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Employment opportunity: SSMMA executive director

The South Suburban Mayors and Managers Association is comprised of elected and appointed local government officials from 45 jurisdictions representing over 700,000 citizens in a large and recognized urban area in the greater Chicago metropolitan area. The association seeks highly qualified candidates for its executive director position, which is being voluntarily vacated by a long-tenured, highly-regarded professional. Please click here for an SSMMA executive director brochure.

Since its incorporation in 1978, the association has only had two executive directors. The association has a 14-member executive committee, a standing committee system and a committed and active membership, supported by a small and capable staff of fifteen with an annual budget of approximately $1.1 million. The association is a premier, long-established council of governments which represents its membership in policy development, intergovernmental interaction, and advocacy for the needs and concerns of its constituents including matters of legislative and regulatory actions affecting its region. Candidates for the position must have a baccalaureate degree with achievement of advanced degree(s) preferable and/or exceptional experience and education commensurate with the position. An energetic, sophisticated, personable style is important. Experience in local government administration and processes, preferably in the Chicago metropolitan area, is highly desirable, but not required. Strong leadership, superb interpersonal, communications, and analytical skills are essential. Experience in an executive capacity involving support of an executive committee or board of directors/trustees important. Salary range is $110,000-$130,000 with an exceptional benefit package. It is highly desired that the next executive director live in Illinois and preferably within one of the member communities.  Inquire/apply in confidence by September 16, 2016 to: Sarah McKee, vice-president, GovHR USA, 630 Dundee Road, Suite 130, Northbrook, IL 60062. TEL: 847/867-5151; Electronic application required at:

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