Manager of Government Relations

  • Full Time
  • Anywhere

Annual Salary Range: $94,375 to $146,282
Application Due Date: June 17, 2022
Expected Start Date: July 2022


The Manager of Government Relations will lead a dynamic team that actively works to pass legislation, find funding, and create partnerships that help implement SANDAG’s highest priorities for the San Diego region. By working directly with elected officials and staff, stakeholders, and the community at the binational, federal, state, and regional levels, the Government Relations team ensures SANDAG is at the forefront of policy discussions and continues to serve as a model for regional planning and project delivery through its legislative and partnership programs.

Advise the Director of Public Affairs on legislative matters, borders developments, and regional issues related to SANDAG programs, activities, and operations.

Oversee development and implementation of the annual SANDAG Legislative Program; identify policy changes and funding opportunities that support agency programs and initiatives; monitor and report on legislative and regulatory actions

Experience and Qualifications
Bachelor’s degree with major course work in political science, regional planning, public or business administration, international relations, or a related field. A Master’s degree is desirable. A combination of education and recent work experience may be considered in lieu of a degree.

At least seven years of increasingly responsible, professional legislative analysis or governmental relations experience, including two years of supervisory experience. Experience working directly for a legislative or elected office is encouraged.

Benefits and Salary
Our benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance as well as employee assistance, wellness, and work/life balance programs. Retirement and financial security benefits are provided through a pension plan and deferred compensation program. SANDAG offers flexible work schedules and employees are provided with paid time off and paid holidays.

The employee selected for this position will be offered a three-year At-Will employment contract, which provides an annual $5,000 contribution to their defined contribution plan.

Call (619) 699-1900 or visit for information. First review 06/17/2022. EOE

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