Ross is located in the County of Marin, California approximately 14 miles north of San Francisco over the Golden Gate Bridge. Ross encompasses 1.6 square miles and has 2,547 residents. The town center includes the enticing Ross Common, the nationally renowned Ross
School, the Branson School (a private high school), the Marin Art and Garden Center, and the charming, albeit small, Ross commercial area. Residents and visitors alike cherish the beautiful Ross environment - tree-covered hills, winding creeks, and graciously landscaped parks, streets and gardens, including Natalie Coffin Greene Park and the waterdistrict open space access. The existing scale and quality of architecture, along with a low density of development, create a community where the improved and the natural environment exist in harmony.
Ross is a community where residents value a common sense of civic purpose and support a positive, open relationship with each other and their Town government. With its community attributes and proximity to San Francisco and other key cities in the Bay Area, the Town is an attractive location for many highly successful professionals to call home.
The Town Council seeks an experienced professional who enjoys public service and embraces the high level of citizen participation inherent in this extraordinary “small town” community. The new Town Manager will be a dedicated, hands-on public servant who supports and implements the policies of the Town Council. The ideal candidate will have a strong service orientation combined with a desire to provide leadership to an organization dedicated to providing residents with the highest level of assistance. Experience dealing with a small staff on a wide array of finance, human resource, planning, community development, and public works issues will be a plus.The new Town Manager will be an effective, honest, and efficient communicator skilled at facilitating open discussions, supporting debate on important issues, and addressing, through the Town Council, the best common interests of the community. She/he will also have asuccessful track record of increasing organizational efficiencies, balanced with the ability to recommend creative funding and revenue options. A strong and innovative administrative background is essential as there is a continual need to assess and evaluate the use ofperiodic contractual and outsourced staffing arrangements for potential cost savings or other alternatives.
This position will require significant and relevant experience as a City/Town/General Manager at a small to medium public sector agency or an Assistant City Manager or department director for a larger organization along with a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university. A Master’s degree is desirable as is California experience although all qualified candidates are encouraged to present qualifications for consideration. Experience in the areas of finance and human resources is desirable.
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