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Director of Government Affairs

Director of Government Affairs
Organization: Fontainebleau Las Vegas
Location: Las Vegas, NV
Date Posted: 03/27/2024


The Director of Government Affairs is responsible for the development and execution of strategies to engage with government entities at the local, state, and federal levels to advocate for policies that support our business objectives and promote responsible gaming practices.



The following and other duties may be assigned as necessary:

  • Develop and implement comprehensive government relations strategies aligned with the company’s goals and objectives
  • Monitor legislative and regulatory developments at the local, state, and federal levels impacting the hotel and casino industry
  • Identify opportunities and risks related to proposed legislation and regulations and provide recommendations to senior management accordingly
  • Build and maintain strong relationships with key government officials, legislators, regulatory agencies, and industry stakeholders
  • Represent the company’s interests in legislative and regulatory proceedings, hearings, and meetings
  • Advocate for policies that promote a favorable business environment while ensuring compliance with all relevant laws and regulations
  • Develop and recommend strategies to address regulatory challenges and mitigate risks associated with non-compliance
  • Stay abreast of changes in gaming regulations and industry best practices
  • Participate in state and local political events, industry conferences, and trade associations to enhance the company’s reputation and visibility
  • Prepare regular reports and updates for senior management on legislative and regulatory developments, advocacy efforts, and compliance initiatives
  • Communicate effectively with internal and external stakeholders, including government officials, industry partners, and advocacy groups
  • Coordinate property visits, tours, and on-site meetings with external stakeholders, including government officials, industry partners, and advocacy groups
  • Temporary or permanent duties and responsibilities may be added to or modified as deemed necessary



To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Must be at least 21 years of age.

  • Bachelor’s Degree in in political science, public administration, law, or related field; advanced degree preferred
  • Minimum of five (5) years of experience in government affairs, public policy, or related roles, preferably in the hospitality or gaming industry
  • Strong understanding of the legislative and regulatory processes at the local, state, and federal levels.
  • Excellent communication, negotiation, and advocacy skills.
  • Ability to build and maintain effective relationships with government officials, industry stakeholders, and community leaders.
  • Demonstrated leadership abilities and strategic thinking.
  • Knowledge of gaming regulations and compliance requirements preferred.
  • Integrity, professionalism, and a commitment to ethical conduct.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite or related software
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality of information
  • Ability to provide leadership and direction contributing to the success of the organization through engaging, developing, and mentoring individuals and teams
  • Ability to travel to state or federal meetings or events to represent the organization



This position does not have any supervisory responsibilities.



Fontainebleau Las Vegas is committed to ensuring an inclusive space and sense of belonging for our Members. We believe our workforce should reflect the vast diversity of the communities we serve, and that diverse voices should be intentionally integrated into our work. We foster a culture of difference and diversity of identity, experience, and perspective, while actively striving for inclusive behaviors across our Company. By promoting these values and continuously pushing for better, we aim to create a positive work environment that encourages equality, inclusion, empowerment, and respect.



Member must be able to qualify for licenses and permits required by federal, state, and local regulations.



Ability to read and interpret documents in English, such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to read and communicate verbally in English. Written communication skills in English may also be required.



Ability to apply commonsense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.



The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by a Member to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


While performing the duties of this job, the Member is regularly required to stand and use hands and fingers to handle or utilize objects, tools, or controls. The Member frequently is required to reach with hands and arms and talk or hear. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and peripheral vision.


The Member must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds, and must have the ability to push, pull, reach, bend, twist, stoop, stack, crouch, kneel and balance when performing job duties in varying work areas such as confined spaces.



The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those a Member encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.


Member could be exposed to an environment containing unrestricted secondhand tobacco smoke.



Fontainebleau Las Vegas believes in developing and supporting our talent into the future. Our compensation program is designed to attract, motivate, and retain talented Members who are the driving force behind the Company’s success. We strive to provide market-competitive compensation. Salary will be commensurate with experience and skill set, considering a candidate’s qualifications, skills, competencies, and experience, as well as internal equity and market data alignment.


In alignment with our Company culture, we will strive to communicate openly about the goals of the Company and the design of the compensation program. The compensation process is designed to be fair and simple so that all Members and managers understand the Company’s goals and future career development opportunities for upward mobility.

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