Stoughton, Mass. (30,000 pop.), is seeking a dynamic and professional leader, with confidence in their knowledge and abilities and superior management skills, to serve as Town Manager. Stoughton, a diverse and active community located about 17 miles from Boston, has an FY23 general fund operating budget of $112M. The town has an Aa2 rating and stable finances. Stoughton has a Representative Town Meeting form of government with 168 members and a five-member Select Board. Applicants should have strong skills in financial management, economic development, personnel management, project management, communications, and collective bargaining. Should have knowledge of procurement and human resources certification or related work experience. Massachusetts municipal experience preferred. Must embrace the diversity of the community and work to ensure a welcoming environment. Candidates with an advanced degree in public administration, business management, law, or a related field preferred. Bachelor’s degree with relevant work experience acceptable.

Annual salary: Up to $210K, DOQ. AA/EOE.

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

Position is open until filled with a first review of application materials on Aug. 26, 3 p.m. EST. Send résumé and cover letter in a single PDF, via email, in confidence, Subject: Stoughton Town Manager to: