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POST DATE 11/23/2019
END DATE 12/14/2019

Spectrum New York City, NY

Company
Spectrum
Location
New York City, NY
AJE Ref #
585535098
Job Classification
Full Time
Job Type
Regular
Company Ref #
249322BR
Experience
Mid-Career (2 - 15 years)
Education
Bachelors Degree

JOB DESCRIPTION

DIRECTOR, STATE GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS

Apply Now DATE POSTED 11/19/2019 Requisition Number: 249322BR Location: United States - New York - New York City Area of Interest: Government and Corporate Affairs Position Type: Full Time Director, State Government Affairs

JOB SUMMARY
The Director of Government Affairs will be responsible for developing, coordinating and implementing government affairs strategies and activities that advance the company s interests primarily at the state and local level. The job may include representing the company before state and local governments and administrative agencies, franchising and procurement, community affairs, as well as strategically planning, managing and executing other activities and events that advance the company s overall objectives. The following offers more detailed descriptions of the kinds of responsibilities associated with the position.

MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Actively monitor, analyze, and assess the impact of pending and potential regulatory proceedings on the company and manage strategies to further the company s business objectives

Responsible for managing government regulations, monitoring regulatory proceedings, and maintaining positive government engagement; interface with agency officials as well as with the organization to actively understand and improve overall business impact of regulatory decisions

Contributes to and support Charter s government affairs and public policy strategies and tactics

Develops, builds and expands relationships with public officials and other influential policy makers at the federal, state and local level

Works collaboratively with supervisors, peers and outside consultants to develop and grow grass roots and third-party support for the benefit of the company and its interests

Develops budgets and effectively plan and execute initiatives to grow the company s image within the communities managed

Assists in the development and management of the company s political contribution strategies, where permitted under applicable law

Represents the company before external constituencies, including elected officials and other state and local government agencies, commissions and authorities, and organize and represent the company at community events and other external functions

Drafts, analyzes and/or presents legislation, franchise/contract language, amendments, and testimony as necessary and perform legislative and regulatory advocacy

Manages outside counsel, consultants or lobbyists as necessary

Manages interactions with local governments on permitting, right-of-way and other local concerns

Reviews, interprets, and communicates terms and conditions of franchises, franchise-related agreements, and other contracts for implementation to ensure compliance with legal and regulatory obligations

Responds to and monitors resolution of escalated complaints from local, state or federal government authorities

Manages franchise renewal and franchise transfer efforts for assigned franchises consistent with the strategies and policies for the company

Prepares franchise renewal applications and supporting data for renewal negotiations, develops renewal strategy and participates in franchise renewal negotiations with municipalities

Helps identify government-related business opportunities and facilitate discussions with business and assist them in developing responses for government procurement

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS
Skills/Abilities and Knowledge
Ability to read, write, speak and understand English
Ability to communicate orally and in writing in a clear and straightforward manner
Ability to handle multiple projects and tasks
Ability to make decisions and solve problems while working under pressure
Ability to read, analyze, and interpret legislation, regulation, contracts, franchises and legal documents
Ability to use personal computer and software applications (i.e. word processing, spreadsheet, presentations, etc.)
Ability to work independently, but also collaborate effectively with colleagues, peers and other internal and external constituencies
Ability to exercise of independent judgment and discretion in matters of significance and operate with integrity and within company values; maintain high standards for ethical practice
Knowledge of cable, telecommunications and broadband products, services and regulation preferred
Background in law or public policy required
Understanding of state and local government

Education
Bachelor s degree in a related field or equivalent experience

Related Work Experience

* Advocacy, lobbying and negotiation skills.

* Political/government relations background.

* Understanding of state and local government.

* Generally 8-10+ years of related experience in the cable or other regulated industry, government, public policy or legislative arenas.

CERTIFICATIONS AND/OR LICENSES
Valid driver s license
Satisfactory driving record within company standards
Auto insurance

WORKING CONDITIONS
Normal office conditions
Frequent travel required
Able to work nights and weekends, variable schedule(s) as necessary
Vision ability close vision, peripheral vision, and ability to adjust focus

The Spectrum brands (including Spectrum Networks, Spectrum Enterprise and Spectrum Reach) are powered and innovated by Charter Communications. Charter Communications reaffirms its commitment to providing equal opportunities for employment and advancement to qualified employees and applicants. Individuals will be considered for positions for which they meet the minimum qualifications and are able to perform without regard to race, color, gender, age, religion, disability, national origin, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other basis protected by federal, state or local laws. FCC Unit: 13543 Business Unit: Corporate Apply Now Apply Later

The Spectrum brand is powered and innovated by Charter Communications. Charter Communications reaffirms its commitment to providing equal opportunities for employment and advancement to qualified employees and applicants. Individuals will be considered for positions for which they meet the minimum qualifications and are able to perform without regard to race, color, gender, age, religion, disability, national origin, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, current unemployment status, or any other basis protected by federal, state or local laws.
Charter Communications is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Minority/Female/Veteran/Disability
Charter Communications will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with applicable laws, including local ordinances.

Overview

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™. Spectrum Business® similarly provides scalable, tailored, and cost-effective broadband communications solutions to business organizations, such as business-to-business Internet access, data networking, business telephone, video and music entertainment services, and wireless backhaul. The advertising sales and production services are sold under the Spectrum Reach™ brand. News and sports networks are operated under the Spectrum Networks brand. More company information can be found at newsroom.charter.com.

Company Size:
50,000+ Employees
Industry
Telecommunications
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Headquarters:
7800 Crescent Executive Drive
Charlotte, NC 28217

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