City Manager

City of Hawthorne

The City of Hawthorne, known as the “City of Good Neighbors” is proud of its cultural and ethnic diversity within a resident base of 88,000.  Community members pride themselves in contributing to the goal of improving quality of life in the City.  The City’s ideal location affords easy and quick access to all that Southern California offers; culture, sports, entertainment, beaches, and mountains. The region’s moderate Mediterranean climate offers year round comfort and is always among the most pleasant in the Los Angeles basin.

Hawthorne is seeking a charismatic and dedicated new City Manager to build on the recent successes of the retiring City Manager. In working closely with the Mayor, City Council and dedicated city staff, the new Manager will bring a track record of effective organizational leadership, strength in budget, finance and administration, a strong background in economic development, and the ability to connect with the constituent community, businesses and regional government partners.  Above all else, the City Manager must be a passionate public servant that embodies and models the highest level of honesty, integrity, and ethics.

The ideal candidate for this role must be a creative and progressive leader that serves as a role model for the organization and the community. The background desired for this assignment includes public sector executive level experience as a City Manager, ACM/DCM, GM, or department head, and includes five or more years of management experience of represented and at-will staff.  A Bachelor’s degree in a related field is required.  The salary for this position is open and negotiable, dependent on qualifications. To be considered, please visit the Avery Associates Career Portal at to upload your letter of interest, resume and contact information including email addresses for five work-related references to Paul Kimura by November 22, 2019.

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