Purpose & Scope Manage state and federal governmental activities for NCBA with a primary focus on developing and implementing a state government affairs and related activities plan to advance NCBA’s strategic objectives. This includes identifying and addressing regulatory, legislative and administrative threats and opportunities. Maintain strong relationships with decision-makers and enhance NCBA’s reputation at the state and federal level.
Essential Job Responsibilities
Maintain a general understanding of legislative and regulatory processes, and complete situational awareness of the political, legislative, and regulatory landscape in key states.
Develop and maintain strong relationships with State Creditors Bar Associations (SCBA’s), their volunteer leadership and paid staff (where applicable).
Develop strategic and tactical plans in key identified states to address identified threats and opportunities, in executive and legislative branches and regulatory agencies.
Serve as the lead staff member of the SCBA Forum.
Lead the process of establishing NCBA chapters in states or regions where no SCBA representation exists by building coalitions with NCBA members and other stakeholders.
Serve as the lead staff member on the work of the Board’s Government and Regulatory Affairs Committee.
Maintain positive, credible and influential presence for NCBA within the public policy community, state legislatures, Congress and federal agencies
Maintain creditors rights law acumen, including awareness of key laws and regulatory issues impacting the practice of creditors rights law.
Effectively lead and staff the process and utilization of the State Legislative Fund budget for the association.
Serve as the lead staff member for the PAC.
Responsible for developing and executing a state government affairs and activities program for the bar association. This includes management of the National organization’s strategic interests in all executive, regulatory and legislative actions impacting our business at the state-level.
Report to Executive Director. Maintain a collaborative relationship with colleagues in Membership, Education, Communications/Marketing and Meetings and Events.
3-5 years combined experience in legislative affairs, regulatory affairs, or creditors rights policy.
Expertise in political, legislative and regulatory matters at the state level.
Demonstrated success in lobbying state government.
Demonstrated ability to assess threats and opportunities in the political and policy arena.
Skilled in alliance development at the state level.
Strong analytical and decision-making skills.
Proven ability to think strategically and implement tactically.
Strong interpersonal, negotiation and communication skills (written and verbal)
Ability to travel periodically to strategic states.
An advanced degree in Law, Government, Policy or related field.
Staff experience in an association or non-profit organization in their legislative or regulatory affairs.
Experience lobbying state government in the last five years.
About National Creditors Bar Association
The National Creditors Bar Association (NCBA) is a bar association dedicated to serving law firms engaged in the practice of creditors rights law. Originally founded in 1993 as the National Association of Retail Collection Attorneys (NARCA), our membership grew and we quickly became the premiere association for the creditors rights attorney. In 2015, we recognized that the changes in our economy and in our member firms’ practice areas, meant that our association needed to change too. We broadened our membership base to include firms practicing in foreclosure, bankruptcy, student loans, replevin, to name a few, and we expanded our educational offerings and networking opportunities.
Currently, our membership is comprised of over 550 law firms and individual members, totaling approximately 2000 attorneys, in the areas of creditors rights law, defense and in-house counsel. Members practice in over 20 different practice areas in the 50 states, Canada, Puerto Rico and the U.K. Our attorney members are committed to being professional, responsible and ethical in their practice and profession.