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City Manager, City of London

Organization Name City of London City of London
Industry Municipal Government
City London
Province/State Ontario [ON]
Country Canada [CA]
Job ID COL1023-CM.php
Organization Overview / Background

Seeking a Visionary, Innovative, and Collaborative Senior Leader to Lead One of Canada’s Most Dynamic and Fast-Growing Cities

The City of London, which is proudly known as the Forest City, is home to over 450,000 residents. Located midway between Windsor and Toronto, London is in the heart of southwestern Ontario. As the sixth-largest city in Ontario and Canada’s 10th largest city, it serves as a regional hub for surrounding communities. It is a hub for higher education, medical research, manufacturing, and technology. London is rich in heritage, arts, cultural spaces, and natural beauty. Whether you enjoy walking in beautiful parks or along the banks of the Thames River, or you prefer to visit one of our local museums or catch a world-class performance, London offers all the amenities found in much larger cities.

In London, we are dedicated to our work, our community, and each other. Our mission is to be a responsive and modern public-service partner that fosters change to build a better London for all. Our desire is to ensure London is a welcoming, inclusive, and safe community for everyone.

Position / Responsibilities / Requirements

London’s City Manager is the most senior official in the City’s administrative structure, with overall accountability to the Mayor and City Council for the policies and programs and general operation of the City, subject to legal requirements and City policy. In this exceptional leadership role, the City Manager executes the overall strategic direction for the City, working to advance Council’s mandate within a large, complex organization.

The ideal candidate will have a master’s degree in public administration, social sciences, business administration, or a related field, and an equivalent combination of education and related professional and lived community experience. They will have a minimum of 15 years of senior leadership and management experience, with a strong preference for experience in a complex, unionized organization, such as a large municipality, or similar work history. The candidate will exemplify effective leadership in guiding individuals through transformative processes while cultivating a culture of collaboration.

Search & Application Process

If you wish to be considered for the position, please forward a cover letter and your resume by email to Kartik Kumar at by November 12th@11:59 pm.

To view the full Position Profile, please click here.

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Thank you once again for your interest.

Legacy Partners and the City of London are committed to equity, diversity, and inclusion and recognize that a diverse staff is essential to organizational excellence. Please visit the City of London’s Anti-Racism and Anti-Oppression Division for more information on the City’s commitments to this work. We welcome applications from all qualified individuals and encourage women, members of racialized communities, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity to confidentially self-identify at the time of application. In accordance with provincial legislation, accommodations will be provided by Legacy Partners and the organization throughout the recruitment, selection, and/or assessment process, upon request, to applicants with disabilities. If you would like to self-identify during the recruitment process, please fill out the IISD’s Voluntary Self-Identification Questionnaire and submit it with your application.

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