Pacific Gas & Electric Company Senior Community Relations Specialist - San Francisco, CA in San Francisco, California

Requisition ID # 16006

Job Category : Corporate Affairs / Communication

Job Level : Individual Contributor

Business Unit: Strategy and Policy

Job Location : San Francisco


Based in San Francisco, Pacific Gas and Electric Company, a subsidiary of PG&E Corporation (NYSE:PCG), is one of the largest combined natural gas and electric utilities in the United States.And we deliver some of the nation's cleanest energy to our customers in Northern and Central California. For PG&E, Together, Building a Better California is not just a slogan.It's the very core of our mission and the scale by which we measure our success. We know that the nearly 16 million people who do business with our company count on our more than 24,000 employees for far more than the delivery of utility services.They, along with every citizen of the state we call home, also expect PG&E to help improve their quality of life, the economic vitality of their communities, and the prospect for a better future fueled by clean, safe, reliable and affordable energy.

Pacific Gas and Electric Company is an Affirmative Action and Equal Employment Opportunity employer that actively pursues and hires a diverse workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color,national origin, ancestry, sex, age, religion, physical or mental disability status, medical condition, protected veteran status, marital status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic informationor any other factor that is not related to the job.

Department Overview

The Community Relations Department leads the company’s philanthropic partnerships, employee volunteerism and charitable contributions to promote inclusivity and build safer, sustainable communities throughout California. PG&E Charitable program focus areas include Education and Workforce Development, Environment, Economic and Community Vitality, and Emergency Preparedness and Safety. In addition, the team is responsible for San Bruno Community Service, Employee Volunteerism, and Campaign for Community, Sports Partnerships, and Officer non-profit board placement.

Position Summary

Lead the strategy and implementation of PG&E’s company-wide employee giving campaign and matching gifts program, meeting annual company metrics and goals. The successful candidate will drive participation in company campaigns through creative programming, incentives and a variety of communications vehicles. The position will require thought leadership and creativity as well as well as strong program management and analytical skills, such as budgeting, accounting, statistical analysis, reconciliation, and forecasting. The role will have responsibility for training and directing the work of volunteers and contractors. This position is based in San Francisco, CA.

Job Responsibilities

  • Manage the company’s Campaign for the Community (CFTC) and related financials, which will include quarterly campaign payouts and reconciliation.

  • Collaborate with internal departments and cross-functional teams on strategy, branding and communications.

  • Recruit and train PG&E employee campaign volunteers.

  • Manage and evaluate the work of outside contractors and vendors.

  • Promptly respond to employee and retiree inquiries, taking responsibility for corrective action as needed.

  • Develop and maintain campaign and matching gifts databases and spreadsheets.

  • Lend support to disaster relief efforts and integrate CFTC with other community relations volunteer and charitable grants programs and events throughout the year.

  • Develop network of external non-profit and business partners for the purpose of promoting PG&E visibility, establishing success metrics/benchmarking, and collaboration.

  • Proactively assess the efficacy of programs and strategies and make process and program improvements as needed.

  • Lead employee engagement for disaster and other critical priority relief efforts.

  • Manage and renegotiate as needed vendor partnerships and consultant contracts.


  • Collaborate with internal working groups and nonprofit partners to include and involve employees in proactive giving campaigns and matching gifts.

  • Participate in department planning and strategy meetings as well as periodic review and reporting on CFTC.

  • Support employee engagement and company volunteerism goals.

  • Contribute to PG&E’s reputation as a thought leader in the field of community outreach and employee engagement, sharing best practices with diverse external stakeholders.

  • Assume safety and employee engagement role/s as assigned, including a role in the emergency operations center .



  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience.

  • Valid CA Driver’s License or ability to obtain by first day of hire

  • Minimum of five years’ experience working in community relations, media relations, government relations or public relations role; or working for an elected official, public or non-profit agency in an external-facing capacity; or job-related experience.


  • Business and financial acumen: affinity for or experience in financial accounting, documentation, reporting and problem solving.

  • Strong communications and presentation skills.

  • Experience with MS Office tools, particularly Excel and Power Point.

  • Understanding of non-profit organizational structure and charitable grant-making.

  • Experience working in employee engagement with a diverse workforce including office-based and field based employees.

  • Experience working in corporate philanthropy or public affairs and as a financial analyst is a plus.