Policy & Government Affairs Manager/Counsel

04 Jan, 2021


Policy & Government Affairs Manager/Counsel

North American Securities Administrators Association (NASAA)
Washington, DC

Summary of Position: The North American Securities Administrators Association (NASAA), a
prominent Washington D.C. association, devoted to supporting the work of U.S. state and
Canadian provincial securities regulators, is seeking a Policy & Government Affairs
Manager/Counsel. The position will report to NASAA’s Director of Policy and Government
Affairs. The successful candidate will have strong government affairs skills, outstanding writing
and analytical skills, a positive attitude, a firm understanding of securities regulation and
financial regulation, a strong commitment to investor protection, and a desire to work in an
association environment. Experience working in Congress, a financial regulatory agency, or the
financial services industry, is strongly preferred. Candidates with experience working on state
legislation are also strongly encouraged to apply. A relevant advanced degree is preferred, but
not required. This position offers a competitive compensation package, including full medical
and dental benefits; disability insurance; life insurance; and retirement fund options.
The responsibilities of the Policy & Government Affairs Manager/Counsel include:
• Serves as a senior NASAA policy representative to Congress and Congressional staff,
and an occasional representative to Executive Branch for policy related matters;
• Coordinates activities of NASAA State Legislation Committee and serves as the
departmental point-person and subject-matter expert in most areas of state legislative
policy, including but not limited to advocacy on behalf of NASAA Model legislation;
• Conducts in-depth legislative policy analysis on matters related to the securities industry,
and, under the supervision of the Director, is responsible for developing, executing, and
advocating significant federal and state policy objectives and projects of NASAA;
• Represents Director and Department at various internal and external functions, including
independently contributing to departmental and interdepartmental projects;
• Assists in the preparation of Congressional testimony, policy letters to Congress and/or
state legislatures, legislative drafting, and similar tasks;
• Serves as a NASAA representative and liaison to variety of relevant external
stakeholders, including organizations representing investors, small businesses, financial
services industry, other state governmental associations, etc.
• Contributes substantially to the development of NASAA’s federal and state legislative
goals, including NASAA’s biannual legislative agenda

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Job posted: 2021-01-04