Manager Lobbyist State - Municipal Community Engagement

  • New York, NY, USA
  • Sep 11, 2019
Full time Government Affairs / Relations Lobbyist

Job Description

What you’ll be doing...


  • Responsible for developing and implementing Verizon's local and state legislative strategy, external affairs and community engagement programs in support of company goals and positions across all business units enterprise-wide with a focus on issues involving technology deployment.
  • Responsible for representing Verizon and influencing policy makers; promote and secure positive local legislation; plans and executes strategies to ensure that any local legislation has a positive or neutral impact on the company.
  • Accountable for strengthening Verizon’s political impact, brand and reputation using extensive government and advocacy experience and network.
  • Supports all of Verizon state legal, regulatory and government affairs teams to influence decisions that may impact local initiatives.
  • Extensive interaction with borough based local community organizations and other third-party community influencers.
  • Serves as primary strategic liaison accountable for outreach 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.
  • Trouble shoots and communicates customer service initiatives.

What we’re looking for...

You’ll need to have:

  • Bachelor’s degree or four or more years of work experience.
  • Six or more years of relevant work experience.
  • Experience in public affairs, public policy, lobbying, external affairs or other local/community focused disciplines.
  • Experience in advocacy/issues management and coalition-building.
  • Willingness to travel.
  • Willingness to work in a flexible schedule, including nights and weekends as necessary.
  • Valid driver's license.

Even better if you have:

  • A degree.
  • Strong network of contacts with NYC borough /local government officials and community organizations.
  • Knowledge of regulatory and legislative processes at the local and state level.
  • Experience in the development, management and advocacy of telecommunications policies and positions.
  • Broad knowledge of Verizon operations and business functions.
  • Knowledge concerning economic regulation in the technology communications, cable, and utilities industries.
  • Communications skills, both verbal and written and ability to communicate effectively with business units across the company as well as with third parties.
  • Experience working for a lobbying or law firm with a lobbying practice.
  • Demonstrated skills in negotiating issues in support of corporate goals and objectives.
  • Strong leadership skills.
  • Self-starter and evidence of intellectual curiosity.
  • Strong organizational and planning skills.
  • Ability to work with all levels of management.

When you join Verizon...

You’ll have the power to go beyond – doing the work that’s transforming how people, businesses and things connect with each other. Not only do we provide the fastest and most reliable network for our customers, but we were first to 5G - a quantum leap in connectivity. Our connected solutions are making communities stronger and enabling energy efficiency. Here, you’ll have the ability to make an impact and create positive change. Whether you think in code, words, pictures or numbers, join our team of the best and brightest. We offer great pay, amazing benefits and opportunity to learn and grow in every role. Together we’ll go far.

Equal Employment Opportunity

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

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