City Manager for the City of Salisbury, NC

$1 yearly
  • Baker Tilly Public Sector Executive Recruitment
  • Salisbury, NC, USA
  • Dec 28, 2021
Full time Administration/Management

Job Description

The City of Salisbury, North Carolina is seeking a visionary City Manager with a strong appreciation for working with an inclusive, active, and diverse community and City Council. Salisbury (pop. 35,000) is located 38 miles south of Winston-Salem and 41 miles northeast of Charlotte. The City boasts a high level of arts and cultural activity, a citizen base that places high value on arts education, and a strong local tradition of civic volunteerism.

The City Manager, functioning as the chief administrative officer of the City, administers the policy and decisions made by City Council and oversees the day-to-day operations of City government. It is the City Manager's responsibility to ensure that all City services are delivered in an efficient and cost-effective manner and to provide vision and leadership to the City organization. The City has a total adopted FY2021-2022 budget of $86 million, a Standard & Poor’s rating of AA-, and a Moody’s rating of A3. The City employs 450 full-time employees.

Salary will be based on the market rate along with experience, qualifications, salary history, and a track record of success. The retired city manager’s annual salary was $179,300. The City offers a comprehensive benefits package, including a choice of two medical benefit plans, dental, life insurance, 4% city contribution to 401K, car allowance, and cell phone stipend. Relocation expenses are negotiable.

The position requires a minimum of a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in public administration, business administration, planning, finance, or a related field (master’s degree is preferred) and 5-10 years of progressively responsible senior level administrative management experience in a comparable organization.

We invite qualified professionals to submit a cover letter and resume by visiting our website at: 

This position is open until filled; however, interested applicants are strongly encouraged to apply no later than January 31, 2022. For more information, please contact Anne Lewis at or by calling 703-923-8214.

For more information about the City of Salisbury, please visit

The City of Salisbury is an Equal Opportunity Employer and values diversity at all levels of its workforce.