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American Bankers Association Senior Vice President, Congressional Relations in Washington, District Of Columbia


Want to work for a great Organization? 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!

ABA is seeking a Senior Vice President of Congressional Relations who will work closely with the Executive Vice President of the group as well as peers on the management of relationships with congressional members and committees of importance to the banking industry. The position is focused on advocating and achieving the most favorable outcomes possible for the banking industry in the United States Senate.

Key Responsibilities:

Advances the legislative agenda of the ABA by developing working relationships with assigned congressional offices, particularly Democratic members of the U.S. Senate, the Senate Banking Committee and Senate Leadership

Establishes fundraising budgets for assigned Senators and coordinates with ABA’s political engagement team and state bankers associations on the approval and distribution of PAC funds

Develops working relationships with bankers, state association executives, government relations executives and national trade associations to coordinate and advance ABA’s federal legislative agenda

Drafts legislative memorandum and assists in preparing witnesses for testimony in the U.S. Senate

Participates on internal association working groups and helps develop ABA’s legislative agenda

Hosts and attends congressional fundraising events with members of the U.S. Senate on behalf of ABA’s political action committee

Required Experience:

4-year degree, preferably with a major in Political Science or Communications

A minimum of nine (9) years Congressional experience with a focus on the banking industry

Must have experience in the financial services industry

Preferred Experience:

Thorough understanding of the Senate and Congressional legislative process and procedures

Strong knowledge of banking legislative issues and the financial services industry

Ability to advocate effectively on ABA legislative priorities

Demonstrated ability to convey complex banking concepts in brief, pointed conversations with Members of the U.S. Senate and staff

Strong decision-making skills with a solid foundation of analytical and strategic thinking

Excellent verbal communication skills in presenting and influencing others and in listening to others

Excellent written communication skills

Ability to engage in constructive dialogue with those who do not agree with ABA positions

Knowledge of fundraising rules and practices

Experience in working in a congressional office in a legislative capacity and/or a financial trade association


Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.