Town Administrator

Sutton, New Hampshire (pop. 2008) is seeking an individual with demonstrated organizational, administrative and management skills to serve as its next Town Administrator.  Founded in 1784, Sutton is located 25 miles northwest of Concord.  Sutton encompasses an area of 36 square miles with over 17,000 acres of predominantly forested open space.    Reporting to a 3-member Board of Selectboard, the Town Administrator oversees administrative staff and supports part-time employees and volunteers to deliver a full array of services to the community.  The Town budget, approved through a traditional town meeting format, is approximately $3.5M inclusive of capital improvement funds.

The successful candidate should have a solid understanding of municipal finances and personnel administration to coordinate and oversee finance activities in cooperation with town office staff.  A Bachelor’s Degree in Public Administration or a related field and a minimum of 5 years municipal management experience is desired; or equivalent combination of experience and education which demonstrates an ability to be successful in the position.  Starting salary commensurate with qualifications.  Sutton is an equal opportunity employer.

To apply, submit a resume and cover letter in confidence to townadmin@sutton-nh.org.  This position will remain open until a suitable candidate is found.