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Employment Opportunities at ILG


Employment and Volunteer Opportunities at ILG

The Institute for Local Government (ILG) staff serves an integral and vital role in advancing the organization’s mission, vision and program area objectives.

The Institute receives staffing services through a contract with the League of California Cities.


Executive Director

The Institute for Local Government (ILG) is currently recruiting for an Executive Director.

This senior level position, based in Sacramento, offers an exciting opportunity for an energetic leader who thrives on challenges, has an entrepreneurial spirit and shares the Institute’s passion for promoting good government at the local level. This executive position works in partnership with the Institute’s Board of Directors to assist local government leaders to govern openly, effectively and ethically; work collaboratively; and foster healthy and sustainable communities. The Executive Director coordinates activities and resources between the Institute, League of California Cities, California Special Districts Association, California State Association of Counties, local government agencies and other private, public and non-profit organizations to ensure programs, publications and services are relevant to identified needs and achieve maximum impact. Functioning independently and within the team, the Executive Director provides highly responsible and complex policy, fiscal, programming and administrative leadership to plan, direct, manage and oversee all aspects of the organization including fundraising, accounting, staff supervision and management of programs across a diverse array of subject areas from homelessness to climate action to technology, among others.


Volunteer Opportunities and Internships

The Institute welcomes help from those who share our passion for promoting good government at the local level.  Read more if you are interested in volunteering with the Institute.

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