Village Manager - Village of Oak Brook, IL

Oak Brook, IL 60523
United States

State/County/Municipal Government
Application Closing Date
Manages Others
Experience Required
Degree Required
From $182,000 To $182,000
Per Year    
Employment Type
Work Schedule

Job Description

Oak Brook, IL (pop. 8,016), a non-home rule community located in DuPage County, Illinois, approximately 19 miles northwest of downtown Chicago, is seeking highly professional candidates interested in serving as its next Village Manager.

Oak Brook is a community of beautiful neighborhoods, expansive commercial, retail and office districts with excellent schools, community services and recreational offerings. Oak Brook is home to Oak Brook Center, an upscale outdoor regional shopping mall that includes Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom and Macy’s as anchors. Oak Brook is also home to numerous nationally recognized restaurants and hotels, and headquarters to numerous corporations. The daytime population of the Village is in excess of 40,000. From its founding, the Village has a history of being fiscally responsible. Revenues generated from its highly successful business district funds the Village’s ($60 million) annual budget without levying a municipal property tax. The Village is a full-service community that is staffed by 128 full time employees. The Village Manager is appointed by and reports to the Village President and Board of Trustees.

Qualified candidates will be expected to have:

  • Seven to ten years of progressively responsible experience in a similar municipal organization with at least 5 years as a manager or assistant manager.

  • A bachelor’s degree in public/business administration, public policy, urban management, finance or related field. A Master’s degree in public administration or business administration is strongly preferred.

  • The ability to apply business acumen to the role of municipal governance; foster a culture of fiscal analysis based on the evaluation of costs and looking at service delivery options.

  • A finance/budget background that incorporates working with a Village Board to promote, develop and implement sound fiscal policies.

  • A leadership style with extensive knowledge of, and implementation of “state of the art” practices in local government; ability to work closely with elected officials to evaluate and enhance the quality of Village services in the community.

  • A history of experience in collective bargaining; a record of success in contract negotiations, administration and management.

  • A professional and engaging communication style applied equally and comfortably with residents, elected officials, the business community, and employees. Politically astute when presenting viable options for consideration; resilient in principle while adaptable to change.

  • A team-oriented management style that encourages opportunities for innovation while fostering accountability and consistent application of policy, practices, and procedures.

  • A strong commitment to customer service and be highly collaborative; have exceptional communications skills and a proven track record of achievement and innovation working in a municipal environment.

The Village of Oak Brook offers a competitive benefits package. Residency is not required. A starting salary up to $182,000 has been set for the position, with opportunity for additional compensation based on meeting annual performance measures. Applications are to be submitted online by October 13, 2021 with resume, cover letter and contact information for 5 professional references at, to the attention of Paul M. Harlow, GovHR USA, 630 Dundee Road #225 Northbrook, IL 60062 Tel: 847-380-3240.
Paul Harlow
630 Dundee RD Ste 130 Suite 130
Northbrook IL 60062
United States

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