Avery Associates

The City of Malibu is an iconic, world-class city in Southern California. Stretching for more than 20 miles along the Pacific Ocean, Malibu is a quintessential coastal community that combines the peace and tranquility of a rural town with the benefits of being a stone’s throw away from the second largest city in the country. Known for its Mediterranean climate and access to some the of most beautiful beaches and state parks in California, the community offers an unsurpassed quality of life. Malibu has a population of approximately 10,000 and despite its reputation as a home to multiple celebrities and tech billionaires, the fact is Malibu has a very diverse population that come from all walks of life and income levels.

Malibu is seeking a dynamic and visionary leader to manage the City at a crucial time in its history. Malibu is continuing to rebuild and emerge from the aftermath of the Woolsey Fire and the new City Manager will need to continue to shepherd the community through that process. Like many communities emerging from the COVID-19 pandemic, a key focus also will be continuing to secure the City’s long-term financial security. Additionally, the new City Manager will need to foster close relationships with both the state and county agencies that control Malibu’s beaches as well as the Pacific Coast Highway which runs through the community. Lastly, the City Manager will need to balance the dynamics of retaining Malibu’s rural charm while adopting and adapting to changes necessary to continue the community’s vitality in an era of disruptive technology and change.

The City Manager will be expected to lead by example and nurture a high-performance culture within the work environment where a cohesive and motivated team of professionals are enthusiastic about providing first-class services. The City Manager must also be experienced in municipal finance and maintaining a sustainable financial structure. Prior experience as a City Manager is preferred, but the City Council also will consider candidates having experience as an Assistant or Deputy City Manager, an Executive Director of a complex public sector organization, or a Senior Executive Officer in the private sector. A BS/BA in a related field is essential and an MS/MA/MPA/MBA is highly desired. The salary for this position is open, depending on qualifications. The most recent base salary was $248,000. To be considered, please visit the Avery Associates Career Portal at www.averyassoc.net/current-searches/ to upload your letter of interest, resume and contact information including email addresses for five work-related references to Bill Avery by September 30, 2021.

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