POSITION:   City Administrator

EMPLOYER:  City of Hiawatha, Kansas

CLOSING DATE:  Application review will begin May 15, 2022. EOE

COMPENSATION:  Highly competitive salary and benefits, DOQ.

TO APPLY:  Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, and three professional references to LEAPS-Hiawatha@lkm.org or LEAPS-Hiawatha, 300 SW 8th, Topeka, KS 66603. If confidentiality is requested, please note in application materials. Position will remain open until filled. Application review will begin May 15. EOE.  

DESCRIPTION:  Hiawatha, Kansas (pop. 3,134; $8.9 million budget; 34 FTE’s) is seeking a professional administrator to maintain its high quality of life and strong sense of community. The administrator reports to a five-person City Commission and oversees all city departments. Hiawatha is located an hour northwest of the Kansas City Metropolitan Area on the intersection of US Highway’s 36 and 73. It is a hard-working, family-friendly community that has a rich history and growing health and service sectors. The community offers superb schools, excellent health care facilities, and local attractions. For more information see the community profile.

Hiawatha is looking for candidates who can showcase a history of professionalism and a strong work ethic, and possess excellent public relations and personnel management skills. The candidate will have strong leadership skills with a history of sound decision-making ability. And be adept in researching and analyzing policy and grants. This team-oriented leader will promote economic development initiatives, transparency in government, and positive intergovernmental relations.

The ideal candidate will have a Bachelor’s degree in public administration or related field, and three or more years of management experience. The successful candidate will have proven budgeting and administrative skills, while demonstrating financial accountability, a good work ethic, and strong leadership. Applicants must demonstrate the communication skills necessary to work with elected officials, department heads, and other stakeholders in the community.

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