MGM Resorts International
Springfield, MA

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  • POSITION SUMMARY:

    The Director of Governmental and Regulatory Affairs is responsible for government relations with state and local elected officials, represents and manages the Company’s legislative agenda in Massachusetts, and builds and maintains relations with host community, local, county and state officials and related stakeholders. All duties are performed in accordance with departmental, property, and company polices, practices, and procedures.

    POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES/DUTIES:

    • Develops and executes the Company’s state and local government affairs agenda in Massachusetts
    • Identifies and responds to emerging state legislation or regulations affecting the Company; analyze and track legislative, public policy, and industry issues at the state and local levels that are of interest to the Company; develops strategy recommendations to MGM Springfield’s VP & Legal Counsel and advocates for associated positions
    • Monitors and ensures execution of the Company’s obligations under its Host Community Agreement with the City of Springfield
    • Represents the Company and articulates Company positions on policy issues at state and local meetings:  Mass. Gaming Commission; Gaming Policy Advisory Committee; Community Mitigation Advisory Subcommittee; Local Community Mitigation Advisory Committee; Access and Opportunity Committee; City Casino Liaison Committee; City Council Casino Oversight Subcommittee
    • Monitors and cultivates surrounding community relationships and manages mitigation obligations, including monitoring and managing Surrounding Community Look-back Studies and related obligations
    • Cultivates new and strengthens existing relationships with the Company’s key stakeholders, including elected officials, public-sector leadership, private-sector partners and other opinion leaders; directly engages and manages work of Company’s contract lobbyists and political consultants in Massachusetts
    • Maintains records and prepares reports associated with government affairs and host community matters, which are used to inform and advise senior management of on-going policy issues and changes that have immediate or future impact on the success of the business
    • Manages dignitary events, fundraisers, and similar projects related to Company’s government and industry affairs efforts; organizes and prepares local elected officials and dignitaries for participation in Company events and receptions, including logistical coordination, speech writing, and event staffing
    • Serves as liaison with community based organizations, industry associations and philanthropic causes
    • Performs other duties as required

    This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee in this position.  It is not intended to give all details or a step-by-step account of the way each procedure or task is performed. The incumbent is expected to perform other duties necessary for the effective operation of the department.

    SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: List all direct report titles and number of incumbents in each title.

    • None

    EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:

    Required: 

    • Bachelor degree in government relations, public affairs/public policy, communications, or related field.
    • At least seven (7) years of experience lobbying or working with local governments or legislature or in corporate government affairs or public administration with a demonstrated network of contacts/relationships at the local, state, and federal levels to successfully accomplish duties/responsibilities
    • Effectively communicate in English, both oral and written forms

    Preferred:

    • Previous experience in gaming or resort setting
    • Previous experience with government affairs

    CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS:

    • Massachusetts gaming license

    KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS/ABILITIES:.

    • Working knowledge of Massachusetts state and Springfield local politics, law, and permitting
    • Understanding of broad range of public policy issues affecting industry
    • Excellent interpersonal skills to deal effectively with all business contacts, including public officers, elected officials, and community leaders
    • Ability to create talking points and reports for Company executives on a variety of policy, political, and community issues
    • Superior organizational skills and judgment, with ability to manage multiple priorities while maintaining attention to detail and meeting deadlines
    • Professional appearance and demeanor
    • Advanced verbal, written, and computer skills
    • Ability to research, analyze, and summarize information from multiple sources (will be asked to provide writing or project samples)
    • Flexibility to work outside normal business hours, including weekends and holidays
    • Ability to travel as needed
    • Ability to effectively communicate in English, in both oral and written forms.

    WORK SCHEDULE/HOURS:

    • Regular  work days:    varies
    • Regular scheduled work hours:  varies
    • Flexibility to work outside normal business hours, including weekends and holidays if needed

    MGM Resorts International is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, MGM Resorts International will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the employer.

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Job Posted: September 1, 2017
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