City Manager

City of Sterling, CO

The City is seeking an energetic, experienced, and creative Administrator who is a proven leader and can develop a productive working relationship with a diverse group of people. The next City Manager will be an exceptional communicator with the ability to collaborate and engage with the elected officials, staff, business owners, and community members. The ideal candidate will have the ability to skillfully guide the Council and City staff through the decision making and policy making process. The successful candidate will be of strong character, trustworthy, and ethical. This person should also be a process-oriented individual with strong financial and budgeting skills. The ideal candidate will be accessible to staff, lead by example, and support a positive working environment and organizational culture. The successful candidate will maintain a high level of accountability and prioritize activities to align with the strategic mission of the City: maintaining a high quality of life through programs and services. Key issues facing the City are the diversification of business activity, the availability of affordable housing, and maintaining the character of the City including agriculture, arts and culture, open space and trails development. Other critical issues facing the City are developmental infrastructure strategies, especially concerning water and wastewater. It will be important for the next City Manager to embrace the culture of a diverse economy which is predominantly rural. The ideal candidate will be expected to demonstrate a knowledge of balancing these various issues. Key skills an ideal candidate will demonstrate, include but are not limited to savvy leadership, team builder and team player, strong communicator and listener, delegator, strategic planning, experience with water rights issues, understanding public lands management, ability to balance growth pressures, collaboration, and strong intergovernmental skills. The successful candidate will be an indidvual who understands the City’s role in economic development and the rural environment. The City is seeking a “visionary” who will foster long-term relationships and develop organization-wide transparency, accountability, and flexibility.

Education & Experience
Minimum qualifications include a bachelor’s degree in public administration, business administration or a related field from an accredited college or university. A master’s degree is preferred. Also required is a minimum of 5 years experience as a City Manager, Assistant City Manager, Department Head or equivalent. An equivalent combination of education and experience will be considered.

How to Apply

To be considered submit a cover letter, resume and 6 professional references. For more detail go to:

Job Details

Job Function
Chief Administrator (City, County, Town Manager)
Position Type
Full Time

City of Sterling


PO Box 4000
Sterling, CO 80751-0400
United States

Form of Government