City Manager

The Corporation of the City of Burlington. Burlington, ON.

Closing Date April 16, 2019 Location Burlington, ON Work Type


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Job Description
You’ve dreamt about this challenge! You have the experience, skills, energy and positive attitude needed to help the City of Burlington be an even better place to live, work and play.

You know you have what it takes to lead a dynamic team in a robust city, teaming with culture and industrious growth. Keep reading to discover just how amazing Burlington is and what this opportunity could mean for you and your career growth.

Situated between the western shores of Lake Ontario and the Niagara Escarpment, the highly desirable Waterfront City of Burlington is consistently ranked as one of the top most liveable mid-sized cities in Canada. With a population of 185,000, Burlington offers residents vibrant neighbourhoods both established and tree-lined, and carefully planned newer residential communities, a wide range of excellent hospital and community healthcare services; and public, private and independent schools noted for their academic excellence. Burlington provides highly efficient public transportation (a city bus system and three provincial commuter ‘GO’ stations) as well as easy access by car to Ontario’s major highways (QEW, 403, 407).

Burlington’s lifestyle options abound whether it be shopping, dining, a short drive to the Niagara wine region, or cultural and botanical interests that include the Burlington Performing Arts Centre, the Art Gallery of Burlington, Museums of Burlington and the Royal Botanical Gardens, the largest botanical garden in Canada and a National Historic Site. 

Burlington has a plethora of natural offerings for the serious or casual outdoor lifestyle.  Mount Nemo is a special place to go and spend a few hours hiking, contemplating, enjoying views, nature, stop and absorb the nature at its fullest. The Burlington Waterfront Trail is perfect for nature lovers and is a stunning, serene, untouched area with an abundance of wildlife and a breathtaking lake view. 

“Operating at the heart of municipal government means operating with the heart. As with all matters of the heart you have to truly love what you to do.”

Reporting to the Mayor and City Council, you will provide strategic vision, leadership and guidance on the general management of the corporation as well as participate in the overall direction of the municipality.

In this key leadership role, you will lead by example our approximately 1,400 employees, and operate with a shared sense of passion and commitment, enabling efficient operations that simplify the day-to-day lives of the people of the community you serve.

You have the ability to manage complex issues, be a positive example of how to drive change and be an active champion of innovative ideas and individual changemakers.

As a successful senior executive, you are a proven consensus-builder with the ability to influence a diverse group of stakeholders. 

Our ideal City Manager is a visionary leader who has the wisdom to balance a comprehensive strategy with an understanding of what needs to get done today, to move toward tomorrow and beyond.

How to Apply

Feeling inspired? Ready for the challenge?

If you possess a rare combination of political acumen and exceptional leadership to have a meaningful impact in one of the most “desirable” communities in North America, please contact Kartik Kumar at for more details and a complete position profile. 

Application Deadline: April 16th, 2019.