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Lindenhurst, IL - Village Administrator

LINDENHURST, Illinois (Population 14,456) Lindenhurst is an appealing, developing community with a progressive mindset.  Located 50 miles north of Chicago and just south of the Wisconsin border, this growing, residential village is seeking an experienced municipal executive to lead its organization, consisting of 40 full and part time employees and is responsible for a $13.6 million operating and capital budget.  The Administrator oversees the day to day operations and may serve as the administrative head of Public Works, Engineering, Building and Zoning, Police, and Administrative departments.

A family oriented community with beautiful neighborhoods, Lindenhurst has high quality schools and enjoys an excellent park system offering a variety of recreational options.  Lindenhurst has a track record of being a leader in innovation and has been the beneficiary of a high performing government operation utilizing a business-minded approach.

In continuance of the Village’s objective in attracting and acquiring commercial business, we are inviting qualified Administrator candidates with a history of significant economic development experience to apply.  The ideal candidate will possess a strong finance/budget background and be comfortable administering a lean budget with limited revenues. The next Administrator will be a strong leader and be able to demonstrate an assertive yet welcoming communication style to residents, elected officials, the business community, and employees. The successful candidate must have the ability to effectively drive progressive change and challenge the status quo while maintaining a strong commitment to excellent customer service. Additionally, we are looking for the next Village Administrator to be an energetic leader possessing excellent capital improvement planning/execution skills. 

Having only two Administrators since 1985 is demonstrative of Lindenhurst’s collaborative approach to governing.  The Village Administrator is appointed by the Mayor and approved by the Board of Trustees.  The Mayor, six Trustees and Village Clerk are elected at large to four-year, staggered terms.

Candidates must have:

  • Bachelor’s Degree 
  • Master’s Degree in public administration or related field preferred
  • Seven to ten years of progressively responsible experience as a manager/administrator or assistant in a community of comparable size and complexity to Lindenhurst.  
  • Residency is desired, but not required. 

Starting salary range $140,000-$150,000 DOQ.  Apply with resume, cover letter, and contact information for five professional references by June 2, 2017 to to the attention of Kathleen Rush, 630 Dundee Road, Suite 130, Northbrook, IL 60062 Tel: 847-380-3240.


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