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Vice President, Government Relations

Company: Public Affairs Council
Location: Washington
Posted on: January 15, 2021

Job Description:

Responsible for representational and advocacy efforts on behalf of the cable industry with assigned House and Senate offices. Primary Job Duties/Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

  • Advance NCTA's legislative agenda on Capitol Hill.
  • Cultivate and manage relationships with Members of Congress and their staffs.
  • Communicate NCTA's priorities effectively on the Hill and to other stakeholders and interested parties.
  • Work collaboratively with NCTA's internal advocates, external consultants, and other allies.
  • Work closely with member companies, e.g., make introductions, coordinate and report out on Hill meetings, share information, and understand their business models and policy positions.
  • Communicate frequently and effectively with assigned congressional offices, NCTA's government relations team, and member companies to provide progress reports, breaking news, predictions, and hypotheses.
  • Engage in a range of advocacy activities related to assigned members, caucuses, and issues to further the formation and implementation of NCTA's legislative strategies.
  • Participate in NCTA policy and legislative strategy working groups.
  • Manage preparation of advocacy materials including one pagers, talking points, infographics, letters, press statements, opeds, and action alerts.
  • Coordinate departmental preparation for hearings and markups and report out on same as needed.
  • Monitor House and Senate activity in Committees and on the floor as needed.
  • Prepare weekly reports and updates as needed.
  • Build network on and off the Hill. Qualifications & Experience:
    • Minimum of 6 years combined full-time employment on the Hill, in the White House, in an Executive Branch agency, at the FCC or FTC, with a public interest organization or government relations firm (required). (Applicants with less experience may be considered for a Director position).
    • Strong working knowledge of the legislative process (required), and experience working in or with both the House and Senate (preferred).
    • Familiarity with communications and technology issues important to communities of color (preferred).
    • Familiarity with the use of social media and coalitions to advance public policy goals (preferred).
    • Prior experience working on cable, communications, and technology issues (preferred).
    • Familiarity with the FCC, FTC, NTIA, and/or DHS (preferred).
    • Other required qualifications:
    • A strong sense of teamwork and diplomacy.
    • Demonstrated success in developing strong collaborative relationships with supervisors, co-workers, and interested parties.
    • Excellent written and verbal communications skills, including an ease in communicating complex concepts in a clear effective way for a general audience.
    • Recognized ability to work autonomously, yet cooperatively, in a dynamic, fast-paced environment and meet multiple deadlines.
    • Strong analytical skills.
    • Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills.
    • Good judgment and discretion.
    • Proficiency in Microsoft Word for Windows and familiarity with Box, SalesForce, Excel, PowerPoint, and Keynote. Only applicants who submit a cover letter and resume will be considered.

Keywords: Public Affairs Council, Washington DC , Vice President, Government Relations, Government & Protective Services , Washington, DC

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