City Manager

$130,000 - $160,000 yearly
  • Jensen Strategies, LLC
  • Hood River, OR, USA
  • Jun 30, 2021
Full time Administration/Management

Job Description

The City of Hood River, Oregon (population 8,565) is recruiting its next City Manager.  This position provides a unique opportunity for an experienced manager to help guide this growing and diverse community.  Located in the beautiful Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area just 30 miles north of Mount Hood, Hood River offers the amenities of small-town living, a family-oriented environment, numerous outdoor recreational opportunities, as well as easy access to the Portland metropolitan area.


The City seeks a City Manager with strong management and leadership skills who is proficient in all aspects of municipal government management.   Experience in long-term community planning, citizen engagement, as well as policy and operational approaches that cultivate greater racial and social equity is highly desired. Strong skills and experience in public finance and public infrastructure (planning, maintenance, construction, and funding) are essential. 


As the administrative head of the City serving at the pleasure of the City Council, the City Manager supervises 70.1 full-time equivalent employees and oversees an annual budget of approximately $54 million.  Compensation is $130,000 – 160,000 (DOQ), plus excellent benefits. 


A bachelor's degree in Public Administration, Planning, Political Science, or a related field, and at least five (5) years of upper-level local government management experience is required.  An advanced degree in Public Administration or a related field, and at least ten (10) years of increasingly responsible experience. Experience and/or training in housing policy, community engagement, public infrastructure management, and union relations is desired.


More Information on the Position:


Position Profile

To Apply:


To be considered, candidates must email the following applications materials to Emily Rehder, emily@jensenstrategies.comno later than July 28, 2021, as separate attachments:

(1) a concise cover letter summarizing relevant background and qualifications for the position;

(2) a resume;

(3) a completed supplemental application form (available on the website: Hood River City Manager;

and, if applicable

(4) a completed and signed Oregon Veterans’ Preference form (available here) with supporting documentation (DD-214 or DD-215)



Questions may be directed to:

Erik Jensen

(503) 477-8312


The City of Hood River is an Equal Opportunity Employer.