Fairhaven, MA (16,000 pop.), a charming seaside community located on the shore of Massachusetts’ Buzzards Bay, is seeking a seasoned, collaborative leader with strong financial acumen to serve as its second Town Administrator. Fairhaven, which has a working waterfront, is located approximately 50 miles south of Boston. Candidates should have strategic vision, experience with economic development and personnel management, excellent communication skills, and the ability to unify and make difficult decisions. Fairhaven’s local government is led by a three-member Board of Selectmen, has representative Town Meeting, and an FY21 budget of approximately $52 million. It has an AA+ rating. Candidates should have a bachelor’s degree (advanced degree preferred) in public administration or a related field. Experience as a Town or City Manager/Administrator is preferred. Five years of executive experience, managing a complex transparent organization similar in scale and complexity to the town, preferably in a municipal setting, is preferred. Candidates should have strong leadership and organization skills. The successful candidate will receive an attractive compensation package including health and retirement plans and an annual salary of $155K+/- DOQ.  Fairhaven is an EOE/AA employer.

For additional information related to the position, the town and the application process, visit http://www.communityparadigm.com or contact Bernard Lynch, Principal, Community Paradigm Associates at blynch@communityparadigm.com. Send resume and cover letter in a single PDF via email, in confidence, by 5 p.m. EST, Dec. 9, Subject: Fairhaven Town Administrator, to: Apply@communityparadigm.com.

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