Since its establishment in 1978 with a population of just over 300, Leander has evolved from a rural town with agricultural roots to a thriving community of over 80,000 residents. Strategically located within the Texas Triangle-connecting Austin, Dallas-Fort Worth, Houston, and San Antonio, Leander is in a key growth corridor of the state. Looking to the future, local projections estimate a vibrant community of 250,000 residents by 2040. At its core, Leander upholds values of inclusivity, diversity, and collaboration.
Leander is on the hunt for a forward-thinking luminary, adept in navigating rapidly growing communities, to steer the City’s voyage as the next City Manager. The City of Leander envisions its next City Manager to be a blend of insightful leadership, community passion, and analytical prowess - someone who, with his/her depth of experience and dedication, will further the City’s narrative of growth and community cohesion.
The position requires a bachelor’s degree, from an accredited college or university, in business administration, public administration, or a related field and a minimum of ten (10) years closely related experience; Or a Masters Public Administration, at least eight (8) years leadership experience as a City Manager, Assistant City Manager or Department Director, is preferred; Or a combination of a minimum of twelve (12) years or experience and training, which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities, will be considered.
Experience in cities of similar size and demographics to the City of Leander is preferred. A Texas driver’s license (or the ability to obtain one within 90 days) is required.
The City of Leander offers a highly competitive salary range of $250,000 to $300,000, based on qualifications and experience, along with a car allowance.
For more information on this position, contact:
Jay Singleton, Senior Vice President