Mashpee searches for a new town manager

Current town manager to retire this summer

The Town of Mashpee is searching for a new town manager. In January, Joyce Mason, the town's current top administrator announced she would be retiring this summer. During the Mashpee Selectmen's Meeting on February 9, the board voted to formally accept Mason's letter of retirement. Mason has served the Town of Mashpee in a variety of capacities and positions over the past thirty-four years.

Following the acceptance of resignation, the selectmen assembled the Town Manager Search Committee comprised of three selectmen, one member of the town's Finance Committee, the town moderator (or designee) and the director of human resources.

Appropriate candidates must have direct experience with town affairs, finance and budgeting. A salary range for the position was set at $120,000 to $150,000 annually based on experience. In an effort to expediate the process and find a replacement for Mason prior to her mid-July departure, the committee requested that the selectmen approve the hiring of an outside municipal consulting service to the tune of $16,000. The committee chose the Edward J. Collins Jr. Center for Public Management to aid in the search for a new town manager. According to their website, the Collins Center has helped several municipalities with the search for new admins including Brewster in their search to replace retiring town administrator Charles Sumner.

See the Mashpee Town Manager Profile here. The ideal candidate will have strong leadership and communication skills and be "a visible presence in Mashpee outside the confines of Town Hall," according to the profile. The deadline for applying is Thursday, April 23.


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