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IAC // media & internet conglomerate with 150+ brands
 
New York City    Posted: Friday, June 26, 2020
 
   
 
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IAC builds companies. We are guided by curiosity, a questioning of the status quo, & a desire to invent or acquire new products & brands. From the single seed that started as IAC over two decades ago have emerged 10 public companies & generations of exceptional leaders. We will always evolve, but our basic principle of financially-disciplined opportunism will never change. IAC today operates Vimeo, Dotdash, & Care.com, among many others, & also has majority ownership of ANGI Homeservices, which includes HomeAdvisor, Angie's List, & Handy. The company is headquartered in New York City & has business operations & satellite offices worldwide.


The Head of Government Relations will have strategic oversight of, & responsibility for, crafting & sustaining IAC's global public policy operations. The person will be responsible for the development & execution of government relations strategies & the day-to-day management of the government relations at the state, federal, & global levels. The role entails the management of a network of global government affairs consultants, advisors, industry associations, & external lobbyists & political operatives. This position reports to IAC's General Counsel & Secretary with frequent interaction with the IAC leadership team & will be based in Washington, DC, or NYC.

This role requires significant experience with government & regulatory agencies, political affairs, public policy, management, & industry affairs.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Lead & develop internal government relations staff (at various IAC businesses)
  • Hire & manage external lobbying team & work with internal & external communications team;
  • Manage industry & trade association memberships;
  • Implement a program to oversee IAC's political giving efforts;
  • Supervise external policy communications;
  • Build & maintain political & industry relationships; and
  • Work seamlessly with the company's Legal Leadership Team.

EDUCATION:

  • Bachelor's degree required; law degree preferred.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Deep experience with the policymaking process in Washington, DC & state & local governments with a strong record of leading & delivering effective results;
  • Proven management & leadership skills, including evidence of crafting & successfully executing significant public-policy campaigns;
  • Outstanding judgment & critical thinking with the ability to assimilate various points of view in making strategic decisions about the direction of the company's overall government affairs programs;
  • Effective public speaking & presentation skills;
  • Extensive public affairs experience, ideally with Capitol Hill or equivalent experience in State Legislatures;
  • Experience with electoral campaigns a plus;
  • Experience integrating public policy with business strategy;
  • Experience managing lawyers, lobbyists, & other political professionals;
  • Excellent judgment & strategic decision-making skill; and
  • High proficiency in writing, creative thinking, & multi-tasking

CRITICAL SUCCESS FACTORS:

  • Strong Executive Presence - Ability to interact effectively at the highest level of an organization & the savvy to communicate & synthesize complex issues crisply, clearly & convincingly;
  • Highly Networked - A skilled internal & external relationship builder, with the ability to construct & maintain strong networks of policy influence within the industry & governing institutions;
  • Collaborative - A team player who works across boundaries to establish a shared vision & achieve shared goals with flexibility, dedication; Ability to build relationships, trust, & rapport quickly;
  • Commercially Adept - Possess an understanding of business strategy & commercial affairs, & an awareness of how policy debates translate into an impact on a global business;
  • Strategic- Ability to focus on the big picture; and
  • Diplomatic - Skilled in negotiating & navigating shifting coalitions with industry peers, within trade associations & other stakeholder groups
 
 
 
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