Federal Gov Affairs Manager

  • Washington, DC, United States
  • Feb 24, 2017
Full time Government Affairs / Relations

Job Description

This position is based in Washington, D.C. Reporting to the SVP, Director of Federal Government Affairs, the incumbent is responsible for Government Affairs and Congressional Outreach efforts in Washington D.C. for Santander US. The incumbent will help to shape and implement strategies for Santander US goals related to Congressional activities, advocacy initiatives, lobbying, policy analysis and internal tracking. The incumbent will serve as a lobbyist for these activities. The incumbent is required to stay informed on issues, trends, advocacy developments, and policy opportunities and will assist in reporting to the Head of Government Affairs, the Chief Legal Officer and other senior executives. The incumbent is required understand public policy impacts to business lines within Santander U.S. The incumbent will be required to represent Santander with external constituents as it pertains to this function, and will also be required to coordinate effectively with internal constituents including Legal, Government Affairs, and the Regulatory team members. Develop, deepen and maintain relationships with policy makers, lawmakers, think tanks, advocates and government leaders.

 Represent the interests of Santander with external bodies and at Washington DC based activities. Advise on government relations issues, trends, legislative strategies and advocacy opportunities. Report lobbying activities to comply with ethics and gift rules. Evaluate proposed legislation as needed. Contribute to reporting to Santander US leadership on DC based initiatives that include public policy developments, advocacy activities, impact on Santander and planned activities.Develop strategy and execute government affairs and Congressional outreach to further Santander US goals.

  • Bachelor's degree required; MBA, JD or other graduate degree desirable
  • 5-10 years’ experience advancing a policy agenda either on Capitol Hill or through strategic collaborations
  • Prior experience in financial services or in the financial services policy area
  • Ability to think and communicate effectively and strategically; Spanish skills desirable
  • Broad legal and regulatory knowledge of banking laws and deep understanding of the financial services regulatory environment and structure
  • Excellent relationship management skills and interpersonal oral/written communication skills, including ability to interact with senior management, industry trade groups and lawmakers
  • Knowledge of lobbying ethics and gift rules
  • Strong organizational skills including ability to design, prioritize and complete several projects at a time under time constraints
  • Team player and ability to work collaboratively