Town of Brattleboro (pop. 12,000) seeks an experienced local government professional for the Town Manager position in a progressive and increasingly diverse community. Brattleboro is the economic and cultural hub of southeastern Vermont, across the Connecticut River from New Hampshire, near the Massachusetts border.
Brattleboro has a full service municipal government. General Fund budget $19.6m, enterprise funds for water and sewer, and downtown parking. Selectboard (five members, nonpartisan) appoints the Town Manager (Council-Manager form of government) and provides policy direction. A 140-member Representative Town Meeting meets annually to approve the budget, authorize borrowing for large-scale capital projects, and make other major policy decisions. The Town is in solid financial condition. Town Manager is responsible for day-to-day operations with 12 direct reports and over 140 full-time employees.
The Town of Brattleboro is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion. We strongly encourage people of color, people with disabilities, LGBTQIA+ applicants, and people from other underrepresented groups to apply, recognizing and respecting that diverse perspectives and experiences are valuable to our team and essential to our public service.
The ideal applicant will bring extensive experience and a record of leadership and collaboration with Town staff, elected officials, and the community. They will be able to cite specific examples of successful programs and projects; be comfortable discussing all aspects of government administration; and have demonstrated ability to build and maintain effective working relationships with people of widely varying backgrounds, with a track record of emphasizing racial and social equity. They will be committed to innovation and continuous learning, both in their own actions and in the agencies they have led. Prior experience as a local government manager, assistant manager or department head is preferred, but not required.