The Town of Fairfax (located in central/west Marin County, California) is seeking an engaging leader with exceptional interpersonal and communication skills and a strong passion for public service. Appointed by the Town Council, the Town Manager is responsible for 33.4 FTEs and directs, coordinates, and manages the overall administrative activities and operation of the Town and advises and assists the Town Council while exercising significant independent judgment and initiative. The Town of Fairfax is financially stable with a FY2021-2022 Operating and Capital Budget of $18.2 million. It is of high importance that the new Town Manager possess a thorough understanding of municipal finance, budgeting, community planning, and contracting for a wide range of services. The selected Town Manager will also bring an inclusive management style combined with a true appreciation for diversity, equity, and inclusion, with a commitment to social justice and environmental quality along with an emphasis on climate resilience. Additionally, the new Town Manager will be focused on excellent customer service and responsiveness to support a progressive, engaged, and forward-thinking Town Council.
This position requires a Bachelor’s degree and 5 years of progressively responsible experience in municipal management including at least 3 years in a responsible middle management or higher capacity. Ideally, candidates will have experience either as a department director, assistant/deputy town manager, or town/city manager level in the immediate region or in commutable distance. Although California municipal experience is highly regarded by the Town Council, all qualified candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. A Master’s degree is a plus.
Annual salary for this position is competitive for the region. The Town offers benefits, including CalPERS retirement. A mutually agreeable at-will employment agreement will be negotiated and may include relocation assistance. Candidates should be aware that the Town of Fairfax does not participate in Social Security.