Vice President, Congressional Relations

25 Apr, 2022


Vice President, Congressional Relations

ICBA (Independent Community Bankers of America)
Washington, D.C.


The VP, Congressional Relations advocates the ICBA’s legislative policy positions before the Congress (both House and Senate), financial regulatory agencies, and the executive branch. This role also assists and informs ICBA members on congressional activities and with policymaker interaction. Additional responsibilities include communicating association policies to members, other financial groups, and the media.

Duties and Responsibilities



  • Maintain continuous contact with members of Congress, their personal office staffs and committee staff.
  • Orchestrate grassroots/grass tops lobbying efforts to motivate members and influence Congress.
  • Attend PAC events, both in-town and out-of-town.
  • Assist association members visiting Congressional offices and agencies.
  • Develop, draft and negotiate bill language and/or amendments.
  • Cover and report on Congressional hearings and legislative markups.
  • Work with association members to formulate association positions.
  • Assist in developing strategies for lobbying Congress in coordination with legislative and regulatory teams.
  • Assist with drafting congressional testimony, letters, position papers, regulatory comments, and articles.
  • Help thoroughly prepare association members testifying before Congress and regulatory agencies.
  • Prepare for, attend and report on association committee meetings and other events.
  • Respond in a timely manner to banker and press inquiries.
  • Establish and maintain relationship with other lobbyists, trade associations and coalitions.
  • Work with state banking associations on Federal legislation
  • Represent association at industry conferences, coalition meetings and other gatherings.


  • Monitor and influence legislative and regulatory developments in assigned areas.
  • Analyze legislation in assigned areas for impact upon community banks and their customers.
  • Assist other members of the congressional and regulatory teams on priority lobbying issues.


  • Minimum BA degree; law or public policy degree preferred
  • Minimum seven (7) years of related government relations or trade association experience, including working knowledge of banking and financial services issues; Congressional experience preferred
  • Strong written, analytical and oral communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills, including the ability to interface well with members of Congress, Hill staff, member bankers and ICBA staff colleagues
  • Able to work well both independently and as a member of a team
  • Ability to travel

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Job posted: 2022-04-25