TOWN OF COVENTRY
1670 Flat River Road, Coventry, RI 02816
The Town of Coventry is accepting resumes and letters of interest for the position of Interim Town Manager. The current population of Coventry is 35,014. It is the largest town in land area in Rhode Island covering 64.8 square miles. While the western portion of Coventry is still rural in nature, the eastern section is one of the most rapidly growing residential communities in Rhode Island. Commercial strip and shopping centers are the main commerce outlets.
The Interim Town Manager shall be the chief administrative officer of the town and shall be responsible to the Town Council for the administration of all town affairs placed in the manager's charge by or under the Coventry Home Rule Charter.
The successful candidate is expected to begin in April 2018 and hold the position until a permanent Town Manager is appointed.
The Interim Town Manager shall hold a master's degree in public administration, business administration or related master's degree from an accredited college or university together with at least five (5) years actual experience as a city, town or county government manager or assistant manager. Any person serving as an Interim Town Manager not meeting these requirements shall be eligible no more than one hundred eighty (180) days.
The Interim Town Manager’s office is located at Coventry Town Hall. Hours of operation are Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The Interim Town Manager is expected to attend all Town Council meetings which are usually held on the 2nd and 4th Monday of each month.
The successful candidate will be required to pass a background investigation. Employment and compensation negotiable and governed by an employment contract with the Town. Interested applicants must submit a resume and cover letter with salary requirements to firstname.lastname@example.org
All resumes must be submitted by April 6, 2018 at 4:30 p.m.