NAFCU Employment Opportunities

Founded in 1967, the National Association of Federally-Insured Credit Unions (NAFCU) is an independent voice in Washington, focusing exclusively on the needs and issues of credit unions at the federal level. NAFCU's specific, overriding purpose: to strengthen credit unions through unwavering federal advocacy, one-of-a-kind compliance assistance and top-rated education and training. Learn more about us.

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.


Experienced Graphic Designer

The National Association of Federally-Insured Credit Unions (NAFCU) is seeking an experienced Graphic Designer to develop and oversee the creation of creative, effective print and digital promotional design materials to support the marketing initiatives and goals of the Association.  You will be responsible for all of the Association's design projects and standards, working with outside vendors and internal stakeholders in multiple divisions. This position is non-managerial and reports to the Vice President of Marketing.

Who we are:

NAFCU is the leading trade association for America’s federally-insured credit unions.  Our mission is to strengthen credit unions by providing our members and the credit union industry the absolute best in federal advocacy, education, and compliance assistance. Extreme member service and responsiveness is our hallmark.

Our team members are passionate about growth, innovation, and collaboration. We constantly are striving to improve and better ourselves so we can better support our members. If you have a growth mindset and thrive in a fast-paced, demanding work environment, you probably are a great fit for our team!

Who you are:

You are organized, collaborative and have a keen attention to detail. Of course, you also have a good eye for layout, composition, typography, color and design, and love to stay on top of design trends and techniques. Juggling multiple priorities and projects is second nature to you. You are energized by a fast-moving environment, trying new things and driven to continuously improve. You strive to exceed expectations and go the extra mile to achieve results. You are a team player and an expert communicator.

What you'll do:

  • Develop effective business-to-business marketing materials to promote the Association’s dues and non-dues products, services and membership, working collaboratively with stakeholders from across the organization.
  • Design all of the Association's online and print materials including brochures, websites, print ads, online advertising, direct mail, newsletter templates, e-mail templates, and various on-site materials and displays.
  • Provide art direction for and proof the design of The NAFCU Journal, our bi-monthly magazine.
  • Work with the Communications team to hire photographers for conferences and hearings within budget and coordinate the photography expectations and the delivery of files to NAFCU.
  • Oversee and manage the internal production process including working with staff to determine format, costs, materials, printer bids and selection, scheduling fulfillment, and maintaining good relationships with printers and mail houses.
  • Manage all third-party printing and mailing vendor relationships, as well as outside designers as needed, ensuring that brand standards and quality of work meets expectations.
  • Oversee graphic issues or problems when assistance is needed concerning logos, website graphics, photos and design. This includes creating PDFs, resizing logos, color correcting images, insertion of graphics into documents, and assistance with graphics programs.
  • Work with VP of Marketing to develop, maintain, and manage NAFCU’s brand standards and guidelines.

Position Requirements:

  • Minimum five years’ experience in graphic design and production coordination.
  • College degree in graphic design, or similar, preferred. Web design, HTML, and CSS knowledge required, including responsive design standards and implementation.
  • Excellent desktop publishing skills using Adobe Creative Suite Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, and Acrobat on a Mac platform. Knowledge of Dreamweaver, a plus. Basic Microsoft skills.
  • A good eye for layout, composition, typography, color, and design, a must.
  • Strong communication skills, both oral and written.
  • Strong editing and proofreading skills. Accuracy and attention to detail, a must.
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills.
  • Strong organizational skills and the ability to handle multiple projects and deal with firm deadlines.
  • Solid knowledge and background with prepress and print production.
  • Knowledge of trade associations and financial institutions, particularly credit unions, desirable.
  • Great positive attitude, work ethic, and the ability to show initiative.

If you push yourself and your colleagues to be better, love creating and learning new things, and are committed to helping us make NAFCU the best trade association in Washington, D.C., we would love to hear from you.  To apply, email (1) resume, (2) cover letter, (3) salary requirements, and (4) link to your online portfolio or attached PDF portfolio to hr@nafcu.org.  EOE.


Regulatory & Legislative Assistant

The National Association of Federally-Insured Credit Unions (NAFCU) seeks a Regulatory & Legislative Assistant to provide support to the advocacy efforts of the Association.

Who we are:

NAFCU is the leading trade association for America’s federally-insured credit unions.  Our mission is to strengthen credit unions by providing our members and the credit union industry the absolute best in federal advocacy, education, and compliance assistance. Extreme member service and responsiveness is our hallmark.

Our team members are passionate about growth, innovation, and collaboration. We constantly are striving to improve and better ourselves so that we can better support our members.  If you have a growth mindset and enjoy challenging work, you probably are a great fit for our team!

Who you are:

You are a self-starter with strong research, writing, and organizational skills, who enjoys learning new things and is willing to tackle both small and large tasks.  You have an interest in the governmental process, including legislative, regulatory, and political developments, as well as an interest in credit unions and what they offer to the community. You are technologically savvy.  You have the ability to independently prioritize a varied workload, balance multiple tasks and projects without missing deadlines, and work efficiently while generating high quality work product. You thrive in a collaborative, team-oriented environment and take pride in helping others.

What you'll do:

The Regulatory and Legislative Assistant has the responsibility to provide substantial technical support, including website maintenance and modifications, desktop publishing, data collection and compilation, and report generation.  You will assist with the production of Regulatory Alerts, comment letters, letters to the Hill, and other communications, including member telephone calls and emails.  You will assist both the Regulatory and Legislative Affairs divisions in representing NAFCU at outside meetings, hearings, and conferences, as well as setting up those meetings, preparing minutes, and producing committee correspondence.  You'll have the primary responsibility for circulating news to the entire Government Affairs group on a daily basis and updating the staff as relevant regulatory and legislative developments occur.  This position also provides assistance to the Director of Political Affairs in developing and implementing PAC and grassroots programs, as well as updating communications in NAFCU's grassroots web portal on a regular basis. You'll also have a role in helping to plan and execute our annual Congressional Caucus.

Position Requirements:

  • Bachelor's Degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Excellent writing and oral communication skills. 
  • Strong organizational, grammatical, and proofreading skills
  • Demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Word and Office Suite, with the ability to learn and use other computer software.
  • Knowledge of financial institution operations and regulations; credit union specific knowledge and experience is a plus
  • A general understanding of governmental, legislative, and political processes is required; previous Capitol Hill, Agency, or political experience is a plus.
  • Ability to work as part of a collaborative team, as well as the ability to work independently on assigned duties and meet firm deadlines.

To apply, email resume with cover letter and salary requirements to hr@nafcu.org.  EOE.