City Manager

City of Cupertino

Cupertino is a culturally and economically vibrant city, rich in diversity that takes pride as a model community enjoying an excellent quality of life. With an award-winning school system, a thriving business and high technology industry, and a technologically savvy and engaged population, Cupertino has become a community of choice within the Bay Area. Cupertino lies at the center of Silicon Valley, situated against the scenic foothills of the Santa Cruz Mountain range. Various corporate headquarters including Apple Inc. blend with tree-shrouded residential neighborhoods providing an ideal backdrop for living, working, and participating in recreational activities. The City offers over 150 acres of parkland along with several full-service community centers for resident use, with plans to expand this parkland space.

Cupertino seeks a dynamic and engaging leader to take charge as the next City Manager. The new City Manager will be tasked with guiding the City through a unique period of challenges and opportunity for the community. The individual will be required to help optimize the City’s long-term fiscal position, develop staff, help coordinate (and, when needed, lead) discussions in a highly engaged community, ensure complete and accurate communication with the public, and be a highly successful facilitator for City Council in their role of leading the community. The City, like many in the country, is facing a significant loss of revenue from their three key revenue sources of property, sales and transient occupancy taxes. The City took difficult decisions to reduce costs and secure financial standing. That stated, the City’s financial status is strong. Moving forward this means the new manager is expected to be innovative and to take the initiative in finding new ways to improve service delivery and project completion in a unique environment of significant opportunities.

This position requires a strong generalist background with a preferred significant depth of budget, financial and administration skills, and expertise in several service or discipline areas within local government, such as experience with managing utilities and the development of public amenity spaces including parks and other meeting- or recreational facilities. A minimum of 10 years of increasingly responsible professional administrative experience in public sector management, preferably in California, is preferred. The position also requires a Bachelor’s degree in public/business administration, public policy or a related field (or equivalent experience in lieu of a degree). A Master’s degree in a related field is highly desirable. The salary for this position is open dependent on qualifications. To be considered, please visit the Avery Associates Career Portal at to upload your letter of interest, resume and contact information including email addresses for five work-related references to Bill Avery by August 31, 2021.