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Shorewood, WI - Village Manager

Village Manager, Shorewood, WI (pop. 13,284). Situated along the western shores of Lake Michigan, Shorewood is a progressive and historic first-ring metropolitan community with a small-town feel. Shorewood possesses a strong mix of cultural, social and economic diversity. First established in 1900 as the Village of East Milwaukee, in 2017 the Village celebrates 100 years of when it adopted the name Shorewood.

Shorewood is adjacent to the City of Milwaukee, and minutes from Interstate 43. The Village is immediately north of the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee, the state’s 2nd largest university.

A family-friendly community, Shorewood is located in a premier school district. Shorewood High School consistently ranks among the state’s top-performing schools.    Residents enjoy the community’s suburban and pedestrian-friendly atmosphere, taking advantage of urban-style services and easy accessibility to the Greater Milwaukee’s recreational and cultural activities.

The Village is seeking a collaborative, strategic-thinking professional with strong leadership and community collaboration skills. A background in intergovernmental relations is also desired, as some Village services are provided in cooperation with neighboring communities.

A record of visibility in the community, and proven financial/analytical and economic development skills are required.  Experience in human resources is important. The Village has 81 FTEs, a $28 million budget (all funds) and is rated AA2. The Village has four TIDs.  

Candidates must have:

  • A minimum of a BA in public or business administration or related field.
  • Seven – 10 years of increasingly responsible municipal management experience is required.
  • A Master’s degree in public administration, business administration or other advanced executive level training such as ICMA Credentialed Manager is preferred. 

Candidates must possess proven managerial, interpersonal, and leadership skills to direct a resident-forward Village team serving a diverse community. The recently retired Village Manager served the Village for more than 12 years. Residency in the Village is highly encouraged. The starting salary range is   $120,000 – $135,000 +/- DOQ.  An excellent benefits package is also offered.

Candidates should apply by May 30, 2017 with cover letter, resume, and contact information for five professional references. Apply on-line at to the attention of Lee Szymborski, Senior Vice President, GovHR USA, 630 Dundee Road, #130, Northbrook, IL 60062. Tel:  847-380-3240. The Village of Shorewood is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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