Town Manager, Mooresville, NC

Town Manager, Mooresville, NC

The Town

The Town of Mooresville, North Carolina with a population of 36,009, is a growing and full-service community set in southern Iredell County directly north of Charlotte.

The Town operates under the council-manager form of government, with the Board of Commissioners serving as the governing body of the Town and the Town Manager serving as the Chief Administrative Officer. The Town Manager is charged with the responsibility of managing the day-to-day operations of the Town, coordinating work among Town departments and ensuring that the Town operates as a smoothly functioning organization which provides a high level of service to its citizens. The Town Manager oversees all Town departments which collectively provide a wide range of high quality services to the Town’s citizens.

For Fiscal Year 2017, the Town is operating with a General Fund budget of $66.34 million for Town personnel, operations, capital and debt service. In addition, the Town provides services in over 15 department areas with approximately 450 full-time employees.


The Position

mooresville-nc-logoMinimum qualifications for the position include a bachelor’s degree in public or business administration, finance, planning or related field, with a master’s degree preferred. A minimum of five to seven years of public sector experience as a manager, deputy or assistant, or department head in an organization of comparable or greater complexity is also required. Past experience must include a high level of interest and demonstrated achievement in a broad range of areas that includes being visible and working effectively with a City or Town Board; economic and community development; and working with and understanding the needs of existing businesses and residents. ICMA Credentialed Managers, or those eligible to become credentials, who display a commitment to lifelong learning and professional growth are encouraged to apply.

The full recruitment brochure may be found at

The salary for the position is negotiable dependent upon the candidate’s qualifications and experience. Benefits include but are not limited to: participation in the North Carolina Retirement System, vacation and sick leave, medical, dental and vision insurance, tuition reimbursement, professional dues and conference expenses. Relocation expenses may be negotiated. Residency is required within a negotiated period of time.


To Apply

The application deadline for the position is October 2, 2016. To be considered, please submit your cover letter, résumé with salary history, and five professional references online at Following the filing date, résumés will be screened by Waters & Company based on the criteria established by the Town of Mooresville.

For more information, please contact us at or 804-726-9748.