Assistant City Manager - City of Edina, MN

$146,887 - $193,708 yearly
  • GovHR USA
  • Edina, MN, USA
  • Sep 15, 2023
Full time Administration/Management

Job Description

Edina, MN (population 53,318), A fully developed and thriving first tier community located on the southwest corner of Minneapolis seeks experienced, innovative, and highly collaborative candidates for its next Assistant City Manager.  Edina is known for its outstanding quality of life, including attractive neighborhoods, education, arts and one of the most well-regarded parks and recreation systems in the metropolitan area.  The community is served by major highways and is easily accessible.

The Assistant City Manager is a second-in-charge position and provides leadership and direction to the Administration Department and directly oversees Finance, Human Resources, and Information Technology.  As Director of Administration, the Assistant City Manager is also responsible for the divisions of City Clerk, Community Engagement and Race and Equity.  The Assistant City Manager leads strategic initiatives across the organization and serves a key role in the formation of strategic planning and decision making.   The Assistant City Manager participates as an active member of the City’s Executive Leadership Team and maintains strong, productive, and cooperative relationships with other City Departments, City Council, and community stakeholders to maximize use of City resources and talent.  The City provides a full range of municipal services and has an adopted general fund budget of approximately $55 million for 2023 and consolidated budget of $144 million.  The City has approximately 345 FTEs, as well as seasonal and part-time staff of 400 to 500 annually.

Candidate Requirements

  • A bachelor’s degree in Public Administration, Business Administration, Organizational Development, Political Science, or a related degree in a closely related field. A master’s degree is desirable.
  • Eight years of progressively responsible experience, including at least five years in a government management role, or equivalent.  

Additionally, the successful candidate will demonstrate: 

  • Ability to effectively communicate to large groups as well as individuals of varied backgrounds.
  • Ability to prepare and present accurate and reliable reports containing findings and recommendations.
  • Excellent customer service skills including demonstrated ability to build positive relationships with employees, managers, other organizations, and the public.
  • Strong research, analytical, and problem solving skills.
  • Ability to express oneself clearly and concisely both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to inspire confidence in citizens, staff, and the City Council.
  • Ability to find a balance point for conflicting political goals and directions with an outcome of positive direction for the organization.
  • Ability to perform a wide variety of duties and responsibilities with accuracy and speed under the pressure of time-sensitive deadlines.
  • Ability to demonstrate integrity, ingenuity, and inventiveness in the performance of assigned tasks.
  • Ability to maintain the highest confidentiality when dealing with sensitive or private information. 


The salary range for the assistant city manager is $146,887-$193,708 with an anticipated hiring range of $161,000 to $171,000 +/- DOQ.   The City of Edina offers a comprehensive benefits program, including participation in the Public Employees Retirement Association pension plan.


Interested candidates should apply online by October 9, 2023 with resume, cover letter and contact information for five work-related references at  to the attention of Charlene Stevens, Executive Vice President,  and/or Pam Dmytrenko Vice President, , GovHRUSA. Tel: (847) 380-3240.  Interviews with the City of Edina are anticipated for November 2023 with the successful candidate able to start in January of 2024.

The City of Edina, MN is an Equal Opportunity Employer.