As a City Manager, you will join a City that is truly ‘Alive with Opportunity!’
The City of Cambridge can be best described as the coming together of places, and the uniting of people to build a City that will grow into a prosperous metropolis and become one of the best places to live and work in the Province of Ontario.
Cambridge is located along highway 401 within the Regional Municipality of Waterloo, and at the gateway of Canada’s technology triangle. A mid-size city with a quaint small town feel and a population of over 130,000 the city is known for its high quality of life. Affordable housing, excellent schools, libraries, parks and scenic trails are some of the reasons why Cambridge is the place to be!
Manufacturing is the largest industry in the area with over 8 million vehicles built locally. It is also home to several international and nationally recognized industries such as textiles, plastics, agri-food and the technology sector. The City has also served as a backdrop for many film/TV shows and has recently seen an increase in the number projects filmed in the city.
The City hosts many festivals and cultural events, year-round. These include the Preston Kin Carnival in May, Neighbourhood Day in June, the Cambridge Scottish Festival and Cambridge Arts Festival in July, and Christmas in Cambridge in November and December.
The advantageous location, enviable lifestyle, skilled labour force and growing population has led to the City of Cambridge being considered as one of Ontario's fastest growing and economically prosperous regions.
About the role:
Reporting to the Mayor and City Council, you will provide strategic vision, leadership and guidance on the general management of the corporation as well; participate in the overall direction of the municipality.
As a leader, you seek to engage our approximately 1000 employees and inspire excellence as you demonstrate by example the corporate values of integrity, respect, inclusiveness and service.
As a successful senior executive, you are a proven consensus-builder with strong change management skills and the ability to influence a diverse group of stakeholders. You have implemented strategic plans, large complex initiatives and created opportunities for economic prosperity.
As our City’s most senior administrative official, you are committed to our city’s mission, values and vision of making Cambridge a place for people to prosper - alive with opportunity.
Our ideal candidate for City Manager has a deep understanding of Public Sector administration, municipal finance and governance. You are an innovation advocate with a passion to collaborate, engage and embrace new ideas to securely enable efficient operations of citizen services.