The City of Urbana, Illinois (pop. 42,300) invites candidates for the position of City Administrator. This highly responsible position will serve under the general direction of the Mayor and be responsible for managing City activities and operations; implementing policy decisions made by the Mayor and City Council; and facilitating the development, implementation and continual evaluation of the City’s strategic plan.
Led by Mayor Diane Wolfe Marlin, Urbana’s progressive values include civic engagement, celebrating entrepreneurs and innovators, smart growth, and transparent governance. Ours is a city that embraces creative thinking and diversity to drive innovation and advancement.
Urbana offers a unique blend of small town ambience and metropolitan amenities. Home to the flagship campus of the University of Illinois, Urbana offers a full event calendar to pique every interest, world-class cultural performances at Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, outstanding schools and parks, a range of housing choices, and many more features. Among its many accolades, Urbana has been recognized for its award-winning dining, cutting-edge technology, exceptional level of multi-modal transportation, and one of the top ten neighborhoods in the country.
The position of City Administrator has been vacant for ten years; placing a highly qualified candidate is a cornerstone of Mayor Marlin’s vision for Urbana’s future. The ideal candidate will combine exceptional business/ organizational acumen, outstanding communication ability, and innovative leadership skills, and will offer demonstrated leadership in an executive-level position. Highly desirable qualifications include an advanced degree in public or business administration or a closely related field and/or professional experience in a municipal, non-profit or a similar complex organizational setting
This position offers a competitive salary with excellent benefits. For more information, visit: www.urbanacareers.org/city-administrator. To apply, please submit your resume and cover letter with current salary by December 8, 2017 to: Robert Slavin or David Krings:
The City of Urbana Welcomes Diversity! We foster an environment that values and encourages mutual respect, inclusion of all people, and utilizing differences and similarities as an organizational asset. EOE.
Our ideal candidate will combine exceptional business/ organizational acumen, outstanding communication ability and innovative leadership skills. Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:
Education Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor’s degree in business, finance or a related field and preferably supplemented with a master’s degree in business, public administration or a similar concentration.
Experience Seven years of increasingly responsible experience in an executive-level position and demonstrated project management experience involving multiple stakeholders. Professional experience in a municipal, non-profit or a similar complex organizational setting is strongly preferred.
First class dining. Cutting-edge technology. World-class education. Gigabit-speed fiber network. Urbana is a city where artists, scholars, and innovators thrive. We’re a small city with a global impact.
Located in east central Illinois, Urbana is the Champaign County seat and home to the flagship campus of the University of Illinois. The city covers 12 square miles with a population of approxim...ately 43,200 residents. Major employers are higher education, healthcare, and the public sector. Urbana has a long history of fostering innovation, from invention f the transistor to creation of the Mosaic web browser and YouTube. The new Carle Illinois College of Medicine, he world’s first engineering-based medical school, will offer exciting opportunities for scholars and entrepreneurs.
You’ll never have to wonder “what to do” in Urbana! There’s Market at the Square, one of the state’s largest farmers’
markets (and a beloved Saturday morning tradition), the Boneyard Arts Festival, the Ellnora Guitar Festival, and the
Illinois Marathon, just to name a few. We’ve got festivals, the Christie Clinic Illinois Marathon, celebrations, and events to pique every interest.
We’re connected to each other and the world thanks to an nationally-recognized mass transit district, AMTRAK rail, a regional airport, and three major interstates. Prefer to get around on two wheels? We’re proud to be the
first Gold Level Bicycle Friendly Community in Illinois. Our West Urbana neighborhood has been named of the 10
Great Neighborhoods in America by the American Planning Association, and together with our twin city Champaign,
we’ve been recognized as the Greatest Food Town, as well as an AARP Age-Friendly Community.
Mayor Diane Wolfe Marlin is committed to delivering excellent core services to promote a high quality of life for residents, businesses, and visitors. Underlying this mission is effective government, a resilient economy, safe and vibrant neighborhoods, engaged citizens, with pride in our history and excitement about the future.
Award-winning public schools, popular regional parks, diverse and engaged neighborhoods, and excellent public
services make Urbana a great place to live. This is a community where people of all ages and abilities can thrive.