Mansfield Town Manager Search

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Town of Mansfield, Connecticut Town Manager Search

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Mansfield is seeking a proven manager and leader, one who is collaborative, inclusive, articulate, creative, positive, decisive, and visionary and who operates with an open, consultative, team-based management style. The new manager should be at ease facilitating and leading discussions with department heads, Councilors, town staff, community members, state legislators, and members of intergovernmental organizations. The new manager should be a good listener who is interested in the details of the inner workings of the town, is not a figurehead, and should manage in a collaborative way, involving others in decision-making process.

As someone who is comfortable in multiple roles, the new manager should enjoy cultivating a culture of respect, recognize the creativity and ideas of others, and understand and appreciate the different roles other colleagues play. The manager should be comfortable overseeing those who work for the town, enjoy bringing out the best in others, and be the representative of the town in various forums.

The new manager should be able to approach tasks differently depending on the situation, be a competent delegator, and understand that the position’s central role is to manage and lead.

It’s important that applicants for the position understand that the manager will be expected to be a leader in the community, that the manager develops policy for deliberation and action by the Council, and that the Council desires a self-starter who is at ease communicating to a variety of elected and appointed officials, staff, and community members. The next Town Manager should be comfortable motivating and leading others in the areas of their expertise and developing, with department heads, professional staff, Council and other public body members of the community, options for key decisions affecting the community.

An applicant for this position should have a minimum of a bachelor’s degree, at least seven (7) years’ progressively responsible and relevant leadership experience, including management, excellent communication skills, a background in implementing best practices, a track record of sustaining high performance teams, and a dedication to the principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Preferred qualifications include a master’s degree in public administration or a closely related field, an ICMA—Credentialed Manager designation, and experience in a college or university community. Strong people management, fiscal management, capital improvement planning, labor relations, economic development, environmental stewardship, conflict management, and regional and intergovernmental expertise are also preferred. Must possess a driver’s license.

Residency in Mansfield is required within a reasonable timeframe after appointment to the position. Compensation can range between $ 155,000 and $ 170,000, depending on experience, with competitive benefits.

Email your cover letter and resume in Microsoft Word format to Warren J. Rutherford,, or apply by completing the form on your right.  Questions should be directed to Warren Rutherford at 508-778-7700.

Applications will be screened continuously prior to June 30. Thereafter an interview and selection process will occur involving Town officials with an appointment estimated in late July, and a start date in late August or early September 2020. The Town of Mansfield is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages women, minorities, and veterans to apply.

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