The City of Santa Cruz is seeking an experienced professional and skilled strategist to serve as the Finance Director, the City’s top financial advisor and a key resource for high level guidance and decision making. Qualified candidates will have a minimum of seven (7) years experience of increasing responsibility including at least three (3) years of management experience in a similar setting. Senior management experience in a municipality is desirable. A Bachelor’s degree in business or public administration, accounting, finance, economics, or related discipline is required; a Master’s degree is preferred. The City of Santa Cruz (population 65,021) is located in one of the most beautiful areas in California on the sunny, northern side of the Monterey Bay. Situated between magnificent redwood-forested mountains and the white-capped splendor of the Pacific Ocean, Santa Cruz is one of California’s most popular seaside resorts, with twenty-nine miles of beaches and the historic Beach Boardwalk seaside amusement park. The annual salary range for the incoming Finance Director is $155,292-$198,144, DOQ.