Reporting to the Township Council, the Township Manager serves as a critical touchpoint for all township operations and serves as the professional lead of the Township’s administrative team. The individual will ensure the efficient operations of the Township, including the planning, organizing, directing, and coordinating of various municipal operations. This position supports both internal and external stakeholders and serves as the main point of contact for the elected council representatives of the five districts within the Township.
Manage and Oversee Operations of Township Offices and Departments:
Supervise and provide administrative oversight to department heads and other professional staff, including supervising the administration of uniformed and nonuniformed employee personnel administration codes.
Evaluate job performance of direct reports, ensure all township staff adhere to proper ethical standards and guidelines, establish work standards to provide overall consistency in Township operations.
Ensure consistency in the application of Township policy; resolve grievances, approve leave, administer discipline, submit pay recommendations to Township Council.
Research and implement best practices for municipal personnel management, develop and administer personnel policies and programs
Oversee the work of contracted and/or retained experts supporting the execution of township operations, including the zoning officer, township engineer, solicitor and other external personnel affiliated with the Township.
Oversee all Fiscal and Procurement Programs and Policy.
Work with the Finance Director, develop, manage, and review Township budget, providing summaries and analyses to elected officials; solicit recommendations from department heads, agency boards, and officers of Township.
Estimate and identify sources of revenues and expenditures, and explore strategic budget initiatives as advised by Township Council, including the development and execution of grant submissions
Ensure the collection of funds owed the Township; and in consultation with township Solicitor, implement initiation of legal steps to collect delinquent payments.
Maintain itemized inventory of all Township assets, including property owned by the Township, and oversee the maintenance, improvement, and contracts of assets
Oversee purchasing and contract activities of all township departments, ensuring Township remains in compliance with policies and regulations at local, state, federal level, and establish and refine policies as needed
Minimum of 3-5 years of related managerial/administrative/operational leadership experience.
Bachelor’s degree in public administration, business, finance, or related field, desired. Master’s degree, a plus.
Prior municipal leadership experience is strongly preferred.
Candidates with an equivalent combination of education or experience may be considered.
Upper Providence Township, located in Delaware County, Pennsylvania has a population of over 10,000 residents and an annual operating budget of $7.38 million. Situated just north of Media Borough and about 15 miles west of the center city of Philadelphia, Upper Providence Township is governed by the Home Rule Charter. The Township is seeking a Township Manager, a position which is responsible for the administration and oversight of all operations and affairs of the Township, including assuring compliance with the Township’s Home Rule Charter, and supporting the work of the Township’s elected council members.