Natick, MA (36,272 pop.), is seeking a visionary and strategic thinker as well as an experienced leader and manager of people to serve as Director of Community Services. Natick, located about 20 miles west of Boston, is a suburban/residential community with active commercial/industrial sectors and two MBTA commuter rail stations.

Natick is led by a five-member Select Board, has a representative Town Meeting form of government, and an FY25 preliminary budget of $195M.

The Director is responsible for managing five departmental divisions: Council on Aging and Human Services, Natick Community Organic Farm, Recreation and Parks, Sassamon Trace Golf Course, and Veterans Services.

Candidates should have an advanced degree (preferred) ideally a Master’s degree in Public Administration, Business, Recreation Management, or Social Services; seven years of management experience in municipal government or non-profit sector, with at least five years at a supervisory level, or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience. Excellence in organizational management with the ability to coach staff, manage and develop high-performance teams, set and achieve objectives, and manage a budget.

Salary: $125K+/- DOQ.  Natick is an EEO/AA employer.

For a guaranteed review of materials, send résumé and cover letter in a single PDF, via email, in confidence, by 3:00 p.m. EST, April 26, 2024, to: Subject: Natick Director of Community Services.  Position is open until filled.

For additional information related to the position, the town and the application process, visit or contact Bernard Lynch, Principal, Community Paradigm Associates at