Natick has posted the job opening for Town Administrator, a position being vacated on Dec. 28 by Melissa Malone, who is resigning after two-and-a-half years on the job.
The town is in the midst of establishing a screening committee to help select a candidate, and Deputy Town Administrator Jamie Errickson will serve as acting Town Administrator until a selection is made.
Natick Town administrators have drawn a salary in the $190K-$200K range in recent years.
Town of Natick (population 36,000) is seeking an experienced, thoughtful, and skilled leader with strong communication and collaborative skills to serve as its Acting Town Administrator. This is an interim position, commencing as soon as 12/29/20 and concluding with or soon after the appointment of the next Town Administrator. The Acting Town Administrator will support and advise a five-member Select Board and manage day-to-day operations of the Town and Town departments under the purview of the Select Board and the Personnel Plan, consistent with duties and responsibilities identified by the Town Charter (Pgs. 19-22) found at:
Duties will include ensuring a smooth transition from the previous administration to the next.
The successful candidate will have at least bachelor’s degree, preferably in public administration or related field and at least five to ten years of relevant municipal management experience, with demonstrated skills and abilities in managing a large staff, personnel administration, use of technology, an understanding of Massachusetts municipal law, labor relations experience, and skilled in intergovernmental relations and communications, both internal and external.
The Acting Town Administrator will not be considered for appointment to the permanent Town Administrator position.
Interested candidates should send a cover letter, resume, and three professional references to: Town of Natick Human Resources, Attn: Acting Town Administrator Search, 13 East Central Street, Natick, MA 01760. Electronic submission preferred to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Posting may close as soon as December 1, 2020.