Manager Federal Government Affairs

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Date: May 17, 2024

Location: Washington, DC, US, 20004

Company: Corning

 

Requisition Number: 62714

 

Corning is vital to progress – in the industries we help shape and in the world we share.

 

We invent life-changing technologies using materials science. Our scientific and manufacturing expertise, boundless curiosity, and commitment to purposeful invention place us at the center of the way the world interacts, works, learns, and lives.

 

Our sustained investment in research, development, and invention means we’re always ready to solve the toughest challenges alongside our customers. 

 

Corning’s businesses are ever evolving to best serve our customers, industries, and consumers. Today, we accelerate and transform life sciences, mobile consumer electronics, optical communications, display, and automotive markets.

 

We are changing the world with: 

  • Trusted products that accelerate drug discovery, development, and delivery to save lives
  • Damage-resistant cover glass to enhance the devices that keep us connected
  • Optical fiber, wireless technologies, and connectivity solutions to carry information and ideas at the speed of light
  • Precision glass for advanced displays to deliver richer experiences 
  • Auto glass and ceramics to drive cleaner, safer, and smarter transportation 

 

Corning is vital to progress – in the industries we help shape and in the world we share.

 

We invent life-changing technologies using materials science. Our scientific and manufacturing expertise, boundless curiosity, and commitment to purposeful invention place us at the center of the way the world interacts, works, learns, and lives.

 

Our sustained investment in research, development, and invention means we’re always ready to solve the toughest challenges alongside our customers.

 

Corning’s businesses are ever evolving to best serve our customers, industries, and consumers. Today, we accelerate and transform life sciences, mobile consumer electronics, optical communications, display, and automotive markets. We are changing the world with:

  • Trusted products that accelerate drug discovery, development, and delivery to save lives;
  • Damage-resistant cover glass to enhance the devices that keep us connected;
  • Optical fiber, wireless technologies, and connectivity solutions to carry information and ideas at the speed of light;
  • Precision glass for advanced displays to deliver richer experiences; and
  • Auto glass and ceramics to drive cleaner, safer, and smarter transportation.

 

Scope of Position: 

Corning Incorporated is seeking to hire a motivated and strategic government affairs practitioner to manage a federal multi-issue policy portfolio and engage in lobbying activities. The core issue portfolio will be focused on manufacturing, telecommunications, and technology programs and policies. This role will also support other public policy issue areas as needed. The position requires less than 15% travel and is office based in Washington, D.C. The Manager will report into the Senior Director, Federal Government Affairs. 

 

Day to Day Responsibilities:

  • Policy Analysis and Development
    • Support a federal, multi-issue policy portfolio, with specific focus on manufacturing, telecommunications, and technology programs and policies;
    • Support the development and execution of effective advocacy plans consistent with business objectives;
    • Develop and maintain an understanding of the policy and regulatory landscape; and
    • Track and analyze legislative and regulatory policy developments, providing intelligence and insights.
  • Relationship Management
    • Develop and maintain strategic relationships with federal elected officials and their staffs and government officials and staffs in regulatory and other agencies;
    • Attend advocacy meetings, hearings and events with key hill and administration officials and staff;
    • Represent Corning in trade associations, and with other key stakeholders; and
    • Develop coalitions to support Corning’s policy agenda as appropriate.
  • Additional responsibilities include:
    • Assist Corning executive leadership team in preparing board communications and briefing materials regarding government affairs developments, including regulatory and legislative matters of interest;
    • Represent Corning at external events, meetings, and conferences;
    • Actively engage in COREPAC strategy development, resource optimization, and execution; and
    • Ensure strict compliance with applicable lobbying and political activity laws and regulations, as well as internal compliance policies.

 

Location and Travel Requirements:

  • Washington, DC office (this is not a remote position)
  • Less than ≤15% of out-of-town travel

 

 Required Education and Area of Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Minimum 7+ years progressive experience working in federal government affairs

 

Required Skills:

  • Demonstrated ability to clearly communicate, in writing and verbally, complex points to a wide array of audiences.
  • Highly resourceful team player with demonstrated ability to achieve high performance goals and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment.
  • Flexibility to travel and attend evening events.
  • Proficient computer skills, including high-level Microsoft Office skills.

 

Desired Experience / Qualifications / Skills / Education:

  • Prior experience working in a congressional office and/or the federal executive branch.
  • Prior experience working at a Fortune 500 company.
  • Advanced degree preferred

 

This position does not support immigration sponsorship.


The range for this position is  $125,279.00 - $172,259.00 assuming full time status. Starting pay for the successful applicant is dependent on a variety of job-related factors, including but not limited to geographic location, market demands, experience, training, and education. The benefits available for this position are dependent on hours worked and may include medical, dental, vision, 401(k) plan, pension plan, life insurance coverage, disability benefits, and PTO.

 

Corning Puts YOU First! 

We are committed to supporting your health, financial, career development, and life goals as you grow professionally and personally to achieve your highest potential. All benefits begin as soon as you start your career at Corning. 
 

  • Our monetary peer-to-peer recognition program is tied to our Values and celebrates you and your colleagues’ contributions. 
  • Health and well-being benefits include medical, dental, vision, paid parental leave, mental health/substance use, fitness, and disease management programs.  
  • Financial benefits include a 401(k) savings plan with company matching contributions and a 100% company-paid pension benefit that grows steadily throughout your career. 
  • Companywide bonus and attractive short- and long-term compensation programs are available based on your role and responsibilities.   
  • Professional development programs help you grow and achieve your career goals.

 

We prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, color, gender, age, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, veteran status or any other legally protected status.

 

We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. To request an accommodation, please contact us at accommodations@corning.com.


Nearest Major Market: Washington DC

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