Brunswick, Maine (population 21,756) is a service center for the region, hosting major retailers, grocery stores, Mid Coast Hospital, walk-in clinics, medical offices, banks, and professional services. In 2012, the Brunswick Downtown Association (BDA) was successful in having the Town of Brunswick designated as a Main Street Community, with its pedestrian-friendly downtown offering a balanced mix of retail, arts, local farmers market, restaurants, and specialty shops. The BDA continues to run this very successful program as well as the Town’s Visitor Center and is known as one of the most successful Main Street Organizations in the program. In fact, there are many rich and diverse arts and cultural resources in Brunswick, which is home to Bowdoin College, the first college in the state.
The Town of Brunswick operates under a charter that provides for a council-manager form of government with a nine-member town council. The charter grants to the town council all powers to enact, amend, or repeal ordinances, orders, resolutions, policies, and rules relating to the Town’s property and affairs. The town council appoints the town manager who in turn appoints the municipal department heads, subject to confirmation by the town council.
As the Chief Administrative Officer of the Town of Brunswick, the Town Manager directs the administration of the Town in accordance with sound municipal management practices, established policies, the Town Charter, and applicable laws, regulations, and guidelines. This position is responsible for directing the development and implementation of Town and departmental goals, objectives, policies, and priorities within the policies established by the Town Council. The Town Manager supervises the directors of the Town’s departments including the Finance, Assessing, Town Clerk, Economic Development, Planning and Development, Police, Fire, Public Works, Engineering, Human Resources, Information Technology and TV3, Human Services, and Parks and Recreation.
The Town of Brunswick seeks an innovative and professional team leader with knowledge of local government administration, local rules and regulations, and state law to serve as its next Town Manager. The ideal candidate will have excellent communication skills. The position requires a bachelor’s degree in public or business administration or a related field from an accredited college or university, plus at least six years of relevant experience in a senior-level management position. Experience in municipal management or the public sector is desired. Any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience that allows for the effective performance of the duties and responsibilities of the position will be considered.
The Town of Brunswick offers a salary range of $140,000-$180,000, commensurate with experience and qualifications.
For more information on this position, contact:
Lissa Barker, Senior Vice President