Village accepting applications for Manager position

If you’ve dreamt your public management career path may lead you to a financially and politically stable community set in the midst of extraordinary natural resources, you may be ready to bring your creative and approachable leadership style to Elk Rapids, Michigan.

Located between the East Arm of Grand Traverse Bay and Elk Lake, Elk Rapids is home to Edward G. Grace Memorial Harbor, the most popular marina and boat launch in Michigan. One side of the Village is bounded by Elk Lake, providing open access to a chain of inland lakes, while pristine beaches on the other side of town front the Bay leading out to majestic Lake Michigan.

Just 15 miles north of Traverse City on Michigan’s Lower Peninsula’s northwest edge, Elk Rapids is an intimate jewel: home to an established arts community, a vibrant entrepreneurial downtown, and an abundance of outdoor recreation possibilities.

This community of just over 1,640 is the right career opportunity for a relationship builder with solid budgeting and human resources skills ready to become the fifth Village Manager in the last 35 years.

Elk Rapids is a well-served General Law Village operating under the council/manager form of government, set by ordinance, with 20 full-time staff members and upwards of 25 seasonal harbor employees. Its 2015-16 General Fund Budget is over $1.307 million with a total budget, including all funds, in excess of $10 million. Total fund balance exceeds $1.8 million.

For more information, please see the full job posting at the Michigan Municipal League website.