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City Manager Employer: City of Yorkton Location: Yorkton, SK Application Deadline: TBD

Job Description:


We are seeking an energetic and business-minded City Manager to join a dynamic and growing rural municipality located in Saskatchewan. This integral role requires a forward-thinking leader with a deep passion for fostering community engagement and a demonstrated track record as a business leader in municipal government. As the driving force behind the city’s operations, the City Manager will have a background in implementing strategic initiatives, fostering economic growth, and cultivating a collaborative and positive organizational culture. If you are a results-driven professional committed to enhancing the quality of life for residents and businesses, we invite you to bring your innovative spirit and managerial expertise to this exciting opportunity.


• Descriptors: visionary, strong leader, strategic thinker, transparent, build relationships, collaborative, solution driven, creative.
• The City Manager should bring a wealth of experience in navigating various levels of government and maintaining strong connections within government networks.
• A community-driven individual, the candidate has a proven track record of actively participating in Committees at the provincial level, showcasing a commitment to broader community engagement.
• Their visibility within the community is evident, and they take pride in cultivating positive relationships with stakeholders.
• Additionally, the candidate possesses valuable experience in negotiations and contract management, contributing to their well-rounded skill set for this role.


As Saskatchewan’s third largest trading centre, Yorkton, is a growing, vibrant, and progressive community. With a rich history dating back to its founding in 1882 and incorporating as a city in 1928, Yorkton serves as a hub for surrounding communities, contributing to a robust and dynamic local economy. Situated in the beautiful Parkland Region, Yorkton boasts numerous lakes, golf courses, ski hills, and snowmobile trails, making it an ideal year-round location to live, work, and play. Despite its large trading area, it offers big city services with a small-town feel.

The City of Yorkton is a growing, dynamic, regional centre, where good things happen.
Working with our community, our committed and skilled staff make Yorkton the friendliest, safest and most desirable city in which to live and grow.
Equality and respect. Openness. Integrity. Teamwork. Quality.

To learn more about the City of Yorkton, visit their website at:

The City Manager responsibilities include but are not limited to:

City Council
•Carry out and enforce all orders, resolutions and Bylaws of the City Council and all reports of Committees and Commissions as approved by the City Council.
•Administer the day-to-day business affairs of the City of Yorkton in accordance with the policies and plans made or approved by Council.
•Provide general supervision of the work conducted by all departments of the city.
•Compile, consider and present to Council recommendations arising from departmental operations, and propose the necessary bylaws, policies or resolutions arising from such recommendations.

•Maintain an effective team of leaders by providing guidance and coaching to department heads.
•Establish and maintain effective working relationships with staff, members of Council and the public.
•Demonstrate strong self-management skills and further personal and professional development.
•Assist in developing departmental goals and objectives.

•Prepare annual budget, control expenditures, optimize various revenue sources and ensure cost effective operations are implemented and maximized.
•Administer when adopted by Council, the annual budget of the City and be accountable to Council for financial affairs of the City.
•Authorize the sale of any City of Yorkton property.
•Devise remedial actions for any identified issues and conduct crisis management when necessary.

Strategic Management
•Undertake strategic and business planning initiatives to improve organizational efficiency and productivity as required.
•Participate in business and strategic planning, implementation of policies, development of improvements and other activities.
•Maintain constant awareness of new trends and developments in the municipal leadership field.

•Bachelor’s Degree, preferably in a field of study related to political studies or finance such as Public Administration, Business Administration, or Commerce.
•Previous experience in municipal government.
•15+ years of senior leadership experience.

•Work effectively and see the value in building relationships within the City of Yorkton and with external agencies.
•Ability to maneuver through conflict management while showing leadership skills including communication and active listening to individuals.
•Provide ongoing coaching and personnel development to Department Heads.
•Discernible integrity, trustworthiness, and self-awareness.
•Motivated, flexible, self-starter who is results-oriented and possesses strong problem-solving and leadership abilities.
•Proven ability to develop and maintain a high level of trust and confidentiality to foster positive employment relations.
•Demonstrated record of achieving performance objectives and motivating others.
•Superior oral and written communication skills.
•Exceptional interpersonal skills.
•Ability to stay composed and perform duties under stressful circumstances.



T: 780.944.1327





Direct Applications To:

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Application Deadline: Open until filled