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Village of New Baden, Village Administrator

The Village of New Baden (pop. 3,418), a progressive bedroom community in Clinton and St. Clair Counties just 30 minutes from downtown St. Louis and 11 miles east of Scott Air Force Base, seeks an energetic individual to serve as Village Administrator.


The Village Administrator reports to the Mayor and Board of Trustees and manages the day-to-day operations of village government, working collaboratively with the governing body to develop and implement policies. The Village’s departments consist of Administration, Police, Emergency Medical Services, Public Works and Park/Recreation. The Village Administrator serves as the Chief Building and Zoning Official.  The Village has 20 full-time and 10 regular part-time employees with an annual operating budget of about $4 million.


The Village Administrator is expected to excel in a lean organization that requires hands-on responsibilities in finance, economic development, planning/zoning, and human resources. The Village Administrator will have frequent contact with residents and business owners and must have excellent interpersonal skills.  The Village embraces the philosophy of professional management and will expect the Village Administrator to engage in continuing career and educational development.


The successful candidate will possess a bachelor’s degree in public administration, business administration, urban planning, or a related field (master’s degree preferred) and a minimum of 3 years’ experience in local government management. Equivalent education and relevant work experience will be considered.  The total compensation package will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.


Candidates should submit a cover letter, resume and three references by Friday, March 31, 2023 to Village Administrator Erika Heil, 1 East Hanover Street, New Baden, IL 62265 or  EOE.


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