Reading, MA (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 and innovative Town Manager with strong financial acumen and communication skills who is interested in a lengthy tenure. Candidates should be active listeners with superior people skills and strong leadership abilities. Candidates should be highly collaborative, approachable, and enjoy engaging with volunteers and community members. Reading is located 12 miles north of the center of Boston. Reading has a five-member Select Board, Representative Town Meeting, an FY22 budget of approximately $109M, 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 $200K+/- DOQ. EOE.

For additional information related to the position, the town and the application process, visit or contact Bernard Lynch, Principal, Community Paradigm Associates at Send resume and cover letter in a single PDF via email, in confidence, by 3 p.m. EST, November 10, 2021, Subject: Reading Town Manager, to: