City Manager

  • City of Raleigh
  • 222 West Hargett Street, Raleigh, NC, USA
  • Sep 08, 2020
Full time Government Management

Job Description

The City of Raleigh, founded in 1792, is the second largest city in North Carolina. It is situated in the heart of North Carolina’s Piedmont region, which is centered between the sandy Atlantic beaches and the Great Smoky Mountains. The City of Raleigh is both the county seat of Wake County and the capital of North Carolina.  Raleigh covers an area of more than 146 square miles and is home to a growing and diverse population. Together with Chapel Hill and Durham, Raleigh forms the Research Triangle Park, founded in 1959. The Raleigh-Cary metropolitan area also includes Wake, Franklin and Johnston counties with a population of 1.24 million.  The City of Raleigh operates under a charter-mandated Council-Manager form of government.

The City of Raleigh is looking for an exceptional leader with extensive executive experience.  The City Manager position is devoted to providing strategic direction and leadership oversight to City departments and functions as well as ensuring implementation of City Council goals, policies and achievement of performance expectations. The City Manager serves as the top executive officer of the City of Raleigh reporting to the City Council.  Responsibilities include comprehensive management and leadership for the organization including policy guidance, development and interpretation, administration of programs, processes, functions, budget and staff.

The ideal candidate for the City of Raleigh will possess high personal integrity and ethical behavior with a proven record of leadership, fiscal stewardship and accomplishment preferably in a public sector environment. He or she has experienced opportunities and challenges presented by steady growth in development, population and demand for services.  The candidate will have successfully served in an organization with a council-manager form of government and demonstrated the skills of prioritizing projects and resources while communicating ideas, issues and results on a timely basis. The successful candidate will have a history of understanding and demonstrating the positive value of developing and maintaining effective relationships that includes availability and accessibility to the public, staff, and elected officials. Advanced skills in community building and engagement and an understanding of equity principles are critical.

Qualified candidates will have a master’s degree in public administration, government operations, business management or a similar program and 10+ years of experience as a high-level municipal executive or an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job.

You may view the links below to find a full job description and recruitment brochure on this opportunity.

Link to Job description: Raleigh City Manager Full Job Description (Download PDF reader)

Link to Recruitment brochure: Raleigh City Manager Recruitment Brochure (Download PDF reader)

Letters of interest and resumes should be submitted to For questions, contact Fagan Stackhouse, Human Resources Director, (919) 996-4711.