City Manager

City of Greenville

Greenville, IL, USA

Full time

Oct 12

 The City of Greenville is seeking a collaborative, approachable, and enthusiastic professional to become its next City Manager. 

Founded in 1815, Greenville is one of the oldest communities in Illinois. It is the county seat of Bond County and is located along Interstate 70 just a short drive east of the St. Louis metro region. Greenville is the proud home of Greenville University, which is a private Division III university founded in 1892. The University provides a wide range of faith-based academic curricula to its 1000 enrolled students via both on-campus and on-line learning opportunities.

The University, which is the largest local employer, helps to fuel the Greenville economy via its faculty, staff, students, and the many visitors that it welcomes to the campus throughout the year. In addition to the University, Greenville’s largest employers include the HSHS Holy Family Hospital, Bond County Community Schools, and Carlisle SynTec which manufactures roofing materials.

Greenville is especially proud of its historic and vibrant Downtown square. The wide range of specialty shoppes and the architecturally distinct buildings make Downtown Greenville a favorite destination for both local residents and visitors from throughout the region. 

Given its convenient location along Interstate 70 and its proximity to the St. Louis metro region, Greenville is poised to attract new commercial development in the form of retail, restaurants, hotels, manufacturers, and logistics.

The City of Greenville operates under the statutory City Manager form of government. It is governed by a non-partisan five (5) member City Council all of which, including the mayor, are elected at-large to overlapping four-year terms. The City Manager is appointed by the Mayor and Council to oversee the operating departments and to manage the day-to-day activities of the municipal government. The Manager is responsible for providing professional recommendations to the City Council on all policy matters and to implement the policy decisions of the Council.

Other major duties of the City Manager include:

  • Appointment and supervision of all department head
  • Preparation and administration of the annual operating and capital budget
  • Economic development coordination and TIF administration
  • Human Resource management and labor relations / collective bargaining
  • Communication with residents and employees
  • Oversight of major community projects and programs

The City Manager has a group of talented managers to assist him or her with a number of the aforementioned duties. The City of Greenville has a total of 43 full-time and 14 part-time employees that are deployed within five operating departments including Police, Administration, Streets, Water, and Sewer. Fire/EMS services and Parks & Recreation services are provided to the community via special districts. The City’s annual General Fund budget totals $4.7 million while the total annual budget including all funds is $35.5 million. The City is in a strong financial position with unallocated reserves in the General Fund equal to 86% of net operating expenses.  

The City Council is seeking a proven leader with excellent communication skills to be the next City Manager. The ability to build a successful team and to lead with empathy and humility is essential. Experience with economic development is especially important. The Council is also particularly interested in candidates that understand and appreciate the importance of creating and maintaining positive community relations and are responsive to residents and elected officials. It is important that the new City Manager maintain a visible presence in the community and be welcoming and approachable. 

Viable candidates should meet the following minimum qualifications:

  • A Bachelor’s Degree in public administration, business administration, public policy analysis, urban planning, or some other related field of study.
  • At least five (5) years of increasingly responsible local government administrative and/or managerial experience, preferably as a municipal administrator/manager or an assistant administrator/manager.
  • A good working knowledge of all aspects of municipal government.

The starting annual salary range for this position is $115,000 to $130,000 DOQ/E. The City of Greenville also provides a comprehensive and generous package of fringe benefits. Residency within the corporate limits of the municipality is required within six (6) months of the appointment. 

Please apply online at with a resume, cover letter and contact information for five professional references. Applications will be accepted until November 10, 2021. Confidential inquiries are encouraged and should be directed to Mark Peterson, Vice President, GovHR USA at 630 Dundee Road, Suite 225, Northbrook, IL 60062. The City of Greenville is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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