Town Manager/CEO (Community Executive Officer)

Description :

Anthem, Arizona is the premier master planned community in the Sonoran Desert foothills north of the Phoenix metro area. Founded by Del Webb in 1999, our award-winning community is home to approximately 28,000 residents who enjoy a wide range of amenities, services, schools and commercial areas in a beautiful, safe and friendly “small-town” setting. The Anthem Community Council (ACC) is the not for profit master governing organization that works in close harmony with three homeowner associations to maintain community assets, provide community services, and protect and enhance Anthem’s special quality of life. The ACC is directed by a seven-member Board of Directors elected from each HOA. Similar to a Council/Manager structure, the Board appoints the Town Manager/CEO (Community Executive Officer), who is the administrative leader of the organization and responsible for the implementation of Board policies, and oversight of operations and personnel management for approximately 100 year-round employees, plus another 100 seasonal employees. The ACC is a financially stable organization with an annual operating budget of approximately $10M, a Reserve Fund balance of $16M and a fully funded 30-year Reserve plan for major asset repairs and replacements. The ACC’s revenue is primarily from property owner assessments, user fees and Enhancement Fees (1/4 of 1% of the resale price of homes). Through prudent financial management, the ACC has not increased assessments in seven years and has added $12M in new recreational amenities during that same time frame without incurring debt. Explore OnlineAtAnthem.com to learn about the ACC’s outstanding amenities and to review the Board/staff bios, Board agendas/minutes, budgets/financial reports, governing documents and other items that attest to our strong commitment to community service, communication and transparency.      

Town Manager/CEO Profile

Anthem has benefited from stable executive leadership for over a decade, following the planned transition of the ACC Board from developer to resident control. In 2009, the ACC Board of Directors made the strategic decision to become a self-managed organization and to adopt a “town management” style of governance, even though Anthem is not an incorporated city or town. The incumbent Town Manager/CEO is retiring mid-2020 after ten years of service with the ACC and the Board wishes to facilitate a smooth transition of leadership by appointing the new Town Manager/CEO before the incumbent retires to allow for an overlap orientation period. The organizational culture is driven by six employee values that guide performance, accountability and all that we do (integrity, respect, customer service, initiative, care & pride and teamwork). The Town Manager/CEO hires and supervises the COO and CFO and they divide oversight responsibilities for the following departments that are managed by highly professional staff: Administration, Finance, Human Resources, Communications & Public Affairs, Facilities Maintenance, Civic Building Operations, Community Center Operations and Special Events. The Town Manager/CEO works closely with the Board to develop strategic priorities, develop and present the annual budget, develop agendas and staff reports for monthly Board meetings and advocate for Anthem on regional issues and development projects that may impact the community.          

Qualifications

  • Education/Certifications (Preferred): MPA, MBA or related master’s degree; and relevant advanced certifications such as ICMA-Certified Manager or PCAM/Large-Scale Manager (LSM).
  • Experience (Preferred): Ten plus years of increasingly responsible senior management/supervisory experience, ideally involving city or community management in high-quality cities or master planned communities comparable to Anthem. Experience working closely with city/town councils and/or boards of directors is highly desirable. 
  • Leadership profile (Required): The successful candidate will have an open and empowering leadership style, a proven track record of service excellence and financial stewardship, unquestionable integrity and ethics, outstanding interpersonal and communication skills, the capacity to constructively problem solve and build consensus, and a passion for community service and developing/mentoring staff. 

Contact :

The ACC offers a highly competitive compensation and benefits package (DOQE). Please submit a resume and cover letter with salary requirements to Sheryl Brown, HR Manager at sbrown@anthemcouncil.com. Inquiries are also welcome to learn more about this outstanding career opportunity. This position is open until filled.

 

The Anthem Community Council values diversity and is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Deadline for Applying : Open until filled