Vice President, Credit Union Policy

19 Jun, 2022


Vice President, Credit Union Policy

American Bankers Association
Washington, D.C.

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The American Bankers Association is the banking industry’s champion. Joining ABA makes you part of a team that: • has Extraordinary People – ABA experts are the “go to” sources for bankers, policy makers and the media for credible information and insights for the banking industry. • has Unmatched Scope and Scale – ABA’s unparalleled information and services keep members current, knowledgeable and prepared. • is Impact-Driven – ABA has a proven record of bringing about positive change for our members and the industry. We take action and achieve results. Plus competitive pay, an outstanding benefits package, a convenient DC location, a professional collegial work environment and an opportunity to work on issues of national significance equals a winning combination!


Job Description:

ABA is seeking a Vice President to lead an association-wide advocacy campaign ensuring a level playing field between banks and credit unions.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Lead an association-wide advocacy campaign to ensure a level playing field between banks and credit unions. This includes directing ABA’s positioning and working collaboratively with legislative affairs, regulatory policy, communications, grassroots, and the Office of the Chief Economist.
  • Monitor legislative (federal and state), regulatory, legal, and market developments that inappropriately expand CUs’ mission beyond their original scope and devise and execute ABA’s strategic response.
  • Raise awareness among ABA membership of recent credit union developments and lead ABA’s response.  This can include:
    • Briefing state banker associations
    • Drafting comment letters
    • Drafting statements for the record
    • Drafting or editing written communications, including op-eds, tweets, articles, and advertisements
    • Giving speeches
    • Developing and presenting other written and verbal communications.
  • Manage third party relationships that support ABA’s advocacy efforts.
  • Develop and maintain ABA member working group to inform ABA advocacy.
  • Represent the banking industry on matters related to credit unions before Congress and the NCUA.
  • Support other ABA strategic priorities and perform other duties as needed.



  • Bachelor’s degree in public policy, government, communications, or related field; advanced degree preferred.
  • 12 years’ experience working within the credit union policy space i.e., NCUA, credit union trade association, credit union, or Capitol Hill experience.
  • In-depth knowledge of the Federal Credit Union Act and related credit union laws and regulations.
  • Ability and experience developing and driving multi-faceted advocacy campaigns, including coalition building and member management.
  • Excellent interpersonal and collaboration skills.
  • Excellent writing and analytical skills.
  • Strong judgment and the ability to balance competing interests and priorities.
  • Ability to partner with ABA’s communications team to successfully frame public messaging around credit union issues to include, drafting public statements, engaging with media, and developing social media content.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills; ability to drive consensus.
  • Strong project management skills including, successfully managing multiple priorities and deadlines.
  • Ability to travel (20-50%).


American Bankers Association (ABA) is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, age, sex, marital status, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, protected Veteran status, personal appearance, political affiliation, family responsibilities, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.


ABA encourages and celebrates diversity so if you are motivated, hardworking and want to make a difference, come as you are!

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Job posted: 2022-06-19