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.


Communications Coordinator

NAFCU (Arlington, VA) has an immediate opening for a Communications Coordinator to provide editorial, public relations and administrative support to the Communications Department.  

If this was your position, in the past month, you would have:

  • Assisted with writing, editing and proofing of communications materials, including news briefs, letters to the editor, press releases, magazine briefs.
  • Assisted with distributing press releases, maintained media lists, and created press coverage reports.
  • Compiled and distributed daily clips and monitored social media channels.
  • Assisted with social media efforts, such as tweeting and posting to Facebook.
  • Assisted with handling of media queries and follow-up.
  • Formatted, proofed and posted press releases and newsletters.
  • Filed, distributed and routed mail and invoices, copied and faxed.

You most likely also:

  • Coordinated logistics for member call-ins.
  • Posted items on the website.
  • Photographed news events for publications and/or website.
  • Assisted with tracking and management of work projects to meet deadlines.
  • Prepared publications' mailing lists.
  • Assisted with tracking/reporting of publications' advertising.

Requirements include:

  • Bachelor's degree, preferably in journalism, communications, English, or public relations.
  • Understanding of the deadline-oriented nature of communications; and ability to work well in an environment driven by tight deadlines.
  • Strong organizational skills and the ability to handle multiple projects in a fast-paced environment in a professional manner.
  • Familiarity with MS Office, Web processes. Experience with social media and other applications - publications software such as InDesign, and public relations software  such as Vocus – a plus.
  • Photography skills desired.
  • Strong team player; flexible with changing priorities.

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.


Regulatory Affairs Assistant

NAFCU (Arlington, VA) seeks dynamic administrative assistant to provide substantial support to a busy team of regulatory lobbyists and attorneys.  Position includes letter writing, website posting, desktop publishing, data collection/compilation, and report generation.

Requires:

  • 4-year college degree or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Ability to learn and use computer software
  • Punctuality and regular work attendance
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Outstanding written and communication skills
  • A strong team player
  • Ability to juggle multiple projects, work within tight deadlines, and be flexible with changing priorities

The right person will have:

  • Willingness to learn and enthusiasm
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Ability to take the initiative to improve the efficiency of the Regulatory Affairs and Regulatory Compliance Divisions

And might also have:

  • iMIS association database experience
  • Knowledge of Informz (email marketing)
  • Knowledge of financial institutions, particularly credit unions
  • Prior experience in a trade association

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


Regulatory Compliance Counsel

NAFCU (Arlington, VA) seeks Regulatory Compliance Counsel to provide members with accurate, timely and comprehensive assistance in various financial regulatory compliance matters.  The counsel's primary responsibility is to provide direct responses to member inquiries through NAFCU's Compliance Helpline. The counsel is also responsible for developing and producing regulatory compliance assistance materials and presenting educational sessions to audiences of all sizes.

Requirements include:

  • Law degree and bar membership;
  • Strong research skills;
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills;
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks, set priorities, attention to detail, and organize workflow with minimal supervision.
  • Knowledge/experience with financial institution operations and regulations, credit union specific knowledge and experience a plus.

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


Lobbyist

Prominent financial services trade association seeks a Republican lobbyist to establish/maintain relations with members of Congress, Congressional Committees and staffs; monitor federal legislation, Congressional activities, legislative initiatives of competing organizations; engage in legislative research/develop other pertinent background information/materials; develop/prepare witness statements, position papers, research reports and correspondence;  represent Association at political fundraising functions/other political activities; speak before various audiences regarding legislative issues; respond to inquiries from association members regarding the status/effect of various legislative initiatives. 

Requirements include:  

  • Bachelor's degree required; graduate degree in law, political science or business a plus;
  • Knowledge of financial institution issues/superior understanding of Congressional operations derived from 3-5 years of experience on Capitol Hill or Hill experience combined with lobbying experience;
  • Ties to Republican offices a must;
  • Superior interpersonal, verbal, written and analytical skills;
  • Must communicate effectively and work well with others;
  • Leadership/management skills a plus;
  • Strong writing and organizational skills, accuracy in assignments, professional approach;
  • Self-starter with ability to take initiative in tasks with minimal supervision is key.

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, business partners and members, and striving to help them 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.

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