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Director of Government Affairs
Corning is one of the world’s leading innovators in materials science. For more than 160 years, Corning has applied its unparalleled expertise in specialty glass, ceramics, and optical physics to develop products that have created new industries and transformed people’s lives.
Corning is one of the world’s leading innovators in materials science. For more than 170 years, Corning has applied its unparalleled expertise in specialty glass, ceramics, and optical physics to develop products that have created new industries and transformed people’s lives. Corning succeeds through sustained investment in R&D, a unique combination of material and process innovation, and close collaboration with customers to solve tough technology challenges. Corning is one of Fast Company’s 2021 Most Innovative Companies as well as one of Forbes ‘Best Employers by State’ in New York and North Carolina.
Scope of Position:
Corning seeks a motivated and strategic practitioner to lead federal tax policy development and advocacy execution. In addition to tax policy, the Director will collaborate with the Senior Director of Federal Government Affairs, the federal government affairs team, and business leaders and engage on the broad cross-section of Corning’s legislative and regulatory priorities including, but not limited to environment, IP, manufacturing, technology, trade, and telecommunications. The Director will leverage a strong working knowledge of the federal legislative, regulatory, and political climate; demonstrated research, policy analysis, and organization skills; and the ability to develop strategy and execute tactics to achieve results for Corning priorities. This position is based in Washington, DC.
Day to Day Responsibilities:
• Policy Analysis and Development – Develop and maintain an understanding of the policy and regulatory landscape; and Track and analyze legislative and regulatory policy developments, providing intelligence and insights.
• Advocacy Strategy Formation and Execution o Develop, communicate, and implement strategy for advancement of Corning’s legislative and regulatory initiatives; and Manage government affairs consultants and contractors.
• Relationship Management o Develop and maintain strategic relationships with federal elected officials and their staffs and government officials and staffs in regulatory and other agencies; o Represent Corning in trade associations, and with other key stakeholders; and o Develop coalitions to support Corning’s policy agenda as appropriate.
Additional responsibilities include:
Assist Corning executive leadership team in preparing board communications and briefing materials regarding government affairs developments, including regulatory and legislative matters of interest; o Represent Corning at external events, meetings, and conferences; o Actively engage in COREPAC strategy development, resource optimization, and execution; and o Ensure strict compliance with applicable lobbying and political activity laws and regulations, as well as internal compliance policies.
Travel Requirements: 15% Required
Education: • Bachelor’s degree required • Masters or JD preferred Required Years and Area of Experience: • Minimum 10+ years experience working in federal government affairs; • Policy and advocacy experience on tax issues.
Required Skills: • Excellent interpersonal and negotiation skills • Superior analytical and critical thinking skills • Strong written and verbal communication skills • Strong presentation skills
Desired Experience / Qualifications / Skills: • Prior experience leading the tax portfolio in a congressional office on the House Ways & Means of Senate Finance Committee, or on the House Ways & Means or Senate Finance Committee staff • Policy and advocacy experience on technology issues • Experience working with the Departments of Commerce, Treasury, and key congressional committees • Experience working with the Federal Appropriations process, and grant award expertise
This position does not support immigration sponsorship. We prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, color, gender, age, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, veteran status or any other legally protected status. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.
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Job posted: 2022-05-03