Blackstone MA - Town Administrator
Deadline to apply: 07/24/23
Blackstone, MA (pop: 9,300+) seeks a creative, proactive, community leader, committed to excellence in public service, to serve as its next Town Administrator. The most recent Town Administrator resigned to pursue an opportunity closer to home. This fiscally stable community, with a rich history and hometown feel, is located in the beautiful Blackstone River Valley, birthplace of the Industrial Revolution. Blackstone was settled in 1662 and incorporated as a Town in 1845. The community is recognized for its excellent schools, quality of life, and for providing exemplary services to its residents and business community. Led by a five-member Board of Selectmen, Town Administrator and Open Town Meeting form of government, the Administrator is the chief administrative and operating officer of the Town and oversees a municipal operating budget of approximately $32 million (including $12.8 million for educational expenses) and directs 70 full-time and 40 part-time employees.
The ideal candidate will have a Bachelor’s degree, a Master’s degree in Public Administration or in a related field is preferred, and a minimum of three years’ experience as municipal administrator or assistant administrator. Salary range to $150,000 commensurate with qualifications and professional experience. Town Meeting recently voted to remove the residency requirement from the Charter. Blackstone is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer.
For further information potential candidates are directed to the link below or to contact Municipal Resources, Inc. at 603-279-0352 ext. 330.
To apply submit a resume and cover letter, in confidence, as a PDF attachment to email@example.com by 9 AM EDT; Monday, July 24th, 2023.
This document is intended for use as a resource for the next Town Administrator. The candidates are encouraged to do their own research and consider their fit for the position.