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Director, Public Affairs

Requisition ID: 32150BR
Location:
New York, NY

Position Type: Full Time

Altice USA is one of the largest broadband communications and video services providers in the United States. We are a subsidiary of Altice NV, a convergent global leader in telecom, content, media, entertainment and advertising founded in 2001 by entrepreneur Patrick Drahi. We are driven by a philosophy to always challenge ourselves. We question everything so that we can find the best way forward for our customers. And in a world where continuous innovation is the only way forward, we are redefining the vision we have for our customers, enterprises, advertisers ‐ and our people.
 

BASIC FUNCTION

 
This position is responsible for strategic development and execution of community initiatives that align with company philanthropic and business priorities and positively position Altice USA in the communities we serve.  Responsibilities of this position include development and evolution of signature programs that are scalable, operationally efficient, and impactful in the community and resonate with employees, public officials and other community leaders.  This position will also proactively initiate and foster community partnerships, ensure company community investment is maximized, and serve as an ambassador of the company in the community.  
 
Primary Responsibilities:
Develop and execute strategy and community programs that align with company philanthropic and business priorities that are scalable, and provide substantive opportunities for engagement with public officials, employees, community leaders, social media and press. 
Identify, foster and direct key community partnerships.
Review charitable contributions and identify opportunities to maximize company investment through identification of branding and visibility opportunities, employee engagement, social media and more.
Work closely with government affairs staff to engage public officials in community initiatives
Develop opportunities to engage employees in community initiatives, in close concert with Human Resources.
Collaborate with business units as relevant to maximize rollout of community initiatives
Execute all aspects of community events, from programmatic elements to logistics.
Serve as ambassador for the company in the community.
Communicate effectively and prepare materials that allow for development of internal and external communication tactics including but not limited to employee communications, social media, video and press.
Align objectives and priorities to actionable plans that meet strategic needs and leverage company commitments for community goodwill as applicable
Stay abreast of current developments in the key areas of philanthropic focus – currently Education, Arts, Entrepreneurship and Broadband Connectivity – demonstrating the ability to integrate changing landscape to keep initiatives relevant
Manage projects with minimal oversight
Follow through all aspects of projects – from preplanning, to implementation, to post mortem, including tracking outcomes, best practices and areas for improvement
Special projects as needed
 

  • Bachelor Degree required
  • 10+ years related experience
  • Exceptional oral and written communication skills and ability to present to large groups
  • Demonstrated ability to think strategically and act independently to execute projects
  • Ability to inspire and engage stakeholders
  • Experience in corporate social responsibility or community affairs a plus
  • Proficient knowledge, with proven experience of Microsoft Office applications
  • Individual must be technically savvy – ideally proficient in social media
  • Well organized and detail oriented
  • Ability to work in a fast paced environment and nimble to change direction
  • Strong project management and “speed to market” skills
  • Individual must have initiative, collaborative and team-oriented nature
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