Director, Government Affairs

12 Oct, 2021


Director, Government Affairs

New York, NY

About Us

MoneyLion is a digital financial platform on a mission to rewire a broken banking system that applies a one-size-fits-all approach to personal finance. Since our launch in 2013, we’ve engaged with over 8.5 million hard-working Americans, with a focus on empowering them to take control of their finances to achieve their life goals. Our award-winning platform delivers holistic banking, lending and investing solutions while surrounding each customer with personalized tools, content and advice relevant to their unique financial situation — all in a single app.

We pride ourselves on being the most innovative team in Fintech, and all of our team members are passionate about making a difference in people’s lives. We work fast, collaborate always and, above all else, we do it for our customers.

MoneyLion is headquartered in New York City, with offices in Sioux Falls, and Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, and we also support remote team members around the globe.

About the Role

Under the direction of the General Counsel, the Director, Government Affairs plays a leading role in shaping and executing the organization’s policy and government affairs strategy. You will provide support and leadership in advancing the company’s public policy agenda by helping to design, implement, and coordinate the company’s strategic direction as it relates to outreach, messaging, and engagement with elected officials, government officials and their staff, industry associations, and other key third parties on specific, high priority initiatives.

The ideal candidate will have a track record of responsible decision making and success in a complex Government Affairs function within financial services, possessing a demonstrated and clear reputation for excellence and integrity in the government affairs community. You will promote a collaborative work environment with colleagues across MoneyLion’s business, including the executive team, business line owners, and legal and compliance leaders, helping them to leverage each other’s strengths and build and maintain a strong network of relationships with policymakers.

Key Responsibilities

  • Act as a trusted advisor to MoneyLion’s Executive team on all legislative and regulatory developments affecting the business
  • Build and maintain relationships with elected officials at the state and federal level, along with key regulators, industry organizations, community leaders, advocacy groups, peer firms, and other key stakeholders
  • Coordinate closely with cross-functional internal teams to design our internal and external narrative regarding policy matters.
  • Ensure the company stays ahead of changes in legislation and regulations that impact our business, and work closely with and collaborate with the leadership team and other internal stakeholders
  • Develop protocols for and manage communication to internal stakeholders regarding changes in laws, regulatory priorities, interests, political dynamics, and other ground-level intelligence that could affect our business.
  • Develop legislative and regulatory advocacy strategies for the company’s public policy priorities at the state and federal levels.
  • Assist in the establishment of corporate strategies, policies, and plans, which align with government laws, regulations, and standards.
  • Lead analysis of proposed legislative actions and determine the potential impact on the organization and develop appropriate responses.
  • Monitor legislative and regulatory activities to promote company market position

About You

  • Bachelor’s degree required; JD or Master’s degree in Policy Administration or related combination of experience and skills preferred.
  • 7-10 years of experience in policy and legislative affairs, public policy, government relations, and/or advocacy; consumer financial services experience preferred.
  • Proven ability to personally cultivate and maintain relationships with government officials, advocates, and community leaders at the federal and state level; prior experience with financial regulators such as the CFPB, SEC, FINRA, and/or state financial regulators a plus.
  • Highly organized, detail-oriented, dependable team player, who thrives in high growth and fast-paced environments
  • Ability to manage competing demands, shifting priorities, and the interests of multiple stakeholders
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Proactive and collaborative, with a deep sense of personal accountability, ownership, and pride in your work
  • Public company experience a plus

What We Value

We value growth-minded and collaborative people with high learning agility who embody our core values of teamwork, customer-first and innovation. Every member of the MoneyLion Pride is passionate about fintech and ready to give 100% in helping us achieve our mission..

Working At MoneyLion

At MoneyLion, we want you to be well and thrive. Our generous benefits package includes:

  • Competitive salary packages and bonuses
  • Comprehensive medical, dental, vision and life insurance benefits
  • Equity based compensation
  • Wellness perks
  • Paid parental leave
  • Unlimited Paid Time Off
  • Learning and Development resources

MoneyLion is committed to equal employment opportunities for all employees. Inside our company, every decision we make regarding our employees is based on merit, competence, and performance, completely free of discrimination. We are committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. We realize the full promise of diversity and want you to bring your whole self to work every single day.

Job posted: 2021-10-12