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 in the Central Texas region. 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
Contribute to and supports Charter’s government affairs and public policy strategies and tactics in Central Texas and the El Paso area.
Supports the execution of the company’s Rural Digital Opportunity Fund (RDOF) initiative.
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
Works to actively recruit new members to the federal and state PAC.
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
Works with 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
Supports company job expansion efforts and works with local and state government on incentives
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
Bachelor’s degree in a related field or equivalent experience
Related Work Experience Number of Years
Advocacy, lobbying and negotiation experience 8-10
Political/government relations experience 8-10
Related experience in the cable industry, government, public policy or legislative arenas 7+
CERTIFICATIONS AND/OR LICENSES
Valid driver’s license
Satisfactory driving record within company standards
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
Additional Salary Information: Salary will be based on experience.
Internal Number: 280517
Charter Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ:CHTR) is a leading broadband connectivity company and cable operator serving more than 30 million customers in 41 states through its Spectrum brand. Over an advanced communications network, the company offers a full range of state-of-the-art residential and business services including Spectrum Internet®, TV, Mobile and Voice. For small and medium-sized companies, Spectrum Business® delivers the same suite of broadband products and services coupled with special features and applications to enhance productivity, while for larger businesses and government entities, Spectrum Enterprise provides highly customized, fiber-based solutions. Spectrum Reach® delivers tailored advertising and production for the modern media landscape. The company also distributes award-winning news coverage, sports and high-quality original programming to its customers through Spectrum Networks and Spectrum Originals. More information about Charter can be found at corporate.charter.com.Our Mission & ValuesOur corporate Mission and Values support our culture and provide consistent direction in our daily actions with customers and internal business partners.Combined with your... individual objectives and team goals, the Mission and Values provide us long-term direction for success as a company.