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Assistant Vice President of Policy & Advocacy

USTelecom is the leading voice of the broadband innovation industry. Our members have long demonstrated their multi-billion-dollar commitment to building the networks that connect communities everywhere to the power and promise of high-speed internet, and to deploying the transformative new services and technologies they enable. The association’s mission is to advance broadband’s future and deliver bottom-line results for our members, promoting a policy environment that fosters innovation, encourages investment, buoys economic growth, and creates business opportunity and success for our industry, our affiliates, and our partners.  Working with some of the world’s most dynamic and forward-looking companies – urban and rural, publicly traded and privately held – we are leading the national technology and innovation conversation, and redefining policy advocacy for the 21st century.

Job Description

The Assistant Vice President of Policy & Advocacy works closely with a team that leads the association’s advocacy efforts before the Executive Branch, regulatory agencies, courts, and other government entities in Washington DC. The ideal candidate will be highly motivated, organized and flexible with an ability to simultaneously work on a variety of complex policy matters.  S/he also will regularly engage with our members, partners, and other stakeholders to advance their business goals, and bolster USTelecom’s mission, agenda, visibility, leadership, and growth.

Responsibilities

  • Lead and assist in the implementation of a focused strategic advocacy plan for priority issues critical to our members’ business interests.
  • Regularly convene and work with policy leaders within the USTelecom membership to develop advocacy positions and seek consensus among the membership.
  • Draft regulatory pleadings before federal agencies and advocate for the positions taken.
  • Coordinate with external organizations including think tanks, academics, public interest organizations and others on core issues of importance to membership.
  • Represent the association in meetings with policymakers and external organizations.
  • Operate in a team culture that prioritizes collaboration and communication, and encourages a deep, consistent, and pro-active commitment to member services, support, and engagement.

Qualifications

  • Four year’s experience in the legal profession and/or policy positions.
  • Experience working on issues relevant to the broadband/internet/technology community.
  • Knowledge and experience related to federal universal serve fund (USF) programs and other wireline and wireless infrastructure policy and legal issues desired, but not required.
  • Prior government experience related to communications/technology policy desired, but not required.
  • Knowledge of federal communications regulatory process and agency workings.
  • Broad professional network of industry, policy, governmental, regulatory, technology and advocacy professionals.
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills.
  • Positive attitude and strong work ethic.

Education

Bachelor’s degree.
J.D. or other advanced degree.

USTelecom offers a competitive salary, a generous benefits package, a collaborative, team-oriented work environment, and a Metro-accessible location in Washington DC. Interested candidates may submit a resume and cover letter via e-mail to [email protected] with “Assistant Vice President Policy & Advocacy” in the subject line. No phone calls please.

USTelecom takes pride in our commitment to being an equal opportunity workplace. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity, or Veteran status.