MUNDELEIN, IL (31,064) A high-growth and entrepreneurial-minded community located in the heart of Lake County, is seeking a progressive leader who is a well-respected, experienced, approachable individual to succeed their retiring Village Administrator. Mundelein is well known for its award-winning public services, creative solutions to government challenges, and strong work ethic. The Village is focused on revitalizing its downtown, supporting a growing commercial and industrial base, and expanding high quality housing choices. With plentiful recreation and open space opportunities, it is an attractive community to raise a family and launch a business. With easy access to downtown Chicago and three airports, the community is poised for continued growth and success. The Village is a full-service organization with fully staffed Police, Fire, Building, Community Development, Public Works and Engineering, Finance, and Administration departments. The Village Administrator reports to an elected board consisting of a Mayor and six Trustees. The Village Administrator is responsible for the implementation of policy and the overall operations of a $70 million budget. Total operating budget is $27 million plus a $33 million capital budget. The Village Administrator manages and leads 182 full time and 13 part time employees.
Please apply electronically with resume, cover letter, and contact information for 5 professional references by February 14 to Kathleen Rush, Vice President, GovHR USA. www.govhrjobs.com TEL: 847/380-3240.
A minimum of eight years local government experience including serving in a leadership position in a community of comparable size, and complexity.
A bachelor’s degree in public administration, business administration, public policy or related field; a master's degree in public administration, business administration, planning or a related field is strongly preferred.
A pragmatic and collaborative leadership style with expertise and desire to pursue modern management concepts, principles, strategies, practices, and techniques.
An experienced negotiator who will consider creative solutions to fiscal constraints, development challenges, downtown revitalization, TIF management, and a track record of providing a high level of customer service.
An attentive leader who will foster enthusiasm and creativity; an individual who is comfortable educating and informing elected and appointed officials, the community and employees while reinforcing the community values and mission.
An experienced communicator who is well versed in social media and transparency efforts who commands well-developed interpersonal and oral/written communication skills.