Township Manager – Exeter Township

Deadline: March 14, 2024

Position Summary

Exeter Township, located in Berks County, seeks an experienced professional Township Manager to lead this municipality (second class per P.L. 103, No. 69) serving 25,500 residents within an area of 24 square miles, with 71 full-time employees and a total budget of $34 million.  The Manager will oversee a wide range of services including a municipal golf course and catering facility.

Exeter is a growing community with a vibrant commercial district (corporate headquarters of Boscov’s Inc.) and features beautiful landscapes with considerable farmland.  It is located approximately 35 miles north-west of Philadelphia and borders the City of Reading offering residents in the region a wide variety of economic, cultural, and recreational opportunities.

Qualifications

The ideal candidate should demonstrate: (1) a strong background in fiscal management, (2) effective communication skills, (3) experience in economic development and community planning, (4) the ability to build positive relationships among residents, staff, and volunteers, (4) a track record of working with a diverse governing body to identify and bring focus to strategic priorities, and (5) the leadership skill needed to promote a culture of professionalism in government.

Applicants should hold a Bachelor’s degree in a management related field (Master’s degree preferred) and be willing to reside in the Township or relocate within one (1) year of hiring.

How to Apply

To be considered, candidates should e-mail: 1) cover letter, 2) resume, 3) compensation request, and 4) three relevant references in one PDF file to Tom Czerniecki at jpm@jerseyprofessionalmgt.com.  Please note “Exeter Manager” in the subject heading. Salary consideration will be based on qualifications and experience.  Position open until filled.