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Village of Lincolnwood, Assistant Village Manager

Lincolnwood, IL (13,463) seeks a dynamic and leadership-minded professional to join our team as the next Assistant Village Manager.  The ideal candidate will be a self-starter and will embody collaboration, teamwork and a positive attitude.  The position serves as the Acting Village Manager in the Village Manager’s absence and has a key role in implementing the policy directives of the Village Board.


Lincolnwood is an ethnically diverse, home-rule municipality which is the gateway to Chicago’s northern suburbs.  The Village consists of 2.7 square miles, with a unique blend of residential, commercial and light manufacturing properties with over 500 businesses that call Lincolnwood home.  The Village has approximately 100 full-time equivalents plus 250 seasonal employees who work in seven operating departments.  The Village has a Parks and Recreation Department that operates a Community Center and an Aquatics Center.


The Assistant Village Manager coordinates projects among all departments and represents the Village at intergovernmental and public meetings.  The position routinely makes presentations at Village Board Meetings.  It is also responsible for the Village’s customer service program, researches and develops recommendations to the Mayor and Village Board, coordinates intergovernmental programs and may serve as the chief negotiator for collective bargaining agreements, depending on experience.


The position serves as a member of the Village’s budget team and is responsible for the oversight of the budgets for the Village Manager’s Office, Information Technology, Legal, Village Clerk and the Mayor and Board of Trustees for a total amount of $2.6 million.  The position assists in the coordination of the annual budget process and document.  The Assistant Village Manager serves as a Department Director and oversees the daily operations of the Village Manager’s Office.  The position directly supervises two full-time employees while providing direction to all other staff members in the department.


The Assistant Manager is a member of the Village’s negotiating team for economic development projects and incentives relating to the business community.  The divisions of Human Resources and Information Technology (IT) report to the Assistant Village Manager, and the position is responsible for Village-wide IT coordination.  Other responsibilities of the Assistant Village Manager include management of the Village’s Strategic Plan, coordination of the Annual Report, working with the Village’s lobbyist and coordination and negotiation of the Village’s franchise agreements.


Qualified candidates should possess a Bachelor’s degree in public administration, political science, or a closely related field as well as 5-7 years of increasingly responsible professional local government experience.  A Master’s degree in public administration or a related field is also required.


The Village of Lincolnwood offers a diverse and competitive benefits package for employees, which includes IMRF along with access to medical, dental and life insurance.  The salary range for this position is $136,071 to $190,499 with an anticipated starting salary up to $150,000+/-, DOQ.  The position also receives a $3,000 annual vehicle stipend and a 1% educational stipend.  Additional benefits for the position include paid vacation, sick and holiday time, access to a 457 retirement plan and a Flex 125 plan.  This position is classified as a full-time, exempt, non-union, supervisory position.


To be considered for this position, please submit a resume, cover letter, and complete the application for employment by 4:00 pm on Monday, July 1, 2024, at  Any questions related to the position should be submitted to the Assistant to the Village Manager Lamar Jones at



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