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

The Silicon Valley Leadership Group Foundation (SVLGF) is looking for an Assistant Race Manager for its three road races:
Applied Materials “Silicon Valley Turkey Trot”
TiVo “Santa Run Silicon Valley”
Lam Research “Heart & Soles 5K”
The Assistant Race Manager is an integral part of the Race Management staff, which plans and executes all aspects of the Silicon Valley Leadership Group Foundation’s races. Reporting to the Race Manager, the Assistant Race Manager will be a non-exempt employee. Some nights and weekend days are required in this position. Key responsibilities are listed below as well as other tasks as assigned.

Race Management
• Work with the Race Manager to develop and maintain a work plan for each event
• Help organize and manage event Steering Committees
• Help manage inventory, design, purchase and distribution of all race materials, including shirts, medals, signage, etc.
• Help oversee all logistics, including oversight of contractors, race staff and committee members
• Help handle all events-related paperwork, including permits, encroachment permits, street closures, fire, parks, etc.
• Help manage outside companies, including registration and timing companies
• Oversee event sponsorship fulfillment
• Manage race subcommittees for special race categories; Fittest Firm, Mayor’s Cup, Elites, Mile Markers, Volunteers, Expo, Wellness and others
• Coordinate VIP reception including invites, attendee list, communication and provide support for the sponsoring venue
• Help manage venue selection, course and festival locations for all races
• Provide neighborhood notification to residents and businesses impacted by the event and course as well as any follow up questions and complaints
• Help oversee recruitment, selection and communication to event volunteers
• Work with manage budgets
• Perform other event related duties with the assistance of the Race Manager
• Help manage interns working on events and event planning

• Working knowledge of design process for print materials with Adobe products; event and venue maps, brochures, posters, rack cards, signage to manage a graphic designer
• Working knowledge on how to develop and execute media plan and establish media relations to promote a race while working with a marketing coordinator,
including use of Constant Contact, Facebook, Twitter, WordPress
• Functional knowledge of Microsoft Office, including budgetary spreadsheets, PowerPoint Presentations and word documents
• Functional knowledge of race registration and timing platforms

Budget and Sponsorships
• Manage race expenses and submit bi-weekly check requests, receipts and invoices to accountant
• Partner with Race Manager to identify sponsors and develop sponsorships
• Identify and secure in-kind donors for race day food for volunteers and race participants, volunteer food during expo days and samples to be given from SVLGF booth at partnering race events for promotions

This position is a full time, non-exempt position
To apply for this position, please submit a cover letter with salary requirements and resume to No phone calls please. Deadline for submission: Friday, July 10, 2015.

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.

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.


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.

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.

To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to by July 10.


Membership and Policy Associate

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.

The Membership/Policy Associate role offers a unique opportunity to work at the intersection of Silicon Valley’s innovation economy and public policy. The Membership/Policy Associate will have the opportunity to understand public policy as seen through the lens of Silicon Valley’s technology firms, and build relationships with both private sector CEOs and public officials at the local, state and federal levels. This role will also require cultivation of relationships with advocacy associations in other regions of the state and nation, as part of ongoing coalition-building efforts being led by the Leadership Group.


The Membership/Policy Associate will support and report to the Senior Vice President of Investor Relations/Coalitions. Duties include the following:

Membership Dues Collection (35%)

  • Aggressively invoicing and collecting annual membership dues.
  • Diligently tracking and reporting membership dues revenue.
  • Creating and running reports on membership dues collection data with creativity.

Membership Recruitment & Engagement (35%)

  • Tracking new members: Seeing that new members have paid membership dues, have submitted new member information forms, and are receiving Leadership Group communications. Periodically running New Member Orientations.
  • Performing systematic member follow-up:  Contacting new members three months and six months after joining to gauge activation/integration into the Leadership Group.
  • Planning and executing meetings with senior executives and elected officials.
  • Maintaining content for the Leadership Group, including both online and hard copy membership recruitment collateral.
  • Supporting SVP of Investor Relations/Coalitions in logistics and content of annual Strategy Conference with member company representatives.
  • Building meaningful relationships with Member Company representatives.
  • Maintaining Salesforce database, membership website, and researching weekly membership reports.

Coalition Support (20%)

  • Supporting statewide Regional Economic Association Leaders of California (R.E.A.L.) Coalition of 21 regional advocacy associations to advance policy portfolio related to water, economic competitiveness, education/workforce development, and transportation. Includes but is not limited to:
    • Planning Annual Sacramento Advocacy Day (Fall – Spring).
    • Developing R.E.A.L. Coalition agenda, sending invitations to guest speakers, working with coalition partners, tracking RSVPs, and coordinating meeting logistics.

Other (10%)

  • Attending Silicon Valley Leadership Group special events. The events range in size from 50 to 1,500 participants.
  • Assisting with Leadership Group community events such as the Silicon Valley Turkey Trot.
  • Developing a collaborative working relationship with a local elected official, a partner nonprofit organization, and a local jurisdiction in Silicon Valley.
  • Recruiting and supervising interns.


The Investor Relations/Coalitions Associate must be a college graduate with some professional experience. Excellent writing and communications skills are essential, including public speaking ability. She or he should be comfortable interfacing directly with CEOs, legislators and other senior officials.

Knowledge and experience in word processing and spreadsheet functions is essential.  We currently use:  Microsoft products (particularly Excel),, Vertical Response, QuickBooks, Eventbrite, and WordPress. Familiarity with QuickBooks, Salesforce, Excel spreadsheets is preferred.

Ability to quickly switch gears, provide support for all Leadership Group colleagues, and prioritize goals is essential.

Attention to detail, neatness, and punctuality.

Position requires occasional early morning and early evening meeting availability to be arranged in advance. Ability to schedule a large amount of meetings, travel around the Bay Area, and occasionally to Sacramento.

Positive attitude, energy and the desire to learn and contribute to a dynamic organization is essential.

Salary Range:

Competitive salary and benefits w/ health care, dental; 401(k) plan. Starting salary based on experience (range: $48,000-55,000). 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:

We’ll be accepting applications through Friday, July 31st, 2015.