Director of Public Affairs


The California Arts Council is seeking a Director of Public Affairs (Information Officer II) to join our public affairs team. Under the administrative direction of the Executive Director, the Director of Public Affairs initiates and performs high profile, complex public affairs activities, including communications, marketing, outreach, events, and special projects. The Director of Public Affairs develops, organizes, directs, and evaluates comprehensive strategies to inform the public of the activities and objectives of a State agency; consults with and advises top management of the agency on public relations implications of the agency’s activities; and performs other related work. The Director of Public Affairs leads the Public Affairs Unit and supervises the Information Officer I, Graphic Designer, Outreach & Events Specialist, and Student Assistant(s), and manages related contractors as required.

Click here to view the duty statement and apply at CalCareers: https://jobs.ca.gov/CalHrPublic/Jobs/JobPosting.aspx?JobControlId=253684

Individuals who are new to state service must have Information Officer II list eligibility in order to gain employment as an Information Officer II with any state agency. Click here to learn more about the education/experience exam, available online.

Statement of Qualifications:
A Statement of Qualifications (SOQ) is required. Resumes DO NOT take the place of the Statement of Qualifications. The SOQ must be no longer than 2 pages in length, using Arial font size 12 and respond to the following question:

This position requires advanced public communication skills and abilities including writing, strategy development, working with the press, event management, community engagement, crisis communications, analysis, creative direction, and public speaking. It also requires supervising the work of others.

1. Please describe why you are uniquely qualified to perform these duties and direct the statewide public affairs program for the California Arts Council.

Resumes DO NOT take the place of the SOQ.

Print applications and SOQ must be postmarked by the postal service or received by close of business on the final filing date. Applications received after the final filing date will not be accepted.

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Expires: 2021-06-18


California Arts Council




1300 I Street, Suite 930




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