City Manager, Moorhead, MN

City Manager, Moorhead, MN

The City of Moorhead, MN seeks a strategic leader and effective relationship builder to serve as City Manager.

moorhead-logoThe City

Located across the Red River from the City of Fargo, North Dakota, Moorhead (approx. pop. 44,000) is a growing regional center for culture, commerce, and higher education in northwestern Minnesota; it is part of the Fargo-Moorhead Metropolitan Area with an estimated overall population of 250,000. The City has a 8-member City Council, an operating and capital budget of $78 million and a staff of 262 employees.


The Position

The position requires a Bachelor’s degree with coursework in public administration, political science, business management, economics, or related field and over six years of increasingly responsible experience managing municipal government operations or comparable organizations. Master’s degree preferred.

The ideal candidate will provide leadership in building effective Council-Manager-staff relationships, clarifying organizational roles and responsibilities, and helping the City Council identify, establish, and achieve strategic directions. Candidates must demonstrate the ability to develop productive collaborative relationships, to plan and direct the work of operating departments, to encourage continuous improvement of municipal operations, and to provide for investments in municipal infrastructure and facilities. Must have excellent skills in interpersonal relations, communications, performance management, and organizational development.

Competitive compensation package up to $160,000 depending on qualifications and experience. Excellent health and benefits program available. Relocation negotiable.


To Apply

Submit your cover letter and resume online at This position is open until filled; however, interested applicants are strongly encouraged to apply no later than October 5, 2016.

For more information please contact Sharon Klumpp at or by calling 651.223.3053 (office) or 651.270.6856.