City Manager - City of Newberg

  • City of Newberg, Oregon
Full Time Executive Government Management

Job Description

The Opportunity

The City Manager is the full time administrative head of City government and is responsible for the effective and efficient administration of the City, assuming full management responsibility, leadership, and accountability for City operations, including direct or indirect supervision of all employees. The City Manager serves at the pleasure of the Council and is accountable for achieving policies, goals, and objectives established by the City Council. 

The new City Manager maintains an understanding of the issues affecting Newberg and leverages that knowledge to drive decisions. The successful candidate is a strategic thinker who easily sees the big picture and long-term vision for the City. The ideal candidate brings a proven ability to move projects and initiatives forward and will successfully guide the City through this exciting time of growth and transformation.

An effective leader, the City Manager models behaviors expected throughout the organization, including collaboration, a commitment to high quality work, sound customer service and the value of public service. The City Manager has a strong history of developing effective relationships with elected officials and effortlessly partners with the Mayor and City Council to provide sound advice and guidance. In addition, the successful candidate recognizes the importance of relationships and partnerships at all levels and has a history of engaging in effective, meaningful communication with business and community leaders and key stakeholders.

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About the City of Newberg

With a population of 23,795, the City of Newberg cultivates a healthy, safe environment where residents can work, play and grow. A friendly, dynamic and diverse community that values partnerships and opportunity, Newberg is growing fast because of the high standard of living; clean, green environment; and strong economy. The residents of Newberg believe strongly in volunteering and provide countless hours of support to the community’s many churches and social service organizations.

It is an exciting time in Newberg. The newly adopted community vision, aNewBERG states in 2040, Newberg is a gem of the Willamette Valley – mirroring the surrounding bucolic landscapes, its cultivated relationships, flourishing culture, thoughtfully enhanced sense of place, strong local economy and collaborative leadership nourish our thriving community.

City Services are provided through Community Development; Finance; Human Resources; Information Technology; Legal; Library; Police; and Public Works. Newberg has a 2019-20 budget of $113 million and employs 130 full time and 29 part time staff and. Fire and emergency medical services are provided by Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue and parks, trails, open space, and recreational opportunities are provided by the Chehalem Park and Recreation District.


At least five years leadership experience as a high-level director, preferably in a municipality. Extensive knowledge of modern policies and practices of public administration is required. Strong managerial experience and the ability to work closely with the City Council are essential. A sound financial background with a strong understanding of budgets and financial management is required.  Working knowledge of human resources, public works, public safety, and economic and community development are ideal. An exceptional ability to develop effective partnerships is required, as is successful, prior experience working with the business community. 

A Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Public Administration, Political Science or similar field is required. A Masters of Public Administration, Business Administration is highly desirable. Ideally, the City Manager will reside within the City of Newberg.

To Be Considered

Cover letters expressing your interest in the City of Newberg and how you would succeed in the role should be addressed to Heather Gantz. Please submit your resume and cover letter via Waldron’s Candidate Web Portal. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible, and no later than November 24, 2019.


City Planning

Education Requirements

Bachelor's Degree


$150,000 - $170,000