Town Manager - Town of Hardwick, Vermont

The Town of Hardwick, Vermont seeks a collaborative, innovative, energetic, and forward-thinking Town Manager. The successful candidate will understand and model the value of transparency, civil rights, and dignity for everyone in our community.  Hardwick is a diverse and dynamic rural community with numerous small businesses, farms, downtown neighborhoods, a unified school district, municipal electric and police departments, and year-round cultural and outdoor opportunities.  The town of about 3,000 people is in Caledonia County in the southwest corner of Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom region.

The Town Manager is the public face of Town government and is responsible for its day-to-day operations.  This position reports to the Town’s five-member Selectboard and is also responsible for the general supervision and administration of all Town staff and departments (21 full- and 15 part-time employees). The manager carries out the duties specified in the municipal charter and under all applicable federal and state laws. The Town’s 2021 operating budget is $3,208,240. In addition to the operating budget, the Town Manager is responsible for overseeing multiple large grant-funded projects. 

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The position includes full benefits (health and retirement) and a salary range of $75,000 to $85,000, depending on experience and qualifications.  An eligible candidate will have a Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field (Master’s preferred) with at least five years of supervisory and management experience in rural municipal government or an equivalent institution.

Please email a cover letter, resume, and three professional references by Friday, July 30, 2021, to with "Hardwick Manager" as the subject.

Equal Opportunity Employer.

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