Director of Public Policy

09 Jul, 2020


Director of Public Policy

Washington, DC

Why work with us?

We represent some brilliant and fun people who are a joy to work with and have amazing stories to tell. They provide an invaluable service to their clients at a time in their respective lives when nothing else is easy.

AALU has heritage of leadership and success. We have built one of the best association political programs anywhere. We are only just getting started. Our Board of Directors and Leadership have charted a bold strategic plan to excel during a period of dynamic change. AALU doubled our membership in January. We have designs to exponentially grow our membership in the months and years ahead. We are committed to continually evaluating and honing our abilities as a team. Our purpose is to deliver ever greater value to our membership and significantly strengthen our advocacy machine.

What does the job entail?

Our Director, Public Policy is a leading member of our policy team. Practically speaking that means a lot of research, analysis, distillation, writing, organization, messaging, and legislative tracking. Our policy team covers an increasing range of issues including: life insurance, annuities, retirement policy, tax policy, investments, financial planning, genetics, cybersecurity, and standards of conduct.

It also means contributing common sense and intellectual firepower to the development of our policy positions; an exercise that will stretch the boundaries of your mastery of policy, politics, decision-makers, and our members, their businesses, and the clients they serve.

What does AALU look for in a successful team member?

Culture and team chemistry are essential to our future success. We value team-oriented people who want to help each other learn and grow, while delivering results for each other and our members.

Specifically, on the policy team we are looking for someone who is intellectually curious. Being able to manage consistent progress on several different projects along different timelines and meet deadlines is essential. Experience distilling complex policy and marketplace issues in a concise and understandable manner to varied audiences. Successful team members are able to take assignments, ask questions, then drive towards a result securing appropriate inputs from other team members and volunteers.

For the Public Policy, Director, this also means some experience and a lot of interest in tax and financial services related policy.

Minimum requirements:

  • 6-8 years federal legislative and/or regulatory experience working on Capitol Hill or in an Administration Agency, trade association, or government relations setting
  • Tax, Financial Services, or Retirement experience desired
  • Bachelor’s degree, Advanced degree a plus
  • Detail oriented | highly organized | strong written and oral communication skills | intellectual curiosity.

Where can success in this job take you?

Give us your best and we will help you achieve the next step in your career. Successful former AALU team members have found new adventures in policy, lobbying, Capitol Hill, Executive branch agencies, and other trade associations. We will help you to refine your skills, develop new abilities, stretch the limits of your capacity in ways that will prepare you well for whatever adventure you set your sights on in the future. AALU also has a long tradition of promoting successful team members to greater responsibilities inside our growing association.


This is a full time, exempt position. Salary commensurate with experience. We offer a generous benefits package including medical, dental, and vision insurance, a flexible spending account, 401k plan and organizational match of up to 5% of your annual salary, profit sharing plan, paid vacation, personal, and sick leave, ten paid holidays per year, etc. We are an equal opportunity employer and welcome new and diverse people who can strengthen our team.

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Job posted: 2020-07-09