Chief Communications Officer
East Bay Regional Park District

The East Bay Regional Park District (EBRPD) is seeking a Chief Communications Officer. The Chief Communications Officer is under the direction of the Assistant General Manager of Public Affairs and serves as a member of the Park District’s senior leadership team, and provides leadership, direction and technical expertise to the programs and staff of the Public Affairs Division. This position will be responsible for helping to administer the operations and daily activities of the Public Affairs Division; works with the Assistant General Manager of Public Affairs to consult and strategize Public Affairs Division goals and objectives; manage crisis or emergency communications. 

This role oversees a division that includes media relations, public information, community relations, and creative or graphic design; serves as a key member of the senior management leadership team in a consultative role; provides highly complex professional assistance to the Assistant General Manager of Public Affairs, Park District’s Executive Team, and the General Manager in areas of media and public communications pertaining to these matters; assists in the formulation and implementation of administrative policies and procedures related to Public Affairs; manages staff; and performs other duties as assigned.  

The ideal candidate for this role establishes and maintains effective, collaborative working relationships with employees, peers, community members, and other stakeholders including elected officials to provide strategic advice to Park District’s departments in developing key messages and executive communications on high-profile issues, as well as developing and executing the strategic framework to promote and enhance the Park District’s brand.  The Park District will celebrate its 90th anniversary in 2024 with tremendous opportunities for the ideal candidate to play a key role in enhancing public affairs and engagement to further the Park District’s mission and serve the community.

Location: Oakland, California
Salary: $147,680 - $171,350
Final filing date: January 8, 2024

Please make sure to have your Resume, Cover Letter, and List of References ready for upload before you start the application process. One combined document that includes all three items is preferred.