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Lincolnshire, IL-Assistant Village Manager/Community and Economic Development Director

Lincolnshire, IL (7,275), a home rule community located in Lake County, Illinois, approximately 34 miles north of downtown Chicago, seeks candidates with strong communication and analytical skills and who have a commitment to innovation and best practices to serve as its Assistant Village Manager/Director of Community Development.  Lincolnshire is one of the area’s premier suburbs with excellent schools, generous open space areas, vibrant businesses and corporate centers, winding roads and beautiful residences. Lincolnshire is also home to Stevenson High School, a nationally ranked high school with more than 4,000 students.  The community was planned around its mature trees, giving neighborhoods a distinct rural charm.

The Village is a full service community with a $23 million budget and 58 full time employees.  There are also 7 part time employees and numerous seasonal employees.  The Assistant Village Manager/Director of Community Development position reports to the Village Manager.  The successful candidate will be expected to have a high level of general administration/management/leadership skills and ideally a background in planning and/or community development.  The Community Development Department currently has an economic development coordinator, a building official, an administrative assistant and a part-time code enforcement officer.  Many of the Village’s inspections and plan review functions are outsourced.

The successful candidate will:

  • Be an exceptional communicator, with well developed verbal and writing skills and ability to thoughtfully engage employees at all levels of the organization
  • Be passionate about working with all facets of the community including community organizations, advisory boards, residents and the business community  
  • Have a commitment to facilitating the development and permitting processes in an expeditious manner while maintaining Lincolnshire’s regulatory standards 

Candidates must have a bachelor’s degree in public administration, planning, business or related field.  A master’s degree is highly desirable. Candidates should have at least 5 years of experience in a position requiring strong analytical skills, effective interactions with the public and ability to lead cross functional teams in a collaborative and results oriented manner. Supervisory experience is desired.   Experience in or commitment to state of the art municipal service delivery including shared and consolidated services is very important.  Experience effectively incorporating technology in customer service and service delivery is also valued.

The Village of Lincolnshire offers a competitive benefits package and is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Starting salary: $ 110,000+/- DOQ. Candidates should apply at once with resume, cover letter and contact information for 5 professional references to to the attention of Heidi Voorhees, GovHR USA, 630 Dundee Road #130 Northbrook, IL 60062 Tel: 847-380-3243; Fax: 866-401­-3100. Residency in the Village of Lincolnshire is not required.

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