Senior Director of Government Affairs

07 Jul, 2020


Senior Director of Government Affairs

St. Petersburg, FL/Tallahassee, FL

The Senior Director of Government Affairs is responsible for developing, coordinating and implementing government affairs strategies and activities that advance the company’s interests in the state of Florida, primarily at the state and local level. The job includes significant management experience; the candidate for Senior Director will oversee multiple employees across multiple jurisdictions and will have a senior level management role reporting to the Group Vice President for State Government Affairs in South.

This role is based out of St. Petersburg FL or alternatively, Tallahassee, FL.

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.

This employee will interact with senior level regional employees for the company in their management area. The following offers more detailed descriptions of the kinds of responsibilities associated with the position.


•Manage a team of government affairs professionals and develop, contribute to and support Charter’s government affairs and public policy strategies and tactics in Florida

•Develop, build and expand relationships with public officials and other influential policy makers at the federal, state and local level and direct a team of government affairs professionals in these endeavors

•Manage the collaboration with government affairs team 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

•Develop and manage 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

•Serve as company’s principle liaison between various state cable associations

•Manage outside counsel, consultants and lobbyists as necessary

•Manage approaches and support team’s interactions with local governments, including on permitting, right-of-way and other local concerns

•Manage and oversee local franchising and franchise compliance within the region

•Manage team’s response to and company resolution of escalated complaints from local, state or federal government authorities

•Manage the identification of 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, straightforward manner

• Handle multiple projects/tasks

• Make decisions and solve problems while working under pressure

• Analyze/interpret legislation, regulation, contracts, franchises and legal documents

• Use personal computer and software applications (Microsoft Office Suite, etc.)

• Work independently, but also to collaborate effectively with colleagues, peers and other
internal and external constituencies

• Exercise 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

• Manage people and act in a supervisory capacity

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

Related Work Experience
• Advocacy, lobbying and negotiation skills
• Political/government relations background
• Understanding of state and local government
• Generally 10+ years of 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


The health and safety of our employees and candidates is very important to us. Spectrum has adopted virtual mobile recruiting tools that allow us to continue meeting new candidates. We look forward to “virtually” meeting you.

The Spectrum brands (including Spectrum Networks, Spectrum Enterprise and Spectrum Reach) are powered and innovated by Charter Communications. Charter Communications reaffirms its commitment to providing equal opportunities for employment and advancement to qualified employees and applicants. Individuals will be considered for positions for which they meet the minimum qualifications and are able to perform without regard to race, color, gender, age, religion, disability, national origin, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other basis protected by federal, state or local laws.

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Job posted: 2020-07-07