Located in the heart of the Tualatin Valley, midway between Mt. Hood and the Oregon coast, Beaverton combines the best of a big city and the peaceful surroundings of a small town. Just seven miles west of downtown Portland, Beaverton is Oregon’s sixth-largest city and the second-largest incorporated city in Washington County. Beaverton is home to more than 100,000 people of all ages and backgrounds and is one of the most diverse cities in Oregon. This richness of cultural diversity is what makes Beaverton such a vibrant city.
The City Manager is appointed by, reports to, and serves at the pleasure of the City Council and provides administrative direction and leadership to all city departments. This person is responsible for the proposal and administration of the city budget and ensures the efficient and effective performance of city operations. In addition to assisting the City Council in translating its vision and goals into action plans, the City Manager works to implement the Council’s priorities and directives. The City Manager attends all Council meetings, makes reports and recommendations to the Council, and keeps the Council well-informed of matters affecting the City.
The successful candidate is a champion of diversity, equity, and inclusion, the City Manager is a strategic leader and thoughtful manager who values and models diversity of thought and action. A natural convener and collaborator, the City Manager is a highly visible member of the City and recognizes the importance of relationships and partnerships at all levels. The City Manager advances community engagement and ensures the City has an effective mechanism for media and public relations. The successful candidate is a highly effective communicator and sustains strong communication links with staff and the community.
The City Manager effectively advises department and division heads on a full range of organizational, management, administrative, budget, and financial policies and related issues. The City Manager directs, supervises, mentors, and evaluates the work performance of department heads and ensures the planning and retention of a diverse and multicultural workforce. Importantly, the City Manager promotes an equitable environment and routinely applies equitable program practices to diverse and complex city services.
On January 1, 2021, the City of Beaverton transitioned from a mayor-council form of government to the council-manager form of government. The City Manager brings a fresh yet experienced and measured voice and perspective to the City and is energized by the opportunity to continue to introduce the organization to the council-manager form of government. The successful candidate educates and empowers others to learn new practices and procedures to further support a smooth transition and establish clear expectations. In addition, the City Manager provides clarity around roles and ensures transparent communication throughout the organization.
A minimum of ten (10) years of experience in government or an organization of comparable complexity and five (5) years of executive leadership experience are required. A proven track record of working effectively with an elected governing body is essential. A bachelor’s degree with major course work in public or business administration, public policy, finance, or a related field, or designation as an ICMA-Credentialed Manager is required. A master’s degree is highly desirable. The City will consider any combination of education and experience that allows for successful performance in this role.
Beaverton is a diverse city, boasting a large population of qualified persons, including women, veterans, Black, Indigenous and people of color, persons with disabilities, generational groups, persons who speak many languages, and are of diverse national origins. It is widely stated—and supported by studies—that candidates, especially women, are less likely to apply for a job unless they believe they meet 100% of the hiring criteria. The City’s talent acquisition goals include hiring the candidate who is best able to meet the performance objectives of the role. We, therefore, encourage persons with non-traditional skill sets and experiences to apply, even if you believe you do not meet 100% of the qualifications and hiring criteria described.
The hiring range is $180,000 - $241,000, depending on qualifications. The City of Beaverton provides a generous benefits package. Learn more about our options and employee-based benefits here.
Applications will be accepted electronically by The Novak Consulting Group, now a part of Raftelis, at https://bit.ly/3q3gWFP. Applicants complete a brief online form and are prompted to provide a cover letter and resume. Applications will be accepted through April 11, 2021.
The City of Beaverton is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, sex, marital status, race, color, creed, mental or physical disability, religion, national origin, familial status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or source of income in the admission or access to, or employment in, its programs or activities. The City of Beaverton recognizes the significant contributions of veterans in protecting the liberties our residents enjoy. The City complies with Oregon’s Veterans’ Preference Law.