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31 Aug 2021

Director of Institutional Engagement – Peninsula Open Space Trust

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Since its founding in 1977, POST (headquartered in Palo Alto, CA) has been helping create a network of protected lands where people and nature connect and thrive. POST has permanently protected more than 80,000 acres of open space, farms and parkland in San Mateo, Santa Clara, and Santa Cruz counties in California, with support from a deeply committed set of partners and funders. POST brings together many partners to ensure that open spaces are permanently protected, benefiting the community, the environment, and the economy. POST plays a central, catalytic role in complex land transactions and funding processes.

The Director of Institutional Engagement (Director) provides leadership, direction, and coordination to develop funds, secure gifts, and build long-term partnerships with institutional funders – government agencies and large private foundations. The Director manages activities across multiple teams and with external partners to engage institutional funders in program delivery and leads grant solicitation and management processes in order to raise an average of $5 million per year for POST’s programs.  The Director oversees POST’s involvement in legislation and policy making, including developing new sources of state and local funding for land conservation.

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