South Kingstown, RI (31,000) seeks proactive, seasoned community leader. This charming New England town comprised of many diverse villages ranging from coastal to farmland, historic to downtown, is a thriving community located on the southern coast of Rhode Island. South Kingstown is financially stable, boasts substantial reserves, has an Aa1 bond rating and is recognized as a desirable community for smart growth development with a strong tax base. This beautiful community, originally settled in 1658 and incorporated as a town in 1723, has a rich history and a strong commitment to preserving its heritage, and boasts a quality of life that makes this a destination community for any public manager. In addition to its popular beaches, South Kingstown has numerous natural, cultural and recreational amenities and is the home of the University of Rhode Island.

A full-service municipality, led by a five member Town Council and a Town Manager with an established Council-Manager form of government. The local government provides outstanding public services and excellent schools. The Manager oversees a municipal operating budget for FY22 of $38.5M with 200 full-time and numerous part-time and seasonal employees.

The ideal candidate will have a master’s degree in public administration or related field and 10-plus years of progressively responsible experience in public administration or an equivalent combination of education and relevant experience. Preference will be to Town Managers, Town Administrators, Assistants and Department Heads with complex municipal operations and knowledge of all town functions. The Town’s Charter requires the Manager to reside in South Kingstown within six months of appointment.

Competitive salary and benefits; salary is subject to negotiation, current compensation is $152,700. EOE, committed to affirmative action.


Cover letter and resume in confidence as PDF attachment to: by 1/3/22