The Assistant Executive Director provides management and administrative support to the Executive Director of General Government Services and to the Board of Selectmen (BOS), and manages the Selectmen’s Office. The incumbent’s primary responsibilities are to serve (directly or through her/his staff) as the principal staff on town-wide initiatives and projects, including the Unified Plan; to oversee the town’s economic development functions; to ensure that the BOS’ departments are operating effectively and efficiently; to provide management support to departments under the Board’s jurisdiction; and to assist the Selectmen in their work.

He/she directly supervises the Communications & Projects Manager, Veteran’s Service Officer, and the Sealer of Weights and Measures. Attendance at regular BOS meetings and selected project-related meetings on weekday evenings is expected, as is attendance at the BOS meetings prior to all Town Meetings and the Town Meetings themselves.

Requirements: Bachelor’s degree in public administration, management, political science, planning, finance or other related field (master’s degree preferred). Seven to 10 years of progressively responsible experience in municipal government to include three years of supervisory experience. Demonstrated knowledge of general municipal government operations. Demonstrated ability to influence and gain the confidence of board members and department heads. Proficiency in word processing, spreadsheets, databases and presentation software. Excellent written and oral communication skills.

Anticipated hiring range is $95,100 – $116,200 (FY 20). To apply, submit a cover letter and resume to the Human Resources Department, 525 Washington Street, Wellesley, MA 02482 or email as a PDF or Word document to by 3 p.m. on June 14. AA/EOE