Director, Government Relations

Washington, D.C.

 

OVERVIEW

The Director of Government Relations advocates the ASA’s legislative policy positions before Congress (both House and Senate), financial regulatory agencies, and the executive branch. This role informs ASA members on congressional activities and policymaker interactions. Additional responsibilities include communicating association policies and priorities to members and other financial groups.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Report to SVP of Government Relations

  • Maintain continuous contact with members of Congress and committee staff

  • Orchestrate lobbying efforts to motivate members and influence Congress

  • Attend PAC events, both in-town and out-of-town

  • Assist association members visiting congressional offices and agencies

  • Cover and report on congressional hearings and legislative markups

  • Work with association members to formulate association positions

  • Assist with drafting congressional testimony, letters, position papers, regulatory comments and articles

  • Help prepare association members testifying before Congress and regulatory agencies

  • Establish/maintain relationships with other lobbyists, trade associations and coalitions

  • Represent association at industry conferences, coalition meetings and other gatherings

 

LEGISLATIVE DUTIES

  • Monitor and influence legislative and regulatory developments in assigned areas

  • Analyze legislation in assigned areas for impact on ASA members and their customers

  • Assist SVP and Head of GR on priority lobbying issues

 

QUALIFICATIONS

  • BA degree required

  • Three to five years of related professional experience

  • Congressional experience preferred

  • Strong written, analytical and oral communication skills

  • Strong interpersonal skills, including the ability to interface well with members of Congress, Hill staff, member bankers and ASA staff colleagues

  • Able to work well both independently and as a member of a team

 

Please submit applications by October 14 using the application box below. Please reach out to Kelli McMorrow with questions.  

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About the American Securities Association:

ASA’s regional financial services companies work in communities across the country to create jobs, grow the economy, and increase prosperity for all Americans. The ASA exclusively represents the capital market and private client interests of its members and seeks to promote free market principles making it easier to access financial advice and capital. ASA members help Americans save for retirement, provide Main Street businesses with capital to grow, and advise hardworking Americans how to create and preserve wealth. 

The American Securities Association is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factors.