Charter Communications
Mililani, HI

The Director of Government Affairs will report to Vice President of State Government Affairs for the West Region and will be responsible for developing, coordinating and implementing government affairs strategies and activities that advance the company’s interests across the State of Hawaii, primarily at the state and local level. The job may include representing the company before state and local governments and administrative agencies, franchising and procurement, community affairs, as well as strategically planning, managing and executing other activities and events that advance the company’s overall objectives. The following offers more detailed descriptions of the kinds of responsibilities associated with the position.


  • Contribute to and support Charter’s government affairs and public policy strategies and tactics in Hawaii
  • Develop, build and expand relationships with public officials and other influential policy makers at the federal, state and local level
  • Work collaboratively with supervisors, peers and outside consultants to develop and grow grass roots and third-party support for the benefit of the company and its interests
  • Develop budgets and effectively plan and execute initiatives to grow the company’s image within the communities managed
  • Assist in the development and management of the company’s political contribution strategies, where permitted under applicable law
  • Represent the company before external constituencies, including elected officials and other state and local government agencies, commissions and authorities, and organize and represent the company at community events and other external functions
  • Draft, analyze, and/or present legislation, franchise/contract language, amendments, and testimony as necessary and perform legislative and regulatory advocacy
  • Manage outside counsel, consultants or lobbyists as necessary
  • Manage interactions with local governments on permitting, right-of-way and other local concerns
  • Review, interpret, and communicate terms and conditions of franchises, franchise-related agreements, and other contracts for implementation to ensure compliance with legal and regulatory obligations
  • Responds to and monitors resolution of escalated complaints from local, state or federal government authorities
  • Manage franchise renewal and franchise transfer efforts for assigned franchises consistent with the strategies and policies for the company
  • Prepare franchise renewal applications and supporting data for renewal negotiations, develop renewal strategy and participate in franchise renewal negotiations with municipalities
  • Help identify government-related business opportunities and facilitate discussions with business and assist them in developing responses for government procurement
  • Develop approaches to support company’s business objectives and to manage outreach and interactions with government constituencies related to our business and services

Skills/Abilities and Knowledge

Ability to:

  • Read, write, speak and understand English
  • Communicate orally and in writing in a clear and straightforward manner
  • Handle multiple projects and tasks
  • Make decisions and solve problems while working under pressure
  • Analyze and interpret legislation, regulation, contracts, franchises and legal documents
  • Use personal computer and software applications (i.e. word processing, spreadsheet, presentations, etc.)
  • Work independently, but also to collaborate effectively with colleagues, peers and other internal and external constituencies
  • Exercise of independent judgment and discretion in matters of significance and operate with integrity and within company values; maintain high standards for ethical practice
  • Have knowledge of cable, telecommunications and broadband products, services and regulation preferred


  • Bachelor’s Degree or Equivalent
  • Background in law or public policy required

Related Work Experience

  • Advocacy, lobbying and negotiation skills
  • Political/government relations background
  • Understanding of state and local government
  • Generally 8-10 years related experience in the cable industry, government, public policy or legislative arenas


  • Normal office conditions
  • Frequent travel required
  • Regular, consistent and punctual attendance
  • Able to work nights and weekends, variable schedule(s) as necessary
  • Vision ability, close vision, peripheral vision, and ability to adjust focus


  • Valid driver’s license
  • Satisfactory driving record within company standards
  • Auto insurance

EOE Race/Sex/Vet/Disability
Charter is an equal opportunity employer that complies with the laws and regulations set forth in the following EEO Is the Law poster:
Charter is committed to diversity, and values the ways in which we are different.

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Job Posted: January 23, 2017