Director of Community Services

City of Palo Alto, CA

Director of Community Services

City of Palo Alto, CA



Known as the birthplace and heart of Silicon Valley, Palo Alto is a community of approximately 66,000 residents and home to almost 100,000 jobs. The community offers an incomparable quality of life which is supported by a wide range of outstanding programs and services. The Community Services Department provides opportunities that increase knowledge, creativity, artistic expression, physical activity, social help, and enjoyment of the outdoors, while responsibly stewarding the many unique community assets found in Palo Alto.


Palo Alto is seeking a collaborative and entrepreneurial professional who thrives in a fast-paced, dynamic environment to lead a highly functional and large team of 78 staff. The Director manages a budget of $27.4 million and develops effective relationships with an engaged community to deliver valued services and programs. Qualifications include equivalent combination of a Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field and ten years of related experience with five years of supervisory/management experience (two years at the senior management level strongly preferred). Master’s degree is highly desirable.


Salary up to $242,050; salary supplemented by a generous benefits package. This recruitment will close on Sunday, October 8, 2017. Visit to download recruitment brochure and to apply online.


Teri Black • tel 424.296.3111

Julie Yuan-Miu • tel 925.820.8436



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