Senior Vice President, Congressional Relations

27 Apr, 2019


Senior Vice President, Congressional Relations

American Bankers Association
Washington, DC
ABA is seeking a Senior Vice President of Congressional Relations who will work closely with the Executive Vice President of the group as well as peers on the management of relationships with congressional members and committees of importance to the banking industry. The position is focused on advocating and achieving the most favorable outcomes possible for the banking industry in the United States Senate.
Key Responsibilities: 
  • Advances the legislative agenda of the ABA by developing working relationships with assigned congressional offices, particularly Democratic members of the U.S. Senate, the Senate Banking Committee and Senate Leadership
  • Establishes fundraising budgets for assigned Senators and coordinates with ABA’s political engagement team and state bankers associations on the approval and distribution of PAC funds
  • Develops working relationships with bankers, state association executives, government relations executives and national trade associations to coordinate and advance ABA’s federal legislative agenda
  • Drafts legislative memorandum and assists in preparing witnesses for testimony in the U.S. Senate 
  • Participates on internal association working groups and helps develop ABA’s legislative agenda
  • Hosts and attends congressional fundraising events with members of the U.S. Senate on behalf of ABA’s political action committee
Required Experience: 
  • 4-year degree, preferably with a major in Political Science or Communications
  • A minimum of nine (9) years Congressional experience with a focus on the banking industry
  • Must have experience in the financial services industry
Preferred Experience: 
  • Thorough understanding of the Senate and Congressional legislative process and procedures
  • Strong knowledge of banking legislative issues and the financial services industry
  • Ability to advocate effectively on ABA legislative priorities
  • Demonstrated ability to convey complex banking concepts in brief, pointed conversations with Members of the U.S. Senate and staff
  • Strong decision-making skills with a solid foundation of analytical and strategic thinking
  • Excellent verbal communication skills in presenting and influencing others and in listening to others
  • Excellent written communication skills
  • Ability to engage in constructive dialogue with those who do not agree with ABA positions
  • Knowledge of fundraising rules and practices
  • Experience in working in a congressional office in a legislative capacity and/or a financial trade association

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Job posted: 2019-04-27