Senior Policy Advisor

17 Sep, 2022


Senior Policy Advisor

Mortgage Bankers Association
Washington, D.C.

As the leading advocate for the real estate finance industry, MBA is committed to providing our members with unmatched value and unparalleled benefits. In doing so, we recognize that our most valuable resource is our employees. MBA prides itself on sourcing top talent from all fields and is committed to investing in a culture where communication is essential, diverse voices are encouraged, and embraces inclusion for all.

  • Competitive salary and benefit packages
  • A culture committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion
  • Hybrid work schedule that supports work-life balance
  • Professional development opportunities

If you are looking for a career-defining opportunity, share similar values, and are ready to make a difference in the real estate finance industry, look no further. Apply today!


The Senior Policy Advisor supports business, public policy, and member engagement activities of MBA’s Commercial/Multifamily (CMF) Group. The incumbent will report directly to the Associate Vice President of Multifamily Policy and will contribute to the ability of the CMF Group to achieve industry policy objectives, and to have a meaningful impact on policy issues that can substantially affect the industry.

Identifies, tracks, analyzes, and writes about policy developments affecting MBA members; manages complex regulatory policy-focused projects; communicates orally and in writing to policymakers and to members; and coordinates across MBA and with other trade associations. The Senior Policy Advisor also enhances MBA member engagement by preparing communications to members; identifies policy trends, issues, and concerns of interest to members; and convening members.

Recent, current, and future areas of policy include: environmental, social and governance (ESG) policy, federal and state legislative and regulatory policy responses to COVID-19; FHFA regulatory actions, the GSEs, and housing reform; capital standards for life insurance companies, banks, and the GSEs; CMBS; the Volcker Rule; tax policy; accounting treatment of commercial real estate and mortgages; the Home Mortgage Disclosure Act; FHA and HUD multifamily policy; flood insurance; terrorism risk insurance; and affordable housing.


The position requires high levels of analysis, communication, organization, judgment and discretion, clarity of thought, proactivity, appetite for gaining deep knowledge and for growing expertise of the CMF finance industry, and a willingness to operate outside of their current comfort zones in an environment that can change quickly.

The incumbent will be a self-starter, motivated, with strong oral and written communication skills, and comfortable operating independently and as part of a team. The incumbent will also have a demonstrated ability to take ownership over areas of responsibility and for the ultimate success of assigned projects. Self-sufficiency in Microsoft Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook) and Aptify or other member database software preferred.

Undergraduate degree in a relevant discipline combined with a minimum of five to eight years of progressive commercial, real estate, finance experiece required. Incumbent should have knowledge and experience in some or all of the following areas:

  • Advocacy,
  • Complex policy and legal matters,
  • Trade association practice,
  • Regulatory or legislative processes,
  • Communicating clearly to a variety of audiences,
  • Drafting complex documents on deadline with multiple inputs, and
  • Not a counsel position, but a law degree and practical legal experience is a plus.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or on the basis of disability.

All MBA employees must be fully vaccinated against Covid-19.

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Job posted: 2022-09-17