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Posted on: December 2, 2019


Consider the opportunity to lead a community where citizen engagement is encouraged, respect for Town history is embraced, and a strategic vision for economic vitality is underway. The Town of Waxhaw in Union County, NC (pop. approx. 12.7K), is seeking an energetic, facilitative and visionary Town Manager who will wear multiple hats, with a special emphasis on excellent fiscal management and economic development. The Town Manager must have the ability to relate well to community and have the ability to partner with an engaged Board to carry out the strategic priorities of the Town. The Town of Waxhaw is a small community located within 12 miles of Charlotte and within two miles of the South Carolina border.

About the Organization and Position: The Town Manager, who reports to the Mayor and a five-person, non-partisan Board of Commissioners, leads 77 FTE across 13 departments/divisions. The FY 19-20 general fund budget of $11.8M is supported by a tax rate of $.36 per $100 of assessed tax value. The Town Manager is also the staff liaison with the eight boards and commissions. There are a number of economic development opportunities facing the town along with the need to balance the history of the community and excellent quality of life. The next Town Manager in Waxhaw will be a people/project savvy leader with a track record of community engagement.

Qualifications: Minimum education is a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university; however, Master of Public Administration or equivalent graduate degree is strongly preferred. The successful candidate has seven or more years of progressive management experience in a senior management capacity within a small to midsized municipal government organizations.  

Salary Range:  The hiring range for this position has been established as $125,000-$150,000 with an Executive Package / Benefits and relocation assistance, if needed. Offered salary will be commensurate with experience. Residency within City limits is required within a negotiated timeframe. Outstanding local government benefits include a 5% 401K or 457 contribution, NCLGERS enrollment, paid medical, dental, vision, long and short-term disability insurance; life Insurance, PTO, tuition assistance, and a wellness program.

Application and Selection Process: To apply, please go to, and click on Town Manager – Waxhaw, NC link on the home page. All applications must be submitted online via the Developmental Associates application portal – NOT the Town Application portal, nor any other external website; it is not sufficient to send only a resume. Resumes and cover letters should be uploaded with the application. Application review begins January 22, 2019. Finalists will participate in onsite interviews and skill assessments interviews on February 28 or 29, 2020 in Waxhaw. Applicants are encouraged to hold these dates should they be invited to participate. All inquiries should be emailed to Waxhaw, NC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Developmental Associates, LLC is managing the recruitment and selection process for this position.

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