GovHR USA is pleased to announce their recruitment of candidates and selection process for the Township Administrator for Schaumburg Township, Illinois. As the key appointed leader for the Township, the Administrator is responsible for the coordination and oversight of all day-to day operations and resident services, oversight of the six-person department head team, and providing a high level of support and guidance to a five-member Board consisting of a Township Supervisor and four Township Trustees. The Administrator works in close partnership with the Township Assessor and Township Highway Supervisor. The Township welcomes and encourages candidates of diversity to apply.
Responsibilities will include leading the organization’s daily activities, oversight of the financial management including an annual $6.2M budget, innovation of business practices and programs in alignment with newly elected officials’ expectations. With approximately 50 employees, this robust service organization calls for a knowledge of government operations, collaboration with the elected officials and staff and refined communication skills.
About the Township. Schaumburg Township (140,000 residents) The Township provides services in the communities of Elk Grove, Hanover Park, Hoffman Estate, Rolling Meadows, Roselle, Schaumburg, and Streamwood. These suburban communities enjoy a wide range of residential dwellings from apartments to estate homes; many types of commercial, industrial and manufacturing businesses call the Township home and support the significant tax base.
The Township prides itself on offering human care services in the areas of mental health, disability services, senior services, youth services and welfare services to a diverse clientele. Additional services include voter registration, passport services, notary public services, property and tax assessment information. The Township Administrator will have a significant degree of interaction with human service providers as well as local government agencies. Township departments include Administrative Services, Welfare Services, Senior and Disability Services, Transportation, Building and Grounds and Human Resources. The Administrator will also be supported by a Community Relations Coordinator, accounting staff and an external contractual financial firm.
Establish and lead an organization where a culture of continuous improvement is achieved by focusing on best practices, data driven decision making, collaboration and innovation.
Display and foster a passion for teamwork, integrity, respect and trust amongst the elected officials and staff ensuring the provision of excellent services and programs.
Supports the elected officials through research on policy matters, agenda preparation and document processing; facilitates communication, consensus building and conflict resolution; acts as diplomatic representative of the Township in intergovernmental responsibilities including representation on Joint Review Boards.
Maintains oversight of all financial matters including budget, audit and levy; coordinates all purchasing and serves as the plan administrator for the defined benefit program and retirement plans. Have experience using information technology in service delivery and an understanding of facility maintenance.
Be experienced in aligning strategic goals with service delivery in a progressive and deliberate manner fostering trust and collaboration amongst a variety of functions and stakeholders.
A bachelor’s degree in public administration, public policy, social work or related field with a minimum of 5 years direct experience working in a local government. An advanced degree in public administration, law or other related field is preferred.
A passion for public service, demonstration of a progressive and friendly demeanor, and a willingness to step in and help others to facilitate daily operations.
Strong technical and analytical skills with demonstrated experience in government service delivery, policy development and implementation. Diplomatically present professional views and concerns identifying implications of policy matters while recognizing the final decision rests with the elected officials.
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to establish effective working relationships with co-workers, elected and appointed officials.
Ability to establish credibility and trust; adapt to changing priorities and circumstances.
Compensation and Application Process. Anticipated starting salary range: $101,000 +/- DOQ. The Township offers a comprehensive benefits package which includes a 12.5% contribution to a retirement plan and matching employee contributions up to 4%. Apply electronically to www.GovHRjobs.com with resume, cover letter, and contact information for 5 professional references by October 4, 2021. Questions about the position are welcome and should be directed to Katy Rush, GovHR USA, Vice President, at 847-380-3240 ext. 122.