Government Relations Manager




  • Is the leading provider of reliable, high-speed internet via fiber and fixed wireless technology, serving 460,000 homes and businesses in 400 communities across the Midwest. 
  • Provides exceptional customer experience and a superior network, while being a force for good in the communities we serve. 
  • Delivers TV services including Midco Sports (a regional sports network), phone, data center and advertising services, plus wholesale networking solutions.

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  • Free Midco internet & TV 
  • Great opportunities to get involved in volunteerism 
  • Generous 401(k) match and paid time away from work programs 
  • And many more

Position Details

Government Relations Manager
Twin Cities Metro
Minneapolis, MN


Assist with the development and implementation of the vision, strategy and management of all federal, state and local governmental relations and activities. Support and advance the interests of the company at the federal, state and local levels to shape emerging issues and to enable the company to operate in its various markets without undue legislation, regulation or taxation restrictions. Ensure optimum positioning and protection of the Midco.


  • Manage, develop and implement long-range strategies, goals and action plans to meet defined business objectives affecting federal and state level government relations and activities. 
  • Serve as member of the government grant and greenfield expansion teams with responsibility for building and maintaining the Company’s relationship with the communities it currently and plans to serve. 
  • Cultivate and maintain strategic relationships with key public and government officials whose roles have the greatest potential to affect the Company’s operations and performance. 
  • Proactively evaluate proposed legislation and regulations, work with legislative staffs on proposed revisions, and monitor underlying developments and trends. 
  • Represent Midco’s interests with federal, state and local legislative and regulatory bodies. 
  • Build strong partnerships across the organization to effectively interact with all levels and departments throughout the organization while maintaining a high level of confidentiality. 
  • Follow and serve as a role model in displaying Midco’s Core Values and Leadership Success Drivers. 
  • Be available to Company personnel for consultation and assistance. 
  • Be willing and able to travel in accordance with Midco’s “Use of Vehicle for Company Business” policy. 
  • Communicate effectively and professionally in all forms of communication with internal and external customers. 
  • Adhere to Midco’s privacy guidelines to ensure each customer’s privacy.


  • Effectively communicate with other departments to handle escalating issues in a timely manner. 
  • Support the mission, vision and values of Midco. 
  • Collaborate effectively with internal and external customers to ensure exceptional service. 
  • Demonstrate courage by tackling tough issues while acknowledging own limitations without compromising integrity. 
  • Remove obstacles for team members. 
  • Encourage creative solutions. 
  • Apply personal ethics, honesty, initiative, flexibility, responsibility, and confidentiality in all areas of responsibility. 
  • Communicate clear expectations that set a high bar while holding team members accountable to reach these goals. 
  • Demonstrate business acumen by using data to drive decisions and actions. 
  • Model flexibility, resiliency, and change management skills by staying self-aware, constantly learning, and finding ways to cut through ambiguous problems.
  • Identify root causes of problems and implement solutions while keeping a holistic and long-term perspective in mind. 
  • Actively follow Midco policies and procedures. 
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


  • Graduate of an accredited college or university with strong academic credentials. 
  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience in federal or state legislative relations preferred.
  • Specific relevant experience relating to Minnesota government relations required.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Outlook and Word required and experience with SharePoint, Excel and PowerPoint preferred.

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