Help Wanted Ad: City Manager, Rockland Maine

help-wantedThe City of Rockland is seeking an experienced, progressive and forward thinking City Manager.

Rockland is located in the heart of Midcoast Maine. With a thriving working waterfront, vibrant economy and downtown district, historic buildings and an art community that includes the Farnsworth Art Museum, its Wyeth Center and the Strand Theatre that contribute to the cultural pulse of the City, Rockland is an outstanding place to work, live and enjoy.

While each year tourists flock to the City, Rockland enjoys a year round population of 8,000 and a growing business community and economy that is expanding beyond commercial fishing to include boatbuilding, light manufacturing and a thriving financial service sector. The City has 100 full-time employees and a $16 million operating budget.

Rockland operates under a city charter, council-manager form of government with a five-member council elected city wide and serving three year staggered terms. The City Manager is selected by and reports to the Council.

The ideal candidate will have strong finance, operations, labor and management skills; experience as a town or city manager; and the ability to work effectively and with transparency with elected officials, citizen groups, employees and the legislature. The right candidate should possess a Bachelors degree in business or public administration, while a Masters Degree is preferred, and have at least five years of progressive municipal leadership experience.

This is a unique and exciting opportunity for the career minded manager, who thinks strategically, works collaboratively, listens attentively, and who can make tough decisions. Rockland is facing some unique challenges over the next five years: a need for increased economic development, an aging infrastructure that needs addressing, aging housing, and a municipal government that needs refocusing and reenergizing. Rockland needs a City Manager who can hit the ground running, lead a vibrant team of municipal employees, in concert with the Council, to provide leadership to the City for the future.

Rockland offers an attractive salary and comprehensive benefit package along with the opportunity to grow your career in a vibrant, supportive community. To learn more about this position, call Rick Dacri, Dacri & Associates Executive Search, at 207-967-0837 or

To apply, email or mail resume, cover letter and salary history, in confidence, to Rick Dacri, Dacri & Associates; 207-967-0837 or

The City of Rockland, Maine is an Equal Opportunity Employer


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