City of Ellsworth

The City of Ellsworth, Maine is seeking its next City Manager to promote and develop positive administrative strategies to meet the needs of a growing community. Located on the coast of Maine, the City of Ellsworth is the center of commerce for the Downeast and Acadia regions. Ellsworth has an established reputation for arts, culture, and its incredible natural beauty; creating an excellent environment for the community and businesses to thrive. The City Manager will be an experienced public administrator, knowledgeable in public infrastructure development, fiscal stability, staff leadership, and community relations. The successful candidate will create and support an organizational culture that fosters professionalism, honesty, creative thinking, and an enjoyable work environment. Interested applicants should have a desire and passion for public service, embrace and engage with our close-knit community, and take an interest in Ellsworth’s vibrant culture, history, and vision.

The ideal candidate should have a strong understanding of serving a municipality with the goal of maintaining and developing current services and citywide infrastructure. They will be public facing with a passion for serving the community and providing strong municipal governance and leadership acumen. Demonstrating a genuine desire to become an integral part of the community, the candidate will actively engage with and foster relationships within the local populace. The ideal individual will be creative and forward thinking, finding opportunities for strategic partnerships that will support City projects and initiatives.

The City of Ellsworth is seeking a candidate with a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree (Master’s degree preferred) in Public or Business Administration or a related field including a minimum of 5-years of progressive experience in municipal government.

An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.

The City of Ellsworth offers a competitive salary and an attractive benefits package.

Interested candidates are invited to submit a letter of interest, resume, and three professional references to or via mail at:

City of Ellsworth
Attn: Human Resources
1 City Hall Plaza
Ellsworth, ME 04605

The City of Ellsworth is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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