City Manager

City of Muskegon Heights, MI

Job Details

  • Job Function: Chief Administrator (City/County Manager)
  • Salary: $80,000 - $95,000. DOQ
  • Position Type: Full Time
  • Population: 10,856
  • Website:
  • Where: 2724 Peck St, Muskegon Heights, MI 49444
  • Form of Government: Council-Manager

Post Date: May 9 2019

Deadline: Jun 5 2019

Please submit resume, cover letter, salary history, consent form, and five professional references to: Email:, Subject Line: Muskegon Heights Search -OR- Mail: Michigan Municipal League, ATTN: Muskegon Heights Search, 1675 Green Road Ann Arbor, MI 48105 Questions can be directed to MML Executive Recruiter Joyce Parker at Candidates desiring confidentiality of their interest, as allowed for and provided by Michigan law, must indicate such in a separate subject line above the body of the cover letter. This search is conducted by an Equal Opportunity Employer.


The City of Muskegon Heights is in southwestern Muskegon County, four miles from the eastern shore of Lake Michigan and less than 40 miles from Grand Rapids. The city was chartered in 1903 and covers approximately 3.8 square miles. The city’s population is 10,860. Muskegon Heights is a tight knit, family-oriented community. It is known as “The City of Friendly People” and is one of the oldest communities in the southwest quadrant of Muskegon County.

The city is seeking an experienced City Manager with exemplary leadership skills; strong interpersonal skills; and experience working in a team environment. Required qualifications for this position include a bachelor’s degree in public administration, business administration, change leadership, organizational leadership, or an appropriate related field. A master’s degree is desired. A minimum of three years executive level experience is required. Experience in economic development, budget and finance, human resources and labor relations, supervision, and water filtration systems is required. The city is seeking a visionary leader who is trustworthy, transparent, and accountable. The City of Muskegon Heights also offers incentives related to residency. Desired qualifications include being certified in economic development and experience working in the private sector.

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