• Slidell, LA, USA
  • Apr 22, 2020
Full time Government Affairs / Relations

Job Description

The Sr. Manager of Government Affairs will report to the Director, Government Affairs and will be responsible for developing, coordinating and implementing government affairs strategies and activities that advance the company’s interests in Louisiana, primarily at the state and local level. 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. The following offers more detailed descriptions of the kinds of responsibilities associated with the position.


  • Contribute to and support Charter’s government affairs and public policy strategies and tactics in Louisiana
  • Develop, build and expand relationships with public officials and other influential policy makers at the federal, state and local level
  • Work In collaboration with supervisors, peers and outside consultants to develop and grow grass roots and third-party support for the benefit of the company and its interests
  • Assist in developing budgets and effectively plan and execute initiatives to grow the company’s image within the communities managed
  • Assist in the development and management of 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 franchise/contract language, amendments, and testimony as necessary and perform legislative and regulatory advocacy
  • Interact with local governments on permitting, right-of-way and other local concerns
  • Review, interpret, and communicate terms and conditions of franchises, franchise-related agreements, and other contracts for implementation to ensure compliance with legal and regulatory obligations
  • Respond to and monitor resolution of escalated complaints from local, state or federal government authorities
  • Handle franchise renewal and franchise transfer efforts for assigned franchises consistent with the strategies and policies for the company
  • Prepare franchise renewal applications and supporting data for renewal negotiations, develop renewal strategies and participate in franchise renewal negotiations with municipalities
  • Help identify government-related business opportunities and facilitate discussions with business and assist them in developing responses for government procurement

Skills/Abilities and Knowledge
Ability to:

  • Read, write, speak and understand English
  • Communicate orally and in writing in a clear and straightforward manner
  • Handle multiple projects and tasks
  • Make decisions and solve problems while working under pressure
  • Analyze, and interpret contracts, franchises and legal documents
  • Use personal computer and software applications (i.e. word processing, spreadsheet, presentations, 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 preferred


  • Bachelors 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 7 years 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 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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