What you’ll be doing...

The Director-Lobbyist role works within Verizon's Public Policy organization. Responsibilities include:

  • Responsible for developing and implementing legislative strategy, tactics, and content in support of company goals and positions at both the state and local level for Virginia
  • Responsibilities include identifying and influencing proposed state and local legislative activities.
  • Responsible for constant interaction and relationship development with members of the state's executive branch, members of state legislatures and their staffs and selected city/county officials and their staffs.
  • Plans and executes community advocacy strategies and initiatives including education, partnership development and thought leadership.
  • Keeps management informed of pending state and local legislative activity.
  • Partner with Public Relations to represent Verizon at news conferences and other forms of media
  • Respond to regulatory inquiries and testify at public hearings

What we’re looking for...

  • 7+ years of high-level legislative experience with state or federal government.
  • Knowledge of both wireless and wireline legislative policy issues.
  • Previousexperience working with internal/external press teams.
  • Previous experience working with policymakers and members of public office at the state and local level.
  • Strong leadership skills.
  • Excellent communications skill, both verbal and written.
  • Excellent planning and organizational skills.
  • Bachelors degree or equivalent experience.
  • A law degree preferred.
  • Travel required: 50% travel; Willingness to travel within territory in personally owned vehicle when appropriate. A Valid driver’s license is required.
  • Ability to work evenings, weekends and holidays as needed.

When you join Verizon...

You’ll be doing work that matters alongside other talented people, transforming the way people, businesses and things connect with each other. Beyond powering America’s fastest and most reliable network, we’re leading the way in broadband, cloud and security solutions, Internet of Things and innovating in areas such as, video entertainment. Of course, we will offer you great pay and benefits, but we’re about more than that. Verizon is a place where you can craft your own path to greatness. Whether you think in code, words, pictures or numbers, find your future at Verizon.

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