE

Deadline: Thursday, October 13, 2022

Position Summary

The City of Rehoboth Beach is seeking a proven leader to serve as the City Manager. Appointed by and reporting directly to the Board of Commissioners, the City Manager serves as the Chief Administrative Officer of the City, working under the policy direction and goals of the Board of Commissioners. This position implements priorities and directives of the Mayor and Board of Commissioners and ensures they are kept informed of functions, activities, and programs, as well as legal, social, and economic issues affecting City activities. As an administrative and municipal expert, the City Manager recommends and provides advice to the Mayor and Board of Commissioners on all personnel, fiscal, and planning and zoning matters affecting the City.

The City Manager supervises daily operations of the City government, directs multiple work functions, and provides leadership and direction to the heads of City departments. These department heads include the Assistant City Manager, Director of Public Works, Bandstand Director, Building Inspector, Chief of Police, City Arborist/Parks and Recreation Director, Communications Specialist, IT Director, Parking Director, and Finance Director. The City Manager oversees labor relations and human resources and consults with Department Heads regarding the hiring of City staff and recommends disciplinary actions as warranted.

The City Manager recommends and advises the Board of Commissioners on all ordinances, resolutions, and other items required for adoption and develops and proposes the annual operating and capital budget. Additionally, the City Manager prepares monthly, quarterly, and annual financial reports, as needed, and provides information on future operational needs, policy matters, and regulatory requirements. The City Manager is also responsible for advising the Board of Commissioners of the City’s financial condition.

The City Manager facilitates internal and external communication and represents the City at various meetings, functions, and events throughout the community. The City Manager engages the community and effectively represents the City to the public and outside agencies. The City Manager interprets the City’s comprehensive plan, zoning, and other regulations to the public, contractors, and developers. The City Manager oversees all work done on the City’s streets, sidewalks, boardwalk, beaches, jetties, parks, and other infrastructure.


Minimum requirements include a bachelor’s degree in public administration or related field and seven (7) years of local government experience with at least five (5) years in progressively responsible management positions, including human resources and budget/financial management.

Preferred qualifications include tenure in a full-service local government, demonstrated community and business engagement, capital project financing and execution, and experience in a seasonal/tourist community. Both a master’s degree and ICMA-Credentialed Manager certification are preferred.

Compensation and Benefits

The expected hiring range is $140,000 – $175,000, depending on qualifications, with an excellent benefits package, including Medical and Prescription Insurance, Dental Insurance, Vacation Leave, Sick Leave, Personal Leave, Paid Legal Holidays, Retirements Savings Plan, 457(B) Deferred Compensation Plan, Employee Assistance Plan/Work-Life Benefits, Life Insurance, Short-Term and Long-Term Disability Insurance, Workmen’s Compensation Insurance, and Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance.

Residency within city limits is not required. However, the City Manager must live within a reasonable distance of the City, and a relocation package will be included as part of the total compensation.

How to Apply

Applications will be accepted electronically by Raftelis at Applicants complete a brief online form and are prompted to provide a cover letter and resume. Open until filled. Please apply as soon as possible.