This position within World Council of Credit Unions’ Advocacy Department and General Counsel’s Office focuses on advocating on behalf of the global credit union movement regarding international financial regulatory standards that affect credit unions and other depository institutions.
The position requires an understanding of financial regulatory policymaking by international organizations such as the G20, the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision, the Financial Stability Board, the Financial Action Task Force, and European Union institutions, as well as general knowledge of the legislative and regulatory process. This position will be expected to develop subject matter expertise on advocacy issues relevant to credit unions, make well-reasoned judgments, and foresee possible outcomes. This position further requires the ability to communicate, through written and oral communications, these policies’ implications for credit unions to a broad audience in an informative and easily understood manner.
It is essential that the individual holding this position have strong writing and legal research and analysis skills, be a self-starter as well as a team player, be able to handle a number of issues concurrently, and work well within a dynamic organization, including working with other departments at World Council.
This position requires a Juris Doctor degree from a law school accredited by the American Bar Association, status as a member in good standing of the bar of any state or the District of Columbia, fluency in English, and a minimum of two years of experience in financial regulatory law. Prior public policy experience and fluency in in another language are preferred. Background in Accounting and/or Finance is required.
- Advocacy & Representation:
- Act as a representative of World Council of World Council of Credit Unions and the European Network of Credit Unions before international organizations and national governments, including attending consultative meetings.
- Support members by proactively engaging in policy dialogue with international standard setting bodies such as the IASB, Bank for International Settlements, Financial Action Task Force, and others.
- Support Advocacy-related research and support inquiries from World Council’s members.
- Contribute to and edit comment letters and position papers on financial policy issues, as well as summaries of proposed and final regulatory standards.
- Work with the VP for Advocacy/General Counsel and CEO to reach strategic goals.
- Support management of the World Council and European Network of Credit Unions advocacy programs.
- Contribute to the coordination of major events, conferences, and meetings organized by World Council and the European Network of Credit Unions.
- Monitor relevant legal and policy developments.
- Interact with staff, board members, external parties such as World Council member organizations and financial policymakers with courtesy and discretion.
- Lead special projects and perform other duties as assigned.
- Public Relations:
- Contact trade publications for media coverage on key Advocacy-related credit union news; place articles about World Council advocacy in US and other country trade and mass media.
- Write, edit, and disseminate Advocacy communications including newsletters and blog posts.
- Assistance in the development of Advocacy website content; posting and management of website advocacy content.
- Develop and implement advocacy communications strategy to expand communication means, media, outreach.
- Support and manage a clearinghouse of information about key/ strategic issues for member countries.
- Prepare reports to fulfill World Council’s member reporting needs.
- Lead World Council advocacy communication outreach; liaise with World Council’s Communications Department.
SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: None.
Up to 45 days per year including both domestic and international travel.