Golden Valley, MN (pop. 22,715)Golden Valley, a first ring suburb of Minneapolis just minutes from downtown seeks a strategic, inclusive, and collaborative leader for its next City Manager. With its desirable location, ample parks and nature areas, vibrant neighborhoods, and businesses, including several corporate headquarters, Golden Valley is a considered one of the best places to live and work in the Minneapolis-St. Paul MSA. Golden Valley residents are very engaged in their city government and vote at one of the highest rates in the state.
The mayor and four-member city council appoint the city manager who serves as the chief administrative officer for the City and oversees all daily operations of Finance, Human Resources, Legal, Communications, Community Development, Police, Fire, Parks and Recreation and Public Works. The city has 151 regular full employees. The city has 6 collective bargaining units.
The city maintains a strong financial position with an adopted general fund budget for 2024 of $30.1 million with all funds totaling $65 million. The city maintains at “Aa1” rating from Moody’s Investors Service.
Candidate Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree in public administration, business administration, or related field.
  • Eight years of progressive leadership experience in high level management positions in a governmental or similar organization. 
  • A collaborative leader, able to build and maintain strong relationships with diverse individuals and groups. 
  • Committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion with demonstrated experience supporting initiatives and efforts.
  • A confident leader, able to stay abreast of complex issues and initiatives and comfortable making decisions and delegating decision making as appropriate.
  • Strong finance and budgeting skills in a public or nonprofit setting.
  • A team builder who empowers employees to do their best work.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Desired Experience and Traits
  • Master’s degree in public administration or similar, or equivalent combination of education and experience. 
  • Ten or more years of progressively responsible management experience in government or similar organization.
  • Experience at a senior leadership level of an organization of comparable size and complexity to the City of Golden Valley.
  • Able to bring a fresh perspective to the city, while also recognizing and valuing past successes and history.
The salary range is $173,534 – $219,190 with excellent benefits. Residency is not required. The City of Golden Valley offers a comprehensive and robust benefits package, including participation in the Minnesota Public Employees Retirement Association (MNPERA).
Interested candidates should apply online by May 24, 2024, with resume, cover letter and contact information for five professional references to: Charlene Stevens, Executive Vice President and/or Pam Dmytrenko, Vice President, GovHR USA. Interviews with the City of Golden Valley are expected to take place in late June or early July. Direct questions to Charlene Stevens, 320-262-0303 or Pam Dmytrenko, 612-747-7714. The City of Golden Valley, MN is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 

Application Deadline: May 24, 2024

Posted: 2024-05-17

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