Vice President, U.S. Government Affairs

Position Title: Vice President, U.S. Government Affairs

Location:  Washington, DC

Reports to:  Executive Vice President & Managing Director, Head of U.S. Government Affairs


Position Summary:

The Managed Funds Association, based in Washington, D.C. and New York, represents the global alternative investment industry and its investors by advocating for regulatory, tax, and other public policies that foster efficient, transparent, and fair capital markets.

The Vice President, U.S. Government Affairs will work closely with the EVP & MD, Head of U.S. Government Affairs on developing and executing MFA policy and lobbying strategy. This person will execute on advocacy directly with policymakers both in conjunction with the members of the Government Affairs team as well as independently. This position will act as a liaison to MFA substantive policy committees. This position will also track and analyze legislation and will write executive summaries of policy developments. This position will develop content for advocacy documents, MFA publications, and Board materials.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Manage a broad network of contacts with policymakers.
  • Contribute to the development of MFA’s overall advocacy strategy.
  • Direct lobbying efforts across a broad range of MFA priorities to achieve desired outcomes for MFA members.
  • Act as staff liaison to MFA substantive policy committees and regularly present on policy and advocacy developments.
  • Actively participate in MFA lobbying activities including Members of Congress and staff outreach, conducting meetings and maintaining relationships with Members of Congress and staff, as well as other outreach on MFA policy priorities.
  • Track, analyze, and draft executive summaries for Congressional, Administration, and Agency activities, including hearings, floor action, relevant press briefings, and announcements impacting the financial services industry.
  • Attend Congressional fundraising functions on behalf of the Government Affairs team.
  • Organize and plan selected Washington advocacy events.
  • Monitor relevant news publications and Congressional Committee and Agency websites for issues that could impact the global alternative investment industry.
  • Contribute to MFA’s member publicationswhich cover relevant government relations issues, including, real-time legislative updates and analysis to be sent to the Association’s membership.
  • Maintain policy issue briefs and other educational collateral used for advocacy and engagement.
  • Ensure the standardization and quality control of the Government Affairs team’s communications, including MFA’s website.

Qualifications and Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree, graduate degree is preferred.
  • Minimum of 8 years of Capitol Hill, policy development, lobbying, trade association, or related experience.
  • Must have experience working on financial services policy matters.
  • Must have substantive knowledge of the policymaking process.
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a team-oriented culture that values the importance of being a good teammate, communicator, and partner.
  • Possess a large network of relationships with policymakers and staff who sit on Committees of jurisdiction.
  • Possess a network of relationships with staff at other organizations that perform related policy work.
  • Strong communication and writing skills required.
  • Ability to excel under pressure and maintain an acute attention to detail.