Public Policy Liaison, Minority Banking, Small Business & Financial Inclusion

11 Oct, 2021


Public Policy Liaison, Minority Banking, Small Business & Financial Inclusion

FIS Global
Washington, DC



As the Public Policy Liaison for Minority Banking, Small Business & Financial Inclusion, you will work as part of the Global Public Policy / Government Relations Team in support of the Banking and Payments Solutions Teams, furthering the public policy goals of FIS’ minority deposit institutions (MDI) and minority-business enterprises (MBE). The role serves as the public policy liaison between regulators, FIS and our MDI/MBE clients, facilitating further financial inclusion.

You will play a leading role in supporting the Banking and Payments Solutions Teams with the implementation and administration of emerging public policies that support MDI and MBE programs, disseminating information on minority-technical assistance, training and business opportunities, serving as a liaison for FIS’ product development and community outreach strategies and serving as FIS’ public policy lead for MDI, MBE and financial inclusion initiatives with policymakers, regulators and trade associations. The role will report to the Manager of Public Policy, Americas on the Government Relations Team.

At FIS, we’re nurturing the fintech experts needed to help our customers prosper. We don’t try to ride the winds of change. We create them. We’re proud to be shaping the future of payments by supporting the growth and development of our colleagues. We provide opportunities to learn and the flexibility needed to get the job done. We strive to hire the best and to create a climate where curiosity is king. So, wherever you join us around the world, we’ll empower you to fulfil your potential. If this is the kind of experience you are looking for, we invite you to apply today to help drive the future of crypto, distributed ledger and digital asset public policy.

About the Team


This position is part of the Corporate & External Affairs (CEA) team, which is a critical component of FIS’ global RISCS Function (Risk, Information Security, Compliance & Sustainability) function. The CEA team is responsible for the relationship management of key corporate and risk stakeholders, including regulators, government officials, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), clients and employees. Effectively managing relationships with these key stakeholders is key to FIS’ long-term success.

What You Will Be Doing


Core roles & Key Duties


The Manager will:

  • Monitor, identify, and analyse legislative and regulatory trends, developments and risks surrounding minority banking and small businesses, financial inclusion, and diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives that impact FIS and its customers.
  • Cultivate and develop FIS’ MDI and MBE Program by building relationships and business attraction and retention strategies for FIS Banking and Payments Solutions Teams.
  • Develop and promote information on technical assistance, training, and business and bidding opportunities that are open to FIS’ MDI and MBE clients.
  • Advise FIS Banking and Payments leadership about issues impacting minority communities and the banking industry.
  • Establish and maintain close relations with minority-owned institutions and minority bank trade associations. This includes sustaining and enhancing relationships with representatives of other government agencies, trade associations, philanthropic and community groups, and minority organizations.
  • Analyze MDI and MBE data and trends and make recommendations for FIS’ Banking and Payments Solutions Teams to incorporate into the product development process.
  • Serve as a liaison to relevant federal and state regulatory bodies, including but not limited to the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC), Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), and the Federal Reserve related to financial inclusion issues.
  • Explore new ideas and research different opportunities that will meet the unique needs of MDIs and MBEs while ensuring compliance with federal requirements and regulations.
  • Assist with client communications efforts regarding timely regulatory policy developments.

What You Bring

  • Five to ten years of public policy experience in the areas of financial services, banking, payments, fintech and/or other technology businesses. Experience can be from government/regulator, consultancy and/or in-house corporate public policy/government relation function.
  • Experience engaging with or working for one or more financial services regulators, particularly in the areas of digital assets and/or blockchain technologies.
  • A relevant Bachelor’s degree or equivalent academic qualification (political science/public policy/business administration)
  • Ability to work independently in a fast-paced environment with limited managerial direction.
  • Adaptable, resourceful and able to work both independently and collaboratively as appropriate.
  • Able to consistently exercise sound judgment and understand the broader commercial and regulatory environment in which FIS operates.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills; ability to communicate information effectively internally and externally and to drive cross-functional alignment and action.

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Job posted: 2021-10-11