Independent Community Bankers of America

About ICBA: The Independent Community Bankers of America® (ICBA) is the nation’s voice for community banks of all sizes and charter types throughout the United States. ICBA’s nearly 5,700 community bank members hold $4.9 trillion in assets, $3.9 trillion in deposits, and $3.3 trillion in loans to consumers, small businesses and the agricultural community. ICBA is dedicated exclusively to representing the interests of the community banking industry and its membership through effective advocacy, best-in class education, comprehensive  compliance tools and high-quality products and services. For more information, visit ICBA’s website at https://www.icba.org/

Position Title: Director, Advocacy

Summary

The Director, Advocacy will maintain and enhance a formal grassroots program to advance ICBA’s policy positions on Capitol Hill and with regulatory agencies.

Primary Responsibilities
• Manage and further develop ICBA’s formal grassroots program to deepen the engagement, support and participation of community bankers and affiliated state associations.
• Develop action alerts and grassroots messages on federal legislative and regulatory issues and facilitate routine dissemination of such information to members of Congress, congressional staff, and community bankers nationwide.
• Provide timely reports and updates on activities and results.
• Oversee the facilitation of community banker advocacy meetings with members of Congress during ICBA’s annual Capital Summit (Lobby Day).
• Maintain regular interaction with members of the Government Relations staff to identify and employ various grassroots strategies.
• Monitor Congressional action on community bank issues including bill introductions, cosponsorships and key votes. Provide relevant feedback to Government Relations staff, affiliated state association partners and association members.
• Maintain banker and congressional key contact database using grassroots software technology.
• Serve as liaison between ICBA and current and prospective grassroots vendors to better utilize existing and new grassroots technologies.
• Assist association members in contacting and visiting Congressional offices, district offices and agencies.
Facilitate regional advocacy meetings and provide grassroots online and offline training opportunities to community bankers across the country.
Create advocacy content that can be used in different internal and external mediums.
• Establish and maintain relationships with other grassroots professionals, trade associations and coalitions.
Represent association at industry events.

Qualifications

• Bachelor’s degree required, preferably in public policy or related field of study
• Three to five years of related government or trade association experience
• Experience establishing or managing a formal grassroots program preferred
• Familiarity with current grassroots tools and technologies
• Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills, including the ability to work effectively with internal and external colleagues as needed
• Ability to interface well with member bankers
• Ability to showcase advocacy as a key member benefit
• Self-starter with the ability to work independently as well as contribute to a team effort
• Ability to travel as needed

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