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Compeer Financial Sr Legislative Affairs Consultant in Mankato, Minnesota

Compeer Financial is seeking collaborative, innovative and dynamic professionals to be a part of our Top Workplace culture! Tell me more about this opportunity. Position Overview: This position works closely with the VP Legislative Affairs to influence legislation and regulations at the federal and state level impacting the organizations operations, marketplace, and client success. Essential Functions:

  • Works with the VP Legislative Affairs to represent the interests of Compeer Financial in Washington, DC; St. Paul, MN; Madison, WI and Springfield, IL.
  • Maintains contacts with legislators, federal and state executive branch officials and staff, as well as key Farm Credit, farm, commodity, and other stakeholder organizations.
  • Researches, analyzes and monitors legislative developments of importance to Compeer and Farm Credit.
  • Facilitates the development of public policy priorities for Compeer on legislative and regulatory (USDA) issues.
  • Collaborates with the VP Legislative Affairs, appraises the CEO, Executive Leadership Team, Senior Leaders, and Board of Directors as appropriate of political and legislative developments that may impact Farm Credit System institutions in general, and Compeer in particular.
  • Assist VP Legislative Affairs in providing in-person, virtual, and written policy briefings and updates to team members, leaders, and Board of Directors Legislative Committee.
  • Maintains effective relationships with key federal and state agriculture, agribusiness, Farm Credit Council and other Farm Credit organizations.
  • Assists in building and maintaining relationships with congressional delegations and staff, USDA national and state offices, as well as state legislators/officials and their staff.

Minimum Qualifications & Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Bachelor's degree in business administration, political science or government related field or an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to perform the essential functions of the job. Master's degree in government or public administration preferred.
  • Minimum of 7 years of progressively responsible experience in legislative affairs and in the formulation and execution of legislative affairs and strategies.
  • Special knowledge required of federal agriculture public policy, and the Farm Credit system as well as an understanding of governmental processes - in particular the rules, procedures and dynamics of Congress, the Executive branch, and USDA regulatory processes.
  • Knowledge of federal and state (Illinois, Minnesota, and Wisconsin) laws, regulations and compliance requirements specific to agriculture, the financial industry and Farm Credit.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills with a high degree of tact and diplomacy, as well as a broad network of contacts.
  • Ability to analyze and summarize legislation and regulations for their impact on Compeer and its clients.
  • Knowledge of campaign finance law, as well as regulations governing the operation of Political Action Committees.
  • Ability to manage moderate to complex and often highly confidential situations.
  • Strong organizational, negotiation, conflict resolution, problem solving and project management skills.
  • Strong listening, written and verbal communication skills, with ability to communicate at all levels of the organization.
  • Skill in developing and maintaining interpersonal relationships.
  • High level of integrity.
  • Strong computer skills, including MS Office applications and customer relationship management (CRM) programs.
  • Strong analytical skills with attention to detail.
  • Flexible and adaptable to changing situations.
  • Ability to remain objective in balancing business needs and risk.
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively with other teams to achieve goals and represent the business.
  • Valid driver's license.

Who is Compeer Financial? Compeer Fi ancial exists to champion the hopes and dreams of rural America. By joining our team, you will help empower those in agriculture and rural communities to achieve their goals and expand their possibilities. We embrace business agility and innovative approaches to serving our clients and communities. Why join our team?

  • Amazing team members who are passionate about serving agriculture and rural America.
  • Investment in our team members' education, growth and development.
  • Engagement in our communities through giving back and volunteerism.
  • Flexible, collaborative and dynamic work environment.
  • Great benefits:
    • Medical, Dental, Vision insurance
    • 401K (3% Compeer contribution & up to an additional 6% match)
    • Paid time off (vacation, sick leave, holidays, volunteer time)

Find out why our team members choose Compeer Financial by watching this video{target="blank"}. How do I apply? Qualified candidates, please apply online at www.compeer.com/careers{target="blank"}. Compeer Financial is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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