Winnetka, IL (12,187), Beautiful north suburban community known for its tree lined neighborhoods, excellent schools and high level of municipal services is seeking an experienced local government professional to serve as its next Assistant Village Manager. A home rule community with a Aaa bond rating, Winnetka is located in Cook County, Illinois, approximately 16 miles north of Chicago on the shore of Lake Michigan. Winnetka is a full-service municipality with water, sanitary sewer, storm sewer, refuse, and electric utilities. The Village has an annual budget of $71.7 million and 153 full-time employees. The Assistant Village Manager is a department head position and is appointed by and reports to the Village Manager.
The Assistant Village Manager supervises the Economic Development Coordinator, the Benefits Coordinator, the Human Resources Generalist, the Communications Manager and the Executive Assistant. The position also provides direct support to the Village Attorney.
The position oversees the Village’s Human Resources function including regulatory compliance, recruitment and selection, disciplinary actions, compensation and benefits, succession planning and employee wellness. The Assistant Village Manager also leads the Village’s collective bargaining negotiations including strategy development and contract implementation.
The Assistant Village Manager identifies and performs process improvements related to Village services and designs, implements and manages updates to the Village’s strategic plan.
Candidates must have a bachelor’s degree in public or business administration or closely related field and a master’s degree in public or business administration or closely related field along with 5-7 years of progressively responsible municipal work experience including at least two years of supervisory experience. A Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) or comparable certification is desirable.
The Village of Winnetka offers a competitive benefits’ package and is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Salary: $155,000 +/- DOQ. Candidates should apply online at www.GovHRJobs.com at once but no later than December 9, 2019 with resume, cover letter and contact information for 5 references to the attention of Heidi Voorhees, GovHR USA, 630 Dundee Road #130 Northbrook, IL 60062 Tel: 847-380-3240.