Executive-level Open Positions

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Periodically the City of Raleigh has positions open at the executive level. We often perform a nationwide search to find the best talent for these roles. As a result, the application process can differ from our standard application process. After reading about Raleigh and why it's a  great place to live, work, and play, read about the specific executive-level role to understand job responsibilities, as well as, the application and selection process.

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Welcome to Raleigh

Raleigh is one of the fastest growing cities in the country. Find out what makes our city such an exciting place to live.

About Raleigh, NC

The City of Raleigh, is the second-largest city in North Carolina and remains one of the fastest-growing areas in the country and is emerging as a large city with a population of approximately 484,000. It’s both the county seat of Wake County (the largest county in North Carolina) and the capital of the state. Driven by a strong economy and an outstanding quality of life,
Raleigh is consistently ranked among the nation’s best places to live and operate a business. Sustained population growth has created new development opportunities in Raleigh. The City has made strategic investments into new operational facilities, parks, transportation, transit and affordable housing. Similarly, reform of development standards has allowed more urban, transit-focused development and more diverse housing types to encourage housing choice and affordability.

The City of Raleigh is home to several colleges and universities, with a vibrant performing arts community. Fueled by an impressive mix of education, ingenuity and collaboration, Raleigh has become an internationally recognized leader in life science and technology innovation. A great economy, top educational institutions, and exceptional healthcare facilities are some of the characteristics that attract people to the triangle area. The mild climate, diverse workforce and proximity to the Research Triangle Park combine to make Raleigh a great place to live, work, play and learn.


Below are some recent national recognitions for the City:

  • Raleigh is the 2nd Best State Capital for Safety & More - WalletHub, February 2023 
  • Raleigh is the 2nd Most Climate-Resilient City - Architectural Digest, February 2023
  • Raleigh is #4 Best U.S. City for Work/Life Balance & Mental Health - CoworkingCafe Study, January 2023
  • Raleigh one of Top 15 Best-Run Cities in America - WalletHub, June 2022
  • Raleigh in Top 10 Best Cities for Senior Citizens - Age in Place, April 2022
  • Raleigh among Top 3 Hottest Job Markets in America according to Wall Street Journal and Moody’s Analysis - Triangle Business Journal, November 2022
  • Raleigh ranked #1 as Best City for Working Women - ApartmentList, March 2022

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City Government

The City Council is Raleigh’s governing body, consisting of eight members who are elected for two-year terms. Three of the members, including the mayor, are elected at large, while the other members are elected from five districts: A, B, C, D, and E. The City Council sets City policy, enacts laws and adopts the City budget each year.

City Mission Statement: To build a stable platform of evolving services for our community through which we champion positive and sustainable growth and realize visionary ideas for all.

City Vision Statement: To pursue a world-class quality of life by actively collaborating with our community toward a fulfilling and inspired future for all.