Policy Advocate
Job Details
Headquarters - Sacramento, CA
Full Time
Graduate Degree
Up to 25%

We currently have an opening for a Policy Advocate to represent the CalChamber viewpoint in the legislative and regulatory arena. The Policy Advocate will specialize in Energy and will function both as a lobbyist to advance the interests of CalChamber, and as a leader to engage legislators, legislative and executive staff, CalChamber members and the business community in general to support CalChamber’s advocacy goals. The Policy Advocate will also work with state and local agencies, media and the public in general.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Analyze and evaluate legislative and regulatory proposals to assess the impact on business in California.
  • Meet with legislators, legislative and executive branch staff to acquaint and inform them of the CalChamber viewpoint regarding proposed legislation and regulations.
  • Write support and opposition letters to legislators, legislative committees and regulatory agencies.
  • Provide testimony at legislative and regulatory hearings on the CalChamber's position as necessary.
  • Identify, contact and assist witnesses from affected businesses to testify at legislative and regulatory hearings.
  • Plan CalChamber committee meetings and make presentations at those meetings.
  • Write articles for CalChamber publications as necessary.
  • Answer calls from CalChamber members and non-members on legislative and regulatory issues.
  • Answer media questions on applicable legislative and regulatory issues.
  • Speak to interested groups on legislative and regulatory issues.
  • Juris Doctor (JD) Degree (preferred)
  • 3-5 years’ experience energy issues
  • Solid communication skills, both oral and written.
  • Leadership and strong organizational skills.
  • Interpersonal skills.


CalChamber is a Drug-Free Workplace. All employment is contingent on successful completion of a pre-employment drug screen.


CalChamber is an equal opportunity affirmative action employer and administers all personnel practices without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status or domestic partnership status, disability, protected veteran status or military status, genetic information, or any other category protected under applicable law. CalChamber is committed to taking affirmative steps to promote the employment and advancement of minorities, women, persons with disabilities and protected veterans