Town Manager

  • Town of Vail
  • 75 S Frontage Road W, Vail, CO, Vail, Colorado
  • Jun 02, 2022
Full Time Administration and Management Housing Project Management Public Information and Intergovernmental Affairs Tourism and Convention Services Executive
  • Salary: 200,000 USD
  • Salary Top: 235,000
  • Negotiable/DOQ: Yes
  • Phone: 970-987-1238
  • Apply By: Jul 11, 2022


The Town of Vail is a premier international ski and resort destination, one of Colorado’s crown jewels, and a spectacularly beautiful mountain town that many have called home since its founding. Nestled in a pristine, aspen-lined valley along the banks of Gore Creek in the White River National Forest, Vail (pop. 5,479, area 8.3 sq mi, elev. 8.150 ft) is prized the world over for its excellence, sophistication, and commitment to its core values: such as environmental stewardship, conservation, and sustainability. Even though the daytime population swells to 35,000 in-season, the town maintains a friendly, small-town feel.

Job Description

Since 1966, Vail has had only six town managers. The town operates under a home-rule charter (1972) and a council-manager form of government, including a seven-member town council. The town manager is the chief executive and administrative officer of the town, who is responsible for the proper administration of day-to-day affairs and for carrying out her or his duties as set forth in the town charter.  The FY 2022 Budget is $81.2 million ($57.7M municipal services, $21.1M capital, and $2.4M debt service), supporting 350 FTE.

Job Requirements

A four-year degree in a relevant field of study, preferably in public administration, business administration, or a related field; at least five to ten years of progressively responsible experience in local government, including at least five as a municipal manager, deputy, assistant, or major department head; or any equivalent combination of education and experience are all required. Graduate study in public administration or a related field, experience serving mountain or resort communities, and breadth of managerial experience (personnel, budgets, finance, capital projects, public relations activities, etc.) are all preferred. The town council is receptive to candidates with additional or comparable experience in the private and nonprofit sectors.

Special Instructions

Filing Deadline: July 11, 2022

Contact: Andrew (Drew) Gorgey at (970) 987-1238 (direct)

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Additional Information

The annual salary range for this position is $200,000 to $235,000 DOQE; plus relocation assistance and a substantial housing opportunity.  Comprehensive benefits: medical, dental, life, AD&D, and long-term disability insurances; flexible spending accounts (health care, dependents); and various EAP programs. Retirement benefits customary to the position are offered: 401(a) automatic, and 457(b) optional. This position enjoys paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays. Relocation assistance and use of the town manager’s residence (a house owned by the town) are subject to negotiation.

Remote-eligible (Remote work is a type of flexible working arrangement that allows an employee to work from remote location)


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75 S Frontage Road W, Vail, CO, Vail, Colorado 81657 United States View Map