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

Research Manager – San Francisco





The starting salary range for this position is between $85,000 and $100,000 per year. The Bay Area Council also provides a generous benefits package that includes: employer paid employee medical, vision, dental, and life insurance benefits; 401(k) deferred compensation program with employer matching; nine paid holidays per year; and paid time off accrual (up to 20 days per year for newly hired employees). 


Work is primarily sedentary with intermittent stooping, bending, and walking throughout the day. 


Please send a thoughtful cover letter, writing sample of no more than five pages, and resume to Patrick Kallerman ( and Greer Cowan (

Submit your resume and other materials as one e-mail attachment with your last name and “Research Manager” in the file name (i.e., “Smith_ResearchManager”).

This role requires both an ability to complete quantitative analysis and to explain complex material concisely to general audiences. Applicants should highlight both capabilities in their applications.

Applications will be accepted through May 17, 2021 and will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

Internship Opportunities

Summer 2021 Interns

The Bay Area Council is seeking interns to provide research, analytical, communications, marketing, planning, and administrative support for its various initiatives. Support for the organization’s global initiative, including promoting trade and investment between China and California, may also be involved.

Assignments may range from public policy research and analysis, program design, market research, trade and investment promotion, foundation funding analysis and requests, website content development, social media creation, event management, and database development.

Interns will have the opportunity to attend Council events and policy committee meetings to see first-hand how the Council and its business leaders engage with stakeholder groups in shaping the future of public policy in the region.

This internship will be remote and unpaid; however, academic credit will be offered.

Please submit a cover letter and resume to Kelli Fallon ( and Leslie Alfaro ( by 5pm on April 30, 2021.

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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