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Employer: Village of Lake Odessa, MI
Population: 2,018
Compensation: DOQ/E
Closing Date: 1/21/2019
Apply online with résumé, cover letter, salary history, consent form (see below) and five professional references by January 21, 2019 to president@lakeodessa.org.
The Village of Lake Odessa, MI (2,018) seeks candidates to apply for the position of Village Manager.
Lake Odessa is a progressive, full-service community in southern Ionia County, with 8 full-time employees and an annual budget of approximately $4.2 million.  The Village Manager reports to a seven-member Village Council.
The successful candidate will have:

  • A background in administering municipal operations, particularly financial/personnel management, planning/zoning, economic development, grant writing/administration, policy development and project management.
  • A minimum of five years' executive-level managerial experience in public/local government
  • A Bachelor’s degree in public administration, business administration or related field.  Master's degree or law degree is desirable, but not required.  (Being a member of ICMA/MME/MLGMA is desirable, and credentialed Manager is an additional plus.  Neither, however, is a requirement.)
  • Excellent interpersonal skills; an approachable, welcoming style with the community and staff; and a proven record in effective service delivery and creative problem solving.
  • Strong written and oral presentation skills, and a collaborative, team-oriented management style.

Questions can be directed to Village President at president@lakeodessa.org.  Candidates desiring confidentiality of their interest, as allowed for and provided by Michigan law, must so indicate in a separate subject line above the body of the cover letter.