South Kingstown RI - Town Manager

South Kingstown RI - Town Manager

Deadline: January 3rd, 2022

South Kingstown, RI (31,000 pop.) The Town of South Kingstown seeks a proactive, seasoned community leader to serve as its new Town Manager. This charming New England town comprised of many diverse villages ranging from coastal to farmland, historic to downtown, is a thriving community located on the southern coast of Rhode Island. South Kingstown is financially stable, boasts substantial reserves, has an Aa1 bond rating and is recognized as a desirable community for smart growth development with a strong tax base. This beautiful community, originally settled in 1658 and incorporated as a Town in 1723, has a rich history and a strong commitment to preserving its heritage, and boasts a quality of life that makes this a destination community for any public manager. In addition to its popular beaches, South Kingstown has numerous natural, cultural and recreational amenities and is the home of the University of Rhode Island.

South Kingstown is a full-service municipality, led by a five member Town Council and a Town Manager with an established Council-Manager form of government. The local government provides outstanding public services and excellent schools. The Manager oversees a municipal operating budget for FY 22 of $38.5M with 200 full-time and numerous part-time and seasonal employees.

The ideal candidate will have a Master’s Degree in Public Administration or related field and a minimum of ten years of progressively responsible experience in public administration or an equivalent combination of education and relevant experience. Preference will be to Town Managers, Town Administrators, Assistants and Department Heads with complex municipal operations and knowledge of all Town functions. The Town’s Charter requires the Manager to reside in South Kingstown within six months of appointment.

The position offers competitive salary and benefits; salary is subject to negotiation, current compensation is $152,700. The Town is an equal opportunity employer, committed to affirmative action. For additional information contact Alan Gould, President, Municipal Resources Inc., at 603-279-0352 x320.

Cover letter and resume in confidence as PDF attachment to:

DEADLINE: Applications accepted through Monday, January 3rd, 2022

This document is intended for use as a resource in the search for the next Town Manager. Candidates are encouraged to do their own research and consider their fit for this position. 


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