Regulatory Compliance Counsel

20 Sep, 2022


Regulatory Compliance Counsel

National Association of Federally-Insured Credit Unions (NAFCU)
Arlington, VA

The National Association of Federally-Insured Credit Unions (NAFCU) seeks a Regulatory Compliance Counsel with at least 3 years of experience in consumer financial services regulations. The counsel will provide our members with accurate, timely, and comprehensive assistance on federal regulations impacting credit unions, particularly those issued by the NCUA and the CFPB.


Who we are:


NAFCU is the leading trade association for America’s federally-insured credit unions.  Our mission is to strengthen credit unions by providing our members and the credit union industry the absolute best in federal advocacy, education, and compliance assistance. Extreme member service and responsiveness is our hallmark.  Our continued membership growth shows that we have what the industry is looking for.


Our team members are passionate about growth, innovation, and collaboration. We constantly are striving to improve and better ourselves so that we can better support our members.  If you have a growth mindset and enjoy challenging work, you probably are a great fit for our team!


Who you are:


You enjoy learning new things and are willing to roll up your sleeves and learn by doing. You appreciate professional development opportunities and enjoy working in a fast-paced, results-driven environment that also has work-life balance.  You thrive in a collaborative, team-oriented atmosphere and take pride in helping others.


You have at least 3 years of experience with and a strong working knowledge of the federal compliance laws related to consumer financial products and services. You have strong research, writing, and organizational skills and enjoy taking ownership of projects and improving processes. You can independently prioritize a varied workload, balance multiple tasks and projects without missing deadlines, and work efficiently while generating high quality work product. You like public speaking and can communicate complex ideas to a layperson audience. You have experience working at a credit union or financial institution, and an interest in credit unions.


What you’ll do:



The counsel’s primary responsibility is to provide direct responses to credit union inquiries through NAFCU’s Compliance Helpline. The counsel is also responsible for developing and producing regulatory compliance assistance materials, writing articles and blogs, and may assist in creating educational content. The counsel also has public speaking responsibilities and will teach educational sessions to audiences of all sizes multiple times a year. The counsel may be required to travel approximately two to three weeks per year.



Position Requirements:



  • Law degree and bar membership
  • At least 3 years of experience with consumer financial services regulations – in-house operational experience at a credit union or other financial institution highly desired
  • Strong research skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • The ability to speak publicly to audiences of various sizes in-person, in virtual events, and in webinars
  • Strong time management skills for handling multiple tasks, setting priorities, focusing on detail, and organizing workflow with minimal supervision
  • Some travel required
  • This position may be geographically remote for qualified candidates, but all employees are required to come into the Arlington, VA office for scheduled All-Staff meetings (approx. 2x/year) and team meetings, as well as travel for conferences. NAFCU will pay for all travel/accommodations required for those meetings/events.



In order to be considered for the position, all applicants must email a resume and cover letter including salary requirements to  EOE


*NAFCU requires all employees to be fully vaccinated as a condition of employment, unless entitled to an accommodation.  If you receive an offer of employment, it will be made contingent upon satisfaction of this requirement, and you will be required to show proof that you are fully vaccinated or have a valid religious or medical reason not to be vaccinated.  Please do not provide information about your vaccine status or whether you are seeking an exemption from the vaccination requirement with your resume, cover letter & salary range expectation submission.

Job posted: 2022-09-20