Deputy City Manager
International City Management
 Boulder, CO

City of Boulder - Deputy City Manager

The Opportunity

The Deputy City Manager is a critical and highly visible leader on the city leadership team, supporting the City Manager and peer Deputy City Manager in creating a desirable community that provides high quality and sustainable services. With a focus on a high performing and innovative culture, the Deputy City Manager manages an exciting portfolio of departments envisioned to include Communications, Finance, Human Resources, Innovation and Technology, Library and Arts, Open Space and Mountain Parks, and Parks and Recreation.

With empathy and compassion, the Deputy City Manager partners with the City Manager and peer Deputy City Manager to set the tone for the organization. The successful candidate is a strategic thinker who easily sees the big picture and long-term vision for the City. The Deputy City Manager brings a proven ability to strategically move projects and initiatives forward and will successfully lead the City through this exciting time of change and transformation.

About the City of Boulder

The City of Boulder believes in a future with equitable access to health, prosperity and fulfillment; where the community adapts and thrives in response to emerging, and sometimes urgent, social, economic and environmental challenges.

Boulder continuously works to provide service excellence for an inspired future. The Sustainability

• Resilience Framework guides budget and planning processes by providing consistent goals necessary to achieve Boulder's vision of a great community and the actions required to achieve them. Building on a legacy of innovation, Boulder cultivates a creative spirit in order to adapt and thrive in the changing climate.

The City of Boulder has a council-manager form of government where the elected City Council sets policies and the council-appointed City Manager administers them. With a 2019 adopted budget of $353.7 million, the City of Boulder is served by approximately 1400 standard employees. Robust City services are provided through numerous departments and divisions.


A minimum of eight years responsible experience in municipal government management, ideally including experience at a Deputy/Assistant City Manager or Director level. Prior experience driving change and transformation is highly desired. A Bachelor's degree in Public Administration, Political Science, or related field or an equivalent combination of education and experience that enable success as the Deputy City Manager is essential. A Master's degree in Public Administration or a related field is desired.

To Be Considered

A cover letter expressing your interest in the City of Boulder and how you will successfully contribute to the Deputy City Manager position should be addressed to Heather Gantz. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible, and no later than December 8, 2019.