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Program Manager II (Remote)


This is a Full-time position in Lexington, KY posted June 10, 2021.


Windstream is considered an essential business and we are HIRING NOW. As our company responds to COVID-19, the safety and wellbeing of our employees, customers, partners and communities is our top priority.

Job Description:

  • Writes applications for future government broadband support programs. Identifies what Windstream resources will be needed for the application and what prerequisites are required by the government (such as access to a government website or registering Windstream to do business in the state).  Coordinates with engineering and other subject matter experts to collect information for the application and provides the required information back to the appropriate authority by the deadline.  Works with Windstream Government Affairs and governmental agencies to submit/enter the application based on the required method. 
  • Primary contact representing Windstream to government broadband program authorities.  Works to develop strong working relationships with government contacts to facilitate communication and represent Windstream’s interests.  Brings subject matter experts, such as engineering, into the conversation as required. 
  • Works with legal team to review, redline, and execute broadband program contracts and supporting material.
  • Defines the program reporting requirements based on government guidelines.  Works with other Strategy Team resources to define data requirements and then translate the output into the required format.  Partners with Internal Audit where necessary to ensure accuracy and supports audits by federal or state authorities.
  • Works with Windstream finance and accounting teams to ensure proper recording of any funding received or expected in the future.  Writes, and ensures accuracy of, project reimbursement requests. Submits reimbursement requests to the governing agency and confirms funding is properly received and booked.  
  • Tracks progress in all subsidy programs and manages to the program deadline.  Identifies key milestones and contributes to reporting used by executive decision makers. Partners with Engineering Project Management to ensure the program requirements are reflected in the engineering design and that the status of the project is accurately reported back to the responsible government authorities.
  • Serves as Subject Matter Expert on assigned government programs for other Windstream teams, addressing ad hoc requests for program information from groups such as accounting, legal, and Regulatory Compliance.


Minimum Requirements: 

  • Bachelor’s Degree and 5 years professional level job related experience.  
  • Working knowledge and experience with Excel, strong communication and leadership skills.
  • Proficiencies in Microsoft Excel, Word, and PowerPoint 

Preferred Experience:  

  • Prior work with state or federal government agencies and/or grant writing  
  • Program management experience 
  • Telecom experience
  • Knowledge of Geographic Information Systems (ArcGIS)


Job Category: Project Management
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EEO Statement:
Windstream is an equal opportunity employer. At Windstream, we celebrate the authenticity and uniqueness of our people and their ideas. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national: origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability and veteran status. The diverse voices of our employees fuel our innovation and our inclusive culture. Employment at Windstream is subject to post offer, pre-employment drug testing.