Town Manager Search

The Town of Crewe is undergoing a comprehensive search process for our next Town Manager.  The Town Manager serves as the Chief Administrative Officer of Crewe.  

Citizens and stakeholders: scroll below for an opportunity to help us know what YOU want to see in the next Town Manager!

Applicants: scroll below for information on job requirements, how to apply, and other important information.

Citizens and Stakeholders

Crewe Town Council wants your input!  Click the link below to participate in an important survey.  

Please take a few moments and carefully consider the qualifications YOU believe are critical for our next Town Manager.  Crewe Town Council will use the results of this survey to inform their decision-making.  Together we can find the best candidate to help lead Crewe into the future!


Town of Crewe Application for Employment (pdf)


Town of Crewe Application for Employment (doc)


Position Description-Crewe Town Manager (pdf)


Position Description-Crewe Town Manager (docx)


Position Description


The Town of Crewe is seeking applicants to fulfill the position of Town Manager. The Town Manager serves as the Chief Administrative Officer of the Town of Crewe. The job description is as follows:

Essential Functions

  • Oversees department heads in the creation, implementation and maintenance of departmental responsibilities and Standard Operating Procedures to achieve departmental goals. This includes enforcement of Town Ordinances and policies. 

  • Manages maintenance, appearance, and cleanliness of the Crewe Municipal Airport. Acts as liaison for airport related issues with the Virginia Department of Aviation. Assists in the creation and maintenance of a Crewe Municipal Airport Master Plan.

  • Formulates policy alternatives and makes recommendations to Crewe Town Council to solve present and future issues related to Town economic growth

  • Evaluates, develops, and recommends annual budget that aligns with priorities set out in the Town’s Comprehensive Plan while maintaining sound fiscal management.

  • Develops and implements expense, revenue, and capital improvement budgets; prepares forecasts of future financial conditions; and tax levies

  • Manages the Town’s debt and bond issuance to ensure the most efficient use of the Town's bond capacity and borrowed monies

  • Supervises the implementation of the Town’s capital projects including facilities, streetscapes, water utility and general construction

  • Interacts with the Town Council and provides direct administrative assistance and advice to Council members and committees 

  • Assists in the oversight of regulatory responsibilities of Town Department Heads, Zoning Administrator; consults frequently with Town Attorney for legal counsel; is vested with duties of town commissioner of the revenue and treasurer

  • Oversees the procurement of all goods and services; reviews and approves accounts payable

  • Handles and resolves resident concerns 

  • Conducts Town business with federal, state, regional, and local jurisdictions and organizations 

  • Promotes the Town as a good place to live and work; encourages and facilitates business start-ups and expansions 

  • As Chair of the Town’s Personnel Committee and in coordination with that committee, interviews, selects, supervises, evaluates, disciplines, and discharges subordinate employees 

  • Reviews all disciplinary and performance evaluation matters; administers the personnel policies established by the Town Council 

  • Sets and carries out administrative policies and procedures 

  • Ensures business continuity by delegating or transitioning responsibilities during absences 

  • Performs related duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications: Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in public administration, business or closely related field preferred but not required. Equivalent experience in lieu of a degree will be considered. 

  • Experience in local government and organizational management preferred but not required. 

  • Applicants must have directly applicable experience that demonstrates the possession of the knowledge, skills, abilities and competencies necessary for immediate success in the position.  Qualifying experience may have been acquired in any public or private sector job, but will clearly demonstrate past experience in the application of the particular competencies.

Minimum Qualifications: Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Ability to deal courteously and effectively with the public, other government officials, and business representatives

  • Ability to develop budgets and spend within allocated budgets

  • Ability to advise and provide interpretation regarding the application of policies, procedures and standards to new or evolving situations 

  • Ability to identify complex issues, research potential solutions, and make informed recommendations to decision-makers

  • Ability to make sound personnel and business decisions and exercise good judgment 

  • Individual and organizational leadership and management skills such as the ability to supervise, coach, mentor, motivate or discipline others 

  • Workforce development skills such as the ability to develop or amend position descriptions, identify shortfalls in training, implement remedial training and train others as needed 

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills 

Licensures or Certificates

Valid Virginia Driver’s License 

Additional Information

Physical and Environmental Demands

Physical Demands 

  • Tasks involve the ability to exert very light physical effort involving some combination of sitting, walking, stooping, kneeling; and may involve some lifting, carrying, pushing and/or pulling of objects and materials of light weight 

  • Subject to working hours significantly beyond regularly scheduled hours 

Sensory Requirements 

  • This job has no unusual sensory requirements 

Environmental Factors 

  • Tasks are regularly performed without exposure to adverse environmental conditions 

  • Subject to working hours significantly beyond regularly scheduled hours 

  • Travels to off-site locations 

Supervision Received

Under the Town Charter, this job is appointed by the Town Council to manage daily operations of the Town of Crewe and reports to the Town Council. 

Supervisory Responsibilities

This job has direct responsibility for managing and coordinating the operations of all Town departments and operations. 


The Town of Crewe is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Town of Crewe will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the employer.

Residency Requirement

Candidates must be prepared to relocate their residence to the Crewe area within 180 days of hire.

Timeline and How to Apply

This position will remain open until filled. Application evaluation will begin after December 2, 2019.

Applications should include a resume, cover letter, and Town of Crewe employment application. 

Full application materials may be emailed to or mailed to:


Mayor Greg Eanes and/or Vice-Mayor Anne Stinson, 

125 East Carolina Avenue 

Crewe, Va 23930

Attention: Search Committee.