Director State Policy and Regulatory Affairs

Employer
Insured Retirement Institute
Location
Washington, DC
Posted
May 01, 2021
Closes
May 05, 2021
Ref
1946568481
Hours
Full Time
About the Position Do you have a passion for executing strategy, driving value to members, and building long-term relationships with members, state policymakers, state agencies, and partner organizations? Do you have an established track record of directing policies and objectives related to local and state regulatory affairs? If yes, this could be the job for you. At the Insured Retirement Institute (IRI), we have a fantastic team committed to our mission of championing retirement security for all Americans. We are looking for a Director, State Policy and Regulatory Affairs, with 7+ years' experience, preferably in the financial services industry, to lead and support state insurance and securities regulatory initiatives, analyze the impact of laws and rules on member companies, and provide guidance on strategy to member companies to implement laws and rules. You will also provide analysis and content to support IRI's regulatory affairs efforts. The Director position is perfect for someone who is eager to work in a fast-paced, mission driven environment alongside a small team of committed industry professionals. The position reports to the Chief Legal and Regulatory Affairs Officer and may be based in our DC office (currently working remotely) or in a remote location. Primary Job Responsibilities State Policy and Regulatory Affairs Analyzes state insurance and securities regulatory issues and developments to identify and report to members on issues of relevance to the annuity and retirement income industry. Leads and guides IRI members in identifying and monitoring relevant and emerging state insurance and securities regulatory and compliance issues and developments, and in formulating IRI policy positions and engagement strategies with respect to such issues and developments. Collaborates with other industry trade associations (national, state, and local) to develop and advocate for consensus industry positions on relevant issues and developments. Drafts comment letters, testimony, and talking points to effectively communicate IRI's positions to policymakers on relevant issues and developments. Represents IRI at meetings with policymakers to educate them on and advocate for IRI's positions on relevant issues and developments. Creates and maintains trackers to help IRI members stay up-to-date on the current status of relevant issues and developments. Establishes, maintains, and grows effective relationships with state policymakers in support of advocacy efforts on relevant issues and developments, and to enhance IRI's image among policymakers. Industry Events and IRI Conferences Represents IRI and its members at key industry events, including meetings of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC), the North American Securities Administrators Association (NASAA) and the Interstate Insurance Product Regulation Commission (IIPRC), and other state policymaker organizations as determined in conjunction with the Chief Legal and Regulatory Affairs Officer. Monitors the relevant activities of the NAIC, NASAA, the IIPRC, and other state policymaker organizations as determined in conjunction with the Chief Legal and Regulatory Affairs Officer, and their respective committees, working groups, and task forces, including the NAIC Life Insurance and Annuities (A) Committee and the NAIC Market Regulation and Consumer Affairs (D) Committee. Attends and participates in committee, working group, and task force meetings and conference calls conducted by the NAIC, NASAA, IIPRC, and other state policymaker organizations, and reports results to IRI's State Affairs Committee. Participates in planning and staffing for IRI's annual conference and other IRI events and programs as directed by Chief Legal and Regulatory Affairs Officer. Other Responsibilities Serves as primary IRI staff liaison for State Affairs Committee, and creates and staffs working groups and task forces as needed to address particular issues. Partners with colleagues across IRI to provide support for various IRI initiatives, including operations and technology projects, research initiatives, and membership growth strategies. Manages and maintains applicable content on IRI's members-only website. Drafts articles for weekly e-newsletter (the "IRI Government Affairs Update") and weekly CEO report to the IRI Board of Directors. Prepares memos for IRI Board meetings, detailing committee activities. Performs other projects and functions as assigned by the Chief Legal and Regulatory Affairs Officer. PandoLogic. Keywords: Compliance Director, Location: Washington, DC - 20005

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