Sherborn MA - Town Administrator

Deadline: May 16, 2022

Sherborn, MA (4,400 pop.), seeks a creative, proactive, municipal leader, committed to excellence in public service to serve as its next Town Administrator. This attractive community, although only 18 miles from Boston, has maintained its charming rural character and scenic beauty, and is unique in eastern Massachusetts with 48.5% of the land area in protected open space and more than five working farms. The Town is recognized for its excellent schools, quality of life, and for providing exemplary services to its residents. Sherborn is led by a five-member Select Board and has an Open Town Meeting form of government. The Town Administrator is the Chief Administrative Officer as well as the Chief Procurement Officer and oversees a municipal omnibus operating budget of $29.5M including $12.3M for town expenses and $17.2M for school expenses. The Town Administrator also oversees Human Resources, IT, and all other Town departments, committees, commissions, boards, offices, and agencies within the direct jurisdiction of the Select Board.

The Town has a well-developed multi-year Capital Improvement Plan. Sherborn’s finances are historically well managed and stable, as evidenced by its AAA bond rating. There are 32 full-time town employees, 33 part-time employees and 52 call members of the Fire & Rescue Department. In addition, there are well over 125 active resident volunteers who serve on the Town’s Boards and Committees.

The ideal candidate will have a Bachelor’s degree in an appropriate field; a Master’s degree in Public Administration, Business Administration or related degree is preferred, as well as previous professional experience in public administration or management. Massachusetts Certified Public Purchasing Official (MCPPO), designation is preferred. Salary range is $140,000 to $170,000 commensurate with qualifications and professional experience. Sherborn is an equal opportunity employer. For additional information related to this search, please contact Municipal Resources, Inc. at 603-279-0352 x 330.

DEADLINE: 8 AM EST; Monday, May 16, 2022

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This document is intended for use as a resource in the search for the next Town Administrator. The candidates are encouraged to do their own research regarding the community. 


Administrative Office: Plymouth, NH | Seacoast Office: Portsmouth, NH Toll Free: 866.501.0352 Tel: 603.279.0352