Careers

Interested in joining our team? Below you will find our current open positions.

 

Director of Government Relations

Position Description
The Silicon Valley Leadership Group, founded in 1978 by David Packard of Hewlett-Packard, represents nearly 400 of Silicon Valley’s most respected employers on issues, programs and campaigns that affect the economic health and quality of life in Silicon Valley. Leadership Group members collectively provide nearly one of every three private sector jobs in Silicon Valley and have more than $6 trillion in annual revenue.

Overall, the organization’s goal is to continue to advance policies for Silicon Valley and help our region remain competitive by improving the business environment and quality of life in the areas of energy, transportation, education, housing, health care, tax, economic vitality and the environment.

The Role
The Director of Government Relations touches upon all areas of the Leadership Group’s work. This person plays a key role in the strategy and execution of all of the organization’s work that interfaces with elected officials at the local, state and federal level.

This person will be responsible for communication and coordination with elected officials and their offices with an emphasis on delivering strategic outreach opportunities, trips and roundtables for our members, including our biannual Washington, D.C. trips and our annual Sacramento trip. Working with the Vice President of Federal Issues and Director of Tax Policy & Government Relations, this person will be responsible for developing and executing opportunities for members to engage and advocate before the federal and state government and assist in government affairs efforts.

This person will help to manage and facilitate U.S. and California legislative and regulatory policy priorities and logistics for the organization, and monitor developments in federal and state affairs. Specifically, at the federal level, the position will focus in the areas of competitiveness. At the state level, the position will be dedicated to various policy priority areas which focuses on the general areas of reducing the cost of doing business and improving the quality of life for Silicon Valley businesses.

This person will be responsible for staffing and guiding our government relations committee. Working with the committee co-chairs and members, this person will form appropriate recommendations on our federal, state and local government relations strategy and outreach; develop the committee’s work plan and monthly agendas; and ensure that the committee and the organization’s government relations work is strategically focused on priorities important to the membership.

Qualifications
The candidate at minimum should have a Bachelor’s Degree and 3-5 years in state and/or federal government or equivalent experience; and, strong written and oral communications skills.

We seek an individual with experience working with members of the Administration, Congress, state legislature, regulatory agencies, their staffs and/or other key policymakers. The preferred candidate will have knowledge in business competitive issues and established relationships with key elected officials including those who represent the Silicon Valley.

The successful candidate must be a strong team player with the ability to multitask and enjoy working in a collegial yet highly fast-paced and effective culture. Demonstrated ability to work independently, exercise sound judgment, execute strategy and operate with confidentiality will also be required. The ideal candidate will be able to respond quickly to last minute asks to organize round tables or other opportunities with elected officials and member companies. The candidate must have excellent communication (verbal and written) and interpersonal skills. We seek an individual with an appreciation for the complexities of working across multiple policy disciplines. In addition, the preferred candidate will have a strong mission orientation and a passion for non-profit community service.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

The Director is responsible for:

  • Staffing the government relations committee and working with members on the committee to develop the Silicon Valley Leadership Group’s government relations strategy and outreach;
  • Organizing annual Washington, D.C. and Sacramento advocacy trips, follow-up visits and Silicon Valley roundtable opportunities, which includes setting legislative priorities, scheduling and logistics;
  • Developing key relationships between The Leadership Group, our member companies and local, state and federal officials and agencies, and their staff
  • Working cross-functionally with policy teams and members to develop federal and state legislative priorities for the organization;
  • Monitoring, analyzing, and writing on federal and state government related developments related to business competitiveness issues;
  • Preparing briefing materials to equip colleagues and members to advocate effectively in support of policy objectives;
  • Identify and prioritize opportunities with high return on investment between our member companies and elected officials and government agencies
  • Advising and updating the CEO and our member executives on current events and developments with key legislative relationships; and
  • Developing ideas and content for electronic messages, web content and updates on policy.

SALARY RANGE
Based on experience, the salary range for this position is $65,000 to $80,000 with full medical, visual, dental benefits and a 401-K match.

APPLICATIONS
To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to resumes@svleadershipgroup.org by June 19.

Environment and Energy Associate
Environment and Energy Associate

Job Opening

The Silicon Valley Leadership Group, a public policy business trade association is seeking qualified candidates for an Environment and Energy Program and Policy Associate position.

About the Silicon Valley Leadership Group

The Silicon Valley Leadership Group, founded in 1978 by David Packard of Hewlett-Packard, represents more than 390 of the Silicon Valley’s most respected employers. Leadership Group members collectively provide one of every three private sector jobs in Silicon Valley.  The Silicon Valley Leadership Group is a member-driven organization that is engaged on a wide number of issues that impact the economic health and quality of life in the Silicon Valley region, including housing and land use, transportation, health, environment, energy, education, taxation and economic vitality.

Position Description

This position supports both the Sr. Vice President for Environment and the Sr.  Director for Energy.  The scope of duties for the Associate include, but are not limited to the following:

Policy Committee support:

–          Develop committee meeting agendas

–          Coordinate meeting logistics

–          Distribute meeting announcements, agenda, notes, and minutes

–          Assist and follow up on committee priority development and strategic planning

Legislative and regulatory support:

–         Monitor key legislation and report on key issues, dates, actions needed

–         Research and prepare policy briefs and collect comments from member companies

–         Able to collaborate with member companies in order to research and prepare comments on regulatory matters, particularly in the energy space

–         Represent the Leadership Group and our members at regulatory/legislative hearings, workshops or stakeholder meetings

Project and program management:

–            Engage directly with members on project implementation, and monitor, track, and report on progress

–            Market and provide project and program status updates to Leadership Group members

–            Coordinate and communicate tasks, opportunities, or issues to partner organizations

Event panning/coordination:

Assist in special event planning, including:

–         Speaker management

–         Event marketing/outreach

–         Logistics

–         Program and other collateral creation

–         Sponsor and partner communication

–         Program development

Advocacy:

–         Support regional, state, and/or federal advocacy trips through agenda development, material preparation, and staffing

Silicon Valley Leadership Group operations:

–         Preparation for Leadership Group community events

–         Support organizational meetings and events, including some early morning and evening functions

–         Manage relations with existing member companies and recruit new member companies

Elected official and community engagement:

–         Develop a collaborative working relationship with a community in Silicon Valley

–         Develop a collaborative working relationship with an elected official

Qualifications

The successful candidate for this position will have the following characteristics:

–          Self-starter; able to work independently  (Required)

–          Able to develop a rapport with member company representatives and partner organizations (Required)

–          Manage time well with competing priorities and detail oriented is required  (Required)

–          Have excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills  (Required)

–          Comfortable representing the organization at events, forums and meetings  (Required)

–          Have strong “office” skills – proficiency with office tools and technology  (Required)

–          Able to work in fast-paced and collaborative environment (Required)

–          Understanding of the major players in the California environment and energy space (Preferred)

–          Familiarity with web design  and social media (Preferred)

–          Experience in public policy  (Preferred)

–          Have familiarity with California legislative and regulatory organization and process  (Preferred)

–          Knowledge of California and/or federal environmental and energy policy  (Preferred)

–          A college degree with some education in or familiarity with; science, energy issues, and environmental issues  (Preferred)

Salary range and hiring level: $40,000-55,000. This position may be filled at the Senior Associate level, dependent upon the preferred candidate’s skill and prior experience.

Benefits:  The benefits package includes paid holidays; ten days annual accrued vacation; dental, long term disability and life insurance coverage fully paid by employer; medical with partial employee contribution; 401K plan participation after waiting period, and Ecopass.

Deadline for Applications:  April 24, 2015. Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume to svlgee01@gmail.com by April 24, with the heading SVLG E&E Associate.

The Silicon Valley Leadership Group is an equal opportunity employer.