Village of Thornton

Village Administrator:


Thornton, IL (population 2,386) a quiet community located 25 miles south of downtown Chicago in southeast Cook County is seeking a highly motivated and energetic individual to fill the position of Village Administrator.  Candidates looking for either an interim or permanent position are encouraged to apply.  Thornton is a full-service, home rule municipality with a combination of 60 full-time, part-time and seasonal employees and a $14 million annual budget.  The Village Administrator reports to the Village President and a six member Board of Trustees.


Ideal candidates should possess skills in a variety of duties associated with the position, including but not limited to:  Providing direct supervision and leadership to Village Department Heads; strong understanding of municipal budgeting and fiscal management; economic development; labor relations and personnel management.  The successful candidate will need to be an excellent communicator and have an approachable demeanor when interacting with elected officials, local business owners and residents.  Strong writing and comprehension skills are also required.


A bachelor’s degree in public administration or related field is required along with 10 years of management experience. A Master’s degree or other advanced degree is preferred with minimal management experience.  Residency is not required.  Starting salary range is $80,000 – $95,000 DOQ. The Village also provides a benefit package that includes BC/BS health, dental and vision insurance and participates in the Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund.   Position provides tremendous opportunity for professional growth.  Interested candidates should submit cover letter, resume and a list of three references by March 29, 2024 to Joseph Pisarzewski, 115 E. Margaret St. Thornton, IL 60476.

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