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City of New Haven

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This is a senior staff position under the direct supervision of the Mayor tasked with assisting the Administration in coordinating and improving the departments, offices and agencies that make up the municipal government organization. The role of this position seeks to champion the vision of the Mayor internally and externally by valuing diversity, equity and inclusion for all City employees and constituents, as well as maintain an unyielding focus at all times on what is best for residents and for the City. Work involves responsibility for assuring that services to residents are delivered fairly and cost-effectively in a data-driven approach to government. Emphasis is on independent problem-solving in the conduct of the government on behalf of the Mayor; and, on fostering a team-centered environment that inspires collaboration and supports all colleagues in leveraging their passions towards advancement of public service. This position manages seven department heads which employ hundreds of staff. Expectations for the management role of this position is to remain deeply committed to developing and bringing out the strengths of City departments while holding staff accountable for their goals and the Mayor’s desired programmatic, financial and operational outcomes.

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Preference given to candidates with a Masters’ Degree in public administration, and at least 10-years high-level experience in government management administration; and any equivalent combination of training and experience which provides the necessary knowledge, skills and abilities as stated in the job description, including but not limited to: Thorough knowledge of legislation and policies that affect local government, including familiarity with municipal law, finance and labor relations. Skilled in strategic planning, project management, and organization; able to focus on key organizational priorities without losing sight of the details. Demonstrated experience with and commitment to collaborative management and team building, alongside evidence of success in building relationships and fostering alliances among a diversity of people to accomplish goals. Experience with budget preparation and management for multiple departments in a state, local or county government. Ability to demonstrate cultural competency and self-reflection in providing leadership and in understanding the effects of race, class, ethnicity, income, sexual orientation, gender identity, and national origin in society and on policy making.

Residency in the City of New Haven is required within six months of appointment. 

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For more details on the position and city see the attached Profile or go to website . To Apply please send your cover letter and resume to Ms. Randi Frank (our executive search consultant), Randi Frank Consulting, LLC, 7700 Hoover Way, Louisville, KY 40219 203-213-3722 If you have any questions about the position before you apply, feel free to call Ms. Frank.

Position available immediately and will remain open until filled. The City is anxious to fill the position as soon as possible, so a quick response is strongly recommended. Ms. Frank will screen resumes as they arrive. Well qualified applicants will immediately be asked to complete a comprehensive supplemental questionnaire. Therefore, early applicants will have more time to complete the questionnaire.


SALARY RANGE: $73,560 - $132,920 ANNUALIZED

Executive Management & Confidential Range E9 

This position is covered by the Executive Management & Confidential Employees Policy. 

Employment is contingent upon the successful completion of: (1) a pre-employment background check, (2) a pre-employment physical examination, including pre-employment drug screening, (3) registration in the New Haven COVID Vaccination/Testing portal and providing proof of full vaccination as per the Mandatory COVID Vaccination/Testing Policy (available to review at ), and (4) a 90-day probationary period. Instructions and information on this pre-employment process are included in Conditional Offer of Employment.

Current Employee Policy contains information on union membership, employee benefits, seniority, pensions, and more. It can be reviewed at

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