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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:

OUR MISSION

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

Policy Director, Maritime and Goods Movement Focus

POSITION SUMMARY

This Policy Director, with a focus on Maritime and Goods Movement, will be a member of the public policy team, reporting to the Senior Vice President of Public Policy for Transportation, and be responsible for managing and implementing independent projects in all aspects of their respective policy functions shaping policy that affects millions of Bay Area and California residents.  The Policy Director will be assigned lead responsibility for Maritime and Goods Movement areas, though may be adjusted in the future.  This will include the Bay Conservation Development Commission, the Water Emergency Transportation Agency, other regulators or entities that affect the maritime industry, as well as all of our existing or potential business members in this space. They will work with the Port of Oakland and all of the other companies and entities involved in Goods Movement.  The Policy Director’s work includes project management, advocacy and testimony in public forums, fast-paced policy research and analysis; direct communication with elected leaders, policy makers and other key stakeholders; drafting of position papers and letters to constituents; member engagement; administration of policy-related events and meetings; and, CRM database management to support these functions.  

PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Policy Advocacy, Project & Grant Management

Member Engagement — Engage and involve BAC members in developing and advocating Council positions on public policy issues.  Coordinate and staff Council member committees and task forces.  Learn Bay Area Council member interests, concerns, and perspectives on assigned policy areas, and develop program activities that engage members on the basis of those interests.

Events & Meetings Support – For meetings, events, and delegation trips involving assigned policy areas, work with the team to provide comprehensive management for these activities.  This includes recruiting speakers, arranging venues, setting dates, developing agendas and pre-reading materials, developing invitation lists, sending invitations, tracking RSVPs, arranging catering, A/V, hotel, transportation, staffing needs, name badges, registration and day-of-event staffing and support.  Draft minutes following meetings where applicable. 

Database Management, Tracking & Reporting – For assigned policy areas, ensure that all committee members and related contacts, accounts, events, meetings, and sponsorships are regularly updated and maintained in the Salesforce CRM database so that contact information, event registrations, mailing lists and other functions supported by the database are accurate and reliable.  Work with key contacts in member companies to ensure that the contacts we have for the organization are current, and that their contact information is complete and accurate.    

Other — Coordinate activities with, and as necessary assist and support, other Bay Area Council staff (in policy, communications, membership, events, and accounting functions) in order to ensure overall success of the Council.  Perform other duties in support of Bay Area Council programs and activities as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS/EXPERIENCE

COMPENSATION & BENEFITS

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

The Bay Area Council is an equal opportunity employer committed to an inclusive environment and to building a team that reflects the rich diversity of our community.   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.

HOW TO APPLY

Please submit your resume and a cover letter as one pdf e-mail attachment with your last name and “Policy Director” in the file name (i.e., LASTNAME_PolicyDirector) to jgrubb@bayareacouncil.org.  Applications will be accepted and reviewed until the position is filled.

Internship Opportunities

Check back soon for upcoming internship opportunities.

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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