Ideally situated just northeast of Hartford, the Town of South Windsor, Connecticut, has a population of 25,806 and covers 28.5 square miles. The Town is conveniently located equidistant from New York City and Boston and is only 20 miles south of Springfield, Massachusetts.
South Windsor is organized under the council-manager form of government with a nine Council Members including the Mayor. The Council selects a professional Town Manager to manage the day-to-day operations of the Town which provides a full range of municipal services. The Town employs approximately 180 full time and 250 part-time/seasonal employees with most employees represented by four unions administered under their respective collective bargaining agreements. The FY 2019 Annual Budget is approximately $118 million, including $34 million for the Town Operating Budget and $74 million for the South Windsor Board of Education Budget (which is approved by the Town Council).
The current Town Manager is retiring after serving the Town for 23 years. The Town is seeking another long-term Town Manager. The ideal candidate must hold a master’s degree from an accredited college or university in public administration, finance, or a closely related field. The candidate must have a minimum of seven years of progressively responsible experience as a city/town manager, assistant manager, or senior municipal department director in a community of comparable size and complexity, including considerable exposure to public personnel and financial administration. Business development experience and demonstrated marketing and public relations skills are also required. Any combination of education and/or work experience deemed relevant and equivalent to achieve the successful performance of the job by the Town Council may be considered. An ICMA Credentialed Manager (ICMA-CM) is preferred. Residency is required within the Town’s corporate boundaries within a reasonable period following appointment.