Communications/Marketing/PR, Community Development, Management
4 Year Degree
City of Surprise, Arizona
City Manager Salary: Negotiable and commensurate with experience and qualifications. Salary is supplemented by an attractive benefit package. Application Deadline: Friday, July 30, 2021.
A fast-growing Phoenix suburb, the City of Surprise is most known as the Spring Training home of the Kansas City Royals and the Texas Rangers. With a population of more than 141,000, Surprise is the tenth largest city in Arizona and, according to Safewise, also ranks as the sixth safest Arizona city. The 2021 National Citizens Survey revealed that more than 9 in 10 residents rate the quality of life in Surprise as excellent or good, and they recommend living here.
City leaders are seeking a seasoned public sector professional with a proven track record of quickly and effectively assessing, engaging with, and acclimating to an organization’s needs, and embracing challenging opportunities for strategic success. This fiscally savvy individual will be dedicated to the improvement of local economies and committed to active community participation and open, transparent government. A bridge builder who embraces respectful, collaborative partnerships as a method of improving services and creating efficiencies will be successful in this role. The new City Manager will possess the emotional intelligence necessary to effectively lead and manage a diverse, high-performing staff and the political aptitude to anticipate issues of concern. Exceptional communication skills and a respectful leadership presence supported by tangible accomplishments are expected.