Town Manager

Organization: Mansfield, MA
Salary: Beginning salary will be highly competitive and is negotiable depending on qualifications.
Close Date: August 21, 2009

Job Description:


(Beginning salary will be highly competitive and is negotiable depending on qualifications.)

Mansfield, MA, incorporated in 1775, is a thriving community ideally located within an hour’s drive of both Boston, MA and Providence, RI. Mansfield is largely composed of young, affluent and well-educated people. With an estimated current population of 23,480, Mansfield has repeatedly ranked among the top places in New England to live and work, find a home, and raise a family.

The Town’s form of government is provided by a home rule charter which prescribes its form of government as “Open Town Meeting-Selectmen-Town Manager.” Accordingly, the legislative powers of the Town are vested in the Town Meeting which is open to all Town registered voters. The five members of the Board of Selectmen serve for three-year overlapping terms and are the chief policy-making body for the municipal government. The Board appoints the Town Manager who serves as the Town’s Chief Executive and Administrative Officer. The Board of Selectmen also serves as the Public Works Commission and Municipal Electric Commission. The Town Manager, as CEO, has full administrative authority over its departments and manages the Town’s affairs in accordance with Board policies. He or she has the power to appoint, employ and dismiss all department heads and staff members. Departments include Public Works, Parks & Recreation, Police, Fire, Town Clerk, Treasurer-Collector, Planning Director and Inspector of Buildings.

Mansfield has a tradition of stable and strong municipal government which provides exceptional services to a highly demanding community. The Town enjoys a tradition of a dedicated Board of Selectmen, long-tenured Town Managers and outstanding staff members. Mansfield is a full-service municipality with approximately 170 FTE’s. The total Town budget is $75,010,526 of which about 50% is allocated to schools.

The ideal candidate will have a combination of education and experience equivalent to a Bachelor’s degree (MPA and ICMA Credentialed Manager preferred) combined with five to ten years of increasingly responsible local government management experience. Requirements also include expertise in budget and finance, labor relations and economic development. The successful candidate will be politically astute, have exceptional interpersonal skills and enjoy community involvement. He or she will clearly possess and apply superior management and leadership abilities. Visit Mansfield on the web at

Send your resume by August 21, 2009 to:

Robert E. Slavin, President
3040 Holcomb Bridge Road, Suite A-1
Norcross, Georgia 30071

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