The Bay Area Council is a business-sponsored, public policy and advocacy organization for the nine-county Bay Area. It is a nonprofit organization supported by more than 325 member companies representing the top employers in the Bay Area. The Council proactively advocates for a strong economy, a vital business environment, and a better quality of life for everyone who lives in the Bay Area.

In a recent anonymous employee survey, colleagues said they like working at the Council because of:


We engage business and civic-minded leaders to solve the most challenging regional issues to ensure the Bay Area is the most innovative, sustainable, inclusive and globally competitive place in the world.

Current Openings

Government Relations Director, Sacramento

The Government Relations Director – Sacramento is a member of the public policy team, responsible for managing and implementing independent projects – with an initial, immediate focus on our Business Climate Initiative – as well as supporting other team members on all aspects of their respective policy work that intersect with the State Legislature, the Governor’s Administration and state agencies.  This person shapes and secures policy that affects millions of Bay Area and California residents.  This person runs our Sacramento office and operations and reports to the SVP of Public Policy and Government Relations. 


Business Climate Initiative

Policy Advocacy, Research and Analysis


“Sacramento Day”

“Bay Area Caucus”

Office & Administrative Support


Strong communicator  ▪  Excellent writer  ▪  Detail oriented planning and organization  ▪  Team player  ▪  Accountable  ▪  Excellent research and analytical skills  ▪  Ability to multitask and work under tight deadlines  ▪  Self-starter  ▪  Strong work ethic  ▪  Proficient in Microsoft Office applications  ▪  Fast learner  ▪  Adept at professional social media use


Two-year college degree; prefer college or graduate degree in relevant field (e.g. public policy, law, political science) and/or relevant work experience. 


The salary range for this position is $85,000-100,000.  Salary will be competitive based on the experience and skill levels of the successful applicant. The Bay Area Council also provides a generous benefits package, worth an additional 40-50% of pay, that includes: medical, vision, dental, and life insurance benefits; 401(k) deferred compensation program with generous employer matching; nine paid holidays per year; and paid time off accrual (up to 20 days per year for newly hired employees).


Submit your resume and cover letter as one pdf e-mail attachment with your last name and “Policy Director” in the file name (i.e., Smith_ PolicyDirector) to Please cc

Internship Opportunity

Please check back soon for upcoming internship opportunities with us.

Equal Opportunity Employer

The Bay Area Council is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender perception or identity, national origin, age, marital status, protected veteran status, or disability status. Answers to application questions will be used for applicable, job-related reasons only.

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