Town Manager

The Town of Bethel, Vermont (pop. 2,022), seeks an engaging, collaborative, and dynamic Town Manager.  Bethel comprises several historic villages located along the White River and its tributaries.  It was the first town created by the independent Republic of Vermont in 1779 and Bethel is located near the Upper Valley and the Capital Region.

The Manager reports to a five-member Select Board and is responsible for the daily operations of the Town.  He or she administers approximately $3.2million in general operating and other funds, and oversees all personnel, financial, and community relations matters.  The Manager also serves as the administrative officer and oversees the operations of a multi-town solid waste program, fire department, and water and sewer systems.  The Town employs 14 full-time employees, and 30 part-time and seasonal employees.  A detailed job description is available at

Salary starting at $70,000, plus an excellent benefits package.  A Bachelor’s degree is recommended in public administration, business administration, or a relevant field.  Five years previous experience in municipal government and finance is preferred; experience as a town manager is a plus.

Please send a confidential cover letter, resume, and three references to:

Bethel Town Manager Search

134 South Main St

Bethel, VT 05032


You may also email your application to with Bethel Town Manager in the subject line.  The deadline to apply is July 31, 2019.

This institution is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

Close Date: 
Friday, August 2, 2019
Employer Name: 
Town of Bethel, Vermont