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Government and Member Relations Assistant


Annapolis, MD, USA

Provides administrative and project support to the Association’s federal, state and local advocacy initiatives and member relations initiatives by performing the following duties personally or through other team members.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Updates and monitors bill tracking lists and legislative positions, and prepares bill summaries for distribution and bill position information for members;
  • Assist with hearing schedules, maintains session files and interacts with State Legislative Services office;
  • Coordinates meetings and annual legislative events with bankers, key legislative committees, national trade groups, and Congressional delegation and regulators;
  • Provide assistance in preparing documents for testimony;
  • Assists in coordinating and scheduling meetings and travel;
  • Provides for back up to the front reception area in answering phones, responding to requests for information or directing the calls to the appropriate staff person when needed;
  • Works with President and CEO on member outreach meetings, creates meeting presentations, and conducts outreach follow up, needs assessment, tracking and due diligence.
  • Assists with coordinating the activities of the Emerging Leaders “Champion” Program and compliance initiatives of the Association;
  • Assists in conducting, planning and summarizing research and surveys as needed.

Communications and Financial Education

  • Provide assistance with the distribution and preparation of the Association’s e-communications and publications that include but not limited to: MBA Banking Now, CEO Bulletin, Legislative Bulletin, Calls to Action, and Member Alerts.
  • Works with the grassroots database and helps coordinates state and federal grassroots communications and updates media log;
  • Keeps abreast on the two National Financial Education initiatives for which the Association serves as a conduit: Get Smart About Credit and Teach Children to Save Day;
  • Assist with the Association’s website and social media outlets to ensure all are current and up-to-date with pertinent news and information.

Maryland BankPAC

  • As needed assist with the fundraising solicitations distribution tracking of candidates and annual campaign of the Maryland BankPAC.

Councils and Committees

  • This position provides support as staff liaison to Councils and/or Committees as established by the President & CEO;
  • Assists in achieving budgetary and association goals and member outreach priorities and strategies;
  • Keeps supervisor informed of unusual or detrimental conditions, especially concerns from members;
  • Keeps informed on current Association and industry practices and issues.

Bachelor’s degree preferred, or relevant college courses or professional training. Two to three years’ experience preferably in a non-profit organization, trade association or in the financial services industry.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must have proficient knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, the Internet, and other relevant software packages including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Desktop Publishing and Association database.

Maryland Bankers Association

Since it was founded in 1896, the Maryland Bankers Association has served the State's financial services industry. As the only Maryland-based trade group representing banks and thrifts in the state, the MBA works to maintain the competitiveness of the banking industry by promoting the strength and success of Maryland banks and bankers. The Maryland Bankers Association is the dynamic, proactive and resourceful leading advocate for Maryland banks and the banking industry, equipping members for continued relevance and success in a rapidly changing world. The five mission areas of the Maryland Bankers Association is: Advocacy, Communications and Public Relations, Professional Development, Education and Training, Financial Education, and Preferred Providers & Vendor's Products and Services


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