Township Manager – Towamencin Township

Deadline: Friday, October 7, 2022

Position Summary

Towamencin Township, located in central Montgomery County, Pa., seeks an experienced Township Manager for a municipality of 9.7 square miles with a population of 18,500 residents.  Towamencin is a suburban community with a mix of residential, commercial and light industrial land uses.  The Township has numerous educational and recreational facilities, and open spaces.  The Township has direct access to the Northeast Extension of the Pennsylvania Turnpike. 

The Township Manager is the Chief Administrative Officer of the Township, appointed by a five-member Board of Supervisors with each Supervisor elected at-large for six (6) year staggered terms.  The Manager is responsible for the oversight and day-to-day Township operations, which includes full management responsibility, leadership, and accountability for all Township departments including:  Administration, Finance, Planning, Zoning and Code Enforcement, Police, Public Works, Recreation, and Sanitary Sewer.  The Manager is also responsible for the administration of Federal and state grants, ensures operations are in conformance with policy directives, regulations, and the Pennsylvania Second Class Township Code.  The Manager attends day and evening meetings of the Board of Supervisors and other government authorities and volunteer committees as required.

The Township operates with a 2022 general operating funds totaling $15 million, a $3 million Capital Fund and a $6,000,000 Sanitary Sewer Fund budget.  There are 45 full-time and 4 part-time employees.  The Township is in excellent financial condition.

Qualifications

Competitive candidates must demonstrate a high level of successful performance in finance and management, planning and land development, building community consensus and communicating effectively with an engaged citizenry.  A record of leadership in a similar community or organization is important.  Experience developing, managing and balancing capital and operating budgets of similar complexity is required. 

Position requires: a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in public or business administration, finance or a related field.  A Master’s degree in Public or Business Administration or a related field or degree is preferred.  The successful candidate must have a minimum of five (5) years of direct experience as a municipal manager, assistant manager, or senior executive.  The individual must have or be able to obtain a valid Pennsylvania driver’s license.  The successful candidate must be able to qualify for a surety bond.

How to Apply

Comprehensive benefits with an annual salary range of $160,000-$180,000, depending on qualifications and experience.  A copy of the Manager’s Ordinance is available on the Township’s web site, Chapter 17 of the Township Code.  Send cover letter with salary expectation and resume in one pdf. attachment to managersearch1728@gmail.com.   Deadline for submission is noon on October 7, 2022.