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Cal Cities is dedicated to creating a collaborative and inclusive environment where passionate professionals can thrive. We’re looking for candidates who are focused, driven, and above all else, seeking deeper meaning in their work. If you also have a passion for public service, local government, advancing equity, and working with dynamic, talented teammates, this just might be the right place for you. Learn about our mission, vision, and core beliefs.
We believe that differences are critical to our success. We bring together people from a wide variety of backgrounds and identities, all with the goal of building a more inclusive and equitable California.
We encourage new ideas and progressive thinking that provide solutions to the evolving challenges California's cities face.
We are passionate about our people and our members; we deliver extraordinary results for all.
Learn More About the Cal Cities' Teams
The Public Affairs team covers every corner of California and serves as the grassroots advocacy core of Cal Cities. Cal Cities regional public affairs managers work closely with city officials - both elected and professional city staff - to develop regional informational programs and carry out grassroots activities to support specific legislative, regulatory, and ballot measure goals.
We offer competitive compensation and benefits, including premium medical, dental, and vision coverage for employees and their dependent children, enrollment in California Public Employees Retirement System (CalPERS), and more!
- Competitive salary
- Pension plan (CalPERS)
- Retirement plan (457)
- Comprehensive medical (HMO, PPO), dental (PPO), and vision plans
- Flexible spending accounts
- Life & long-term disability insurance
- Subsidies for your preferred transportation mode
- Paid time off (vacation, sick, manager time off, floating holidays, holidays)
- Learning and development
- Social events: happy hours, holiday events, and walking challenges
- Free snacks to keep you energized
- Flexible work environment
Our core hours are 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. with a 7.5-hour workday. However, when possible, we allow modified schedules so our employees can attain a healthy work/life balance. We encourage them to take time off to maintain their personal wellness.
You will hear from someone from Human Resources, the Hiring Manager for the position, and for some roles, additional members of the relevant hiring department.
Event Program Manager
The League of California Cities is looking for a talented and professional Event Program Manager with a fierce attention to detail and a ‘can do’ attitude. This position performs a variety of duties related to the coordination, development, and delivery of conferences and/or other events including:
- New Mayors and Council Members Academy
- Planning Commissioners Academy
- Mayors and Council Members Executive Forum
- Legislative Action Day(s)
- Annual Conference and Expo (concurrent sessions)
- City Clerks New Law and Elections Seminar
The Event Program Manager works with city officials, city staff, and subject matter experts to develop content and educational programs and coordinates conference production including budget and communications. The role will research and coordinate both volunteer and paid speakers for assigned conferences. This person travels to events on a regular basis and serves as a liaison with attendees, speakers, and facility staff. Internally, the Event Program Manager serves as a leader on the Education and Member Services team for their assigned conferences and are responsible for ensuring the conference team is coordinating on a regular basis.
We seek a dynamic and experienced person to fill this critical role with the League of California Cities. Bachelor's degree from four-year College or University is desirable. Three (3) years of progressively responsible experience with demonstrated success in event programming, conference management, adult education, or a combination of education and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities. Excellent organizational skills, including multitasking, time management, and meticulous attention to detail. Certification in Meeting and Event Planning is preferred. Knowledge of local government is desirable.
Event Sponsorships and Exposition Sales Manager
- Annual Conference and Expo
- City Managers Conference
- Public Works Officers Institute and Expo
- City Attorneys Spring Conference
- City Clerks New Laws and Elections Seminar
- Fire Chiefs Leadership Seminar
- Western City Magazine
- Advancing Equity Program
The ideal candidate will have a Bachelor’s degree in marketing, business administration, or a related field. Graduate degree in a related field is desirable. Four (4) years of progressively responsible experience with demonstrated success in inside or outside sales, marketing, trade show experience or a combination of education and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities. Some direct connection to local government is desirable.