Careers

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

Vice President of Housing and Community Development

Job Opening:  The Silicon Valley Leadership Group, a public policy trade association, is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Vice President of Housing and Community Development.

About Us: The Silicon Valley Leadership Group, founded in 1978 by David Packard of Hewlett-Packard, represents more than 380 of Silicon Valley’s most respected employers on issues, programs and campaigns that affect the economic health and quality of life in Silicon Valley. Public policy issues we engage in include energy, transportation, education, housing, health care, taxation, economic vitality and the environment.  Additional information can be found at svlg.org.

Position Summary:  The Silicon Valley Leadership Group (Leadership Group) is seeking a highly qualified candidate to serve as Vice President of Housing and Community Development. In this role, you will help the Leadership Group’s members and partners define the organization’s priorities related to housing, land use and develop and implement programs, events and advocacy campaigns to advance those priorities.

Responsibilities 

  1. Policy Committee Management
  • Staff the Leadership Group’s Land Use and Housing Committee.
  • Broadly and deeply engage Leadership Group member companies in the Committee
  • Recommend appropriate policy positions by researching legislation and public policy issues affecting member companies,  providing information regarding competing viewpoints and recommending a position to policy committees.
  • Identify, and develop relationships with, executives from Leadership Group member companies who will champion deliverables in the Leadership Group’s workplan.
  • Organize monthly meetings to keep members informed on contemporary policy issues.  Develop meeting agendas in coordination with committee chairs.
  1. Advocacy  
  • Participate in Sacramento and Washington DC advocacy trips where appropriate.
  • Partner with other associations, community leaders, and organizations on issues of mutual interest.
  • Develop relationships with key policy makers to help keep them abreast of the Leadership Group’s policy priorities and positions.
  • Write letters and provide testimony on the Leadership Group’s positions to appropriate policy makers.  Coordinate letters and testimony from Leadership Group member companies and appropriate community groups and associations in support of the Leadership Group’s position.
  • Assist in developing press strategy on policy and events.  Draft and submit Letters to the Editor, Guest Op-eds, etc.
  1. Other     
  • Develop a collaborative working relationship with local elected officials, partner nonprofit organizations, and local jurisdictions in Silicon Valley.
  • Accommodate occasional early morning, evening and weekend commitments.
  • Represent the Leadership Group on various boards, committees, organizations and task forces as appropriate.
  • Represent the Leadership Group at public and private forums including conferences, press conferences, hearings, receptions and Leadership Group events.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Legislative and/or regulatory experience related to housing, land use, transportation, health and education.
  • Knowledge and experience in public policy process and political dynamics.
  • Experience building and managing collaborative relationships.
  • Experience in program management, budgeting and implementation.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Direct experience working in public policy and politics
  • Relationships with California/Bay Area lawmakers, municipal elected officials, and area business and non-profit executives

Salary & Benefits

  • Salary Range:  $100-110k.
  • Benefits include health care, dental, and 401 (k) plan
  • Complimentary Eco-Pass for VTA Bus, Light Rail and Express Bus service
  • Professional development fund to attend conferences, take relevant classes, etc.
  • Subsidized fitness center nearby

Please submit cover letter and resume to cguardino@svlg.org

 

Senior Vice President of Public Policy

Senior Vice President of Public Policy

Job Opening:  The Silicon Valley Leadership Group, a public policy trade association, is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Senior Vice President of Public Policy.

About Us: The Silicon Valley Leadership Group, founded in 1978 by David Packard of Hewlett-Packard, represents more than 380 of Silicon Valley’s most respected employers on issues, programs and campaigns that affect the economic health and quality of life in Silicon Valley. Public policy issues we engage in include energy, transportation, education, housing, health care, taxation, economic vitality and the environment.  Additional information can be found at svlg.org.

Position Summary:  The Silicon Valley Leadership Group (Leadership Group) is seeking a highly qualified candidate to serve as Senior Vice President of Public Policy. In this role, you will help the Leadership Group’s members and partners define the organization’s priorities related to housing, land use, transportation, health and education, and develop and implement programs, events and advocacy campaigns to advance those priorities.

Responsibilities 

  1. Management
  • As a member of the executive team, provide support and guidance to the CEO on organizational development, budgeting, and staff management.
  • Oversee and manage a policy staff of five.
  • Responsibility for the achievement of the objectives outlined in the annual workplan within the policy portfolio.
  • Raise money to support the organization’s budgetary goals through event sponsorships and grants.
  1. Policy Committee Management
  • Staff the Leadership Group’s Land Use and Housing Committee.
  • Broadly and deeply engage Leadership Group member companies in the Committee
  • Recommend appropriate policy positions by researching legislation and public policy issues affecting member companies,  providing information regarding competing viewpoints and recommending a position to policy committees.
  • Identify, and develop relationships with, executives from Leadership Group member companies who will champion deliverables in the Leadership Group’s workplan.
  • Organize monthly meetings to keep members informed on contemporary policy issues.  Develop meeting agendas in coordination with committee chairs.
  1. Advocacy  
  • Participate in Sacramento and Washington DC advocacy trips where appropriate.
  • Partner with other associations, community leaders, and organizations on issues of mutual interest.
  • Develop relationships with key policy makers to help keep them abreast of the Leadership Group’s policy priorities and positions.
  • Write letters and provide testimony on the Leadership Group’s positions to appropriate policy makers.  Coordinate letters and testimony from Leadership Group member companies and appropriate community groups and associations in support of the Leadership Group’s position.
  • Assist in developing press strategy on policy and events.  Draft and submit Letters to the Editor, Guest Op-eds, etc.
  1. Other     
  • Develop a collaborative working relationship with local elected officials, partner nonprofit organizations, and local jurisdictions in Silicon Valley.
  • Accommodate occasional early morning, evening and weekend commitments.
  • Represent the Leadership Group on various boards, committees, organizations and task forces as appropriate.
  • Represent the Leadership Group at public and private forums including conferences, press conferences, hearings, receptions and Leadership Group events.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Legislative and/or regulatory experience related to housing, land use, transportation, health and education.
  • Knowledge and experience in public policy process and political dynamics.
  • Experience building and managing collaborative relationships.
  • Experience in program management, budgeting and implementation.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Direct experience working in public policy and politics
  • Relationships with California/Bay Area lawmakers, municipal elected officials, and area business and non-profit executives

Salary & Benefits

  • Salary Range:  $105-120k.
  • Benefits include health care, dental, and 401 (k) plan
  • Complimentary Eco-Pass for VTA Bus, Light Rail and Express Bus service
  • Professional development fund to attend conferences, take relevant classes, etc.
  • Subsidized fitness center nearby

Deadline for submission: February 20, 2015. Please submit cover letter and resume to cguardino@svlg.org

 

Administrative Assistant

 

Administrative Assistant

 

Job Opening:  The Silicon Valley Leadership Group, a public policy trade association, is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Administrative Assistant.

About Us: The Silicon Valley Leadership Group, founded in 1978 by David Packard of Hewlett-Packard, represents more than 380 of Silicon Valley’s most respected employers on issues, programs and campaigns that affect the economic health and quality of life in Silicon Valley. Public policy issues we engage in include energy, transportation, education, housing, health care, taxation, economic vitality and the environment.  Additional information can be found at svlg.org.

Position Summary:  The Silicon Valley Leadership Group is seeking a highly qualified candidate to serve as Administrative Assistant. The person in this role will assist with scheduling meetings for senior staff, providing logistical support for small group dinners and round table discussions, and updating/maintaining Salesforce data. As part of a small team, the administrative assistant will also provide back-up general office support as needed.

Responsibilities 

  1. Scheduling ~200 meetings/year for 6 SVP/VP-level Leadership Group executives with representatives of Silicon Valley Leadership Group member companies.
  1. Coordinating event logistics for ~30 roundtables and dining events annually for groups of 20-30 executive attendees with senior public officials.  This typically includes:
  • Arranging venues and (when appropriate) menus
  • Communicating logistical information to meeting participants
  • Collecting and re-confirming meeting RSVPs
  • Preparing meeting collateral and name tags/placards
  • Attending some events for on-site coordination
  1. Database maintenance:
  • Input contact information and other data in Salesforce
  • Act as a resource for other staff on issues related to Salesforce.

4. Provide backup administrative support, as needed:

  • This might include, but is not limited to, answering phones; preparing collateral materials; sending emails and other electronic communications.

NOTE: While this position will generally be 8:00am-5:00pm, there will be occasions when the incumbent is asked to arrive for early morning activities, or attend evening events.

Desired Skills

  • Strong written and oral communication and organizational skills.
  • Experience with database management – ideally, Salesforce experience specifically.
  • Experience with gmail or related tools: calendar, shared documents, etc.
  • The ability to be proactive and work independently.

Salary Range:

Competitive salary and benefits w/ health care, dental; 401(k) plan. Starting salary based on experience (range: $45,000-56,000). Our offices are based in San Jose within walking distance of the airport, Guadalupe River Trail and public transit; subsidized fitness center nearby.

To Apply:

Please submit your cover letter and resume to: resumes@svleadershipgroup.org.