City Manager

Keene’s City Manager will serve one of the country’s most distinctive destinations. Keene enjoys the presence of three colleges, neighborhoods sustaining a variety of lifestyles, a vibrant downtown, unique businesses, excellent schools, and a strong financial position.

The City Council appoints the City Manager to serve as the City’s chief executive officer. Under Keene’s Council/Manager form of government, the City Council establishes policies for operations within the City, and the City Manager ensures these policies are carried out. The position supervises all property and business affairs of the City, develops the proposed operating and capital improvements budgets, and oversees expenditure of all funds appropriated for City purposes. The City Manager oversees all City staff and appoints all department directors except the Library Director.

Requirements: bachelor’s degree and ten years’ progressively responsible local government experience, including supervision and executive level management with community engagement, redevelopment, and economic development experience. Preferred qualifications: master’s degree in public administration or closely related field, experience growing the tax base, effective business and community engagement, strong intergovernmental and labor relations, a track record of public-private partnerships to achieve community goals, ICMA-Credentialed Manager designation, and experience in a college or university community.

Residency within the City is required within six months of commencement of employment.

Expected hiring range: $140,000 – 155,000 DOQ with an excellent benefit package which includes options to participate in New Hampshire’s retirement program or other deferred compensation programs. 

The Novak Consulting Group is accepting applications at

Open until filled, with first review of applications April 10, 2017.

The City of Keene is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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