Removing barriers so credit unions can more fully serve their members is a top priority for CUNA, and a key component of the credit union system vision. The Senior Director of Advocacy and Counsel plays a significant role in the achievement of this priority by working with the Deputy Chief Advocacy Officer and other Advocacy Team members to ensure that the statutory and regulatory environment under which credit unions operate is as favorable as possible.
The position requires comprehensive knowledge of ever changing consumer financial services rules, laws, legislative history, guidance’s, interpretive rulings, and the like to which credit unions are subjected or affected. It also requires the ability to persuade others of the merits of CUNA’s positions and to handle complex issues at the same time, while dealing with a variety of personalities who affect the regulatory process.
The position further requires the ability to make well-reasoned judgments, foresee possible outcomes and communicate, through written and oral communications, complicated issues to members, regulators and others in an informative and easily understood manner.
In particular, this position undertakes the leading regulatory advocacy role on a range of consumer protection issues with which credit unions must comply. A seasoned attorney with specific expertise in consumer financial protection law as it relates to financial institutions is essential for this position.
Specific additional duties include but are not limited to the following. The individual in this position will lead the consumer protection issue-based advocacy team, serve as a member of several issue-based teams within the Advocacy Department, and serve as a key staff liaison with CUNA committees and subcommittees which help to develop CUNA policy on public policy issues.
The position is also responsible for communications to members on various advocacy and public policy issues through written analyses, newsletter articles and similar publications. The position requires the ability to present complex information in an uncomplicated, readily understood manner and the ability to anticipate questions and problems members may have in various public policy areas. In addition, the individual would also assist Advocacy teammates with other credit union regulatory issues, which includes communicating CUNA’s position to the National Credit Union Administration, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, other agencies, outside stakeholders and CUNA members.
This position will oversee CUNA’s participation in lawsuits and amicus briefs relating to consumer financial protection and ADA issues.
Qualified applicants will have a B.A. and Law Degree required as well as admission to a state bar. At least 5 years of relevant years of legal experience working on legal or governmental affairs issues at a federal agency, financial institution or other entity. Work experience with Credit Union’s is preferred. Ability to travel about 15 days annually.
For consideration, please submit your resume, specifying title to: Deadline is May 21, 2018
Please send resume to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Telecommuting is allowed.
About Credit Union National Association
Removing barriers so credit unions can more fully serve their members is a top priority for CUNA, and a key component of the credit union system vision.