The Village of Brookfield, population 18,978, is a vibrant, diverse community located 13 miles west of downtown Chicago that offers convenient transportation with numerous community amenities including respected schools, an excellent library, three Metra stations and a parks and recreation system. This non-home rule municipality is home to the Brookfield Zoo, owned by the Cook County Forest Preserve District and operated by the Chicago Zoological Society. Brookfield is a full-service community with a total budget of $39 million and 89 full time employees. Village departments include Village Manager’s Office, Finance, Community and Economic Development, Human Resources, Fire, Police, Public Works, and Parks and Recreation.
The Assistant Village Manager will play an integral role in delivering exceptionally high levels of service to the Brookfield community. This senior management team position will partner with the Village Manager and the Department Directors to implement Village Board priorities and objectives throughout the community and within the organization. In addition, the position will be responsible for oversight and implementation of the IT, communication, and other general government functions. The Assistant Village Manager is expected to be results-orientated and technically knowledgeable, a problem-solver with strong project and budget management skills. Also important is a drive for continuous improvement through innovation and optimization of processes and procedures.
The Village of Brookfield is preparing its organization for the future and the Assistant Village Manager must have a positive, forward thinking perspective. The successful candidate will need to be a collaborative professional with strong management and leadership skills. Must have a proven record of accomplishment that includes establishing, fostering and maintaining positive working relationships with the community, employee groups, elected officials and other governmental agencies. A Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Political Science, or related field is required. A Master’s degree in Public Administration or related field of study is preferred along with demonstrated experience in managing high-profile municipal projects. Municipal government experience should include at least five years in a management capacity.
The starting salary s $110,000 DOQ. The Village provides a full complement of benefits including paid vacation, paid holidays, personal days, and sick time. Additional benefits include, health and life insurance, participation in the Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund (IMRF), and deferred compensation plans.
Interested applicants must submit a cover letter, resume, and three references, no later than March 15, 2019 to: Michelle Robbins, Director of Human Resources. Materials must be submitted via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Village of Brookfield is an Equal Opportunity Employer