EXECUTIVE RECRUITMENT FOR CITY MANAGER OF CAMBRIDGE, MASSACHUSETTS
Cambridge is a unique urban community with a vibrant mix of culture, social, and economic diversity. As a rapidly growing city with a diverse population, Cambridge is a hub of innovation and opportunity and home to residents from many countries.
With 118,403 residents according to the 2020 census, the population has increased by 12.6% since 2010. It is the fourth largest city in the Commonwealth and with 18,529 persons per square mile, it is one of the most densely populated as well. Cambridge is also an economically stratified City and becoming more so. The Cambridge City Council is looking to partner with a creative City Manager to move this unique community forward.
Form of Government
The City of Cambridge has a Council-Manager form of government as detailed by its Plan E charter. Under the Plan E Charter, the City Council serves as the City’s legislative body made up of 9 members, including a Mayor and Vice Mayor who are directly elected by their City Council colleagues.
The City Council is responsible for hiring a City Manager with the expertise to oversee and direct the day-to-day activities of the City within broad functional areas including Finance, Public Safety, Human Services, Community Development, Traffic and Parking, Public Works, and more. The City Manager provides leadership on all the City’s strategic initiatives including diversity, equity and inclusion, economic development, redevelopment, and organizational improvement. The City Manager is responsible for hiring, removing, and overseeing all City employees (except for School Department employees).
Qualifications, Education & Experience of City Manager
Candidates must have a bachelor’s degree plus 10 years of increasingly responsible public, private or non-profit executive-level experience. Assistant/Deputy Administrator/Managers in a larger community or organizations will also be considered, as will any combination of education and experience that will demonstrate the ability to perform the work (non-traditional candidates are encouraged to apply). Experience with managing a large number of employees and departments; Experience successfully managing a multi-million-dollar budget; Experience working with a City Council or Board of Directors; Experience making presentations to boards, employees, and groups; Experience managing multiple projects, programs, and capital investment projects. Candidates should demonstrate both leadership and accomplishments in DEI and anti-racism.
Preferred Qualifications: A Masters’ degree, ICMA Credentialed Manager, or other advanced level training such as documented participation in advanced executive leadership programs is highly preferred.
The City of Cambridge is an AA/EOE Employer
Expected starting salary is $275,000 to $300,000. A higher starting salary will be considered depending upon qualifications. Open and competitive beginning salary DOQ’s supplemented by an excellent benefits package. (Residency is not required but preferred and moving expenses can be negotiated along with other benefits)
To apply now for this amazing opportunity, please email your cover letter and resume to Ms. Frank. The position will remain open until filled; the first screening date is March 30, 2022. If you have questions about this position, please contact Ms. Frank before applying. Top Candidates will receive a questionnaire to complete, so please send your resume early enough to have time to complete the questionnaire and have a screening interview by Randi Frank Consulting. For first consideration, apply by April 8, 2022, at [email protected].
The first round of private interviews will be held virtually from May 12-13, 2022. The second round of interviews will be held in person on June 1-2, 2022. (Candidates must be available for all these dates.)