Help Wanted: Business Administrator


If you, or any of your friends or family, colleagues or acquaintances might be interested (and qualified) – please forward them this link!

City of Hoboken Hiring! Needs Business Administrator!

Help Wanted at Hoboken City Hall Business AdministratorHoboken is looking to fill one of the most important jobs in the city: Business Administrator.

There are countless well-qualified individuals in the Hoboken area that would be a lovely fit for this job – and I’d like to do my best to help the city finally find that person. Since the position isn’t really well advertised (like it’s not on or or the Wall Street Journal jobs board) – I’ll try to get word out here – at NO CHARGE to the city.

So if you have five years of high-level experience, and meet the criteria the city is looking for – please send your resumes in to Dan Bryan at city hall (

To ensure that your resume finds the right people – please be sure to copy as well ( – I will forward all the resumes received AGAIN to the proper individuals at city hall. This way we can keep track of them to ensure receipt.

Business Administrator

The City of Hoboken, Hudson County is nearing the end of a period of state monitoring and seeks a dynamic leader for this high visibility opportunity. Hoboken is a dynamic one-square mile urban community right across the river from New York City, with a population of approximately 50,000, over $90 million budget, 410 municipal employees and 307 public safety employees.

Working in a “strong Mayor” Faulkner Act community with a Council, Directors and community all committed to positive change you will be asked to drive that change across all aspects of city government. Major challenges/opportunities include need for: improved labor productivity in a civil service context; negotiation of six long expired union contracts; upgrade and increased utilization of IT; reexamination of master plan and implementation of zoning ordinances; development and acquisition of open space; dealing with severe flooding and other issues of failing infrastructure; initiating a revaluation; creation of green initiatives, and doing it all in the context of reducing the tax burden. Your detailed cover letter should highlight experience in any/all of these areas.

The ideal candidate will possess a minimum of five years senior-level municipal management experience, including responsibility for oversight of departments and functions, preparation of annual budget, human resources, community and public relations, contract negotiations, grant writing and risk management, or equivalent management experience in a comparable organization. A bachelor’s degree in a related field is desired; DCA approved professional certifications are a plus. Submit required cover letter and resume with salary history and requirements to Daniel Bryan at

An Equal Opportunity Employer
The City of Hoboken is an equal opportunity employer. We do not and will not discriminate on the basis of religion, national origin, sex, age, handicap, marital status, or status as a disabled veteran.

PS – here’s the link to the city job requisition page – and compare that to the original screen shot of the req to see if any changes are made to the requirements at any given point in time.

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Thursday, March 11, 2010 10:04 pm

Given the chaos that our City leaders continue to create I have to believe that whoever comes in will really have his/her headaches within a really short period of time. I am sure that there will be some top notch applicants for this position given the beautiful City we live in.

Thursday, March 11, 2010 2:31 pm

i really hope lonnie1wsg turns out to be incorrect… but this being Hoboken, an under-qualified, well-connected insider always has the inside track. what we really need is an outsider who isn’t afraid to shake the tree.

Whoever they hire better be a hell of a soccer player 🙂

Thursday, March 11, 2010 2:08 pm

Don’t make me laugh..
That position is already filled..!
They are just going thru the motions…
Are you really serious ?

Thursday, March 11, 2010 2:05 pm

How much a year?

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