City Manager

The City of Calgary is a dynamic, rapidly growing, and economically vibrant city of over 1.2 million people. With a young and diverse population, Calgary was ranked the best city in the Western Hemisphere in which to live (the fourth best in the world) in 2018 by the Economist and was recently named one of the 52 Places To Go in 2019 by The New York Times. Well-educated and prosperous, it’s a place where dreams launch and where deals are done: a great place to make a living and a great place to make a life.

The City Manager is the chief executive of a complex organization, reporting to City Council and providing policy direction and guidance to over 15,000 employees across thirty-four business units, delivering sixty-one lines of service to citizens and businesses. Stewarding a $4B operating and $5B multi-year capital budget, the City Manager ensures the organization is well-managed, efficiently run, citizen-focused, and financially stable. The City Manager leads the corporation with the aim of building on Council’s priorities: a prosperous city, a city that moves, a healthy and green city, a city of safe and inspiring neighbourhoods, and a well-run city.

With your degree and more than 15 years of experience (with several at the executive level), you’ve gained a deep understanding of the public sector and complex unionized organizations. You have overseen multi-million dollar budgets and large teams, and reported to boards and committees. Your political and financial acumen are well developed, and you are known as a collaborate team builder. Here is your opportunity to work in one of the most dynamic cities in the world, and continue Calgary’s success.

To explore this opportunity further, please contact Julia Robarts at Odgers Berndtson Executive Search at 1 866-962-1990 or submit your resume and related information online to by April 25, 2019.