Policy Director, Secondary & Capital Markets
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Incumbent will serve as the primary staff resource devoted to policy issues related to the residential mortgage secondary and capital markets. Incumbent’s primary focus will be to prepare MBA’s response to various legislative, regulatory, and industry issues that impact MBA’s members on topics such as Government-Sponsored Enterprise policies and programs, Federal Home Loan Bank policies and programs, Ginnie Mae policies and programs, securitization markets, and derivatives markets. Incumbent will staff MBA’s Secondary & Capital Markets Committee and Mortgage REIT Executive Council. Incumbent will participate in the development and implementation of MBA’s legislative and regulatory strategies while working with the Senior Vice President, the Director, and other key MBA staff.
As necessary, the incumbent will advocate MBA positions with appropriate policymakers and representatives from a wide variety of real estate, financial services, and other related organizations. Advocacy work will include preparing policy/advocacy materials and participating in certain policy briefings and discussions. Incumbent will represent the secondary and capital markets interests of the real estate finance industry before federal agencies, such as FHFA, Treasury, the Federal Reserve, and HUD, as well as other organizations, such as Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, and the Federal Home Loan Banks. Incumbent will assist MBA’s legislative team in responding to proposed legislation affecting the secondary and capital markets. Incumbent will also generate strategies for outreach and policy development to attract potential members from the investor community and other areas related to the capital markets.
NOTE: Incumbent will devote some time for the position, as necessary, to “lobbying activities” as defined under Honest Leadership and Open Government Act of 2007.
Undergraduate degree required; advanced degree strongly preferred. Five or more years of experience working in the financial services industry, related trade association and/or government oversight of the industry, with some specific knowledge of the mortgage banking industry preferred.
Must be adept at mastering numerous high profile and technically complex policy issues, have exceptional written and oral communication skills, and be well-organized with a demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects and deadlines. Candidate should be able to think strategically and also execute tactics pursuant to the strategic vision.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or on the basis of disability.
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