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Public Affairs Manager

Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District; Los Altos, CA

Mar 8 2017
Open until filled
$121,668 - $151,956 (Appointment within salary range depending upon qualifications)
Job Function
Chief Public Information Officer , Other Department Head/Director

Full Time

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Job Location

330 Distel Circle, Los Altos, CA 94022


330 Distel Circle
Los Altos , CA 94022-1404

Second Review of Applications: May 1, 2017
Open Until Filled
We are continuing to accept applications for the Public Affairs Manager position - a premier opportunity for an energetic and collaborative leader to join the Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District as we move forward into the next chapter of our history. The ideal candidate for Public Affairs Manager will be an innovative, experienced professional with the demonstrated ability to lead, think, and act strategically to deliver the District’s critical Public Affairs function and activities. Individuals interested in the position must possess strong verbal and written communication skills along with the capacity to develop and sustain effective working relationships with internal departments and partner agencies, as well as with elected officials at all levels of government. If you are passionate about contributing to the legacy of open space, we look forward to hearing from you.

Additional Information: The Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District’s mission is “to acquire and preserve a regional greenbelt of open space land in perpetuity; protect and restore the natural environment; and provide opportunities for ecologically sensitive public enjoyment and education.” To learn more about what we are passionate about, we invite you to visit our web site at to view the position brochure, our Video Gallery page, our employee’s “Working for Midpen” video on the Job page, and our newsletter, Open Space Views.

Position Requirements: A minimum of five years of management-level experience in public relations, communications, or governmental affairs, or a related field is required. Candidates for Public Affairs Manager are expected to have a working understanding of District functions and activities, including the role of the Board of Directors. Successful candidates will have experience working in public information, community engagement, governmental affairs, and will bring creative problem-solving skills honed by experience to develop, oversee, and implement projects. Excellent verbal and written communication skills are also keys to success in this position along with the ability to represent the agency in front of the media when needed.
Educational Requirements: A Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in public relations, communications, public or business administration, or a related field and five (5) years of management experience in public affairs, community engagement, or a related area. A Master’s degree in a related field is highly desirable. For a detailed job description, please see the Public Affairs Manager job description on the District website.

Brochure/Additional Job Details


How to Apply

Apply Today! Send your letter of interest and resume to Application materials will be acknowledged promptly and interest in the position will remain confidential. General inquiries or questions regarding the position may be emailed to, or contact Pamela Mullen, Human Resources Analyst II, at 650-625-6547 or
We highly recommend interested applicants apply by the second review date of May 1st to be considered for the position. Although the recruitment will remain open until the position is filled, acceptance of application materials may close at any time after May 1st without notice.

Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District; Los Altos, CA

The Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District is a regional greenbelt system spanning the San Francisco Peninsula with a mission “to acquire and preserve a regional greenbelt of open space land in perpetuity; protect and restore the natural environment; and provide opportunities for ecologically sensitive public enjoyment and education.” In 2014, the District adopted an ambitious 30-year Vision Plan and secured public support with the passing of Measure AA, an initiative that brings $300 million in bond capacity to implement the Plan’s elements. The District is preparing for unprecedented growth with the implementation of the Vision Plan and Measure AA projects.

The District is headquartered in Los Altos and enjoys the benefits of a politically stable environment, a dynamic Board of Directors, reliable funding, and a highly-competent and dedicated staff of approximately 140 employees, which is expected to nearly double in the next decade.

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