City Manager - City of Aspen, Colorado

Aspen, Colorado (3.87 sq. mi., elev. 7,908 ft.) is a premier, internationally-acclaimed resort community set high in Colorado’s Rocky Mountains in the heart of the White River National Forest. With historic roots as a silver mining and ranching community, Aspen was transformed into a world-class ski, cultural and arts center in the 1940s, and has embodied the “Aspen Idea,” which describes the importance and interrelationship of mind, body, and spirit.

The last City Manager served for 20 years. The City Manager oversees approximately 325 full time employees in about 24 departments and an annual budget of around $120 million. Aspen’s priorities and challenges include affordable housing, communications and public outreach, environmental stewardship and sustainability, managed growth, and the new city office project ($48.1 million, opening in 2021), among others.

A four-year college degree with major course work in public administration, management, or business administration, and seven years of progressively responsible government experience, including five years of executive or senior management experience (preferably as a City Manager or as an Assistant/Deputy City Manager or similar position) are required. Municipal management experience and a master’s degree in public administration or business administration are preferred, and experience working in resort communities is desired. Any combination of experience and education that would likely provide the required abilities, knowledge and skills as determined by the City of Aspen may be substituted for the requirements. The hiring range for this opportunity is $180,000 to $214,000 DOQE. Comprehensive benefits. Housing allowance and relocation assistance are subject to negotiation.

Filing deadline is July 8, 2019. Contact Andrew Gorgey
Resumes are acknowledged within 2 business days.