Credit Union:

GoWest Credit Union Association








Contact: Jennifer Huggard
Phone: (206) 340-4842

Job Description:

Our association seeks a Daniel Webster/F. Lee Bailey type to proactively liaise with regulators and help shape state and federal regulatory agendas, provide association members with reliable guidance, and make the world a better place for credit unions.

Our six-state trade association is looking for a Manager, Regulatory Advocacy to help manage the work with related state and federal regulatory advocacy.  We are looking for someone with experience in advocacy and communication, with rulemaking and or regulatory agency outreach.

Key responsibilities include, but not limited to:

  • Act as a key member of the Association’s regulatory advocacy team in their work to reduce regulatory burdens and identify opportunities for operational flexibility for area credit unions.
  • Build and strategically maintain relationships with assigned regulatory agencies, including building relationships with related regulatory organizations at the state and federal levels.
  • Gather member credit union insight and support regulatory advocacy team activities in responding to regulatory agency requests for information (RFI), notices of proposed rulemaking (NPR), and advanced notice of proposed rulemaking (ANPR).
  • Identify and build direct relationships with agencies outside of direct credit union oversight, but related financial services, so the Association remains abreast of changing landscapes and can respond immediately, when necessary.
  • Work with state regulatory agencies to identify, recommend updates and modernization that will help enhance/improve operations and authorities for state-chartered credit unions.
  • Lead state-level workgroups to engage in state-based rulemaking to improve operational flexibility for member credit unions.
  • Author comment letters to the National Credit Union Administration (NCUA), Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), Federal Reserve, U.S. Department of the Treasury and other related federal agencies as well as assigned state regulatory agencies outlining members input for proposed rules and upcoming regulatory proposals. S
  • Support association regulatory advocacy interactions with federal and state regulatory agencies.
  • Support association regulatory advocacy related work with state issues work groups, task forces and related committees.

The perfect candidate has superb communication skills, the ability to grasp complex subjects and an experience in regulatory advocacy and rulemaking.   A minimum of two years’ experience in advocacy is required.  A bachelor’s degree is preferred, but not required.

Salary ranges from $55,000 – 68,000 depending on experience. Generous benefits package including employer paid medical/dental, 401k match, paid vacation and much more.

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 is offered the flexibility of working remotely or in one of our regional offices (AZ, CO, ID, OR, & WA).

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 with the job #3441 in the subject line, or by faxing the same to 206.340.4802.

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