Public Affairs Manager

We are seeking a Public Affairs Manager with a strong background in local politics and governmental structures. This role is ideal for someone who has experience as a Chief of Staff for a Houston City Council member or in a similar governmental position.

If you’re passionate about serving the greater good, have proven public affairs experience and want to work with innovative, results driven professionals, then come and join our team!

We’re Outreach Strategists, a Houston-based marketing and public affairs firm with a reputation for excellence built over two decades of driving our diverse portfolio of clients’ ambitious agendas. We have an exciting opportunity for a talented and accomplished manager. 

Key Responsibilities:

  1. Strategic Planning: Develop and implement comprehensive public affairs strategies that align with organizational goals.

  1. Government Relations: Build and maintain relationships with key government officials, agencies, and stakeholders. 

  1. Policy Analysis: Analyze local political developments and advise on potential impacts to the organization. 

  1. Stakeholder Engagement: Engage with community groups, local businesses, and other stakeholders to promote the organization’s interests. 

  1. Crisis Management: Provide strategic guidance on managing public affairs crises. 

  1. Team Leadership: Lead and mentor a team of public affairs professionals. 


  • Proven experience as a Chief of Staff for a Houston City Council member or similar governmental role.
  • Deep understanding of local politics, policy-making, and governmental structures in Houston.
  • Strong leadership skills and experience managing a team.
  • Excellent communication, negotiation, and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to analyze complex political information and provide clear, strategic advice.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Political Science, Public Administration, or a related field.

Why Outreach Strategists?

We’re motivated by our commitment to drive outcomes and prioritize relationships.  We offer:

  • Competitive salaries
  • Medical, dental and vision insurance
  • 401k matching
  • Professional development opportunities
  • Team-building activities and happy hour outings
  • Paid PTO
  • We’re committed to supporting the community by investing our time in pro bono projects that help nonprofit organizations.

Interested candidates, please submit a resume and a cover letter to detailing your experience and suitability for the role.