Schaumburg, IL

What you’ll be doing…

  • Responsible for developing and implementing Verizon’s legislative strategy, tactics and content in support of company goals and positions across all business units enterprise-wide with a focus on issues including technology deployment.
  • Responsible for representing Verizon and influencing policy makers at the municipal and state government level in the South Central, Southeast or Great Lakes states
  • Accountable for strengthening VZ’s political impact using extensive government experience and network.
  • Supports Verizon state regulatory team to influence decisions in key regulatory initiatives
  • Responsibilities relate to identifying and influencing proposed state legislative activities.
  • Plans and executes strategies to ensure that any state legislation has a positive or neutral impact on the company.
  • Interacts with members of the state’s executive branch and with members of the state’s legislative body.
  • Keeps management informed of pending legislation
  • Serves as primary strategic liaison to company affiliations, special business and third party groups.
  • Provides team direction on communicating key messages and strategic initiatives to stakeholders.
  • Plans and develops strategic messaging
  • Represents Verizon in a variety of forums including providing testimony at committee meetings/hearings that address legislation impacting Verizon.
  • Compiles competitive intelligence.
  • Responsibilities relate to identifying and influencing proposed state legislative activities.

What we’re looking for…

What you’ll need to have:

  • Bachelor’s degree or six or more years of work experience
  • Six or more years of relevant work experience
  • Five or more years of experience in state and municipal government relations
  • Experience in advocacy/issues management and coalition-building.
  • Knowledge of regulatory and legislative processes at the municipal and state level
  • Experience in the development, management and advocacy of telecommunications policies and positions
  • Willingness to travel within territory in personally owned vehicle
  • Willingnessto work evenings and weekends as needed

Even better if you have:

  • Broad knowledge of Verizon operations and business functions or extensive positioning already established in territory
  • High level of knowledge concerning economic regulation in the communications, cable, or utilities industries.
  • Demonstrated communications skills, both verbal and written.
  • Law degree
  • Public policy and advocacy experience on behalf of a technology, communications, cable TV or public utilities business/industry.
  • Highest level of personal integrity
  • Strong network of contacts at the municipal level in either or both of the following cities: Chicago (Illinois) or Columbus (Ohio).
  • Strong network of contacts at the state level in either the state of Illinois or the State of Ohio.
  • Demonstrated skills in negotiating issues in support of corporate goals and objectives.
  • Ability to work both during normal business hours, as well as, evenings and weekends should the circumstances require availability
  • Strong leadership skills.
  • Self-starter and evidence of intellectual curiosity.
  • Strong organizational and planning skills required
  • Ability to work with all levels of management

When you join Verizon…

You’ll be doing work that matters alongside other talented people, transforming the way people, businesses and things connect with each other. Beyond powering America’s fastest and most reliable network, we’re leading the way in broadband, cloud and security solutions, Internet of Things and innovating in areas such as, video entertainment. Of course, we will offer you great pay and benefits, but we’re about more than that. Verizon is a place where you can craft your own path to greatness. Whether you think in code, words, pictures or numbers, find your future at Verizon.

Equal Employment Opportunity

We’re proud to be an equal opportunity employer- and celebrate our employees’ differences, regardless of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, or Veteran status. Different makes us better.

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Job Posted: August 22, 2017