AVP, Government Affairs

26 Feb, 2019


AVP, Government Affairs

Washington, DC

Role Summary/Purpose:

Synchrony seeks a government affairs professional to join our office in Washington, DC. The AVP of Government Affairs is responsible for managing the employee-funded political action committee (Synchrony Financial Employees Political Action Committee, also known as SyncPAC), working with cross-functional leaders to strengthen government affairs programming and administration, and representing Synchrony with internal leaders, public officials, and political contacts. The role reports to the SVP of Government Affairs.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Establish and execute political strategy for SyncPAC, Synchrony’s employee-funded political action committee
    • Develop annual PAC disbursement budget of approximately $250,000 using sound political and professional judgment
    • Independently evaluate requests and make decisions regarding PAC support against strategy and budget
    • Develop and evaluate opportunities for PAC to achieve maximum value per expenditure
  • Develop and execute PAC fundraising strategy
    • Develop fundraising and growth targets
    • Develop and execute methods to meet fundraising targets, including solicitation strategy, growth initiatives, and charitable match outreach
    • Develop internal PAC programming to complement strategy
  • Represent Synchrony, its employees, and its values in interactions with public officials, government employees, and industry colleagues
  • Select, manage, and evaluate external PAC vendors
    • Evaluation of vendor performance, including to ensure Synchrony’s and SyncPAC’s compliance with applicable requirements
    • Negotiation of vendor agreements
  • Apply in-depth knowledge of PAC management and compliance requirements in connection with strategy execution
  • Develop and execute congressional site visit program and diversity network events
  • Develop and execute program to ensure compliance with applicable federal and state lobbying laws
  • Perform other duties and special projects as assigned


  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field. In lieu of degree, ten years-experience with political action committees.
  • Five years-experience with government, political fundraising, political action committees, government affairs, and/or financial services.
  • Demonstrated proficiency with Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Adobe NitroPro.
  • Travel up to 10%.

Desired Characteristics: 

  • Problem solver who is detail oriented.
  • Collaborative nature with superior interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work on a bi-partisan basis and with a diverse set of interest groups.
  • Ability to partner and communicate effectively with all levels of the organization.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously with flawless execution while adhering to tight timelines.
  • Commitment to conducting business affairs with the highest integrity, including strict adherence to applicable laws and Synchrony’s values.     

Eligibility Requirements:

  • You must be 18 years or older
  • You must have a high school diploma or equivalent
  • You must be willing to take a drug test, submit to a background investigation and submit fingerprints as part of the selection process
  • You must be able to satisfy the requirements of Section 19 of the Federal Deposit Insurance Act.
  • Effective 1-1-18, new hires (Level 4-7) must have 9 months of continuous service with the company before they are eligible to post on other roles.  Once this new hire time in position requirement is met, the associate will have a minimum 6 months’ time in position before they can post for future non-exempt roles.  Employees, level 8 or greater, must have at least 24 months’ time in position before they can post.  All internal employees must have at least a “consistently meets expectations” performance rating and have approval from your manager to post (or the approval of your manager and HR if you don’t meet the time in position or performance requirement).

Legal authorization to work in the U.S. is required.  We will not sponsor individuals for employment visas, now or in the future, for this job opening.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status.

Reasonable Accommodation Notice:

  • Federal law requires employers to provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities. Please tell us if you require a reasonable accommodation to apply for a job or to perform your job. Examples of reasonable accommodation include making a change to the application process or work procedures, providing documents in an alternate format, using a sign language interpreter, or using specialized equipment.
  • If you need special accommodations, please call our Career Support Line so that we can discuss your specific situation. We can be reached at 1-866-301-5627.   Representatives are available from 8am – 5pm Monday to Friday, Central Standard Time.

The salary range for this position is 60,000.00 – 130,000.00 USD Annual

Salaries are adjusted according to market in CA and Metro NY and some positions are bonus eligible.

Grade/Level: 10

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Job posted: 2019-02-26