Director of Government Relations (Financial Policy/PAC/Lobbyist)

16 Nov, 2022


Director of Government Relations (Financial Policy/PAC/Lobbyist)

Washington, D.C.

FICO (NYSE: FICO) is a leading global analytics software company, helping businesses in 90+ countries make better decisions. Join our world-class team today and fulfill your career potential!

The Opportunity

“The Director of Government Relations is a high-profile position that offers challenging and rewarding work focused on activities on Capitol Hill, at federal agencies, and among a diverse set of stakeholders within the Washington policy community.”  – Vice President, Government Relations.


What You’ll Contribute

  • Build beneficial relationships and engage in advocacy outreach with members of Congress; Congressional staffs; executive and federal agency officials; and, when applicable, state government representatives.
  • Manage the day-to-day operations of the Fair Isaac Corporation Political Action Committee (FICO PAC), including enrollment and disbursement activities, compliance, development of stakeholder engagement programming/communications, and campaign event participation.
  • Serve as company representative and enhance strong partnerships with key third party stakeholders including trade associations, think tanks, nonprofits, and industry groups.
  • Monitor and analyze impacts of proposed legislation and regulation on FICO and its customers. Develop talking points, summaries, testimony, and official comments, when applicable.
  • Coordinate appropriate responses to inquiries from government officials.
  • Collaborate, support, and elevate internal business initiatives that are relevant to and/or include the participation of Washington stakeholders.
  • Manage outside consultants including the development of advocacy strategies, the setting and execution of consultant deliverables as well as weekly meetings.
  • Identify opportunities and provide support for the participation of senior executives and company subject mater experts in Washington stakeholder meetings and/or events.
  • Work with the Vice President of Government Relations in developing and maintaining timely and effective policy updates, communications, and relationships with internal business partners.
  • Assist the Vice President with preparation of annual federal government affairs strategy and budget.


What We’re Seeking

  • Relevant federal advocacy work as part of a corporate (preferred) or trade association government relations team.
  • Master’s Degree or Juris Doctor preferred.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of policy issues impacting the financial services industry including: credit reporting and credit scoring, financial inclusion (including use of alternative data to expand credit access), fair lending, student lending, matters related to the Telephone Consumer Protection Act, use of artificial intelligence and machine learning techniques, and privacy.
  • Meet requirements to register as a lobbyist at the federal level.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, including ability to deliver effective presentations.
  • A team player who thrives in a high-energy, multi-tasking and collaborative environment. Must have excellent relationship-building skills, be diligent and proactive in problem solving, show excellent judgment, exhibit a high-level of integrity of trust and trust, employ effective strategic and tactical thinking, interact optimally with all levels of the organization from senior executives to staff level, and have the ability to work both collaboratively and independently in a small team environment.
  • Experience with political action committee work at the corporate or trade association level is strongly preferred.
  • Some state legislative policy work (a plus).




Why Make a Move to FICO?


At FICO, you can develop your career with a leading organization in one of the fastest-growing fields in technology today – Big Data analytics.  You’ll play a part in our commitment to help businesses use data to improve every choice they make, using advances in artificial intelligence, machine learning, predictive and prescriptive modeling, and much more.

FICO makes a real difference in the way businesses operate worldwide:

  • Credit Scoring — 150+ billion FICO Scores have been sold to date, making it the most used credit score in the world.
  • Fraud Detection and Security — 2.6+ billion payment cards globally are protected by FICO fraud systems.
  • Lending — 3/4 of US mortgages are approved using the FICO Score.
  • Anti-Money Laundering — our solutions check more than half a billion transactions a day to prevent criminal schemes such as terrorist financing


Global trends toward digital transformation have created tremendous demand for FICO’s solutions, placing us among the world’s top 100 software companies by revenue. We support many of the world’s largest banks, insurers, retailers, telecommunications providers and other firms reach a new level of success.


Our success is dependent on really talented people – just like you – who thrive on the collaboration and innovation that’s nurtured by a diverse and inclusive environment. We’ll provide the support you need, while ensuring you have the freedom to develop your skills and grow your career.  Join FICO and help change the way business thinks!


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FICO promotes a culture of inclusion and seeks to attract a diverse set of candidates for each job opportunity. We are an equal employment opportunity employer and we’re proud to offer employment and advancement opportunities to all candidates without regard to race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, pregnancy, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or Veteran status. Research has shown that women and candidates from underrepresented communities may not apply for an opportunity if they don’t meet all stated qualifications. While our qualifications are clearly related to role success, each candidate’s profile is unique and strengths in certain skill and/or experience areas can be equally effective. If you believe you have many, but not necessarily all, of the stated qualifications we encourage you to apply.

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Job posted: 2022-11-16