Manager, Regulatory Affairs

  • CTIA - The Wireless Association
  • 1400 16th Street, NW Washington, DC 20036
  • Sep 07, 2022
Full time Advocacy Analyst / Researcher Entry Level Lobbyist Public Policy

Job Description


The Manager, Regulatory Affairs provides support in advancing the Department’s mission of promoting the wireless industry’s positions on Federal regulatory policy issues on behalf of, and in coordination with, CTIA’s members.  The Manager will assist the Regulatory Affairs team with monitoring regulatory activity, coordinating calls and meetings, developing advocacy documents such as comments and letters, helping the team prepare for panels and hearings, developing presentations, and providing other assistance as needed.

Essential duties and responsibilities include the following (other duties may be assigned):

  • Assist the SVP Regulatory Affairs and team on all aspects of coordinating, organizing, and executing Federal regulatory advocacy as issues arise throughout the year.
  • Monitor and analyze regulatory initiatives and proceedings to inform the Regulatory Affairs team on matters being considered by Federal regulatory agencies and the Executive Branch.
  • Support the Regulatory Affairs team in developing and advocating the Association’s positions on policy issues before the FCC and other Federal Government agencies and departments
  • Draft, proofread, and fact-check comments, letters, and other written advocacy materials generated by the Regulatory Affairs team.
  • Conduct research on precedent, laws and regulations, and other policy initiatives.
  • Compile information for distribution to members, consultants, or other interested constituencies on wireless issues.
  • Assist, as appropriate, Regulatory Affairs team member participation in hearings, on panels, and in other public presentations.
  • Assist, as appropriate, other Association departments in connection with requests for information on regulatory policy and other research.
  • In coordination with the Regulatory Affairs team, meet with FCC and other Governmental representatives to present Association positions on issues
  • Support the implementation of policy discussions at CTIA events, including Mobile World Congress-Los Angeles.

Supervisory responsibilities:  None


To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:

  • Analytical Skills – Effectively analyzes legal, policy, and technical challenges and opportunities.
  • Communication Skills – Speaks and writes clearly and informatively; edits work for spelling and grammar.
  • Quality – Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness.
  • Project Management – Coordinates projects; oversees outside law firms.
  • Judgment – Exhibits sound and accurate judgment; maintains confidentiality.
  • Teamwork – Communicates with and supports other staff to further the goals of the Association.
  • Professionalism – Approaches others in a tactful manner; reacts well under pressure; treats others with respect and consideration regardless of their status or position; punctual.
  • Member Service – Responds to requests for service and assistance.
  • Planning/Organizing – Prioritizes and plans work activities; uses time efficiently.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Computer skills: 

Working knowledge of Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, Excel.

Education and/or experience:

B.A (or B.S.) and J.D.  Experience in Federal regulatory and administrative procedures preferred.

Language skills:

Detail-oriented with knowledge of grammar and punctuation.  Proficiency in proofreading skills and strong communications skills are required.

Physical demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit and to use motor skills.

Work environment:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet.  This position may require overtime.  Candidate must be flexible to work overtime if needed.

This list describes general job duties and responsibilities.  It is not a complete list of duties. Incumbents may be required to perform additional tasks related to these duties.

CTIA is currently operating on a hybrid work schedule with in-person requirements on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays.

CTIA does not discriminate on the basis of age, sex, color, race, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, family responsibilities, marital status, personal appearance, veteran status, political affiliation, matriculation, genetic information, pregnancy or related conditions, disability or any other characteristic protected by law.