Township Manager – Whitpain Township

Deadline: February 9, 2024

Position Summary

Whitpain Township, located in Blue Bell, PA in Montgomery County, seeks an experienced Township Manager to lead a Second-Class Township of approximately 20,000 residents in 12.86 square miles. The Township’s government provides a wide range of services to reflect a unique mix of history and progress and is widely recognized for its efforts to provide a high quality of life and participatory government for its residents to live and/or work. While embracing the future and cherishing its heritage, the Township provides leadership in resource conservation and oversees over 517 acres of green space and parks. The Township operates with an approved 2024 total overall budget of approximately $19.5 million general fund with approximately 96 full time equivalent staff and three unions. 

The Township Manager is the Chief Administrative Officer as well as Right to Know Officer, appointed by a five (5) member Board of Supervisors (BOS) with staggered six (6) year terms. The Manager reports to the BOS and will be an outstanding communicator who provides reasoned and sound recommendations for the BOS’ consideration. The Manager, who embraces open government, transparency and diplomacy, is a highly visible position within the Township and is responsible for implementing all policies set by the BOS and the general oversight of all the Township’s Day-to-day operations. The seasoned Township Manager must efficiently, responsibly, and creatively provide the essential services that build value and protect the health, safety, and rights for all who live and work in Whitpain. The position will assume management responsibility, leadership, and accountability for, but not limited to administrative staff, financial management, public works, codes, building and life safety, engineering,police and emergency medical services, sanitary sewer, storm water, transportation/traffic management, infrastructure, parks and recreation, grant administration, public communication and labor management relations.

Work involves supervising, directing, and coordinating all departments and activities of the Township to ensure operations are in conformance with policy directives, rules, regulations, and the Pennsylvania Second Class Township Code as well as providing excellent municipal services. The Manager attends day and evening meetings with the BOS, various boards and commissions, governmental authorities, department heads, and other meetings as required

Qualifications

In pursuit of excellence and carrying on the legacy of the retiring Manager, the Township values integrity, stewardship, responsiveness, respect, transparency and partnership. Therefore, the following knowledge, skills, abilities and competencies are required for this position:

  • A high level of successful performance in municipal management. A progressive record of strong, open professional administrative leadership in a similar community or organization.
  • Demonstrated and verifiable experience developing, managing, and balancing an annual operating and capital expenditure budget of similar complexity to the Township’s is required.
  • Ability to analyze and resolve issues with innovative creativity.
  • Demonstrated/verifiable experience utilizing sound and effective leadership techniques to establish goals and achieve results within financial and other resource limits, a proven record of leading with high personal integrity and ethical behavior and a record of successful labor/management issues and contract negotiations are important considerations.
  • A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college/university in public or business administration, finance, planning or a related field is required. Master’s degree in public or business administration, Political Science, or a closely related field or an Equivalent Degree, strongly preferred.  ICMA Credentialed Manager, a plus.
  • A minimum of five (5) years of direct experience as a municipal manager or assistant manager/senior executive, with experience in planning, organizing, and directing administrative, operational services and municipal finance administration or an equivalent combination of education and qualifying experience.
  • The Manager must give bond and will need to drive a vehicle to township locations and must have a valid driver’s license.

Competitive compensation and benefits package commensurate with knowledge, skills, abilities, qualification, and experience. The final candidate’s hire is contingent upon successful completion of a comprehensive background check/verification

How to Apply

Applicants should submit cover letter and resume in one document to Roseann McGrath at Roseann@rmcgrathconsulting.com. This position is open until filled, with the first review of applicants no later than February 9, 2024.

Whitpain Township is an Equal Opportunity Employer Who Values Diversity, Equity & Inclusion