The NH Bankers Association is seeking a candidate that will join the government relations as part of a systematic succession plan. The Government Relations Manager will work closely with the Vice President of Government Relations and assume the VP position after a period of transition. The Manager will serve as a lobbyist for New Hampshire’s banking industry before New Hampshire’s legislative and executive branches of government. This person will have an in-depth knowledge and understanding of the legislative process, as well as strong relationships with key policy makers.
Partners with President/CEO to develop comprehensive legislative strategy and advance industry policy goals/initiatives.
Tracks relevant legislation as it moves through the NH General Court.
Represents the association before various legislative committees/commissions with frequent testimony before the legislature.
With support from the CEO/Communications Manager coordinates the annual NH Bankers BankPAC campaigns with member banks and BankPAC fundraising events.
Supports member banks’ “in-house” government affairs programs/initiatives.
Fosters opportunities for relationship building between policy makers and association members.
Assists member banks with legal and regulatory compliance concerns.
Coordinates NH Banker’s Grassroots efforts on state legislative issues.
Conducts regional industry meetings with state lawmakers.
Composes and disseminates “Legislative Action Alerts” to members on urgent legislative issues.
Coordinate bankers’ attendance at local political events/fundraisers.
Manages NH Bankers Association’s State and Federal BankPAC.
Maintain records of candidate contributions from BankPAC
Write the association’s weekly Legislative Bulletin during sessions of the New Hampshire General Court and, on an as needed basis, all other communication of state and federal legislative, legal and regulatory activities.Briefs the NH Bankers Board of
Directors on government affairs matters.
Staffs the NH Banker’s Legislative Committee
Speaks on behalf of the banking industry at appropriate functions and with the news media, when requested by the President to do so.
Assuming additional responsibilities as requested.
Experience working with local or federal lawmakers or agencies a plus.
Knowledge of financial services is desirable.
Experience managing a PAC desirable.
About New Hampshire Bankers Association
The New Hampshire Bankers Association is a statewide, not-for-profit trade association representing and serving all of the banking institutions in the State of NH whose purpose is to promote the general welfare, usefulness, and public perception of banks and banking institutions to the betterment of New Hampshire, its economy, and all its citizens.
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