Senior Director of Government Affairs is responsible for developing, coordinating and implementing government affairs strategies and activities that advance the company’s interests before the legislature and regulatory agencies. The job includes significant legislative and regulatory experience and an extensive background in public policy and advocacy, and will have a senior level management role reporting to the Regional Vice President for State Government Affairs in the South region.
The job may include representing the company before state and local governments and administrative/regulatory agencies, procurement, external affairs, and community engagement, as well as strategically planning, managing and executing other activities and events that advance the company’s overall objectives.
This employee will interact with senior level regional employees for the company in their management area. The following offers a more detailed descriptions of the kinds of responsibilities associated with the position.
MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Develop, build and expand relationships with public officials and other influential policy makers at the federal, state and local level.
Manage the collaboration of the government affairs team and outside consultants to develop and grow grass roots and third-party support for the benefit of the company and its interests.
Develop strategies and effectively plan and execute initiatives to grow the company’s image within the communities managed.
Assist in the development and management of the company’s political contribution strategies in New York, to the extent and as permitted under applicable law.
Represent the company before external constituencies, including elected officials and other state and local government agencies, commissions and authorities (principally the Public Utilities Commission), and organize and represent the company at community events and other external functions.
Draft, analyze, and/or present legislation, amendments, testimony, memoranda and other collatoral material as necessary to perform legislative and regulatory advocacy.
Serve as a principle liaison between Charter and the PUC and represent the company at industry forums.
Manage outside counsel, consultants and lobbyists as necessary.
Manage team’s response to and company resolution of escalated complaints from government authorities as may be necessary.
Manage the identification of government-related state procurement and business opportunities and facilitate discussions with business and assist them in developing responses.
Develop approaches to support company’s business objectives and to manage outreach and interactions with government constituencies related to our business and services.
Skills/Abilities and Knowledge
Read, write, speak and understand English.
Communicate orally and in writing in a clear and straightforward manner, strong leadership and supervisory skills.
Handle multiple projects and tasks.
Make decisions and solve problems while working under pressure.
Analyze and interpret legislation, regulation, contracts, and legal documents.
Use personal computer and software applications (i.e. word processing, spreadsheet, presentations, etc.).
Work independently, but also to collaborate effectively with colleagues, peers and other internal and external constituencies.
Exercise independent judgment and discretion in matters of significance and operate with integrity and within company values; maintain high standards for ethical practice.
Have knowledge of cable, telecommunications and broadband products and services, and experience working with regulated industries.
Ability to work with minimal supervision in a fast paced environment
Bachelor’s Degree or Equivalent
Advanced degree in public administration, law or similar field preferred
Background in law, government or public policy required.
Related Work Experience
Advocacy, lobbying and negotiation skills.
Political/government relations background.
Understanding of state and local government.
Generally 10+ years of related experience in the cable or other regulated industry, government, public policy or legislative arenas.
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Spectrum's Product and Services are powered and innovated by Charter Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: CHTR), the leading broadband communications company and the second-largest cable operator in the United States. Our company provides a full range of advanced broadband services, including Spectrum TV™ video entertainment programming, Spectrum Internet™ access, and Spectrum Voice™. ...