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SCAG is conducting an extensive search for a Manager of Communications & Public Affairs to join our team!

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The Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG) is conducting an extensive search for a Manager of Communications and Public Affairs with the vision and experience to manage the agency’s outreach and communications strategy. Under the leadership of the Director of Government and Public Affairs, the Manager of Communications and Public Affairs is responsible for developing and implementing SCAG’s media relations, public affairs and communication programs and serves a critical role in keeping elected officials, the planning community, the public and other stakeholders informed on SCAG’s available resources, programs, events, and projects.

The Communications and Public Affairs Department is committed to improving the visibility, transparency, and impact of the work carried out by SCAG and engaging diverse members of the public in transportation planning and the associated decision-making process. Reporting to the Director of Government and Public Affairs, this management level position is considered an at-will position and is responsible for managing and directing the planning, development, implementation, and evaluation of the communications and public information programs for SCAG. The role of Manager of Communications and Public Affairs will oversee 10 talented and dedicated professionals within the two broad functional areas — internal and external communications. This role will need to deliver a compelling and timely message across a variety of platforms on key issues to all SCAG partners and stakeholders.

The ideal candidate will be an energetic, self-starter with a positive attitude who has the ability to enhance SCAG’s communication efforts, elevate its brand and tell its stories to a variety of audiences. This highly skilled Communications Manager will guide and implement the strategy for all communications, website, public relations, and social media to consistently articulate SCAG’s mission, vision, goals, and objectives. The Manager will also develop and oversee authentic, persuasive, compelling and inspiring content for all external and internal communications, crafting compelling copy across all SCAG communication platforms. The Manager will be excited about developing and implementing plans to engage target audiences and identify opportunities to increase accessibility to spread the message about SCAG’s work. The ideal candidate should have a proven track record of success, as well as excellent written and verbal communication skills.

Importantly, the Manager will have the unique opportunity to restructure the organization’s internal and external communication efforts to more adequately deliver timely and responsive services across the broad spectrum of responsibilities. Individuals in this role must have the ability to build a strong, cohesive, and capable team, have excellent organization skills and be adaptable when faced with conflicting and changing priorities. Relationship building with the elected officials and the Regional Council as the governing body is also a critically important personal attribute for the new Communications Manager.

For more information about the position, please download the Manager of Communications & Public Affairs E-Brochure.

To Apply

Interested candidates should apply by March 25, 2022 by submitting a comprehensive résumé and a compelling cover letter via email at or by clicking the button below.


Ralph Andersen & Associates will conduct preliminary interviews as resumes are received and screened. Only the most highly qualified candidates will be invited for a panel interview. Following the results of the panel interview, a few select individuals will be invited to interview with the hiring manager and other leaders at SCAG. Professional references will not be contacted until mutual interest has been established.


Confidential inquiries should be directed to Ms. Heather Renschler or Ms. Serena Wright-Black, Ralph Andersen & Associates, at (916) 630-4900, or request an appointment to discuss further by contacting