- Demonstrated leadership qualities and the ability to establish strong working relationships with staff at all levels of the organization. A leader who is accessible, approachable, and empathetic, and able to motivate staff and who truly understands and takes active interest in the work that is being performed.
- Public sector management experience, preferably as a manager or administrator; municipal experience in an organization of comparable size and complexity; and at least five years of leadership experience.
- Experience with long-range capital improvement planning and financing, and state and federal programs to assist in infrastructure improvements, including the Massachusetts School Building Assistance Program.
- Experience with project management, housing affordability, intergovernmental and nonprofit partnerships, and environmentally and financially sustainable development.
- A strong public sector financial background, understanding municipal revenue sources and their impact on municipal budgets and taxpayers. The job requires strong data presentation and business strategy skills, knowledge of internal controls, multiyear budgeting, and understanding trends in technology.
- Commitment and proven ability to attract and retain high-performing, diverse staff at all levels.
- Strong written and oral communication skills necessary to communicate with the entire community using a variety of social media and local media tools.
- A proven record of working collaboratively and effectively with an elected governing body, community leaders, staff, and residents to move projects forward and achieve goals established by the Town’s budget and other planning documents.
- Experience working in a similar full-service town with community relations, financial management, public safety, public works, human resources management (including collective bargaining), community planning, library, recreation management, senior and youth issues, and other support services.
- A bachelor’s degree with major course work in public or business administration, finance, economics, political science, public policy, or a related field. A MPA and designation as an ICMA-Credentialed Manager, or completion of the MMA – Suffolk Certificate in Local Government Leadership & Management or the MMA Suffolk Municipal Finance Management Programs is preferred.