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


The Communications, Marketing and Events Senior Associate contributes to growing the Bay Area Council’s visibility, influence, effectiveness and membership through the creation and delivery of compelling communications, events and digital content. You’ll be part of a dynamic team of passionate, smart and fun leaders committed to making the Bay Area the greatest region on the planet. You’ll support the organization in all aspects of communications, event planning, marketing, media/public relations, advocacy, public policy work and member engagement.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

Marketing (30%)

Major Events (40%)

Communications (30%)



Compensation & Benefits

The proposed annual compensation is in the range of $67,000 – $73,000, in addition to a generous benefits package that includes:

How to Apply

Please submit your resume and a cover letter as one pdf e-mail attachment with your last name and “Communications Associate” in the file name (i.e., LASTNAME_ComAssc) to  Applications will be accepted and reviewed until the position is filled.


The State Government Relations Director is a leader in the public policy team, responsible for leading, managing and implementing independent projects, 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.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

Policy Strategy, Advocacy, Research and Analysis


Business Climate Initiative

Work with the COO, the CEO, and various members of the policy team to execute the Sacramento-based aspects of our efforts to improve California’s business climate, including:

Sacramento Day

Working with the policy team, communications and events team, and the membership team, serve as the lead organizer of the Bay Area Council’s annual “Sacramento Day:” securing meetings with top legislators and Administration Officials, the Bay Area Caucus, and others; securing places to meet; prepare briefing materials, and otherwise execute an exceptional engagement experience for our members.

Bay Area Caucus

Working with the Policy Team, maintain a strong relationship with the Senate and Assembly Chairs of the Bay Area Caucus: helping with an annual fundraiser; providing briefings from Bay Area Council staff on the top issues of the day for our region; and other creative tactics to grow the engagement, influence and responsiveness of the Bay Area Caucus to concerns of the Bay Area and the Bay Area Council.

Local Government Relations

Office & Administrative Support

Other Duties and Assignments


Compensation & Benefits

How to Apply

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

Equal Opportunity Employer

The Bay Area Council is an equal opportunity employer committed to an inclusive work 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 differences 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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