HELP WANTED: Director for a newly-formed county resilience authority in Maryland. Salary: $140,000 – $180,000 / year

The Resilience Authority of Annapolis and Anne Arundel County (the Authority) is a newly created, quasi-governmental organization authorized to undertake, finance, manage, acquire, own, convey and support resilience infrastructure projects in the City of Annapolis and Anne Arundel County that mitigate the impacts of climate change for the general welfare or safety of the public.

It is envisioned that the Authority will work with all levels of government, community organizations, non-profit organizations and private landowners and business owners to finance and construct such projects.

The Authority will be governed by a twelve-member Board of Directors. The Resilience Authority Director and the Board of Directors will review and approve the financing and/or construction of resilience infrastructure projects. The Resilience Authority Director and the Board of Directors will provide annual written reports describing their work, financial positions and needs, status of current projects, and priorities for the coming year to the County Executive, Mayor, County Council, City Council and Maryland State government.

The Resilience Authority Director is the leader of the Authority and is responsible for the overall success of the Authority. The Director reports to the Board of Directors, and is responsible for duties as imposed by the Board of Directors, and for the day-to-day management of the Authority.

The Director will appoint and supervise employees to carry out the Authority’s mission and tasks, develop a high performing managerial team, and oversee all operations and business activities to ensure resilience infrastructure is properly delivered to communities throughout Annapolis and Anne Arundel County. Additionally, the Director is responsible for representing the Authority to clients, legislative bodies, community groups, agencies and other external partners and stakeholders.

The Director serves at the pleasure of the County Executive with the concurrence of the Mayor.

This position will be a one-year contract with the possibility of annual renewals. Depending upon experience and other qualifications, the salary range for this position is $140,000 to $180,000. The position is also eligible for medical, dental, and vision benefits.

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