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ABA is seeking a Lead Analyst to support its consumer credit and payments policy missions and become an integral team member in one of ABA’s key advocacy offices. The successful candidate will have an interest in public policy and an ability to support a high-performing team by providing well-reasoned analyses.
Quantitative subject matter is commonly encountered in this role and the incumbent must understand economic theory and how markets work. The ability to locate, evaluate, and synthesize data is central to success in the role. The Lead Analyst, Policy must be able to communicate findings in plain, persuasive language to general audiences.
A successful incumbent will demonstrate a willingness to adapt quickly and successfully tackle new and disparate problems. The Lead Analyst, Policy must be nimble and able to frequently work on new issues and material, often under tight deadlines. Creativity, sound judgment, and the desire to learn are essential.
The Lead Analyst, Policy will assist in the execution of ABA’s retail payments advocacy agenda, including research, development of written collateral, working group facilitation, member engagement, and project tracking, in collaboration with colleagues.
Research and monitor issues within the assigned portfolio; leverage data to identify potential impacts to portfolio area(s).
Project management including developing meeting agendas, and timelines, and managing other project milestones with assistance from colleagues.
Communicate research results through memoranda and/or presentations. etc. Produce elements of larger projects and, in turn, edit and provide feedback on project elements produced by others.
Member engagement including frequent interaction with association members and other stakeholders. Understand member concerns and apply a solutions-focused approach.
Other duties as assigned by business need.
• 10 years in a public policy or research setting, with a minimum of two years working on federal issues, inclusive of internships.
• Bachelor or advanced degree in Economics, Finance, Policy, or a related field required.
• Experience developing external deliverables coupled with a results-focused workstyle (this is a highly applied policy position).
• Finance, economics, research, business, or other policy experience involving quantitative elements preferred.
• Broad understanding of diverse political and policy perspectives, and respect for the best arguments on every side, and a commitment to engaging fairly with ideas and people from across the ideological continuum.
• A passion for advocacy balanced by high standards for integrity.
• Strong writing skills and ability to write data-rich copy.
• Strong verbal communication skills, including meeting management.
• Proficiency with Microsoft Office suites.
• People management experience preferred.
• Experience creating charts, graphs, and other data visualizations preferred.
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.
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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.