La Grange, IL (16,307)   Named one of the Best Places to Live in Chicago Magazine, La Grange is a thriving, family-oriented community located 16 miles southwest of Chicago’s loop. The Village is seeking highly professional, energetic candidates interested in serving as its next Village Manager. Located in Cook County, La Grange has a bustling downtown with excellent restaurants, high-end shops, and an historic movie house. In addition, the community has beautiful neighborhoods and excellent schools all within 2.5 square miles and a short train ride to downtown Chicago.
The Village is a full-service organization which provides Police, Fire, Community Development, Public Works, Financial and Administrative services. The Village Manager reports to an elected board consisting of a Village President and six Trustees. The Village Manager is responsible for the implementation of policy and the overall operations of a $42 million budget as well as management and leadership of 88 full-time and 15 part-time/seasonal employees.
Qualified individuals will be expected to have:
  • A minimum of five years’ experience including in a leadership position in a community of comparable complexity.
  • A bachelor’s degree in public administration, business administration, public policy, or related field; a master's degree in public administration, business administration, planning or a related field is strongly preferred.
  • A team-oriented leadership style with knowledge of and practice in modern management concepts, principles, strategies, practices, and techniques, including budgeting experience and labor negotiations.
  • A creative, problem-solving approach and well developed interpersonal and oral/written communication skills.
Starting salary range is $175,000 – $225,000, depending on qualifications and experience. Residency is not required. Apply online immediately at with a resume, cover letter and contact information for five professional references by September 26, 2022. Questions may be directed to Maureen Barry, Senior Vice President, GovHR USA at 847-380-3240, x116.
The Village of La Grange is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Application Deadline: September 26, 2022

Posted: 2022-09-02

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