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VP, External Affairs

Date posted 12/10/2018 Requisition Number: 228579BR Location: United States - District of Columbia - Washington Zip Code: 20001 Area of Interest: Corp Communications/Corp Affairs/Government Affairs, Government/Corporate Affairs Position Type: Full Time
Responsible for maintaining and cultivating relationships with third party organizations outside of the company, and working with those organizations to develop support for Charter's policy priorities. Familiarity with policy and regulatory issues of importance to Charter is essential, along with a willingness to thoroughly understand those issues and educate third party organizations. Close internal coordination with other business and government affairs units within the Company as necessary to ensure that the impact of company decisions are properly communicated to third parties, and third party concerns are shared with the Company. This role will report to SVP, Policy & External Affairs.

Maintain and cultivate relationships with third party partners.

Work collaboratively with third party partners to educate and cultivate support for Charter’s federal and state policy interests.

Develop and execute strategy designed to motivate third parties to inform policymakers (including lawmakers, regulators and thought leaders) of policy positions supported by the Company.

Build Charter’s reputation and further the Company's policy goals, through participation in third party events.

Working with Company business, government affairs and legal units to understand the Company's position on policy, regulatory and legal issues in order to create and execute strategy for communicating those positions effectively to third party partners.

Develop and draft supporting materials and documentation for third party partners to better communicate the Company's position on various policy issues.

Prepare and present the Company's position on certain policy issues at public events.

Coordinate with the Company's Communications team as needed to support advocacy with third party partners and overall communications for the Company.

Perform other duties as requested.

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 work independently

Bachelor's degree
Graduate degree a plus, but not required

Related Work Experience Number ofYears
Strategic communication experience 7+
External affairs experience 7+

Office environment
Travel as required

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.

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