City Manager – Aventura, FL  (Estimated Population 37,724)

Salary Range: +/- $220,000 DOQ


Fifty years ago, Aventura was a swampy marsh a mile from the Atlantic Ocean and a twinkle in a developer’s eye. Today it is one of Florida’s crown jewels. It is a vibrant and diverse community that has largely escaped the attention of Fort Lauderdale (10 miles to the north) and Miami (10 miles to the south). It is, in short, a great place to live, work and play. It is part of a metroplex with boundless energy and limitless opportunities for recreation, tourism and career. Or you can simply chill out and enjoy sunny South Florida.


The City is seeking an outstanding professional to partner with the City Commission to continue Aventura’s progress toward becoming a world class city. The ideal candidate will be an outstanding leader and a manager with an exemplary record of achievement. He/she will be upbeat, positive and outgoing—someone with a "can do" attitude and who is visionary yet practical.


In terms of specific skills, the individual will have a demonstrated track record of achievement in management, finance, and service delivery through third party vendors. The position requires a bachelor’s degree in business administration, public administration, public policy or related field and seven to ten years of increasingly responsible experience as a senior-level government official. The ideal candidate will have extensive experience as a City Manager and a master’s degree. Aventura is a diverse community and fluency in Spanish is a plus but not required.


The expected salary is approximately $220,000 although the City will pay more for just the right candidate.  To apply, e-mail your resume and cover letter to by August 25th. Faxed and mailed resumes will not be considered. Questions should be directed to Rick Conner at (915) 227-7002 or Colin Baenziger at (561) 707-3537.  For more information, go to and click on “Executive Search / Active Recruitments”.