Director of Advocacy

Positions Specifications

Job Function: Director
Company: Structured Finance Industry Group
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Position Location: Washington, DC

Job Description:

General Overview

Company Background/Culture

Structured Finance Industry Group, Inc. (“SFIG”) is a member-based, trade industry advocacy group focused on improving and strengthening the broader structured finance and securitization market.  SFIG provides an inclusive network for securitization professionals to collaborate and, as industry leaders, drive necessary changes, be an advocate for the securitization community, share best practices and innovative ideas, and educate industry members through conferences and other programs. Members of SFIG represent all sectors of the securitization market including issuers, investors, financial intermediaries, law firms, accounting firms, technology firms, rating agencies, servicers, and trustees. Further information can be found at

Formed in March 2013, our institutional membership totals approximately 350 members, represented by a Board of Directors totaling 40 members selected from all membership constituencies. Additional leadership is provided by an executive committee, including Officers of the Board of Directors, select Board members and the Executive Director.

While the Membership of SFIG is geographically diverse, with a concentration in New York, the operational headquarters are based in Washington, DC – close to the majority of SFIG’s regulatory and legislative audiences.

SFIG’s culture is one of broad inclusion. SFIG prides itself in ensuring that it represents all aspects of the structured finance industry and extensive governance exists to ensure strict adherence to this principle.

To facilitate broad inclusion of its Membership, SFIG encourages its Members to assume an active role in SFIG advocacy efforts by joining member committees and task forces, which are designed to cover a wide variety of topics relevant to the securitization industry. Members drive the agenda of the organization.

Key Responsibilities

 Responsibilities would include:

  • Lead the development and execution of a comprehensive advocacy strategy for the securitization industry.
  • Serve as the primary liaison with Congress, the White House and Federal policymakers.
  • Manage the advocacy team and support staff in daily activities, including: assigning and overseeing work product, reporting on legislative developments to SFIG staff and members, and working with the membership to develop legislative responses.
  • Oversee the development and growth of a grassroots organization and the association PAC.
  • Engage members and the SFIG policy team to develop responses to proposed legislation.
  • Communicate, educate, negotiate with and persuade policymakers with regard to SFIG’s policy positions to drive legislative outcomes.
  • Develop, maintain and grow key relationships with Members of Congress, congressional committees, and staff. 
  • Monitor and track legislative issues affecting the structured finance industry.
  • Prepare advocacy materials for presentation to policymakers, executive staff, members and the Board of Directors.

The successful candidate will be expected to have a “roll your sleeves up” attitude and support various additional operational needs. These needs may include, but not be limited to; conference organization, newsletter preparation, web-site development (advisory not technical), staff searches etc. 

Qualifications and Requirements

Professional & Educational Requirements

Professional experience/qualifications

  • Experience within the finance industry or within a finance-related trade organization is necessary. Knowledge of the structured finance industry a plus   
  • Preferred at least 7 years of advocacy experience, preferably as a Congressional staffer or trade association lobbyist, but years in the financial services industry will also be accepted
  • Comprehensive understanding of the Federal legislative process
  • Strong communication and writing skills
  • Strong multi-tasking and organizational skills
  • Good working knowledge of MS Office Suite
  • Must be capable of working independently; a self-starter


  • An undergraduate degree is required, with courses in finance or economics preferred.

Remuneration and Benefits

We offer attractive, competitive compensation and benefits including, medical, dental, vision, life, Short-Term Disability, paid vacation and 401k.

How to Apply

Please email your credentials, including writing sample and resume to The subject line should read “Advocacy Director” Due to the anticipated volume of responses, we will contact only those candidates who most closely match our requirements. No phone calls please. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Local candidates only. Recruiters – please do not contact

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