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The Town of Boothbay Harbor, Maine (2,362 pop.) is seeking an experienced, professional, community leader to serve as its next Town Manager. Boothbay Harbor, the Soul of the Coast and Boating Capital of New England, is located on a mid-coast peninsula in Lincoln County and is within an hour’s drive of major Maine cities. It has a rich history of shipyards, fishing, and tourism, and when combined with its small town coastal charm, the warmth and friendliness of its citizens make Boothbay Harbor a great place to live and work.
Boothbay Harbor operates under the Select Board/Manager form of government with a five member Select Board elected town wide and serving three year staggered terms. It has 17 full-time and 27 part-time employees. Its annual budget is $8,538,185. It is part of AOS 98/Rocky Channels School System including Boothbay Harbor, Boothbay, Edgecomb, Georgetown, and Southport Island.
The Select Board is seeking candidates with a minimum of five years demonstrated municipal experience as a Manager or similar related position. Candidates with equivalent private management experience will be accepted. Knowledge/experience in areas of economic development, finance, strategic and long-term planning, budgeting, labor relations, policy, and project management are desired. Abilities include superior visionary thinking along with excellent leadership, organizational, written and oral communication skills with strong collaborative and team building experience are required. Leadership with integrity, honesty, openness and humor combined with creative problem solving will be essential. The successful candidate is expected to become an active member of the community and residency in Boothbay Harbor is desired but not mandatory.
Applicants should possess a bachelor’s degree in public or business administration, or a closely related field, with a master’s degree preferred. Salary will be determined based on experience and qualifications.
Submit cover letter, resume, salary requirements, and five references by Sept. 25 to:
Boothbay Harbor Manager Search
c/o Eaton Peabody Consulting Group
Attn: Don Gerrish
77 Sewall Street, Suite 3000
Augusta, Maine 04330
The town of Boothbay Harbor is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race/ethnicity, gender, qualified protected veteran or disability status.