Peninsula Open Space Trust (POST)

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Peninsula Open Space Trust seeks new board members to support their vision of creating a network of protected lands where people and nature connect and thrive. 

Since its founding in 1977, Peninsula Open Space Trust (POST) has protected more than 80,000 acres of permanent open space, farms and parkland in San Mateo, Santa Clara and Santa Cruz counties in the South Bay and Peninsula areas of Northern California. These lands are now part of the National Park system, National Wildlife Refuge system, California State Parks, county and city parks, regional preserves, and private farmland. 

POST’s primary focus over its 40+ year history has been on the first part of the mission: the protection of land. As they have sharpened their knowledge of equity and history, POST has come to understand the many ways in which the legacies of exclusion and racism in conservation are alive today. Their focus continues to evolve from solely protecting land for a variety of conservation benefits to ensuring this land also benefits all people in an equitable manner.

POST’s board serves a vital role by providing leadership, expertise, perspective, and guidance to POST staff. Given POST’s ambitious plans for its future, a diverse, deeply engaged, inclusive, and collaborative board is necessary for POST’s long-term success. They are looking for multiple individuals who want to help them co-create the next chapter of increased impact, growth, and sustainability for POST.


As a place-based organization, POST will prioritize candidates who live in, work in, or have deep ties to the Peninsula and South Bay. 

To Apply

Please visit select “Apply” below to tell us about your experience and passion for this work. Interested candidates should apply by September 9 for priority consideration. 

For More Information

More information on Peninsula Open Space Trust can be found here.

For more information on this search, or to nominate a candidate, please contact: Daniel Student, Senior Consultant, at 

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