Vice President, Government Relations

24 Mar, 2019

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Vice President, Government Relations

NCTA – The Internet & Television Association
Washington, DC

Vice President, Government Relations

NCTA has an exceptional work environment with great benefits.

Description:

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:  https://www.ncta.com/careers

Job posted: 2019-03-24