Assistant Vice President, State Legislative Affairs

  • CTIA - The Wireless Association
  • Washington, DC
  • Sep 14, 2022
Full time Lobbyist Other

Job Description

Summary: The Assistant Vice President, State Legislative Affairs works closely with the Vice President, State Legislative Affairs, the ESA Vice President, and the ESA Senior Vice President in the development and coordination of the department’s initiatives and programs to address legislation impacting the wireless industry, including broadband and infrastructure policy issues . This position requires substantial active participation in the development and implementation of department goals, objectives, projects and initiatives.  

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

  • Work with the ESA leadership in the development and implementation of department programs and initiatives
  • Represent the association at appropriate public policy group conferences and meetings with policymakers, including presentations before state and local government officials
  • Testify before legislative committees, including state and local government entities as appropriate
  • Develop relationships with policymakers, including state legislators, to address legislative issues impacting the association and its members
  • Substantial travel required to represent the association and its members before policymakers, including last minute travel for hearings and meetings
  • Work closely with member companies developing industry policies regarding legislation; coordinate the work of outside consultants; and manage department projects and work product.

Supervisory responsibilities :The Assistant Vice President, State Legislative Affairs supervises staff to execute on the state and local level. Staff may include director, state and local affairs. 


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

Project management - coordinates projects.

Customer service - responds to requests for service and assistance; meets commitments.

Interpersonal skills - maintains confidentiality.

Written communication - writes clearly and informatively; edits work for spelling and grammar; able to read and interpret written information.

Public speaking – delivers fact-based advocacy.

Teamwork - contributes to building a positive team spirit.

Judgment - exhibits sound and accurate judgment.

Planning/organizing - prioritize and plans work activities; uses time efficiently.

Professionalism - approaches others in a tactful manner; reacts well under pressure; treats others with respect and consideration regardless of their status or position.

Quality - demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness.

Attendance/punctuality - is consistently at work and on time; arrives at meetings and appointments on time.

Dependability - follows instructions, responds to management direction.


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.  Knowledge:

  • Significant knowledge of state legislative and political processes
  • More than 10 years of progressively responsible state government affairs experience
  • Experience engaging with state legislators and local government officials
  • Experience drafting and presenting testimony.  Detail oriented with the ability to analyze complex issues, think strategically, and execute work plans.
  • Familiarity with key legislative and regulatory policy issues affecting the wireless industry
  • Strong writing skills
  • Strong diplomacy and interpersonal skills
  • The ability to work with large, dynamic groups representing association membership
  • Self-motivated, hardworking, and a team player who can handle a fast-paced and high pressure environment, including frequent travel

Computer skills: Word processing skills including a working knowledge of the Microsoft suite of products required.  

Education and/or experience: A four-year degree with more than 10 years of state government affairs experience required. Trade or membership association experience and knowledge of telecommunications and technology policy a plus.

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 use of 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.

Location: CTIA is currently operating on a hybrid work schedule with in-person requirements on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays in its Washington, DC office. 

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 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.


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