The town of Hardwick is located in Worcester County and has a population of approximately 3,500.  Hardwick is seeking an experienced, collaborative, and approachable Town Administrator to provide the appropriate and necessary leadership under the supervision and direction of the Board of Selectmen of the town.  We are seeking an experienced and engaging person with solid communication skills, financial acumen, and solid grant writing and administration experience, with the ability to be multi-task oriented.  Candidates should also  have strong management skills, including personnel management and human resources, making the tough decisions when necessary.

The town of Hardwick is led by a three-member Board of Selectmen, with an open Town Meeting government form.  The town’s budget approximates $5.8 million.

The successful candidate must have a bachelor’s degree (master’s preferred), preferably in public administration or related field.  Five years of experience as a municipal administrator or related field is preferred.  Community engagement and exemplary communication skills are an essential part of this position.  Preferred candidates will have a proven track record of leadership, and be proficient in financial management, strategic planning, and community-based problem solving.  The next Town Administrator for Hardwick should be approachable and have a strong work ethic, be innovative and calm under pressure, be proactive and a problem solver, able to coach and mentor staff, be professional, courteous, and respectful and be knowledgeable of, and able to implement, municipal best practices.

Annual salary:  $65,000 to $75,000 K+/- DOQ.  The successful candidate will receive an attractive compensation package, including health and retirement plans, commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The position is open until filled.  Please send cover letter and resume via email, in a single PDF by June 16, 2021, 5 p.m. EST to:  Hardwick Board of Selectmen, SelectBoard@townofhardwick.com.  Questions regarding the position should be directed to Kelly Kemp, Chair of Board of Selectmen, Selectboard@townofhardwick.com, 413-477-6197, x101.  The town of Hardwick, Massachusetts is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.