Senior Government Affairs Manager

26 Jan, 2021


Senior Government Affairs Manager

Silicon Valley Clean Energy
Sunnyvale, CA

About Silicon Valley Clean Energy
Silicon Valley Clean Energy (SVCE) is a public sector community-based start-up currently serving approximately
260,000 residential and business electricity customers in Silicon Valley with annual revenues of nearly $300
million. As a leader in the emerging industry of clean energy, SVCE embodies Silicon Valley’s culture of
entrepreneurialism and environmental responsibility, and is poised for continued growth and innovation. SVCE
is laser-focused on its mission to bend the carbon curve downward by providing renewable and carbon-free
electricity to consumers at competitive rates and to offer innovative customer programs to lower carbon
emissions from the transportation and built environment sectors.
Founded in 2016, SVCE is governed by a supportive board of directors representing the 13 communities it
serves and is managed by a board-appointed CEO. The CEO and executive team are smart, collaborative, and
results-oriented, jointly committed to improving their organization, community, industry and the world.

Work Culture
SVCE exemplifies Silicon Valley’s entrepreneurial and innovative spirit by pursuing cutting edge programs
and services. It operates like a start up with high energy and high expectations where creative problem
solvers and strong communicators work together to meet customer needs and pursue an environmentally
sustainable future.  The organizational culture supports open communication, responsibility, creativity,
accountability, teamwork and care while welcoming the diversity of experience and perspectives brought by
each employee.

The Position
The Senior Government Affairs Manager (Senior Manager) is central to SVCE’s policy team. Reporting
to the Director of Legislative and Regulatory Policy, this is an external-facing position, and the Senior
Manager will build relationships and collaborate with local and state elected officials, including but not
limited to, SVCE’s Board of Directors and local legislative delegates, and will help build coalitions
with like-minded stakeholders.  The position will regularly collaborate with the
Account Services and Customer Relations team, as well as other SVCE internal teams. By building
relationships with policymakers and other stakeholders at the state, regional and local levels,
this position ensures the organization’s mission and goals are met. This position will play a critical role
in developing and nurturing SVCE’s overall policy advocacy strategy and ensuring SVCE’s role as a
thought-leader with policymakers.

Immediate Priorities
The Senior Manager will begin their role by developing a comprehensive outreach plan aimed at
both local and state elected officials. In addition, the Senior Manager will identify partner
organizations and work on identifying longer-term shared goals.

The Ideal Candidate Will
• Possess superb communication skills in writing, one-on-one conversation, small group discussion, and public
• Embrace a growth mindset which learns from success and failure alike
• Thrive working within a small, heavily outsourced team and a lean organization

Key Attributes
Mission Driven
Passionate and inspired by SVCE’s vision of combating climate change.
Engages stakeholders in internal operations and
resists a siloed organization.
High energy
Performs at full bandwidth and with high expectations;
excels in a hands-on entrepreneurial environment.

Qualifications and Experience
A Bachelor’s degree is required in business or public
administration, operations management, economics
or closely related field, or other degrees with
demonstrable and commensurate work experience
that is directly relevant for this position.

At least five (5) years of progressively responsible
experience in legislative and/or governmental affairs at
an electric utility, regulatory agency, or legislative office
with emphasis on electric procurement issues, energy
efficiency, energy market structure, or a closely related
The salary range for the position is $148,865 – $204,276
annually, depending on qualifications and depth of
SVCE offers an attractive benefits package including
individual, family and domestic partners health
insurance; monthly fitness benefit; defined contribution retirement and employer matching
contributions; health reimbursement account stipend; a flexible spending account stipend; and paid

SVCE currently plans to have all employees work
remotely through September 2021 and is evaluating the
option of implementing a hybrid remote-working model

To Be Considered
Please find the required SVCE Application Form and
additional information along with submittal instructions
Applications due by end of day, Friday, February 19, 2021

Job posted: 2021-01-26