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Now Accepting Applications for Town Administrator Position

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Friday, April 12th, 2024, 1:56pm

🌟 Seeking Town Trailblazer: Your Next Adventure Begins Here! 🌟

Are you ready to embark on an exciting journey as a key player in our town's story? The Town of Nederland is looking for a passionate and dynamic individual to join us as our next Town Administrator!

About Us: Welcome to the Town of Nederland, where every day brings new opportunities and adventures! Governed by a Mayor-Board of Trustees structure, we're a vibrant community that values integrity, transparency, and everything that makes us uniquely Ned.

As a gateway to the Rocky Mountains located 25 minutes west of Boulder, Nederland is a small mountain community with a fun, laid-back vibe. Our team is made of 30 dedicated individuals who share two major beliefs - we love the mountains, and we are serious about what it means to be a public servant. As a small crew with big goals, we work together to provide services to improve the well-being of our residents, businesses, and visitors. We are passionate about meeting the modern challenges of a growing municipality, while still embodying the funky, rebellious spirit that drew thousands to Nederland in the first place.

Position Overview: As our Town Trailblazer (aka Town Administrator), you'll be at the forefront of shaping our town's future. From managing day-to-day operations to fostering community engagement, you'll be instrumental in ensuring that Nederland continues to thrive and grow.!

Key Responsibilities:

  • Lead the charge in supervising all town departments and staff
  • Be the driving force behind our Executive Leadership Team
  • Implement innovative plans to support the growth and development of our community
  • Provide expert guidance and support to our Board of Trustees
  • Keep our finances in check and ensure responsible stewardship of town resources
  • Serve as our Zoning Administrator, guiding thoughtful community development efforts
  • Provide effective public relations, often serving as the voice of our Town’s needs and interests


  • Bachelor’s degree in business administration, public administration, or a related field
  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience in local government or a related area
  • Valid Colorado Driver’s License (because every trailblazer needs reliable transportation)
  • Ability to obtain International City and County Management Association Credential Manager Certification within 5 years
  • Residence within one hour of Nederland (because we want you to be part of our community!)

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in public administration or a related field (but if you've got the skills, we're flexible!)
  • Experience in positions requiring skills relevant to town administration


  • Competitive salary starting at $126,400 (because we value your contributions)
  • Full-time position with a comprehensive benefits package
  • Employer-sponsored health, dental, and vision insurance (to keep you healthy and happy)
  • Generous vacation, PTO, and 12 14 paid holidays (because work-life balance is important)
  • Free access to Nederland Community Center gym and EcoPass (because wellness matters)
  • Retirement plan with employer match (because your future is important to us)
  • Short-term and long-term disability insurance (for peace of mind)
  • Life insurance policy and optional Healthcare Flexible Spending Account (because we've got your back)


  • Applications Due: Friday, May 3, 2024 by 6pm
  • Final Candidates Selected: Tuesday, May 7, 2024
  • Town Administrator Interviews: Tuesday, May 14, 2024

Job Description:

If you're ready to blaze a trail and make a positive impact in our dynamic community, we want to hear from you! Send your resume and cover letter to Christy Ruehman, HR Specialist at or P.O. Box 396, Nederland, CO 80466 by Friday, May 3, 2024 by 6pm.