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The Senior Manager works with a team of professionals championing the banking industry by supporting bankers in their advocacy efforts on prudential regulatory issues.
This position will support efforts to develop ABA policy positions on prudential regulatory issues such as capital, liquidity, interest rate risk, governance, and deposit insurance issues. Responsibilities include collaborating and coordinating advocacy initiatives across the Prudential Regulation and Asset Management Group, across ABA and work with members of all sizes to further ABA strategic policy goals. This position will also lead policy initiatives within assigned areas, and act as a representative of the banking industry to regulators and policy makers.
The senior manager will focus will on issues affecting the core business of banking, such as, prudential supervision, bank powers, and the organization of the regulatory agencies and other projects as needed within the Prudential Regulation and Asset Management Group’s portfolio.
This role will summarize complex regulatory initiatives, work with ABA leadership, and bank executives to help formulate the ABA's policy on various issues, and act as a liaison between the banking industry and the bank regulators on matters within their responsibilities.
Work with cross-functional and vertical team on holistic advocacy campaigns amplifying messages among membership. Responsibilities include drafting comment letters, bulletins, speeches, other written and oral communications.
Support banker peer/working groups on relevant topic areas.
Represent the industry before the prudential banking regulators and other trade associations.
Monitor regulatory and legislative developments in assigned areas.
Assist in the preparation of banker education, training and development programs, and advise ABA regarding products or services the ABA can provide to members.
Respond to member inquiries regarding regulations. (ABA does not give legal advice).
• Bachelor’s degree required; JD preferred.
• 5-7 years’ experience working in Banking, within a banking regulator, financial services trade association, banking consultant work or for a banking/financial services law firm.
• Familiarity with the business of banking, risk management and how banks are supervised and regulated strongly preferred.
• Familiarity National Bank Act, Federal Deposit Insurance Act, the Federal Reserve Act, the Bank Holding Company Act, the Homeowners Loan Act and key amending statutes such as the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act, the Dodd-Frank Act, and Economic Growth Act (s.2155) strongly preferred.
• An understanding of current bank practices and regulations, and a willingness and ability to stay abreast of new regulations, practices, and trending topics.
• Excellent written, verbal, and analytical skills.
• Strong presentation skills and the ability to communicate ABA’s policy positions clearly and compellingly.
• Excellent interpersonal and collaboration skills; ability to work independently.
• The ability to effectively handle multiple competing priorities and to organize workload and meet deadlines.
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!
The American Bankers Association is the united voice of America’s hometown bankers—small, regional and large banks that together employ more than 2 million women and men, hold nearly $17 trillion in assets, safeguard $12.8 trillion in deposits and extend more than $9 trillion in loans. ABA believes that government policies should recognize the industry’s diversity. Laws and regulations should be tailored to correspond to a bank’s charter, business model, hometown markets and risk profile. This policymaking approach avoids the negative economic consequences of burdensome, unsuitable and inefficient bank regulation. Through a broad array of information, training, staff expertise and other resources, ABA supports America’s hometown bankers as they perform their critical role as drivers of America’s economic growth and job creation.