NAFCU Employment Opportunities

Founded in 1967, the National Association of Federal Credit Unions (NAFCU) is an independent voice in Washington, focusing exclusively on the needs and issues of federal credit unions. NAFCU's specific, overriding purpose: to directly shape the laws and regulations under which federal credit unions operate.

Browse available positions at NAFCU below. Download our employee benefits information for a look at the wide range of benefits NAFCU offers. Contact hr@nafcu.org with any questions about working for NAFCU.

Director of Regulatory Affairs

NAFCU (Arlington, VA) seeks a Director for their dynamic Regulatory Affairs Division to develop and implement the Association's regulatory policies and programs, interpret all regulatory activities impacting upon the members of the Association and lobby regulatory agencies. Significant interface with the press is also a key aspect of the position.

Requirements include:

  • College degree with major concentration in government, political science or an allied field. Advanced degree in law and bar membership required.
  • Prior experience in work related to regulatory affairs.
  • Experience in research and/or analysis.
  • Experience with or knowledge of the financial service industry.
  • Superior writing and speaking skills.
  • Administrative and managerial skills.
  • Superior interpersonal skills.
  • Experience with program management and budgeting.

The ideal candidate:

  • Likes to improve things, always leaving processes, people, and places better than he or she found them.
  • Is enthusiastic and positive, always seeing the best in colleagues and members, and striving to help both in any way possible.
  • Isn't afraid of failing, but is deathly afraid of not trying.
  • Understands that trade associations are businesses that need to make money; understands the need to grow revenues; and is driven to accomplishing that goal.
  • Works hard and plays hard, and isn't afraid of getting their hands dirty.

We have an unbridled enthusiasm for serving our members and their mission, and we are looking for a passionate and forward-thinking individual who is ready to deliver the association's brand promise and value proposition. To apply, email resume w/cover letter and salary expectations to hr@nafcu.org. EOE.


Event Producer

NAFCU (Arlington, VA) is seeking an Event Producer to take a leadership role in the planning and execution of conferences, certifications and online training. This is a high-visibility position and an exciting professional opportunity.

Requires:

Minimum of 2 years experience overseeing event operations including AV, F&B, site selection and contract negotiation, preparing initial project budgets and final reporting for sessions. Demonstrated experience in adhering to tight deadlines and managing a heavy workload, ability to plan meetings in alignment with Association’s strategic goals, ability to work well within a team environment. Demonstrated ability to learn new concepts, comfortable with change, ability to lead project teams and develop programs which are creative, accessible to members and on the cutting edge of the financial industry’s educational needs. Excellent problem solving skills, ability to manage multiple tasks and work well under pressure. Excellent customer service, outstanding written and communication skills; be a strong team player; able to juggle multiple projects, work within tight deadlines, and be flexible with changing priorities. Strong negotiation skills with suppliers, venue knowledge and understanding of event logistics and managing an event from conception to completion and possess the ability to build and maintain strong relationships with client, vendors and co-workers. Ability to travel.

The right person will have:

  • An outgoing personality with a creative and entrepreneurial spirit.
  • Proven writing ability and good organizational skills.
  • Eagerness to improve processes and experiences and up for the challenge.
  • Knowledge of basic research techniques and outstanding computer skills.

And might also have:

  • iMIS association database experience.
  • Knowledge of financial institutions, particularly credit unions.
  • Prior hotel experience.

The ideal candidate:

  • Likes to improve things, always leaving processes, people, and places better than s/he found them.
  • Is enthusiastic and positive, always seeing the best in colleagues and members, and striving to help both in any way possible.
  • Understands that trade associations are businesses that need to make money; understands the need to grow revenues; and is driven to accomplishing that goal.
  • Works hard and plays hard, and isn’t afraid of getting their hands dirty.

We have an unbridled enthusiasm for serving our members and their mission, and we are looking for a passionate and forward-thinking individual who is ready to deliver the association's brand promise and value proposition. To apply, email resume w/cover letter and salary expectations to hr@nafcu.org. EOE.


Education Manager

NAFCU (Arlington, VA) seeks an Education Manager to develop the content of educational programs and webcasts for our credit union members, to assist in the conceptualization of events, recruitment of speakers, and give input into the budgetary requirements for the division. This position will also assist in the development and coordination of certification programs for the department. 

A minimum of a B.A./B.S. in business, finance, marketing or similar discipline; direct experience in event planning, training, or education; strong project management and negotiation skills; exceptional oral and written communication skills; experience in collaborating on marketing and event strategy;  strong attention to detail; and the ability to simultaneously plan and manage multiple speaking searches and engagements; strong computer knowledge; excellent interpersonal skills; and the ability to meet and manage deadlines are required.  A familiarity with the credit union community and responsibilities of its officials and staff will be considered a plus.

The ideal candidate:

  • Has a burning desire to build on an industry-leading line-up of educational offerings for NAFCU’s members.
  • Is a life-long learner, amassing knowledge about associations, education, and credit unions – with the goal of using that knowledge to improve NAFCU’s offerings and the skill-set of NAFCU’s event planners.
  • Likes to improve things, always leaving processes, people, and places better than when he or she found them.
  • Sees the best in colleagues and NAFCU’s members, and strives to help both in any way possible.
  • Has a vision of what NAFCU’s educational offerings shouldbe, rather than wait for direction “from above,” and then shares that vision and fights for its implementation.
  • Isn’t afraid of failing, but is deathly afraid of not trying.
  • Understands that trade associations are businesses that need to make money; understands the need to grow revenues; and is driven to accomplishing that goal.
  • Has experience in program development with a demonstrated ability to learn new concepts and develop programs that are creative and on the cutting edge of the financial industry’s educational needs.
  • Has excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Has a very strong knowledge in MS office Suite, specifically with Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint.
  • Is a strong team player with the ability to juggle multiple projects, work within tight deadlines, and be flexible with changing priorities.
  • Has a positive attitude and thinks optimistically.

At NAFCU, we have an unbridled enthusiasm for serving our members and their mission, and we are looking for a passionate, strategic, and forward-thinking individual who is ready to deliver the association's brand promise and value proposition. To apply, email resume with cover letter and salary requirements to hr@nafcu.org. EOE.