Public Policy Associate

The National Association for Latino Community Asset Builders (NALCAB) represents and serves 100+ nonprofit organizations across the nation, which includes real estate developers, business lenders, economic development corporations, credit unions, and consumer counseling agencies. NALCAB implements responsible, market-based strategies for strengthening underserved communities, rebuilding the ladder of economic mobility for low- and moderate-income Americans and supporting the economic integration of immigrants through equitable neighborhood development, investing in small business and building family financial wellness. In close alignment with its core programmatic activities, NALCAB operates a fellowship to invest in next-generation leadership within its Network, hosts a national conference and implements a training institute focused on culturally and linguistically relevant asset building services.

The Public Policy Associate will work with the Federal Affairs team in Washington, DC to advance NALCAB’s policy agenda and advocacy efforts including NALCAB’s annual Advocacy Day.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Including the following.
• Track and analyze relevant legislation that affect small business, community lending, consumer finance, housing, community development, and other policies related to asset-building
• Draft policy briefs, webinars, and case studies and other material to inform NALCAB members in listed key priority areas
• Assist in advocacy efforts with government representatives, federal agencies, and others with an emphasis on the U.S. Congress and the Administration including coordinating relevant meetings
• Assist in the dissemination of NALCAB’s policy priorities through social media and the publication of NALCAB’s daily Notable News to its members
• Support the operation of NALCAB’s policy committee including but not limited to scheduling, development of the agenda, and summary notes
• Draft correspondence, comment letters, memos, and blogs relating to NALCAB’s policy agenda
• Represent NALCAB policy priorities at relevant meetings and coalitions
• Assist NALCAB staff in developing and organizing policy-related conference sessions
• Other related office or administrative duties as assigned.

To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
• Minimum bachelor’s degree required preferably in public policy, urban planning, political science or related field
• Capitol Hill or related non-profit experience preferred
• Exceptional written, oral, interpersonal, and presentation skills
• Good social media skills desirable

Work Environment
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential function of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
This position primarily performs its duties indoors and is exposed to outdoors weather conditions and/or moving mechanical parts. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Physical Demand
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle or feel objects, tools of controls; reach with hand and arms; climb stairs, climb ladders, balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; talk or hear. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 lbs. Specific vision abilities required by this job include heavy visual acuity (close vision and ability to adjust focus) required to perform such activities as preparing and analyzing data and figure, using a computer and extensive reading and proofing. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear.

Position Type


EEO Category

Exempt Status

We value our employees’ time and efforts. Our commitment to your success is enhanced by our competitive compensation and extensive benefits package including paid time off, medical, dental and vision benefits and future growth opportunities within the company. Plus, we work to maintain the best possible environment for our employees where people can learn and grow with the company. We strive to provide a collaborative, creative environment where each person feels encouraged to contribute to our processes, decisions, planning and culture.

Location of Employment
Washington, DC


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NALCAB is an equal opportunity employers.