Manager, Government Affairs

Cox Communications Inc Atlanta , GA 30301

Posted 2 months ago

*Primary Location: *6205 Peachtree Dunwoody Rd, Atlanta, GA, USA

  • Division: *Cox Communications

  • Job Level: *Manager/Senior Manager

  • Travel: *Yes, 15 % of the Time

  • Schedule: *Full-time

  • Shift: *Day Job

  • Requisition Number: *202105374

  • Job Purpose and Summary

Reporting to the Corporate VP of Government Affairs and the Associate General Counsel

  • Government Affairs, the Manager, Government Affairs promotes and advances the interests of the company to enable CCI to operate in its markets without undue legislation, regulation, or taxation restrictions. The Manager leverages extensive professional networks developed and maintained, as well as a strong and evolving knowledge base to play a highly influential role through diverse accountabilities. Role accountabilities include but are not limited to: ensuring CCIs compliance with franchising, licensing and other regulations at the federal, state and local levels; maintaining vital document records, both paper and digital; supporting and leading critical business processes to ensure compliance and reduce risk. The Manager also supports Regional teams, and other Cox divisions doing business in states, locations or regions supported by the role, assist the achievement of business objectives.
    The Manager contributes to the development of 12-18 mo. strategies based on known issues and successfully executes the strategy once approved. Also plays an important role in employee engagement, PAC involvement, education for employees and elected officials, as well as other advocacy activities in support Coxs business units. The role works with a high level of accountability and autonomy and may or may not have direct reports.
  • Primary Responsibilities and Essential Functions
    Vital Records Compliance and Analysis*

  • Manages and maintains repository of vital company documents, including all franchise agreements, rights-of-way licenses and permits, pole attachment agreements, and railroad crossing agreements, among others, for the enterprise. Documents will be in both paper and digital format.

  • Ensures boundary partners are informed of the terms of and compliant with various agreements.

  • Provides analyses of document terms and produces reports to inform business decisions and identify trends.

  • May oversee Regional efforts to track notifications (e.g. cable franchise-required notifications), and to respond to inquiries, problems and issues raised by municipalities, state and federal officials or agencies.

  • Works with other corporate departments to facilitate franchising, permitting, rights-of-way, license, and legal issues.

  • Develops and implements tactical plans for corporate Government Affairs, including priorities, objectives, and timelines, to meet performance goals.

  • Manages inquiries from local franchising authorities in conjunction with Regional Government Affairs teams.

  • Legislative Tracking and Analysis*

  • Tracks state and local legislation in all Cox-served states order to -

  • Alert subject matter experts (e.g., tax, privacy, employment) and coordinate review and feedback;

  • Develop timely analysis to inform advocacy and policy decisions, and;

  • Identify trends.

  • Works with Regional Government Affairs teams and other stakeholders to develop advocacy strategies and tactics, under the direction of Corporate Government Affairs leadership.

  • Process Leader*

  • Develops and leads enterprise-wide business process to manage critical issues (e.g., annexations, market expansion activities, PEG channel requests).

  • Works with corporate and regional boundary partners to ensure that all necessary business systems are updated, personnel briefed, official records and other documents are updated, and all other steps are taken to ensure compliance with applicable agreements, laws, and regulations.

  • Leads periodic trainings for Regional Government Affairs teams, and other stakeholders, to ensure processes are consistently understood and followed.

  • Engagement*

  • May manage and/or support political donation programs across the enterprise, including state PACs, corporate contributions, and other influencing strategies, with CEI PPO and Regional Government Affairs teams.

  • May plan and execute employee political engagement programs and regional/market communications across the enterprise and within individual Regions.

  • Strategizes with other stakeholders, corporate and regional, on issues that affect the company.

  • General duties*

  • Manages alignment and consistency in people practices, management activities, and customer service delivery to achieve goals.

  • Establishes and leverages strong partnerships with key departments and internal/external customers

  • May participate in hiring decisions, employee development, training and managing performance. Motivates and coaches others to achieve department and company goals.

  • May be responsible for government affairs budgeting.

  • May be a People Leader or a Functional Manager without direct reports; directly leverages, influences, and has on-going access to reporting/non-reporting resources to achieve results.

  • May be required to exercise autonomy in decision making, actions, and influence to meet with local officials, and expect high level of representation of company

  • Provides Corporate Government Affairs leadership support as needed depending on the market, such as involvement in business and community organizations that may require alignment of company position on policy measures.

  • Inform Litigation and Legal strategy based on local and political landscape.


  • BS/BA in related discipline (i.e., political science, law, business, communications, etc.) is material for success in the role and is therefore strongly preferred/expected.

  • 5 or more years of experience required in government relations/lobbying, related legal or relevant government staff position(s), and/or public policy. (3 or more years of highly relevant experience required if candidate possesses a related advanced degree.)

  • Demonstrated professional, executive image when representing the company

  • Excellent leadership, presentation, collaborative, and negotiation skills to work effectively with teams inside and outside the organization.

  • Must possess effective writing, public speaking, collaboration, organization, multi-tasking, interpersonal, and secondary research skills.

  • Strong project management expertise with an ability to reach targeted goals in an unstructured environment.

  • Ability to work independently and productively in a highly matrixed environment

  • Ability to motivate and lead ad-hoc, multi-disciplined project teams of highly skilled associates in resolving critical operational issues in a teaming environment.

  • Requires strong knowledge of applications such Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.

  • Ability to perform confidential assignments using initiative and judgment.

  • Ability to travel and have overnights outside of residence is required and may occur 15% of the time.

  • Certification may be required in some areas (i.e. lobbying registration)

  • Preferred*

  • Law or paralegal degree a plus, but not required.

  • Experience working in a legal environment.

  • Experience related to public utility commission/telecom regulatory issues.

  • Knowledge of telecommunications, broadband, and CATV industry and technologies.

  • Experience with local, state govt affairs issues.

Who We Are

  • About Cox Communications

Cox Communications is committed to creating meaningful moments of human connection through broadband applications and services. The largest private telecom company in America, we proudly serve six million homes and businesses across 18 states. Were dedicated to empowering others to build a better future and celebrate diverse products, people, suppliers, communities and the characteristics that makes each one unique.

  • About Cox

We are the Cox family of businesses. Weve been making our mark since 1898 by building and evolving world-class businesses, staying true to our values, and encouraging top talent to always look for growth and impact while building a career with us. Our primary divisions

  • Cox Communications and Cox Automotive - are driving a new wave of innovation, powering smart cities with powerhouse broadband communications and pioneering greener, more progressive transportation alternatives for individuals and fleet operators. Were also expanding into new spaces like cleantech and healthcare to rev up our momentum toward building a better future for the next generation. Were looking for the talent today who will be our leaders tomorrow. Sound intriguing? Learn more about where we are today, where we hope youll be going with us, and the common purpose that unites us at
    Benefits of working at Cox may include health care insurance (medical, dental, vision), retirement planning (401(k)), and paid days off (sick leave, parental leave, flexible vacation/wellness days, and/or PTO). For more details on what benefits you may be offered, visit our benefits page.
    Cox is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer

  • All qualified applicants/employees will receive consideration for employment without regard to that individuals age, race, color, religion or creed, national origin or ancestry, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, physical or mental disability, veteran status, genetic information, ethnicity, citizenship, or any other characteristic protected by law.
    Statement to ALL Third-Party Agencies and Similar Organizations: Cox accepts resumes only from agencies with which we formally engage their services. Please do not forward resumes to our applicant tracking system, Cox employees, Cox hiring manager, or send to any Cox facility. Cox is not responsible for any fees or charges associated with unsolicited resumes.

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Manager, Government Affairs

Cox Communications Inc