Director External Affairs - Eastern NY

This position is located in Albany, NY.  Relocation assistance is available.

Overall Purpose:

Plans, coordinates and implements activities for achieving AT&T state legislative, regulatory and community objectives, as well as directs external affairs activities and community investment in eastern NY.

Key Roles and Responsibilities:

In cooperation with the State President, directs state lobbying activities and implements AT&T External Affairs activities and community relations positioning for achieving the organization's legislative, regulatory and operational objectives. Serve as the company's main lobbyist at the Capitol, and will manage outside consultants.

Territory is Eastern New York: encompassing the Hudson Valley, through Albany and the Capitol Region, and the Adirondacks. To maintain a reputation as a strong community partner, the director manages and directs the selection and implementation of the AT&T Foundation grants, contributions, & memberships to help the company meet its objectives. External Affairs territory field duties include developing strategic elected official and community stakeholder relationships; assisting with permitting issues; resolving constituency service issues; PAC solicitation; and monitoring local and state ordinances that may impact the business.

Education: Bachelor's Degree preferred.

Experience: 10 or more years of experience, and expertise in state legislative procedure and bill tracking.

Supervisory: No

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