Job Details

City Manager
City of Eau Claire, WI
Job Description

The City of Eau Claire, Wisconsin (est. pop. 68,802) is seeking a forward-thinking City Manager to carry out the goals, objectives, and directives established by the City Council and provide organizational leadership in equity, diversity, and inclusion.

Eau Claire is a vibrant regional center for education, business, services and culture. Eau Claire’s growing downtown area is a significant economic engine with approximately 600 businesses employing approximately 12,000 individuals. The City’s low costs of living and housing coupled with its strong economic outlook position Eau Claire for continued growth.

The City Manager will oversee a 2020 operating budget of $133.7 million, including a General Fund of $76.7 million, supported by a property tax levy of $43.9 million. The 2020 budget authorizes 497.25 full-time equivalents (FTEs). Approximately 45 percent of the City’s workforce is represented by bargaining units for police, fire, and transit employees.

Qualified candidates must have a Bachelor’s degree in public or business administration or a related field; a Master’s degree is strongly preferred, and demonstrate extensive responsible local government management experience as a City Manager, Assistant City Manager, Department Director or an equivalent position in a comparable organization. ICMA-Credentialed Public Manager designation is a plus. The ideal candidate must demonstrate a record of successful leadership in executing strategic goals, managing organizational performance, transparent communications, prudent financial management, building effective community partnerships, engaging citizens, and incorporating an equity, diversity and inclusion framework into policy-making and implementation, community relations, and staff management.

Compensation for the City Manager position will be up to $175,000 commensurate with the qualifications and experience of the successful candidate. The City offers competitive benefits and participates in the Wisconsin Retirement System. Reasonable relocation expenses are negotiable.

Job Details
Up to $175,000 DOE
Job Function:
Chief Administrator (City, County, Town Manager)
Position Type:
Full Time
City of Eau Claire
203 South Farwell St
Eau Claire, WI 54701
United States
Population: 66,623
Form of Government: Council-Manager

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