The newly created city of Essex Junction, Vermont is seeking a forward-thinking leader to serve as our first city manager. The ideal candidate will possess exceptional management and leadership skills with a strong desire to foster community and build relationships. Applicants must have a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in an appropriate discipline, plus four to six years in municipal administration.

Compensation will be in the $105K-$130K range commensurate with experience and qualifications. Excellent health, dental, retirement benefits, tuition reimbursement, and paid leave. Workdays and hours vary. For Community Profile, Ideal Candidate Summary, and job description please visit our website at

To apply please submit the following materials:

  • Cover letter (PDF Format)
  • Resume (PDF Format)
  • Response to the following questions (short essay – approximately ½ page each):
    • Question 1: What excites you about being the first manager of the new City of Essex Junction?
    • Question 2: What steps have you taken at your current (or last) employer to create an inclusive work environment?  How did you navigate this opportunity?

Once all materials have been prepared, please click on “Apply for this Job” at: