City Manager

Organization: City of Aurora, Colorado
Salary: The position offers a competitive compensation package.
Close Date: June 14, 2010

Job Description:

Aurora, Colorado, part of the Denver/Aurora metropolitan area, is a city of 314,000 residents and is the third largest city in Colorado and the 25th largest council-manager city in the country. With close proximity to downtown Denver and the Denver International Airport, Aurora is home to many bioscience, aerospace, healthcare, and high tech employers including the Raytheon Company, Northrop Grumman, Lockheed Martin, and Boeing. Aurora is served by 3 school districts and 8 colleges and universities including the University of Colorado Medical School. With an emphasis on smart growth, infill development, sustainability, and livable neighborhoods, Aurora’s population has grown by 1.5 percent annually over the last 18 years.

The City of Aurora is an award-winning organization that operates under the council-manager form of government. The City Council consists of a Mayor and 10 Council Members elected to 4-year overlapping terms. The Mayor and 4 of the Council Members are elected at-large, and the other 6 Council Members are elected by wards. The previous 2 City Managers were in the position for a total of 20 years, and each left voluntarily. The City has an annual budget of $615 million, a five-year Capital Improvement Program budget of $710 million, 2,676 FTE’s, and an Aa1 general obligation bond rating from Moody’s.

The minimum job requirements are: 1) Master's degree in public administration, business administration or directly related field; and 2) at least 5 years progressively responsible administrative and managerial experience as a Deputy City Manager or City Manager in a medium to large full-service municipal government or comparable organization. Employment is contingent upon successful completion of a criminal background check, drug screening, and provision of official transcripts reflecting the candidate’s highest level of education. For additional information about Aurora, please visit

The position offers a competitive compensation package. In order to be considered for this position, please send your resume and cover letter with current salary by June 14, 2010 to For additional information about this job, please visit for the recruitment profile or contact:

Paul Wenbert
Western Regional Manager
Slavin Management Consultants


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