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Employment opportunity: Glenwood village administrator

Incorporated in 1872, and operating under the President/Board of Trustees form of government, the Village of Glenwood is currently seeking an innovative leader who excels in helping to develop and implement solutions to problems, in consensus building, and visionary thinking. This is a professional public administration position at the upper management level.  Please click here to download the full job posting.

Appointed by the President and Board, the Administrator executes the governing body’s directives and provides background information and analysis for the President and Board to make its decisions. The Village Administrator is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the Village, and all department heads report to the Village Administrator.

The successful candidate: • will be a highly effective communicator in both oral and written communications and will be able to manage a staff of 55 full time employees in various departments and disciplines; • will have a personality that lends itself to problem solving, whether working with the elected officials, staff or with the public in a creative and efficient manner; • will have a proven record of accomplishment in economic development; and • should have at least five (5) years of experience in management, in or outside of government. o A Bachelor’s degree in public administration or related field is required, and graduate studies a plus, except o in the case of an extraordinary candidate with an extraordinary set of skills and experience.

A background in municipal government is a plus, as is experience dealing with County, State and Federal government officials. Candidates should be comfortable assisting with and managing human resources, finances, budgets, infrastructure, community relations and labor negotiations. Compensation will be negotiated depending on qualifications and experience. Benefits are in addition to the compensation.

Applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, references, compensation expectations and other supporting material to: Candidate Search 2015, Village of Glenwood, One Asselborn Way Glenwood, Illinois 60425 Or email to:

Additional questions may be directed to

Suggested Review Material: Website: Position Description, Position Advertisement, Personnel Policy and Village Code (see below). Deadline for submitting information is January 22, 16:00 CDT, 2016.

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