Manager, State & Local Government Affairs

  • San Francisco, CA, United States
  • Nov 21, 2017
Full time Government Affairs / Relations

Job Description

Basic Function: To oversee policy and political strategy with government officials at the state and local level in their regions.
Description: We are seeking a public policy professional located in San Francisco as part of our Global Government Affairs team. The Manager of State & Local Government Affairs would work directly with the Director for State & Local Government Affairs to represent Salesforce to legislators, trade associations, and advocacy groups in key states and local municipalities located in the U.S. western region.


  • Manage state and local government policy issues in key cities and states focusing on the western United States.
  • Establish and maintain contacts with legislators and other key stakeholders where we have a presence.
  • Identify policy issues that impact Salesforce and create a strategy to maintain and/or improve potential outcomes.
  • Work with trade associations, advocacy groups, and industry coalitions to represent our positions.
  • Work with cross-functional corporate teams across legal, sales, PR/marketing, and technology to gather data and help develop policy positions that support our reputation and business model.
  • Provide support for corporate projects, including high-level executive relationships.

Required Skills/Experience:

  • Strong experience and relationships with western state and local government agencies, technology firms and other relevant organizations;
  • Minimum 5 years experience in government/political campaigns;
  • Thrives on building and maintaining strategic relationships, multi-tasking and leading internal and external cross-functional teams to develop clear objectives and consistently deliver measurable results;
  • Self-starter, ability to work in a fast-paced environment;
  • Experience successfully working for or with multi-national companies;
  • A healthy curiosity and willingness to learn about computing technologies, and a strong desire to learn the many facets of the cloud computing industry;
  • Strong writing skills and the ability to effectively communicate orally and in writing;
  • Integrity and compliance with high ethical standards;
  • Ability to travel 25% of time within the United States;
  • Experience with state and local lobbying and campaign finance rules is preferred.
  • Relationships in western region is a plus.

Desired Skills/Experience:

  • Ability to work independently, take initiatives and be results-oriented
  • Ability to conceptualize new approaches to public policy
  • An outgoing, open personality
  • Service-minded, reliable, rigorous