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Job ID : 180503.1
Job Title : Vice President, Congressional Relations
Organization : Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA)
Job Location : Washington, D.C.
Company URL : http://www.icba.org/
Salary Range :
Job Description :

Summary

The Vice President, Congressional Relations advocates the association’s policy positions before Congress (both House and Senate), both major political parties, financial regulatory agencies, and the executive branch; works with association members to determine priorities and effective lobbying approaches; and presents association policies to members, other financial groups, and the media.

Duties and Responsibilities

General:
• Maintain continuous contact with members of Congress, their personal staffs and committee staff.
• Assist in grass-roots/grass-tops lobbying efforts to motivate members and influence Congress.
• Attend PAC events.
• 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.
• Write testimony, letters, position papers, regulatory comments, and articles.
• Help prepare association members testifying before Congress and regulatory agencies.
• Prepare for, attend and report on association committee meetings and other events.
• Respond to banker and press inquiries.
• Establish and maintain relationship with other lobbyists, trade associations and coalitions.
• Work with state associations on Federal legislation
• Represent association at industry conferences and other gatherings.

Areas of legislative responsibility:
• Monitor legislative and regulatory developments in assigned areas.
• Analyze legislation in assigned areas for impact on community banks.
• Assist other members of the legislative team on priority issues.

Qualifications
• Minimum BA degree; law or public policy degree preferred.
• Minimum of three years of related government 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.
• Able to work well independently and as a member of a team.

How to Apply :

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