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Assistant Town Manager

For Town of Middlebury

The Town of Middlebury, Vermont, is seeking an Assistant Town Manager to support the day-to-day operation of Town government and provide necessary strategic and operational support in meeting key objectives as established by the Middlebury Selectboard. This role requires consistent exercise of independent judgment with frequent interaction with members of the public and outside local, regional and State of Vermont agencies. The Assistant Town Manager is part of the Town Manager’s top management team and has a strong internal and external communications focus requiring independent judgment and discretion.
In addition to overseeing and supporting day-to-day operations, the Assistant Town Manager supports the human resources function and plays a critical role in communicating with Town staff and the broader community on a regular basis. The role engages in a significant amount of analysis and reporting to the Town Manager, Selectboard, community and with the community as a whole, often through special projects. A detailed job description for the position is available on the Town’s website, www.townofmiddlebury.org. The ideal candidate will have strong experience in municipal or private sector management roles, strong analytical and communication skills and the demonstrated ability to manage complex issues while exercising independent judgment and discretion and maintaining appropriate levels of confidentiality.
This is a full-time permanent position of approximately 40 hours per week. The role includes a competitive compensation and benefits package. Please send cover letter, resume (or application) to: Town of Middlebury, Attn: Crystal Grant, Assistant to the Town Manager, Town Offices, 77 Main Street, Middlebury, Vermont 05753, or e-mail to ManagersOffice@townofmiddlebury.org for prompt consideration. Candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible, however applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
The Town of Middlebury is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Aug 11, 2022
Open until filled
● Excellent verbal and written communication skills. ● Ability to comprehend and assimilate new information rapidly and cogently distill complex issues and ideas for diverse audiences. ● Ability to manage confidential information and act with appropriate discretion at all times. ● Ability to adapt smoothly to rapidly shifting work priorities and work effectively under stressful conditions. ● Strong customer focus and ability to work collaboratively to meet the needs of the community. ● Ability to practice active listening and provide impartial feedback and counsel. ● Self awareness and ability to transition comfortably between leadership and support roles. ● Proficiency with the Microsoft Office application suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Publisher) ● Knowledge of information management and technology. Ability to work effectively with technology vendors. ● Strong working knowledge of popular social media platforms.
Bachelor’s degree with not less than five (5) years’ successful experience in business and/or government management demonstrating progressive responsibility, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Middlebury, VT
Full Time; 40 hrs/week
Please send cover letter, resume (or application) to: Town of Middlebury, Attn: Crystal Grant, Assistant to the Town Manager, Town Offices, 77 Main Street, Middlebury, Vermont 05753, or e-mail to ManagersOffice@townofmiddlebury.org for prompt consideratio