Bourne, MA (20,500 pop.), is seeking a forward-thinking, proactive, and highly organized Town Administrator with exceptional leadership abilities, municipal management experience, and strong finance and communication skills. This vibrant and historic Cape Cod community is located at the gateway to the distinctive region in Massachusetts, approximately an hour from Boston. Bourne is primarily residential and known for its extensive coastline, beautiful beaches, and abundant open space. Bourne is led by a five-member Board of Selectmen, has an Open Town Meeting form of government, an AA+ rating, and a total operating budget of approximately $78.03 mil. The successful candidate will have a bachelor’s degree in public administration, business management, or a related field (Master’s degree preferred). A minimum of seven years of experience in an upper-level executive municipal position or any equivalent combination of education and experience is required. Applicants should have demonstrated skills and abilities in municipal finance, personnel administration, economic and community development, and communications. Candidates should have a proven record of leadership and strategic vision, be data-driven, and experienced in implementing and improving systems and protocols. The successful candidate will receive an attractive compensation package, including health and retirement and an annual salary of $170K+/- DOQ.  Bourne is an EOE.

For additional information related to the position, the town and the application process, visit or contact Sharon Flaherty, Principal, Community Paradigm Associates at

Resumes and cover letters via email, in confidence, by 3 p.m. EST, on October 27, 2021, to: Subject: Bourne Town Administrator. Submit a single PDF containing both cover letter and resume.