The town of Thetford, Vermont (pop. 2,561), seeks a collaborative and energetic Town Manager to serve as its chief administrative officer. Thetford is small community of five distinct villages bordering the Connecticut River in the dynamic and progressive Upper Valley Region. It is home to excellent schools, historic summer camps and a live theater. Thetford is in easy driving distance of Dartmouth College and population centers in Vermont, New Hampshire, and Massachusetts along the I-89 and I-91 corridors.

The Town Manager reports to a five-member Selectboard. Responsibilities include managing the day-to-day operations of the town, supervising up to 13 full-time and up to 16 part-time and seasonal employees, administering a $2.91 million operating budget, and overseeing all finances, general fund functions, and public works.

A bachelor’s degree and prior management experience is required. Prior municipal government experience is highly desirable. An exception to the education requirement may be considered if the candidate has extensive managerial and/or municipal experience. The salary for this position is commensurate with experience and qualifications. The town of Thetford offers a competitive benefits package.

Please apply in confidence with a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references via email to Guy Scaife, the current Town Manager, who is assisting the Selectboard with the search and will remain available for consulting with his successor. His email address is:

The candidate search will be continuous until the position is filled. Resume review and interviews will commence immediately, so please do not delay in submitting your communications.

The town of Thetford is an equal opportunity provider and employer.