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.

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Writer, Communications

The National Association of Federally-Insured Credit Unions (NAFCU) seeks an experienced writer to prepare articles and news items and edit news and information across the Association's communications vehicles. 

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.

Who you are:

You are a self-starter with strong writing, editing, and organizational skills and enjoy communicating information that addresses members' business concerns and what their trade association is doing to advance their interests in Washington.  In particular, you have an understanding of business functions and an interest in credit unions and consumer financial services.  You are able to 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 enjoy helping others, but you also are able to work independently and identify what news and other developments affect member credit unions.

What you'll do:

This is a non-supervisory Associate Director position.  The position primarily is involved with news items for the daily NAFCU Today e-newsletter and the weekly UPDATE e-newsletter, and also will be called on to write columns, departments, opinion pieces, speeches, and other material, as needed.   This position also assists in managing and planning for the Association's bimonthly magazine.

Position Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree, preferably in Journalism, Communications, or English.
  • Five years of experience as a writer/editor with a trade association or news publication. Experience with financial institution or financial services trade association is highly desirable. 
  • Firm grasp of financial policy issues and knowledge of congressional and federal regulatory processes.  Knowledge of credit union issues is a plus.
  • A high degree of proficiency in writing, composition structure, and grammar; strong editing skills; familiarity with Associated Press style.
  • Familiarity with newsletter and magazine production processes. 
  • A strong team player with the ability to juggle multiple tasks and changing priorities.
  • Ability to produce excellent results under deadline pressure.
  • Proficient in MS Office, especially Word, Outlook, and Adobe Photoshop; experience with Adobe InDesign desirable.

To apply, email resume with cover letter and salary requirements to  EOE.