Londonderry Seeks New Town Manager

The Town of Londonderry is seeking an articulate, progressive, effective leader with a proven record of innovative, professional management experience to serve as its Town Manager.  The Town Manager is responsible for the administrative and financial affairs of the Town, overseeing the day-to-day operations by managing all departments, and implementing policies established by a five member Town Council.  The Town Manager oversees a $32M annual budget and a workforce of over 200, most of which are covered by 6 collective bargaining agreements.

The successful candidate will possess the ability to effectively promote organizational excellence and exceptional community services; outstanding communication and interpersonal skills; and a high level of ethics and integrity.  Ten years of relevant senior management experience and Bachelors degree in public administration or a related field required. MPA or related advanced degree strongly preferred.

The Town Manager need not be a resident of the Town or State of NH at the time of appointment, but may reside outside the Town while in office only with the approval of four members of the council.  Competitive salary negotiable, DOQ.  Anticipated start date of July 1, 2013.

Please forward cover letter and resume via e-mail to hr(at)londonderrynh.org; or send to: Town of Londonderry, Attn: Human Resources – TM Search, 268B Mammoth Road, Londonderry, NH  03053.  Application deadline:  March 29, 2013.  For more information about the Town of Londonderry, visit their website.

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  1. Vote -1 Vote +1Bill

    Bill Hart has done a great job. Give it to him if he wants it. What happened with the first attempt to fill the position?

  2. +3 Vote -1 Vote +1Bill P.

    Two comments:

    1) Why is the word “progressive” included as a required characteristic in the job description, do we as town residents and taxpayers really want someone who advocates the changes and other social/political theories described by that word?

    2) “Competitive salary negotiable” Who would negotiate this? Since the Town Manager reports to the Town Council, and this salary will be a significant part of the budget, is there a target defined in the budget? Would the negotiations and interview process happen during a public TC meeting? If the new Town Manager wants and extra $25L/year does he get to choose other areas in the budget to trim that from to keep it balanced?

  3. +7 Vote -1 Vote +1Red Forman

    I’d like to go one step further and find out which employee placed the word “Progressive” in the job description and why.

    Would it be OK to replace “Progressive” with “Conservative”?

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