$121,668 to $151,956 annually
Posting Date: 
Tuesday, March 7, 2017 - 3:30pm

About the Position:

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 details about the position are available in the recruitment brochure.

Basic 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 include 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.


The Open Space District provides an excellent benefits package including health, life & disability insurance as well as CalPERS pension. Please see the Benefits page of the District website for details.

How to Apply:

Second review of application materials will be conducted Monday, May 1, 2017.

To be considered for this outstanding career opportunity, email your resume and letter of interest in the position to

We highly recommend interested applicants apply before 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.

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

Recruitment Timeline:

We recommend planning your calendar accordingly as these dates have been confirmed:

  • Second review of applicants – May 1, 2017
  • Selection of candidates – Week of May 1, 2017
  • First interview – Week of May 8, 2017
  • Second interview – Week of May 15, 2017
  • General Manager interview – May 25, 2017

The Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applicants with disabilities may request reasonable accommodation by contacting the Human Resources Department.

Put your passion for Open Space to work!