Thursday, January 2, 2014

Director of Government Affairs -- Comcast - Beaverton, OR

Director of Government Affairs -- Comcast - Beaverton, OR To Apply: • Experience: Not Applicable • Job function: Management • Employment type: Full-time • Industry: Information Technology and Services, Internet, Telecommunications About this job Job description Comcast shapes the future at the intersection of media and technology. We create world-class experiences that people love and trust and drive innovation that builds value. We bring millions TV and Internet, entertainment, sports and news, communications and home management, theme parks, television and movies. Comcast brings to life the best of what's to come. Cable West Division Comcast Cable is one of the nation's largest and most innovative video, high-speed internet, home security and phone providers. Comcast Cable operates in 39 states; with over $62B in revenue and is "revolutionizing the way we communicate content, information and data to our customers." Comcast Cable West Division has a powerful presence in the marketplace, with nearly $12 billion in revenue and more than 20,000 employees across 12 states. Comcast ranks #46 on the Fortune 500 list, #38 on the InformationWeek 500 list, placed second within the Telecommunications sector, and has a very strong foothold in both distribution and content segments of the entertainment industry. With the acquisition of a controlling stake of NBCUniversal, it has created one of the world's largest media and entertainment companies. Comcast has appeared on the "Best Place to Work" list in Business Journals across the country. Comcast values having a diverse workforce and has received honors from CableFax Magazine, Diversity Inc., LATINO Magazine, Professional Woman's Magazine, Black EOE Journal and Careers for the DisABLED Magazine for the company's inclusive workforce. Job Summary: Responsible for franchise relationships, franchise management and public policy matters with elected and appointed city and county government officials of assigned communities within the Oregon SW Washington Region of Comcast. Develops and implements plans to most effectively manage these relationships and issues which arise in assigned communities. Coordinates with internal and external individuals, companies and other stakeholders to accomplish goals, complete projects and best address the needs of each community. Core Responsibilities: - Develops and implements strategy for government affairs and public policy issues for specific franchises as well as strategy for local regulatory initiatives. Secures and maintains franchise operating authority for the company. - Organizes and directs all franchise renewal efforts in the assigned area, including developing and implementing franchise renewal strategies consistent with corporate guidelines; secures timely franchise renewals on acceptable terms; manages the maintenance of local franchise administration and database information; and ensures the timely delivery of franchise renewal notifications. - Resolves complex and/or difficult franchise renewals, franchise transfers, and franchise non-compliance issues, as required. - Develops and maintains relationships with government representatives and regulators at the federal, state, and local level. Travels to attend meetings, hearings, or other events to represent the company. - Manages outside counsel, consultants, or lobbyists to implement strategies or initiatives. - Provides leadership and supervision to Government and Regulatory staff including staffing, performance management, compensation administration, office management, etc. - Maintains community affairs budget(s). - Oversees programming related to corporate initiatives and community affairs activities. - Consistent exercise of independent judgment and discretion in matters of significance. - Regular, consistent and punctual attendance. Must be able to work nights and weekends, variable schedule(s) as necessary. - Other duties and responsibilities as assigned. Job Specification: - Bachelors Degree or Equivalent - Communications, Public Relations, Business - Generally requires 10+ years related experience Requirements: - In Addition to the requirements above, the following educational achievements are highly preferred: - Bachelors Degree in Political Science, Public Administration/Management or related area; law degree preferred. - 10+ years of public policy and/or political or related experience. - Local government experience preferred. - Thorough understanding of the political electoral system at the local, state, and national levels. - Experience monitoring local regulatory and legislative activity and advising senior management on potential impact and necessary compliance actions. - Excellent communications and problem solving skills; demonstrated writing and public speaking skills necessary. - Self-starter that is able to take action with limited direction and sound judgment. - Ability to work effectively with all levels of management, manage multiple projects and meet deadlines with consistently high quality work product. - Ability to formulate creative solutions to accomplish the company's objectives. - Experience interacting with regulatory and/or legislative officials. Comcast is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Drug-Free workplace employer. About this company Comcast Comcast brings together the best in media and technology. We drive innovation to create the world's best entertainment and online experiences. Comcast Corporation (Nasdaq: CMCSA, CMCSK) is a global media and technology company with two primary businesses, Comcast Cable and NBCUniversal. Comcast Cable is the nation's largest video, high-speed Internet and phone provider to residential customers under the XFINITY brand as well as to businesses. NBCUniversal operates 30 news and entertainment cable networks, the NBC and Telemundo broadcast networks, television production operations, television station groups, Universal Pictures and Universal Parks & Resorts.

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