Credit Union:

GoWest Credit Union Association


Denver, CO






Contact: Jennifer Huggard
Email: [email protected]
Phone: (206) 340-4842

Job Description:

Are you energized by developing legislative strategy?  Is influencing policy through advocacy one of your gifts? Do you love the fast-paced world of governmental affairs?

Our six-state trade association is looking for a Vice President, Legislative Affairs to strategize and lead credit union advocacy efforts in Colorado.  We are looking for someone with proven competency in strategic thinking, plan development, and execution.

We offer a smart working environment which provides flexibility and choice for our team members.  Employees have the flexibility to work where it makes sense for them to accomplish their work in support of the organization’s priorities.  This position does require the employee to be in the Denver, Colorado area.

Key responsibilities include, but not limited to:

  • Effectively advocate for credit union interests before Colorado State Legislators and Executive level elected officials.
  • Supervise and manage the development and implementation of effective lobbying strategies, in collaboration with other Association staff and contract lobbyist(s).
  • Strategize, review, develop, and actively engage with legislation that is beneficial to Colorado credit unions by working in collaboration with contract lobbyists and other Association staff, committees, state issues work groups and applicable task forces.
  • Develop strong relationships with statewide executive level elected officials and Colorado state legislators.
  • Identify emerging legislative developments and proactively shape state specific policy statements and issue agendas on behalf of the Association.
  • Lead the Colorado Government Affairs Committee and applicable work groups to establish an agenda for future focused advocacy in Colorado.
  • Modernize, further develop, and implement grassroots and grasstops key contacts programs to bolster the ground game of Colorado credit union advocacy and respond to critical issues.
  • Serve as treasurer of Colorado State Credit Union PAC.
  • Strategize, set budgets, and coordinate with the Association’s grassroots team in order to support elected officials or candidates who support Colorado credit unions in future elections.
  • Act as the envoy and voice of Colorado credit union members both within the Association, and with all external groups to ensure state-specific issues are well represented.
  • Regularly connect with Colorado credit union members to discuss state specific issues to ensure issues, policies and sensitive areas are at the forefront for communications and actions of the Association.

The perfect candidate has superb communication skills, the ability to grasp complex subjects and a background in legislative affairs, lobbying or politics. Experience with financial institutions is a plus.  The ideal candidate will be intrepid, have a four-year degree in political science, or other related field or the equivalent work experience and have a passion for the legislative arena.  Five to seven years’ experience evidencing a background in lobbying, fundraising, legislative affairs, or grassroots coordination.  You must have proven competency in strategic thinking, plan development, and execution. Three years minimum experience effectively working with the state legislature.

Salary ranges from $75,000 – 95,000 depending on experience. Generous benefits package including employer paid medical/dental, 401k match, paid vacation and much more.

GoWest Credit Union Association is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

Apply by emailing your resume to [email protected] with the job #3447 in the subject line, or by faxing the same to 206.340.4802.

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