Director, Government Relations

20 Sep, 2022


Director, Government Relations

American Securities Association
Washington, D.C.


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.


  • 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


  • 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


  • 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 September 30 using the application box here. Please reach out to Kelli McMorrow with questions.

Job posted: 2022-09-20