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Shorewood, IL - Village Administrator

Shorewood, Illinois (population 17,495) The Village of Shorewood is seeking an experienced, energetic, creative and personable individual to become its next Village Administrator and to lead this dynamic and growing community.  The current Administrator is retiring after serving the Village for 35 years with the last four as its Administrator.  The Village is located in Will County, just 40 miles southwest of the City of Chicago. Shorewood lies at the crossroads of two major federal transportation corridors, I-55 and I-80.  It is a vibrant and expanding community evidenced by its population growth over the past decade or so.  The population of Shorewood increased by an incredible 228% from 2000 to 2017 when the Village conducted a special census making it one the fastest growing cities in Illinois.

Incorporated in 1957, the Village is a home-rule municipality that operates under the Council/Administrator form of government with the Village President and six Village Trustees elected at-large to staggered four (4) year terms.  The Village Administrator is hired by the President and the Board of Trustees to operate the day to day affairs of the Village.  The Administrator is responsible for the hiring and supervision of all operating department heads. 

The Village currently has 71 full time equivalent employees and has an annual operating and capital improvements budget totaling $24.85 million. The Village’s General Fund budget totals just under $12 million. The Village has been awarded an AA+ bond rating by S & P and maintains very strong unallocated reserves in all operating and enterprise funds.  The Village provides its residents with a full complement of outstanding municipal services except for fire and ems which are provided by an area fire protection district. 

The successful candidate will have the following qualifications and experiences:

  • A strong commitment to creative problem-solving through teamwork and professionalism, outstanding supervisory and administrative skills, highly developed interpersonal and oral/written communication skills and ability to develop policies and procedures that evolve with the organization.
  • A demonstrated record of leadership with a comprehensive knowledge of county/city administration, Economic Development, governmental finances and budgeting, strategic planning and consensus building as well as the ability to facilitate the development of a strong solutions based, resident focused administration that adheres to the Village’s core values.
  • A bachelor’s degree in public administration, public policy, business or related field and a Master’s in Public/Business Administration from an accredited college or university is required along with extensive progressively responsible experience (5 to 7 years) in local government management, including significant experience at a senior level interacting with elected officials and other stakeholder groups. Experienced assistant and/or deputy managers/administrators are also encouraged to apply.

The starting salary range for the position is $145,000 to $155,000 DOQ. The Village will also offer an outstanding fringe benefit package, including contributions to the Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund and relocation assistance.  Residency within the Village is preferred.  Interested candidates should apply online by 5:00 pm on July 6, 2018 with a cover letter, resume, salary history, and contact information for at least five (5) professional references to and to the attention of Sarah McKee, Vice President, GovHR USA, 630 Dundee Road, Suite 130, Northbrook, IL  60062. Tel: (847) 380-3240.


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Posted:June 5, 2018

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