Manager, State and Local Government Affairs, West

  • Santa Clara Valley, San Jose, CA, United States
  • Dec 20, 2017
Full time Government Affairs / Relations

Job Description

Job Summary

The people here at Apple don’t just create products, they create the kind of wonder that’s revolutionized entire industries. It’s the diversity, passion, and dedication of those people that inspires the innovation that runs through everything we do—from amazing technology to industry-leading environmental efforts. Join Apple, and help us leave the world better than we found it. You will work with the Director of State and Local Government Affairs to represent Apple across the western united states - covering CA, OR, WA, ID, NV, AZ, NM, CO, WY, MT, HI, and AK. You will also work with all local and regional government in those states, particularly where Apple has a corporate, facility or retail presence. The role requires significant in and out of state travel, and flexibility with weekend and evening work when it arises. You will have a strong background working with state and local government in a policy role with strong political ties and instincts. You are a self starter who sets your own agenda, while being a strong communicator back to management at the company. You will need to be able to understand and analyze complicated legislative language, be a strong writer and orator, as you will likely be representing the company before many public hearings and events. You will play a meaningful role by supporting the site managers with the community, ensuring the company is receiving fast feedback on what is needed and how we’re doing, and connecting internally with the various Apple partners that are working on specific projects. You will also support them to serve as the company’s external point of contact in Apple’s data center communities and help them support the local communities. This person will support the site managers in their role as the face and voice of the company. You will expand on Apple’s commitment to operating in a manner that is community-minded, trusted and responsible. We are looking for a dynamic individual who is energized about community engagement and possesses a strong entrepreneurial mindset, coupled with a strong balance of business and technical skills and is passionate about extending the reach of Apple’s core values to this community.

Key Qualifications

  • Strong legislative and analytical skill set
  • Ability to build strong collaborations both internally and externally and a track record of coalition-building.
  • Demonstrated ability to organize, lead, motivate and build credibility with a diverse set of partners.
  • 5+ years of program leadership experience, involvement and understanding of State and Local Government Affairs
  • A deep understanding of the political and community landscape of Silicon Valley, the Bay Area, and California.
  • Ability to think strategically and to develop key processes and communications that facilitate program development, execution, and outreach.
  • Excellent organizational skills and the ability to manage several programs at once.
  • Proven record of working across groups and within organizations to grow programs.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Willing to travel extensively throughout the US, sometime with limited notice.


- Represent Apple Across the Western US - Participate and Lead local and regional organizations in the bay area - Manage a team of lobbyists located in the various states - Represent Apple before all local and regional government entities in the West - Work closely with Apple Retail on all retail expansion and new store openings - Work closely with Apple’s Education Sales and Policy teams - Host legislative and executive delegations at Apple - Sit on various boards and commissions on Apple’s behalf - Spend significant time lobbying in Sacramento and other state capitols - Meet regularly with Apple internal partners and client groups - Work closely with Apple Public Relations on any press worthy issues - Work with local Apple staff to establish community involvement channels


Bachelor's degree required. Masters or higher degree strongly preferred. Apple is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer that is committed to inclusion and diversity. We also take affirmative action to offer employment and advancement opportunities to all applicants, including minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities.


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