Town of Mansfield
Director of Finance
of Mansfield, Connecticut, is seeking an innovative, dynamic, collaborative,
and experienced leader to serve as its next Director of Finance. This position
is accountable for directing the programs and operations of a shared Finance
Department that supports the Town of Mansfield, Mansfield Public Schools, and
Regional School District 19. The position is responsible for the establishment
and maintenance of the comprehensive financial management system of the Town, in
accordance with merit principles per Charter § C601, relevant state and federal
requirements, and best practices. This individual provides centralized financial
management services and reports for the Town of Mansfield and Mansfield Public
Schools, and is responsible for the financial management services and reports
for Regional School District 19, Eastern Highlands Health District, Mansfield
Downtown Partnership, and Mansfield Discovery Depot. In addition, the Director
of Finance oversees the Town of Mansfield’s Revenue Collection and Assessor’s
offices. The Director of Finance is a member of the senior management team and
reports directly to the Chief of Shared Services and Administration.
Director currently oversees a department of 13.5 FTEs and directly supervises
five (5) employees. The Finance Department works closely with all other
municipal departments and entities, including the Department of Human
Resources, Department of Building and
Housing Inspection, Department of
Facilities Management, Department of Human Services, Department of Information
Technology, Department of Library Services (Mansfield Public Library),
Department of Parks and Recreation, Department of Planning and Zoning,
Department of Public Safety, Department of Public Works, Town Clerk, and their
respective divisions. Mansfield has collective bargaining agreements with three
(3) unions representing employees: 40 FTE Professional and Technical Employees
(Local 2001 CSEA, SEIU), 20 FTE Public Works Employees (Local 2001 CSEA,
SEIU), 14 FTE Firefighter (Local 4120 IAFF), and 33 Non-Represented full-time
employees. The Director will help shape the vision and provide key leadership
to ensure that the Town achieves the highest professional standards and human
resources programs and services. The selected candidate will be expected to
maintain our tradition of excellent public service.
Mansfield, CT is a community of
roughly 26,000 located in the northeastern portion of the state, part of The
Last Green Valley National Heritage Corridor. Home to the University of
Connecticut (UConn), Mansfield offers a blend of rural, suburban, and urban
living in a vibrant university setting.
Residents and visitors enjoy a variety of cultural offerings within a
walkable town center, as well as an abundance of natural resources ideal for
activities such as hiking, cycling, and kayaking. Our community’s public
schools are recognized for achievement and student-centered learning, and there
are a multitude of educational and
recreational opportunities to suit the lifestyle of families, young
professionals and retirees.
Mansfield is also home to the state’s largest
federally designated opportunity zone and is positioned for a wide range of
commercial and residential growth opportunities. Mansfield is an
ICMA-recognized Council-Manager community, with the Town Manager serving as the
Chief Executive Officer responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operations of
the Town. For more information regarding Mansfield, please visit the Town’s
official website www.mansfieldct.gov.
The Total Compensation
The annual salary range is $124,838—$157,706
and the hiring rate of pay will depend upon the selected candidate’s qualifications
and experience. The Town of Mansfield provides an extremely competitive
benefits package. Mansfield participates in the Connecticut Municipal
Retirement System (CMERS), a defined pension plan, a variety of other ancillary
benefits such as medical, vision, dental, life insurance, short-term and
long-term disability, tuition assistance, paid vacation and holidays. The
preferred candidate will be subject to a background and reference check.
The successful candidate will
have ten (10) years of experience in a combination of fiscal/administrative
functions (e.g., accounting and reporting, financial planning and budgeting,
operation and maintenance of plant, administering personnel functions, purchasing
and supply management, data processing, food service operations, grant
applications and reporting, insurance, collective bargaining and
transportation) at least one (1) year of which must be an accounting or
budgeting function. Two (2) years of the general experience must have been
supervising professional level staff.
A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution with
coursework in business administration or public administration, and completed
course work in law, accounting, finance, management, personnel and
informational systems may be substituted for four (4) years of the general
experience. A Master’s degree or sixth year degree in public or education
administration, having completed 12 semester hours of credit in school law, school
finance, school plant planning and operation, school business administration,
budgeting and resource management,
personnel, collective bargaining, systems analysis and operation, may be
substituted for an additional one (1) year of the general experience. A School
Business Administration (#085) endorsement is required at time of appointment.
Incumbents are required to possess and retain a valid Motor Vehicle Operator’s
License. Incumbents are expected to be current in employment law and other
subjects related to the field of finance and business administration.
Incumbents must be bondable in accordance with the Connecticut General
Work Hours and Schedule
The selected candidate is anticipated to begin
work in the second quarter of 2023. The normal full-time work schedule is 35
hours per week. Participation in recurring
evening meetings of the two Boards of Education, Town Council, and
periodic community events will also be required. The Town is presently piloting a four-day,
Monday to Thursday, work week schedule that may become a standing arrangement
beginning in summer 2023.
Interested applicants must submit an
application including a resume and letter of interest online at www.mansfieldct.gov/jobs.
The position will remain open until filled.
Specific questions about the position or recruitment process may be directed to
Town of Mansfield is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and Provider
with a deep commitment to promoting diversity, equity, inclusion and
welcoming in its workforce.