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Village Manager - Westchester, IL


The Village of Westchester, IL  (pop. 16,824), is accepting applications from qualified candidates for the position of Village Manager. Westchester is located approximately 15 miles from downtown Chicago. Westchester is an ideal place to live, play, work and conduct business. Westchester provides convenient access to the greater Chicagoland area and is a hub of vehicular, air, rail, and public transportation. Westchester is within minutes of I-290, I-294, and I-90. O'Hare is only minutes away and Midway Airport is approximately 15 miles away. Westchester works cooperatively with its business community to maintain and enhance its tax and employment base, while also seeking to preserve and protect its residential neighborhoods.

The Village Manager will lead the Village's 87 full-time employees by providing a full range of municipal services to Westchester residents. Departments include Police, Fire, Public Works, Finance, Community/Economic Development, and Administration. The Village Manager is appointed by the Mayor and the six member Board of Trustees. The most recent Village Manager served the community for eight years.


Candidates must possess excellent oral and written skills and a strong background in public finance. Candidates must also have demonstrated success in leading municipal operations with a collaborative, team-oriented style.

The position requires a bachelor's degree in public policy, public administration, planning, business or a related field. A master's degree or other advanced degree is strongly desired along with 5-7 years increasingly responsible experience in municipal management.

Candidates must possess excellent interpersonal skills.

Salary & Benefits:

Salary is dependent on qualifications and experience. An excellent benefits package is also included. Equal Opportunity Employer.

How to Apply/Respond:

Applications for this posting will be accepted through Monday, November 27, 2017.

Candidates should apply by 5:00pm on November 27, 2017 with résumé, cover letter, and contact information for five professional references to West Central Municipal Conference, 2000 5th Avenue River Grove, IL 60171; ATTN: Executive Search Program. phone (708) 453-9100 fax (708) 453-1301. Email: