Policy Analyst, US Regulatory Affairs and Policy Enablement

24 May, 2023


Policy Analyst, US Regulatory Affairs and Policy Enablement

Washington D.C./Malvern, PA

In this role you will

  • Track regulatory developments and contribute to Vanguard’s advocacy efforts on a broad range of policy matters (e.g., proposed rules and guidance).
  • Prepare collateral (e.g., talking points, briefing materials, and leave-behinds) for policymaker engagements.
  • Work with trade association partners to understand their approach and position on areas of focus.
  • Partner with subject matter experts across Vanguard to research policy questions and ensure that Vanguard takes a data-driven approach to advocacy.
  • Establish and maintain a repository of Vanguard’s global public policy positions
  • Learn the US policy process and the legal framework that governs Vanguard’s activities.

Key Focus

Engagement coordination

  • Develop collateral for policy maker engagements including biographies of policy makers, areas of focus from recent speeches and commentary, and Vanguard positioning on key topics.
  • Partner with Global Public Policy Group colleagues for additional intelligence that would be relevant to the meeting.
  • Make connections across policy maker official engagements to identify themes and areas of focus.
  • Coordinate Vanguard’s participation in trade associations, ensure that the right crew participate on trade association committees, prepare briefing materials for senior leaders’ participation in trade association meetings

Policy Tracking

  • Stay abreast of policy developments by monitoring news feeds, agency websites, and other sources
  • Inform internal stakeholders of policy developments and action plans.
  • Contribute to the Global Public Policy team’s internal tracking of policy developments and meetings; design metrics to measure and track value.
  • Partner with internal SMEs across Global Public Policy, Legal, and Compliance to assess impacts of potential policy and regulatory actions and develop advocacy strategies.
  • Coordinate with international colleagues on policy matters that have global reach.
  • Establish and maintain a repository of global public policy positions.

Core Responsibilities

  • Conducts and supports research and analysis related to policy developments affecting Vanguard. Drafts preliminary verbal or written reports, talking points, position papers, and meeting materials for assigned issues.
  • Supports the development of Vanguard’s policy priorities, policy roadmap, and agenda.
  • Engages with federal financial regulatory bodies such as the SEC, FINRA, Federal Reserve, and other trade associations to build a network and represent Vanguard’s regulatory agenda.
  • Prepares drafts of meeting materials and submissions.
  • Supports the effective and timely communication of policy developments affecting various businesses and other stakeholders.
  • Begins to develop expertise and stays abreast of policy developments. Supports the effective and timely communication with the business and other stakeholders.
  • Participate in special projects and performs other duties as assigned, to enhance the efforts of the Global Public Policy team.


  • Minimum of five years related work experience.
  • Undergraduate degree or equivalent combination of training and experience.

Special Factors

Vanguard is not offering visa sponsorship for this position.

You should be aware this will designate you as a Fund Access Person and carries with it certain responsibilities and restrictions.

About Vanguard

We are Vanguard. Together, we’re changing the way the world invests.

For us, investing doesn’t just end in value. It starts with values. Because when you invest with courage, when you invest with clarity, and when you invest with care, you can get so much more in return. We invest with purpose – and that’s how we’ve become a global market leader. Here, we grow by doing the right thing for the people we serve. And so can you.

We want to make success accessible to everyone. This is our opportunity. Let’s make it count.

Inclusion Statement

Vanguard’s continued commitment to diversity and inclusion is firmly rooted in our culture. Every decision we make to best serve our clients, crew (internally employees are referred to as crew), and communities is guided by one simple statement: “Do the right thing.”

We believe that a critical aspect of doing the right thing requires building diverse, inclusive, and highly effective teams of individuals who are as unique as the clients they serve. We empower our crew to contribute their distinct strengths to achieving Vanguard’s core purpose through our values.

When all crew members feel valued and included, our ability to collaborate and innovate is amplified, and we are united in delivering on Vanguard’s core purpose.

Our core purpose: To take a stand for all investors, to treat them fairly, and to give them the best chance for investment success.

How We Work

Vanguard has implemented a hybrid working model for the majority of our crew members, designed to capture the benefits of enhanced flexibility while enabling in-person learning, collaboration, and connection. We believe our mission-driven and highly collaborative culture is a critical enabler to support long-term client outcomes and enrich the employee experience.

Our commitment to equal employment opportunity

Vanguard is an equal opportunity employer. Vanguard is committed to providing all crew members a working environment that is free from discrimination, prejudice and bias. Through this Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Policy, Vanguard reaffirms its commitment to equal employment opportunity for all applicants and crew members without regard to race, color, national origin or ancestry, religion, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, marital status, veteran or military status. In addition, Vanguard prohibits discrimination based on genetic information, as well as any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.

Applicants with disabilities may be entitled to reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act and certain state or local laws. A reasonable accommodation is a change in the way things are normally done which will ensure an equal employment opportunity without imposing undue hardship on Vanguard. Please inform careers@vanguard.com if you need assistance completing this application or to otherwise participate in the application process.

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Job posted: 2023-05-24