City Manager

City of Santa Cruz

The City of Santa Cruz (pop. 64,424) is located along California’s Central Coast just 75 miles south of San Francisco between the Santa Cruz Mountains and Monterey Bay. A full-service municipality where professionals enjoy a mutually respectful relationship with policymakers, Santa Cruz is supported by more than 800 authorized staff positions and a total FY2020-21 budget of $232 million ($96 million operating and $93 capital project appropriation).

The City Council is seeking a high energy visionary with a passion for public service. The ideal candidate will possess the ability to maintain momentum and discipline around organizational priorities and lead in a dynamic environment with high levels of community engagement. This outstanding relationship builder will also offer a proven commitment to diversity and inclusion. A broad background in local government and experience as a City Manager, Assistant or Deputy City Manager will be considered favorably. A bachelor’s degree is required; master’s degree preferred.

Salary is currently under review. Compensation also includes an attractive benefits package. This recruitment will close on Monday, May 31, 2021. Please visit for detailed brochure and to apply online.

Tina White  ·  619.948.1786