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Director – Policy & Partnerships

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 Director, Policy & Partnerships, works on two USTelecom teams including one that leads the association’s advocacy efforts and the other focused on USTelecom’s strategic initiatives & partnerships. 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 our members’ business goals, and bolster USTelecom’s mission, agenda, visibility, leadership, and growth.


  • Lead and assist in the implementation of a focused strategic advocacy plan for priority issues critical to our members’ business interests.
  • Prior experience working on infrastructure policy issues, such as access to rights of way, pole attachments and/or wireless siting, is a plus.
  • 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.
  • Develop engagement opportunities with an expanding range of external organizations including think tanks, academics, thought leaders, public interest organizations, related technology organizations  and enterprises, and others on core issues of importance to membership.
  • Represent the association in meetings with policymakers and external organizations.
  • Monitor relevant legislative and regulatory activity in the states and coordinate advocacy efforts.
  • Operate in a team culture that prioritizes collaboration, inclusion, respect, and communication, and requires consistent, and pro-active commitment to member services, support, and engagement.


  • Three years’ 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 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 and state communications regulatory processes 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.


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 “Director, Policy & Partnerships” in the subject line. No phone calls please. For more information on USTelecom, please visit

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.