Shorewood Hills Village Administrator

Shorewood Hills
Posted 3 months ago

Village Administrator – Shorewood Hills, WI (Population 2,363)

Job Announcement:

The Village of Shorewood Hills is seeking a dynamic, highly engaged, and collaborative local government professional to be its next Village Administrator.  Shorewood Hills is a highly desirable community that is an inner ring suburb of Madison, the State Capital, and is adjacent to the University of Wisconsin campus on beautiful Lake Mendota. Shorewood Hills is a welcoming and inclusive community that is very proud of its outstanding schools, excellent medical facilities, great shopping, and parks and open spaces, as well as extensive biking/walking trails. Shorewood Hills is a community that prides itself on being a wonderful place to live, work, play, learn, and visit and provides high quality municipal services to its residents. The Village’s financial position is strong as it maintains a AAA municipal bond rating and operates three Tax Increment Districts (TIDs) along one of the Madison region’s busiest commercial corridors.


Starting salary range $115K-$135K DOQ plus excellent benefits. Village President and Six Village Trustees are elected for two year terms on a non-partisan basis. Board members are unpaid volunteers as are many residents who serve more than a dozen committees that sets the example for self-governance. $13M total annual budget including CIP, TIDs, and Utilities. The Village is staffed by 21FT and 125+PT/seasonal employees. Future emphasis will be on capital improvement planning/implementation (with an emphasis on renovation/replacement of Village buildings/facilities, various street and utility upgrades and Village park improvements), retirement of existing Village TIDs and possible creation of new TIDs, and University Avenue Corridor commercial and mixed-use development.  Additionally, the Village expects to undertake the development of its first ever Strategic Plan.

Shorewood Hills Village Administrator Position Profile PDF



Require Bachelor’s Degree in public or business administration or related field; prefer Master’s Degree with at least five years of progressively responsible municipal administrative and leadership experience along with a history of stable tenures in previous positions. ICMA-CM certification a plus. Consideration of candidates with private sector or military experience will be made if they can demonstrate accomplishments that directly relate to skills required. Shorewood Hills has in-fill and redevelopment opportunities so having a passion for that work is a plus. Desire experience in budget development and management, community engagement, capital improvement planning and execution, human resources administration, municipal facilities planning, and environmental stewardship/sustainability. The successful candidate should possess acute listening skills (seeking first to understand then to respond), a high level of both professional and personal integrity, a collaborative style in carrying out governing body policies, an open and positive communications approach, the ability to build teams and credibility as a leader in addressing community issues, and the ability to appreciate the Village’s history and values. Visit the community website at .


How to Apply:

Send cover letter, resume, salary history and references to Public Administration Associates, LLC, Attn: Sue McDade 1155 W. South Street Whitewater WI 53190; e-mail;  phone 608-516-9012 by May 3, 2024.

Confidentiality must be requested by applicant and cannot be guaranteed for finalists.

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