Vice President, Government Relations

24 Mar, 2019


Vice President, Government Relations

NCTA – The Internet & Television Association
Washington, DC

Vice President, Government Relations

NCTA has an exceptional work environment with great benefits.


Responsible for representational and advocacy efforts on behalf of the cable industry with assigned House and Senate offices.


Primary Job Duties/Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

  • Advance NCTA’s legislative agenda on Capitol Hill.
  • Cultivate and manage relationships with Members of Congress and their staffs.
  • Communicate NCTA’s priorities effectively on the Hill and to other stakeholders and interested parties.
  • Work collaboratively with NCTA’s internal advocates, external consultants, and other allies.
  • Work closely with member companies, e.g., make introductions, coordinate and report out on Hill meetings, share information, and understand their business models and policy positions.
  • Communicate frequently and effectively with assigned offices, NCTA’s government relations team, and member companies to provide progress reports, breaking news, predictions, and hypotheses.
  • Engage in a range of advocacy activities to further the formation and implementation of NCTA’s legislative strategies.
  • Participate in NCTA policy and legislative strategy working groups.
  • Prepare advocacy materials, including one pagers, talking points, infographics, letters, press statements, opeds, and action alerts.
  • Coordinate departmental preparation for hearings and markups and report out on same as needed.
  • Monitor House and Senate activity in Committees and on the floor as needed.
  • Prepare weekly reports and updates as needed.
  • Build network on and off the Hill.

Qualifications & Experience:

* Please note that applicants who have between 5 and 8 years of experience are also encouraged to apply.  If selected, the applicant’s (with 5-8 years of experience) title and salary would change from VP to Director.

  • Minimum of *8-10 years prior experience with the Hill, Administration, or government relations (required).
  • Strong working knowledge of the legislative process, including appropriations (required), and experience working in both the House and Senate (preferred).
  • Familiarity and prior experience working on cable, tech, communications issues.
  • Familiarity with the FCC, FTC, NTIA, and/or DHS.
  • A strong sense of diplomacy and demonstrated success in developing strong collaborative relationships with organizational peers and outside colleagues.
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills, including an ease in communicating complex concepts in a clear effective way for a general audience.
  • Recognized ability to meet multiple deadlines by maintaining a high level of organization.
  • Strong analytical skills.
  • Ability to work autonomously and independently, yet cooperatively.
  • Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills.
  • Good judgment and discretion.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word for Windows and familiarity with SalesForce, Excel, PowerPoint, and Keynote.

Only applicants who submit a cover letter and resume will be considered:

Job posted: 2019-03-24