Village of Shorewood Hills – Village Administrator

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    Chris Swartz

    Shorewood Hills, WI (Population 2,363)

    The Village of Shorewood Hills is seeking a dynamic and highly engaged professional to be its next Village Administrator. The current Village Administrator is retiring after 17 years of service. Shorewood Hills is a highly desirable community that is an inner ring suburb of Madison, Wisconsin’s capital city and is adjacent to the University of Wisconsin campus on Lake Mendota. Shorewood Hills is a welcoming and inclusive community that is very proud of its outstanding schools, excellent medical facilities, great shopping, parks and open spaces as well as biking/walking trails. Shorewood Hills is a full-service community that prides itself on being a wonderful place to live, work, play, learn and visit and provides high quality municipal services to its residents. The Village’s financial position is strong as it maintains a AAA municipal bond rating and operates three Tax Increment Districts (TIDs) along one of the Madison region’s busiest commercial corridors.

    Starting salary range $110K-$125K DOQ plus excellent benefits. Village President and Six Village Trustees are elected for two year terms on a non-partisan basis. Board members are unpaid volunteers as are many residents who staff more than a dozen committees that serve as a model of self-governance. $10M total annual budget including CIP, TID’s, Utilities. 19FT and 125+PT/ seasonal employees. Future emphasis on capital improvement planning/implementation (including University Avenue reconstruction in 2022; renovation/replacement of Village buildings/facilities; Lake Mendota Drive Bridge replacement in 2023; various street and utility upgrades in the western part of the Village and park improvements); retirement of existing Village TID’s and possible creation of new TID’s; University Avenue Corridor commercial and mixed-use development and the proactive implementation of the Village Sustainability Plan.

    Require Bachelor’s Degree in public or business administration or related field; prefer Master’s Degree with at least seven years of progressively responsible administrative and leadership experience in a municipal organization(s). ICMA-CM certification a plus. Consideration of candidates with private sector or military experience will be made if they can demonstrate accomplishments that directly relate to skills required. Desire experience in budget development and management; municipal finance (including debt and TIF); community planning (including land use and zoning); capital improvement planning and execution; human resources administration and intergovernmental relations. The successful candidate should possess a high level of both professional and personal integrity; a collaborative style in carrying out governing body policies; a high degree of emotional intelligence; acute listening skills (seeking to first understand and then to respond); be a team builder and leader in addressing community issues and the ability to understand and appreciate the Village’s history and values. Visit the community website at .

    Send cover letter, resume, salary history and references to Public Administration Associates, LLC, Attn: Kevin Brunner, President; 1155 W. South Street Whitewater WI 53190; e-mail [email protected]; phone 262-903-9509 by July 22, 2021.

    Confidentiality must be requested by applicant and cannot be guaranteed for finalists.

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