Swansea, MA (16,500 pop.), is seeking an experienced, knowledgeable, and strong leader to serve as its next Town Administrator. Applicants should have excellent financial acumen as well as strong economic development; project management, including construction projects; procurement; facilities management; and communication skills. Swansea is a suburban/rural community located in southeastern Mass. Swansea has an AA+ rating and an FY21 budget of approximately $46.5 million. Swansea has a three-member Board of Selectmen-Town Administrator form of government with open Town Meeting. The successful candidate will have a bachelor’s degree, with a master’s degree preferred, in a field related to public administration. Prior experience as a city/town manager or assistant city/town manager is preferred. Candidates should be adept at managing multiple complex projects, know how to build organizational capacity, have the ability to influence and motivate others, and be able to build consensus. Proficiency in capital planning, a strong understanding of municipal law, and a desire to engage with the community are required. The successful candidate will receive a compensation package that includes health and retirement plans and an annual salary of $145K+/-, DOQ. Swansea is an EOE.

For additional information related to the position, the town and the application process, visit http://www.communityparadigm.com or contact Bernard Lynch, Principal, Community Paradigm Associates at blynch@communityparadigm.com. Send resume and cover letter in a single PDF via email, in confidence, by Aug. 23, 5 p.m. EST, Subject: Swansea Town Administrator Search, to: Apply@communityparadigm.com.