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Senior Manager, Federal Policy

National Association for Latino Community Asset Builders  ·  Washington, D.C.  ·  Posted on April 24

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.

Summary:
The Senior Manager is responsible for leading the daily execution of NALCAB’s federal policy strategy including collaborating with national partners and coalitions. The candidate will coordinate meetings with government representatives, federal agencies, and others with an emphasis on the U.S. Congress and the administration on behalf of NALCAB and its membership. The Senior Manager will keep track of potential legislation and regulatory changes that will impact the mission of the organization. In addition, the candidate will propose and make policy recommendations to the Director, Programs, D.C. Office and the Executive Director related to NALCAB’s policy priorities.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Including the following:

  • Collaborate with national partners and coalitions in the development of asset building and community development policy.
  • Coordinate the on-going work of the Board of Director’s Policy Committee including the implementation of NALCAB’s policy agenda.
  • Oversee the development of policy briefs, webinars, policy position materials, and case studies and other material to inform NALCAB members.
  • Lead advocacy efforts with government representatives, federal agencies, and others with an emphasis on the U.S. Congress and the administration including coordinating NALCAB member visits and NALCAB’s Hill Day.
  • Cultivate, engage, and educate with policymakers and influential supporters on our key policy recommendations including proposed regulations, legislation, appropriations, testimony and comments.
  • Prepare comment letters in response to proposed regulatory changes that affect NALCAB’s policy agenda.
  • Participate in NALCAB’s National Conference planning as well as related conferences seeking to raise the profile of NALCAB’s policy profile priorities including moderating speaking, or developing sessions.
  • Other related duties as assigned.

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

  • Leadership – Exhibits confidence in self and others; inspires and motivates other to perform well; effectively influence actions and opinions of other; accepts feedback from others; gives appropriate recognition to others.
  • Visionary Leadership – Displays passion and optimism; inspires respect and trust; mobilizes other to fulfill the vision; provides vision and inspiration to peers and subordinates.
  • Strategic Thinking – Develops strategies to achieve organizational goals; understands organization’s strength & weaknesses; analyzes market and competition; identifies external threats and opportunities; adapts strategy to changing conditions.

Qualifications:
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 five years’ experience in federal policy development or advocacy in related non-profit including but not limited to: economic development, small business, community development, or housing.
  • Capitol Hill experience preferred
  • Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s degree preferred in Public Policy or related field
  • Exceptional written, oral, interpersonal, and presentation skills and the ability to effectively interface with leadership and NALCAB members.
  • Extensive successful writing and editing experiences with a variety of print and online communications media.
  • Demonstrated skill and comfort in proactively building relationships with nonprofit, elected officials and public sector leaders.

Work Environment:
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential function of this job. Reasonable accommodates 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: Full-Time

Location of Employment: Washington, D.C.

To Apply: To respond to this opportunity, please email resume to: jobs@nalcab.org.
Also please add Senior Resource Development Manager Position in the subject line.

NALCAB is an equal opportunity employer.