City Administrator for Willmar, MN

  • City of Willmar
  • Willmar, Minnesota
  • Feb 23, 2021
Full Time Administration and Management Executive, Management, Mid to Senior Level
  • Salary: $136,500 to $177,450, DOQ/E, plus excellent benefits USD
  • Salary Top: $177,450
  • Negotiable/DOQ: Yes
  • Phone: 6512233058
  • Apply By: Mar 22, 2021




The City of Willmar, Minnesota (pop 20,272) is seeking an experienced leader and effective communicator to be its next City Administrator.  As the City’s top appointed official, the City Administrator is responsible for managing city operations and services, with the exception of Willmar Municipal Utilities (electric and water). The City Administrator is appointed by, and reports to, the City Council. The position supervises a staff of 112 regular employees and a $42 million budget for all City funds.

Job Description

Qualified candidates will possess a Bachelor’s degree in public administration, business administration, finance or a related field, Master’s degree preferred, and seven or more years of management and supervisory experience in positions of similar complexity, preferably in local government. Equivalent combination of education and experience will be considered. Qualified candidates will be proven leaders with a broad knowledge of municipal functions, a strong background in organizational management, finance, human resource management, and a demonstrated ability to increase operating efficiencies and redesign service delivery.

Job Requirements

Competitive starting salary based on the successful candidate’s qualifications and experience will be offered, with the range extending from $136,500 to $177,450. The City of Willmar offers a comprehensive and outstanding array of employee benefits, including fully paid group health insurance and up to $6,000 employer HSA contribution.


Qualified candidates please submit your cover letter and resume online by visiting our website at This position is open until filled; first review of resumes occurs on March 22, 2021. For more information, please contact Patty Heminover at or 651-223-3058.

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