City of Newport, Rhode Island
(25,000 population with over 4 million visitors annually)
Newport, Rhode Island is a unique city known for its historic charm, world class sailing, and natural beauty. Founded in 1639 Newport was a beacon for religious tolerance and acceptance. Landmarks from those early settlement days can still be found when walking the streets. Important period architecture is still preserved and occupied even now. During the 18th century Newport was one of the five leading ports in colonial North America and received international attention for its harbor and trade. Many of the homes and shops built during that time still stand today and Newport is recognized for having one of the largest concentrations of colonial homes and buildings in America. The gilded mansions of the 19th and 20th century are still standing and provide further illustration of the growth and beauty of Newport. The City is a visual delight and the ocean and bay provide world class boating and swimming, making Newport a true destination for visitors and residents.
The City Manager is the chief administrative officer of the City. The Manager is appoint by a majority vote of the City Council and is responsible to the Council for the administration and management of the City. The Manager exercises the authority to appoint or remove employees of the City as well as supervising all administrative departments and divisions per the Charter.
The City Council is comprised of four members who are elected at large and three members who are elected from three wards. The term for all seven councilors is two years. The most recent elections were held in November 2014. The councilors elect a Chairperson from the at large members and the Chairperson holds the honorary title of Mayor.
Requirements include an undergraduate degree in public administration, business administration or closely related field combined with at least ten years of increasingly responsible experience in and knowledge of generally accepted practices in municipal administration. Labor relations experience required. A Master’s Degree in Public or Business Administration is preferred. Preference will also be given to an experienced Town/City Manager, Assistant Town/City Manager and department heads from a jurisdiction of comparable size and complexity with an emphasis on economic development, historic preservation, tourism and military base experience.
Newport is an EOE/AA/Equal Access Employer
The starting salary for this position is negotiable depending on qualifications and experience with an excellent benefits package including ICMA Retirement Corporation Plan Options and Professional Membership. Permanent residency in the City of Newport is preferred.
For more information see the City web sites: www.cityofnewport.com
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Email your resume and cover letter immediately (deadline April 27, 2015) to:
Ms. Randi Frank
Randi Frank Consulting, LLC
7 Promontory Drive
Wallingford, CT 06492
Or Consulting Partner Robert Slavin