Vice President of Policy and Government Affairs

07 Nov, 2021


Vice President of Policy and Government Affairs

National Community Reinvestment Coalition (NCRC)
Washington, DC

NCRC’s Policy and Government Affairs Department is responsible for developing federal policies; advancing our national policy agenda; building strategic alliances with engaged and influential local, state, and national advocacy partners and stakeholders; and working to strengthen relationships with key federal, state, and local policymaking officials.

The Vice President of Policy and Government Affairs leads NCRC’s federal policy and advocacy strategy and advances critical economic and racial equity policies at the federal level.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: Critical functions that the individual who holds or desires the position must be able to perform unaided or with the assistance of reasonable accommodation.

Core Responsibilities:

  • Provide leadership in the development of policy positions under the direction of the Chief of the Membership, Policy, and Equity Division and in consultation with the CEO.
  • Develop, direct and implement NCRC’s federal regulatory and public policy activities, including participating with NCRC leadership in determining advocacy priorities, positions, and strategies.
  • Research, track, monitor, and report on regulatory issues related to NCRC policy goals; coordinate with other departments on how parallel actions may impact policy goals.
  • Oversee the work of Government Affairs in the preparation of testimony for committees, panels, hearings, and briefings.
  • Direct the drafting of regulatory comment letters, policy position briefs, and policy statements.
  • Collaborate with the Director of Organizing on advocacy campaigns.

Management & Administration:

  • Supervision of NCRC Policy and Government Affairs Staff
  • Budget, Fundraising, and Development:
    • Manage department budgets in cooperation with the division Chief and Project Managers

NONESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: Functions that do not fundamentally alter the position.

  • Related work duties as assigned by the Chief.

COMPETENCIES: The knowledge, skills, and behavioral attributes necessary for satisfactory job performance.

  • Analytical; Problem Solver
    • Creativity and rigor in solving complex problems.
    • Excellent or and written communication skills.
    • Enjoys collaborating to find solutions to challenging problems
  • Issue Expertise
    • Demonstrated knowledge and expertise in the policy areas affecting community development, including CRA, fair housing and lending, workforce development, and racial equity.
    • Proven ability to craft and execute national-level, high-impact advocacy campaign strategies.
    • Demonstrated skill with federal or state policymaking systems and processes.
  • Relationship Building
    • Experience working in/with coalitions and maintaining strategic relationships with diverse groups and interests.
    • Ability to develop, engage, and leverage a strong network of individual and organizational advocates.
  • Project Management
    • Capacity to effectively prioritize projects, work simultaneously on multiple ventures, and meet deadlines.
  • Leadership & Teamwork
    • Possesses strong leadership skills and the ability to manage teams.
    • Collaborative and team-oriented, yet also a self-starter able to work independently to drive change.

QUALIFICATIONS: Education, certifications, skills, etc. the individual who holds or desires the position must have to perform the essential functions of the position.

  • Advanced degree(s) in public policy or a related field preferred
  • Minimum 10 years of relevant work experience
  • Successful track record in policy development and advocacy; working in federal or state legislative offices on public policy issues preferred.
  • Possesses excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability and willingness to travel.




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Job posted: 2021-11-07