The Government Relations Specialist works closely with the SVP of Government Relations on the administration of the VBA’s government and political programs. The individual will assist the SVP on educating and lobbying state and federal legislators and their staff on banking policies and positions. The role includes legislative tracking and research on banking policy matters in support of internal and external initiatives. The individual will be responsible for management and coordination of the Association’s PAC fundraising and reporting.
Provide legislative support and represent the VBA during Virginia General Assembly session and interim meetings and develop working relationships with key state legislative policymakers and staff
Track relevant legislation as it moves through the Virginia General Assembly
Coordinate PAC fundraising campaign to achieve pre-set goal
Track and report PAC contributions and disbursements for internal and state and federal reporting
Assist in the planning, organization and implementation of industry advocacy events
Assist in coordination of industry grassroots efforts and communications with internal and external stakeholders
Ability to manage multiple projects within a collaborative team dynamic
Strong interpersonal public speaking and written communications skills
High level of organization and accuracy in a fast-paced, results-orientated environment with deadlines
Flexible schedule with ability and desire to attend early-morning and after-hours functions
Knowledge of or experience with the Commonwealth of Virginia legislative and political systems preferred.
About Virginia Bankers Association
The Virginia Bankers Association has served as the organized voice for the Commonwealth’s banking industry since 1893 providing solutions to aid in resolving differences, unifying efforts, and accomplishing objectives otherwise not achievable. Mission: The mission of the Virginia Bankers Association is to enhance Virginia banking for the benefit of banks, their customers and their communities. Vision: The Virginia Bankers Association will be recognized by both its member and its peers as the premier state bankers association in the country, a dominant trade association in Virginia, and as such, the voice of unity for Virginia’s banking industry.