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Vice President Government Affairs

Long Island City, NY, United States

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Apr 18, 2022

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u003Cdivu003Eu003Ch2u003EOverviewu003C/h2u003Eu003Cpu003EWe are Altice USAu003B a family of businesses that includes Optimum, Suddenlink, Optimum Mobile, Optimum Business, A4 advertising, Cheddar, and News12. Our common goal is connecting our customers to friends and family, shows they love, advertising that resonates and news that matters. Weu0027re building a workforce that thrives on collaboration, inclusion, and innovation. We hope connecting you to a potential role is just the beginning.u003C/pu003Eu003Ch2u003EResponsibilitiesu003C/h2u003Eu003Cpu003EThe Vice President, State u0026ampu003B Local Government Affairs is responsible for managing the state and local government, legislative, regulatory, and franchising affairs for Altice USAu0027s video, broadband, voice, and wireless services in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut. This requires developing and executing complex and multiu002Ddimensional strategies involving legislative, regulatory, and general governmental elements in support of business goals. u003C/pu003Eu003Cpu003EA key role in this portfolio is ensuring that relationships with local and state officials and staff are developed given the importance of these relationships to achieving the companyu0027s objectives. u003C/pu003Eu003Cpu003EThis position reports to the Senior Vice President for Government Affairs, who oversees all federal, state, and local advocacy, and will work collaboratively with the SVP to develop and execute on strategic objectives for the company. u003C/pu003Eu003Cpu003EThis position collaborates with the Community Affairs team to strategically use the community affairs programs to build governmental relationships that support and enhance the companyu0027s objectives. u003C/pu003Eu003Cpu003EThis position also collaborates with the Policy team to analyze state and local legislation, regulations, and policy in order to develop advocacy strategies and materials. u003C/pu003Eu003Cpu003ETo achieve these duties, this position manages a team and directs the work of various government and legal consultants. This position is responsible for assisting in the development and execution of the department budget across Altice USAu0027s government affairs operating regions. u003C/pu003Eu003Cpu003Eu003Cstrongu003EGovernment Affairsu003C/strongu003E: u003C/pu003Eu003Culu003E u003Cliu003EOversees the development and maintenance relationships with the Governoru0027s offices, Attorneys General, the state regulatory agencies and other state and local agencies, members of the state legislatures (including leadership and key committee chairs) and legislative staff members, congressional delegations, all local governments, including the New York City Council, the New York City Mayor and other citywide elected officials, county executives and legislators, and their staff and municipal officials in its service area.  u003C/liu003E u003Cliu003EManages all state and local legislative, regulatory, and compliance advocacy in the Triu002DState region. This includes strategic planning and direct dayu002Dtou002Dday engagement in all aspects of legislative and regulatory proceedings in support of video, broadband, voice, and wireless services. These efforts seek to achieve a better governmental environment for the companyu0027s products and services and protect the companyu0027s interest in New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut. u003C/liu003E u003Cliu003EDirecting the advocacy efforts, including leveraging external political consultants, Altice USAu0027s internal team, industry efforts, and thirdu002Dparty groups to advance the companyu0027s interests.   u003C/liu003Eu003C/ulu003Eu003Cpu003Eu003Cstrongu003EFranchising u0026ampu003B Local Issues: u003C/strongu003Eu003C/pu003Eu003Cpu003EThis position is responsible for ensuring the renewal and maintenance of local, systemwide, and statewide franchises as well as the favorable resolution of audits and other compliance issues relating to franchising.  This role includes management of resulting audits from the local franchising work as well as securing approvals for Business Services to expand its businesses outside the Altice USA footprint.   The local portfolio also includes work to support business operational relationships with utilities, which is key for network investment and expansion.u003C/pu003Eu003Cpu003Eu003Cstrongu003EGiven the companyu0027s u003C/strongu003Eu003C/pu003Eu003Cpu003Eu003Cstrongu003ESupport for Business Initiatives: u003C/strongu003Eu003C/pu003Eu003Cpu003EThis position secures government support for business opportunities, such as FTTH network investment, timely opening of retail stores, acquisition and retention opportunities through public programs to support affordability.  This includes strategies to ensure that the state and local policies relating to broadband deployment and affordability programs as well as related funding programs.u003C/pu003Eu003Cpu003Eu003Cstrongu003EPolitical Contributions:u003C/strongu003Eu003C/pu003Eu003Cpu003EThis position is responsible for the development and execution of political contribution strategies to support relationship building with targeted federal, state and local officials.u003C/pu003Eu003Cpu003Eu003Cstrongu003ECommunity Affairsu003C/strongu003E: u003C/pu003Eu003Cpu003EResponsible for developing the strategic targets for execution of community affairs initiatives to advance the companyu0027s image and relationships with public officials at the state and local level.  This position also collaborates with News 12 to maximize public affairs opportunities for the company overall. u003C/pu003Eu003Ch2u003EQualificationsu003C/h2u003Eu003Cstrongu003EQualificationsu003C/strongu003Eu003Culu003E u003Cliu003EMinimum of 12 yearsu0027 experience as state or local government affairs executive in the media or technology industry or senior level position in state or local government department or agency. Deep functional experience in government and public affairs, with proven relationships and coalition building skills, is essential.u003C/liu003E u003Cliu003EMust be capable of understanding the substantive policy issues of the media and technology industry with which Altice USA is associated as well as the business issues affecting the enterprise. S/He must have an appreciation and sensitivity to working within the context of a multifaceted organization.u003C/liu003E u003Cliu003EAn ability to a manage diverse team of direct reports, including providing clear direction on expectations and deliverables.u003C/liu003E u003Cliu003EAn ability to anticipate emerging state government, public or community/social issues of importance to the cable/media industry and to position the company effectively to handle such issues in all aspects.u003C/liu003E u003Cliu003ECapable of creating and communicating a vision, both internally and externally, of the future of the company and its differentiation versus peers.u003C/liu003E u003Cliu003ETeam building skills, including ability to work effectively with colleagues that are not direct reports.u003C/liu003E u003Cliu003ELeadership skills, including ability to advance company interests in venues that require consensus building.u003C/liu003E u003Cliu003EFlexibility and creativity in problem solving, particularly in negotiations with government officials and agencies.u003C/liu003E u003Cliu003EAn ability to build and maintain relationships with state and local government officials.u003C/liu003E u003Cliu003EAn ability to analyze and understand business impact of proposed legislation and regulations at state and local level.u003C/liu003E u003Cliu003EA strong working knowledge of state and local regulatory, legislative and franchising processes.u003C/liu003E u003Cliu003EAn ability to plan and execute public affairs activities including events involving public officials.u003C/liu003E u003Cliu003EExperience developing and executing complex political strategies.u003C/liu003E u003Cliu003EAn ability to develop budgets and oversee their execution.u003C/liu003E u003Cliu003EExcellent written and verbal communication and presentation skills.u003C/liu003E u003Cliu003Eu003Cstrongu003EEducation: u003C/strongu003E u003Culu003E u003Cliu003EAn undergraduate degree is required. A law degree or equivalent graduate level degree is strongly preferred.u003C/liu003E u003C/ulu003Eu003C/liu003Eu003C/ulu003Eu003Cpu003EAltice USA is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to recruiting, hiring and promoting qualified people of all backgrounds regardless of gender, race, color, creed, national origin, religion, age, marital status, pregnancy, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, military or veteran status, or any other basis protected by federal, state, or local law.u003C/pu003Eu003Cpu003EAltice USA, Inc. collects personal information about its applicants for employment that may include personal identifiers, professional or employment related information, photos, education information and/or protected classifications under federal and state law. This information is collected for employment purposes, including identification, work authorization, FCRAu002Dcompliant background screening, human resource administration and compliance with federal, state and local law.u003C/pu003ERequirements of this position include demonstration of either full vaccination status against COVIDu002D19 or companyu002Dprovided weekly COVIDu002D19 testing.u003C/divu003E,

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