Vice President, Strategic Engagement
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ABA’s Office of Strategic Engagement is seeking a Vice President to join its state legislation team. The state legislation team supports state law advocacy by ABA members and state associations by providing timely intelligence regarding specific state legislative proposals currently under consideration, as well as holistic information regarding trends, emerging and recurring issues in state law. The team also responds to questions on state banking law and legislation, monitors the activities of national state policy organizations and develops resources on state banking law and legislation. A successful applicant will be responsible for tracking and reporting on state legislation and state law, developing talking points and other advocacy material to support ABA member and state bankers association lobbying activity, engaging with national state policy organizations, and coordinating ABA policy priorities from across the organization with our state-level engagement. The applicant will also be responsible for expanding ABA state and municipal issue working groups and developing resources to respond to emerging policy issues.
As Vice President, Strategic Engagement, you will:
Identify, track and report on priority state legislation impacting the banking industry.
Respond to inquiries from ABA stakeholders on questions about state legislation and state law.
Develop state banking law resources including comparative law charts.
Monitor, engage and influence the activities of national state policy organizations by informing policy debates, engaging working groups, and drafting comment letters.
College degree and 10+ years of experience. Strong communications skills and ability to build relationships with multiple stakeholders. Ability to analyze state legislation and identify issues relevant to ABA members. Ability to effectively communicate information via weekly conference calls, email updates, website postings, comment letters and in-person presentations.
Candidates possessing a familiarity with banking law, legislative process, and legal research preferred. Law degree and admission to a state bar is strongly preferred.
Job posted: 2021-07-26