Director, Government Affairs

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We bring together a dynamic group of wireless companies that enable consumers to lead a 21st century connected life.

SUMMARY: To interface with members of Congress and their staff regarding legislative actions affecting the furtherance and growth of the wireless industry in order to promote and protect the interests of CTIA member companies, and to provide analytical and technical analysis on pending legislation and policy matters.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING (OTHER DUTIES MAY BE ASSIGNED):
  • Assist in the development, strategy, and advocacy of Association legislative positions.
  • Gather intelligence about political and policy issues through industry, Congressional and Administration contacts.
  • Establish and maintain a network of telecommunications-related contacts on Capitol Hill and Administration.
  • Work closely with political consultants and outside counsel to plan and conduct lobbying activities.
  • Represent Association at industry events and fundraisers.
  • Liaison with member companies and other outside parties to provide planning and logistical support for CTIA sponsored events.
  • Respond to inquiries and requests from member companies.
  • Keep apprised of industry developments and potential impacts on Association priorities.
  • Provide Senior Vice President, Government Affairs support and counsel.
SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES (IF APPLICABLE):
Provide guidance to Manager, Government Affairs to ensure efficient and timely operation of Government Affairs Department.
COMPETENCY:
To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:
Project Management – Coordinates projects and legislative priorities.
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 quickly read and interpret written information.
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.
QUALIFICATIONS:
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:
Strong familiarity with Congressional rules and procedures are required. Good analytical and political skills also important. Ability to understand technology and issues related to industry.
EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE:
Bachelor’s degree and some advanced degree preffered. Legislative or Capitol Hill background necessary.
LANGUAGE SKILLS:
Detail-oriented with knowledge of grammar and punctuation and ability to draft position papers. 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.
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.

To apply for this job please visit careers.ctia.org.