City Manager

Organization: Cherry Hills Village, Colorado
Close Date: December 31, 2015

Job Description:

Cherry Hills Village (the "City") is one of the premier communities in the Denver metropolitan area, defined by its semi-rural character and low density residential neighborhoods. The City was established in 1945 as the Town of Cherry Hills Village. It became a home rule city in 1966 with the adoption of its Home Rule Charter. The City serves an area of approximately six and one-half (6.5) square miles and has approximately 6,600 residents. Cherry Hills Village is located 10 miles south of downtown Denver and sits at an altitude of approximately 5,426 feet. Adjacent communities include Greenwood Village to the south, Englewood to the west and Denver to the north and east. The residents of Cherry Hills Village pride themselves on their sense of community, their quality of life and their unique park and trail systems.

There are three schools within the City boundaries (St. Mary’s Academy, Kent Denver School and Cherry Hills Village Elementary School), two country clubs (Cherry Hills Country Club and Glenmoor Country Club) and several churches. Cherry Hills Village has six small businesses located in a small commercially zoned area in its northwest corner. The City’s primary source of revenue is from its property tax.

Cherry Hills Village is a home rule community with a Council-Manager form of government. The City is divided into six districts and a Council member from each is elected to staggered four-year terms with term limits of two consecutive terms. The Mayor is elected at-large to two-year terms with a term limit of three consecutive terms. The City Council appoints the City Manager, City Attorney, City Treasurer, Municipal Judge and City Clerk.

The City Manager is responsible for leading the organization. He or she oversees four (4) department directors, Administration and Finance, Community Development, Police and Public Works and one (1) human resources analyst. However, the City also provides services in the following areas: general government, municipal court, parks and recreation as well as water and sewer. Currently there are fifty-one (51) full-time employees and approximately nine (9) part-time/seasonal employees. The City’s current total budget is about $12.2 M of which approximately $6.7M comprises the General Fund. The City is served by South Metro Fire Rescue Authority. The City is active with the Colorado Municipal League (CML), the Denver Regional Council of Governments (DRCOG), and the Arapahoe Mayors and Managers.

Requirements include a Bachelor's degree (Master's preferred) in business or public administration combined with at least ten (10) years of progressively responsible leadership experience of which at least five years must have been gained in a municipal government. Critical skills include finance, budget, organizational analysis, staff development, capital project management, written and verbal communications, visioning and strength of both character and conviction. The successful candidate must be a superior manager and leader.

Additional information can be found at the consultant's website: and the City’s website:

Apply by December 31, 2015 with cover letter, resume and current salary to:

Robert E. Slavin or Paul Wenbert
3040 Holcomb Bridge Road #A-1
Norcross, GA 30071
Phone: 770/449-4656
Fax 770/416-0848

The City of Cherry Hills Village is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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