VP, Underlying Rights

| Greater Boulder Area

Company Description

Zayo Group Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: ZAYO) provides communications infrastructure solutions, including fiber and bandwidth connectivity, colocation and cloud infrastructure to the world’s leading businesses. Customers include wireless and wireline carriers, media and content companies, cloud providers, finance and professional services and other large enterprises. Zayo provides customers with flexible solutions and self-service through Tranzact, an innovative online platform for managing and purchasing bandwidth.

Position Description

Providing the services listed above requires a variety of property rights (underlying rights) which permit Zayo to locate its communications network along these properties, which are generally owned by others. Zayo’s customers include wireless and wireline carriers, media and content companies, cloud providers, finance and professional services and other large enterprises. Zayo provides customers with flexible solutions and self-service through Tranzact, an innovative online platform for managing and purchasing bandwidth.

The position will support a variety of legal and regulatory functions including obtaining and managing various rights of way and permits, franchise agreements, pole attachment agreements and the like. The position will also involve filing and managing complaints with regulators and in the courts concerning the granting and managing of permits, including their costs. We are seeking an exceptionally strong senior-level candidate that is ready for additional responsibility, accelerated learning and career growth. This position supports multiple VPs and Executives, and will report to and work closely with Zayo’s General Counsel and other senior attorneys.

Responsibilities

  • Provide guidance on regulatory matters including advising the business on relevant wireline and wireless telecommunications regulations, acquisition of rights of way, state and local permits, utility and other pole attachments, and other underlying rights needed to operate a nationwide communications network with dense intra-city presence.
  • Manage a small team of underlying rights employees, but be primarily and personally responsible for obtaining the company’s most critical and time sensitive rights. 
  • Ensure compliance with existing underlying rights; negotiate new underlying rights agreements.
  • Have experience in various complaint processes, including with federal and state regulators and in the court system.
  • Locate, hire and manage outside resources (such as attorneys and lobbyists) as and where needed to obtain necessary underlying rights, including on an expedited basis where required.
  • Work in a fast-paced business environment where time is often of the essence, particularly where underlying rights are required for network construction on behalf of Zayo’s customers. 
  • Communicate effectively with Zayo leadership, outside resources, and other third parties such as governmental agencies, other communications and non-communications companies and property owners.
  • Perform other duties and tasks as assigned from time to time by management and as required by the needs of the business.

Qualifications

  • At least 10 years of experience in network development, including working with municipalities, obtaining and managing rights of way and other underlying rights.
  • The ideal candidate will have relationships with external consultants and advisors knowledgeable about speeding the process of obtaining underlying rights agreements,
  • Strongly prefer a candidate with wireline and wireless telecommunications experience, including drafting and negotiating underlying rights agreements. 
  • Experience with managing complaints at the FCC, other regulatory agencies and in the court system is a plus.
  • Excellent verbal and interpersonal skills required. Ability to communicate with other personnel and external parties through strong, organized writing and verbal skills. Strong attention to detail.
  • Competence in drafting, reviewing, and negotiating contracts.
  • Strong organizational skills, including management of projects and workload and setting goals and priorities.

Rewards

  • Competitive compensation
  • Excellent benefits including health, dental, vision, 401 (k), disability and life insurance
  • Fitness membership discounts
  • Generous paid time off policy including paid parental leave
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Technology we use

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Location

Our Boulder campus is located in the 29th Street Mall where employees can benefit from access to restaurants, retail, fitness and more!

What are Zayo Group Perks + Benefits

Zayo Group Benefits Overview

Zayo Group is committed to providing our employees with a benefits program that is both comprehensive and competitive. Our benefits program offers health care, dental and vision coverage, as well as financial secruity to our employees and their families.

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Partners with Nonprofits
B Strong, Greenhouse Scholars, A Precious Child, AMP the Cause, There With Care, Boulder Parks and Rec, and many more....
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Open door policy
Diversity
Someone's primary function is managing the company’s diversity and inclusion initiatives
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs) enable you to put aside money for important expenses & help reduce your income taxes at the same time. Zayo employees can contribute up to $2,650 annually.
Disability Insurance
If you are out of work for an extended period or time due to a disabling injury or illness, disability insurance covers 60% of annual salary up to $5000 monthly maximum payout.
Dental Benefits
Dental exams can help you & your dentist detect problems in the early stages when treatment is simpler & costs are lower. Regular exams are an important part of maintaining your medical health.
Vision Benefits
The vision plan covers routine eye exams and also pays for all or a portion of the costs of glasses or contact lenses if you need them.
Health Insurance Benefits
Each person's health care needs are different. That's why our medical plan offers multiple options (3) so that you can choose the coverage level best-suited to your personal situation.
Life Insurance
Your family depends on your income for a comfortable lifestyle and for the resources necessary to make their dreams a reality! Zayo offers Basic Term Life and AD&D as well as supplemental insurance.
Wellness Programs
Team workouts
Do you love working out? So do we which is why Zayo offers access to group fitness sessions and company-sponsored events, such as the B Strong Ride.
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Zayo Group offers a 401(k) plan through Fidelity. Eligible employees may join the plan as soon as administratively feasible after their date of hire and may contribute up to the IRS limit of $19,000.
401(K) Matching
Zayo matches 50% of employee contributions up to 4% with a cap at 2% match.
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Zayo provide 12 weeks paid maternity leave, 2 weeks paid paternity leave, and 4 weeks paid adoptive/foster leave.
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Zayo employees receive between 0 and 25 days per year of paid time off based on years of service.
Paid Holidays
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Zayo Group offers the option to elect Commuter Benefits which helps you pay for public transportation and parking costs while commuting to and from work using pretax dollars.
Game Room
Our game room includes Ping Pong, Foosball, Shuffle Board, Video Games.
Happy Hours
Happy hours are hosted twice monthly and include alcoholic and non-alcoholic options.
Parking
Parking is available at Zayo offices.
Recreational Clubs
Love sports? So do we! We offer a variety of options to get involved with your co-workers outside of the office.
Fitness Subsidies
We strongly believe that there is nothing more important than the health and well-being of our employees and families. To promote health and fitness, Zayo has partnered with GymPass.
Professional Development Benefits
Tuition Reimbursement
The tuition reimbursement program provides an opportunity for Zayo employees to further their education and to apply to be reimbursed for eligible education expenses.
Lunch and learns
Zayo is committed to providing opportunities for employees to expand and grow their knowledge base through lunch and learn sessions.
Promote from within
Mentorship program
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