City Manager Annual salary range: DOQ/DOE Application deadline: Open until filled. First review of resumes: Friday, April 26, 2019
Often described as vibrant, diverse, innovative and progressive, the City of Columbia is centrally located in the heart of Missouri. The county seat of Boone County, and home to the renowned University of Missouri, the city is now the state’s fourth largest and fastest growing city, with a population of approximately 122,000, plus an influx of nonresident students. The FY19 budget is $431.9 million and includes 1,507 full time employees.
Ideal candidates are experienced and visionary leaders who value and engender transparency, equity and inclusion, and open and honest communication. The successful candidate will lead the City’s commitment to cultural, racial and social equity as well as economic and educational diversity. This fiscally savvy, business-minded individual will bring experience in a mid-to large sized city that offers an array of municipal services and be dedicated to the improvement of City services across all sectors of the population. In addition, the next City Manager will be a bridge builder who embraces collaborative partnerships and possesses the emotional intelligence necessary to effectively lead and manage a diverse, high-performing staff, and the political aptitude to anticipate and plan for issues of concern. Exceptional communication skills and a leadership presence, both within the organization and in the community, supported by tangible accomplishments, are expected.