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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


–         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


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. Applicants should send a cover letter and resume to: 

The Silicon Valley Leadership Group is an equal opportunity employer.


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

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.


  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