Reading, Massachusetts (26,000 pop.), a well-managed community that values and preserves its history and open spaces while actively supporting smart growth and a vibrant downtown, is seeking an experienced, highly competent, and innovative Town Manager with superior communication skills and financial acumen, with a commitment to assisting the community complete major goals. Candidates should be active listeners with superior people skills and strong leadership and mentoring abilities. Candidates should be highly collaborative, approachable, and enjoy engaging with volunteers and community members. The current Town Manager is the third to hold the position over the past 37 years. Reading is located 12 miles north of the center of Boston. Reading has a five-member Select Board, Representative Town Meeting, an FY24 budget of approximately $119 million, and AAA rating. Candidates should have a bachelor’s degree (master’s preferred), preferably in public administration, public policy, or related field and at least five years of municipal management (or equivalent) experience. The successful candidate will receive an attractive compensation package, including health and retirement plans. Annual salary is $215,000+/- DOQ. EOE

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