VP Government & Regulatory Affairs

Comcast Richmond, VA 23228 2017-06-02
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Job Summary:
Responsible for state governmental policy and advocacy matters for Virginia and West Virginia. Develops and implements legislative strategies, monitors legislation, coordinates state association management, key contacts programs, training, compliance, and assists in facilitation of state government-facing business initiatives. Oversees corporate initiatives and works with local government affairs to coordinate community affairs activities.

Core Responsibilities:
  • Responsible for relations with Virginia and West Virginia state governments, including advocacy before the legislature, executive branch, and state agencies.
  • Work as a strategic partner with Corporate, Division and Region senior management team to accomplish business goals of the organization.
  • Identify state administrative and legislative issues that impact Comcast’s internal business partners, develop relationships and work with internal subject matter experts to achieve successful outcomes.
  • Provide guidance and support at all management levels to ensure consistent and sound state government policy and enhance communication with state officials.
  • Draft, analyze and/or present legislation, amendments, and testimony as necessary.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with government representatives and regulators at the state level.
  • Travel to attend meetings, hearings, conferences or other events to represent the company.
  • Coordinate with Regional Government Affairs team on community investment programs.
  • Manage outside counsel, consultants, and lobbyists to implement strategies or initiatives.
  • Consult and coordinate with business units on state procurement opportunities.
  • Provide leadership and supervision to state cable association, including staffing, performance management, compensation administration, office management, etc.
  • Minimum 7 years of progressively responsible experience in all aspects of Government Affairs related disciplines working with legislators and/or government.
  • Must possess excellent organizational skills and sound verbal and written communication skills, including public speaking and presentation skills.
  • Consistent exercise of independent judgment and discretion in matters
of significance.
  • Regular, consistent and punctual attendance. Must be able to work nights and weekends, variable schedule(s) as necessary.
  • Other duties and responsibilities as assigned.
Job Specification:
  • Bachelors Degree or Equivalent
  • Communications / Public Relations, Business, Government,
or related discipline; advanced degree preferred.
  • Generally requires 15+ years related experience
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