Director of State Government Affairs

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Full Time Pharr, Texas Posted 07/03/2023 Business unit: Corporate-CCL Areas of interest: Government/Corporate Affairs, Leadership Requisition Number: 2023-17127 PGA720

Charter Communications is a leading broadband connectivity company and cable operator serving more than 32 million customers in 41 states. Through its Spectrum brand, the company offers a full range of state-of-the-art residential and business services, including Spectrum Internet®, TV, Mobile and Voice. Charter’s commitment to serving customers and exceeding their expectations is the bedrock of its business strategy and the philosophy that guides its over 101,000 employees.

Charter’s State Government Affairs team is tasked with achieving the company’s franchising, legislative and regulatory goals on a state and local level. They are seeking a bright, determined, and committed Director of State Government Affairs to join the team to assist in driving Charter’s policy priorities.


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As a Director of State Government Affairs, you will take the lead in developing, coordinating, and executing government affairs strategies that drive our company's growth and influence at the state level. You will work closely with regional senior leaders to advocate for our interests before legislative bodies and regulatory agencies. In addition to representing the company in governmental and administrative settings, you will oversee procurement, external affairs, and community engagement initiatives. With your expertise in public policy and advocacy, you will contribute to strategic planning and manage impactful activities and events aligned with our overall objectives. You will report directly to the area Senior Director, leveraging your legislative and regulatory experience to make a meaningful impact.

WHAT OUR DIRECTORS OF STATE GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS ENJOY MOST

  • Actively and consistently supporting all efforts to simplify and enhance the customer experience.
  • Developing, building, and expanding relationships with public officials and other influential policy makers at the federal, state, and local level.
  • Coordinating with Senior leadership to manage the collaboration of other government affairs team members and outside consultants.
  • Developing and growing grassroots and third-party support for the benefit of the company and its interests.
  • Coordinating with Senior leadership to develop strategies and effectively planning and executing initiatives to grow the company's image within the communities managed.
  • Assisting in the development and management of the company's political contribution strategies, to the extent and as permitted under applicable law.
  • Representing the company before external constituencies, including elected officials and other state and local government agencies, commissions, and authorities, and organizing and representing the company at community events and other external functions.
  • Supporting the efforts to draft, analyze, and/or present legislation, amendments, testimony, memoranda, and other collateral material as necessary to perform legislative and regulatory advocacy.
  • Serving as a supporting or principal liaison between Charter and the corresponding State Cable and Telecommunications Association (KBCA) and representing the company at industry forums as necessary.
  • Coordinating with Senior leadership to manage outside counsel, consultants, and lobbyists as necessary.
  • Managing responses to and company resolution of escalated complaints from government authorities as may be necessary.
  • Managing the identification of government-related state procurement and business opportunities and facilitating discussions with business and assisting them in developing responses.
  • Managing relationships with local officials in areas where the company is expanding service.
  • Developing approaches to support the company's business objectives and managing outreach and interactions with government constituencies related to our business and services.
  • In coordination with the Senior Director, ensuring alignment of SGA priorities and community strategies planning and tactical execution, including PSAs, In Focus, and strategic events.
  • Performing other duties as requested by the Senior Director.

The State Government Affairs team is responsible for educating local and state officials about Charter’s policy positions and advocating for laws, regulations and ordinances that advance the company’s business priorities. As a member of the state team, you will work closely with internal and external stakeholders to ensure Charter’s interests and the interests of Charter’s customers are well represented in state and local policies.


WHAT YOU’LL BRING TO SPECTRUM

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent
  • Ability to read, write, speak and understand English
  • At least five years of experience in the cable or other regulated industry, government, public policy or legislative arenas
  • Background in law, government or public policy
  • Ability to handle multiple projects and tasks
  • Ability to make decisions and solve problems while working under pressure
  • Ability to analyze and interpret legislation, regulation, contracts, and legal documents
  • Ability to use personal computer and software applications (i.e. word processing, spreadsheet, presentations, etc.).
  • Ability to exercise independent judgment and discretion in matters of significance and operate with integrity and within company values; maintain high standards for ethical practice
  • Ability to work independently, but also to collaborate effectively with colleagues, peers and other internal and external constituencies
  • Knowledge of cable, telecommunications and broadband products and services, and experience working with regulated industries
  • Advocacy, lobbying and negotiation skills
  • Political/government relations background
  • Understanding of state and local government

Preferred Qualifications

  • Advanced degree in public administration, law or similar field

Working Conditions

  • Normal office conditions
  • Frequent travel required
  • Regular, consistent and punctual attendance
  • Able to work nights and weekends, variable schedule(s) as necessary

SPECTRUM CONNECTS YOU TO MORE

  • Dynamic Growth: The growth of our industry and evolving technology powers our employees’ careers as they move up or around the company
  • Supportive Teams: Who you are matters here. And, we aim to foster an inclusive workplace where every person is empowered to bring their best ideas
  • Learning Culture: With a dedicated focus on training and development, employees can have confidence that day one is truly just the beginning of a dynamic career
  • Total Rewards:See all the ways we invest in you—at work and in life

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Get to Know Us Charter Communications is known in the United States by our Spectrum brands, including: Spectrum Internet®, TV, Mobile and Voice, Spectrum Networks, Spectrum Enterprise and Spectrum Reach. When you join us, you’re joining a strong community of more than 101,000 individuals working together to serve more than 32 million customers in 41 states and keep them connected to what matters most. Watch this video to learn more.

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