Director, State Government Affairs - Market Development

at Lumen in Dover, Delaware, United States

Job Description

About Lumen

Lumen is guided by our belief that humanity is at its best when technology advances the way we live and work. With 450,000 route fiber miles serving customers in more than 60 countries, we deliver the fastest, most secure global platform for applications and data to help businesses, government and communities deliver amazing experiences. Learn more about Lumen’s network, edge cloud, security and communication and collaboration solutions and our purpose to further human progress through technology at, LinkedIn: /lumentechnologies, Twitter: @lumentechco, Facebook: /lumentechnologies, Instagram: @lumentechnologies and YouTube: /lumentechnologies.

The Role

We are looking for a Director of Government Affairs to support our state grant and business opportunities, as well as advocate for our policy interests at the state and local level.

The Main Responsibilities

+ Identify, pursue and secure state grant funding and business opportunities for Lumen’s last mile and middle mile broadband deployment projects, supporting the company’s vision of digital inclusion.

+ Develop and maintain relationships with key state and local government officials, agencies and stakeholders, especially with state broadband offices

+ Monitor and analyze state and local legislative and regulatory developments that affect Lumen’s business interests and operations

+ Represent Lumen in state and local trade associations, coalitions and advocacy groups

+ Coordinate with internal teams, such as legal, engineering, finance and operations, to ensure compliance with state and local requirements and to support Lumen’s business objectives

+ Support business development efforts by providing strategic guidance, market intelligence and policy insights

+ Prepare and deliver presentations, reports and other communications to internal and external audiences

What We Look For in a Candidate

+ Bachelor’s degree in political science, public policy, communications or related field

+ 7+ years of experience in government affairs, public policy, lobbying or related field

+ Experience in the telecommunications industry or related sectors

+ Knowledge of state and local grant programs, legislative and regulatory processes and issues affecting the telecommunications industry

+ Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including the ability to communicate complex technical and policy issues in a clear and concise manner

+ Strong interpersonal and relationship-building skills, including the ability to work effectively with diverse internal and external stakeholders

+ Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a fast-paced and dynamic environment

+ Ability to travel as needed.


The starting salary for this role differs based on the employee’s primary work location. Employees typically do not start at the top of the range, though compensation depends on each individual’s qualifications.

Location Based Pay Ranges

$128310 – $160388 in these states: AR, ID, KY, LA, ME, MS, NE, SC, and SD.

$135060 – $168825 in these states: AZ, AL, FL, GA, IN, IA, KS, MO, MT, NM, ND, OH, OK, PA, TN, UT, VT, WV, WI, and WY.

$141820 – $177278 in these states: CO, HI, MI, MN, NV, NH, NC, OR, and RI.

$148570 – $185715 in these states: AK, CA, CT, DE, DC, IL, MD, MA, NJ, NY, TX, VA, and WA.

As with the pay range variety that’s based on the region of a country, specific offers are determined by various factors such as experience, education, skills, certifications and other business needs.

Requisition #: 331845

When applying for a position, you may be subject to a background screen (criminal records check, motor vehicle report, and/or drug screen), depending on the requirements for the position. More information on what’s included in these checks can be found in the Post Offer section of our FAQ page ( . Job-related concerns noted in the background screen may disqualify you from the new position or your current role. Background results will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis.

EEO Statement

We are committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all persons regardless of race, color, ancestry, citizenship, national origin, religion, veteran status, disability, genetic characteristic or information, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, family status, pregnancy, or other legally protected status (collectively, “protected statuses”). We do not tolerate unlawful discrimination in any employment decisions, including recruiting, hiring, compensation, promotion, benefits, discipline, termination, job assignments or training.

NOTE: Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.


The above job definition information has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job. Job duties and responsibilities are subject to change based on changing business needs and conditions.

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This information reflects the anticipated base salary range for this position based on current national data. Minimums and maximums may vary based on location. Individual pay is based on skills, experience and other relevant factors.

This position is eligible for either short-term incentives or sales compensation. Director and VP positions also are eligible for long-term incentive. To learn more about our bonus structure, you can view additional information here. ( We’re able to answer any additional questions you may have as you move through the selection process.

As part of our comprehensive benefits package, Lumen offers a broad range of Health, Life, Voluntary Lifestyle and other benefits and perks that enhance your physical, mental, emotional and financial wellbeing. You can learn more by clicking here. (

Note: For union-represented postings, wage rates and ranges are governed by applicable collective bargaining agreement provisions.

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Job Posting: JC251852164

Posted On: Dec 01, 2023

Updated On: Jan 18, 2024

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