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City Manager
City of East Palo Alto

The City of East Palo Alto, CA is seeking a City Manager. The ideal candidate will have experience in a multi-cultural and multi-lingual setting. Possessing a personal ability and/or a well-developed plan for communicating with diverse populations is key. Prepared and thoughtful communication with the Council and staff is a must as is an ability to listen and adapt to different communication styles. The East Palo Alto community is very engaged, and residents enjoy having access to their City Manager. The successful candidate will be comfortable with elected officials and department heads as well as with the citizenry. Gaining a keen sense for the community’s top priorities will help ensure this success. The City Manager will be a navigator in the sense that he or she should help chart a course for a long-term community developed vision, organize priorities, and then measure the results of actions taken. The City Manager should be caring, decisive, and confident. Above all, potential City Manager candidates should have integrity and be honest. Earning trust in the community will come from having genuine pride in the community and continuing the tradition of having high citizen satisfaction with city services. The selected individual will honor the community and its residents for their past and for what the community is today, and possess a positive attitude about serving the needs of a very diverse community.

Location: East Palo Alto, California
Salary: Negotiable and DOQ
Final filing date: Open Until Filled


Please make sure to have your Resume, Cover Letter, and List of References ready for upload before you start the application process. One combined document that includes all three items is preferred.