Dedham, MA (25,400 pop.), is seeking an experienced management professional with exceptional leadership and communication skills to serve as its next Town Manager. This dynamic and vibrant community is located in Massachusetts’ Norfolk County, approximately 10 miles from Boston. Dedham has a mix of residential neighborhoods and commercial sectors. The town has an AAA rating, strong finances, and healthy fiscal reserves. Dedham is led by a five-member Board of Selectmen, has a representative town meeting form of government, and a total FY20 budget of approximately $115.1 million. The successful candidate will have a bachelor’s degree (master’s preferred) in public administration or a related field and at least five years of progressive and relevant management experience,with demonstrated skills and abilities in municipal finance and budgeting, project management, economic and community development, public service delivery, and personnel administration. Candidates should have a proven record of leadership, transparency and public communication, and community engagement; and be able to build cooperative and collaborative relationships with appointed/elected officials, employees, and town residents. Annual salary: $190K+/-. The successful candidate will receive an attractive compensation package including health and retirement plans, commensurate with qualifications and experience. Dedham is an EOE.

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Applicants should submit a single PDF containing both a cover letter and résumé in confidence, to: Subject:Dedham Town Manager Search. The position is Open Until Filled with a first review of applications beginning May 26.