National Association of Federally-Insured Credit Unions (NAFCU)
Location: Arlington, VA
Type: Full Time
Research and Information
Fully paid medical, dental, and vision healthcare for the employee, life, AD&D, STD, LTD, FSA, EAP, generous 401k match, and incentive/bonus opportunities.
The National Association of Federally-Insured Credit Unions (NAFCU) is seeking an economist to produce timely and relevant analysis of economic and credit union trends, conduct original research, and present findings to the Association and its members. This position reports to VP of Research/Chief Economist.
Who we are:
NAFCU is helping credit unions unlock their potential by helping them grow through best-in-class advocacy, compliance assistance, and education. Everything we do is designed to help credit unions increase their ability to serve America’s main streets – we believe credit unions are the best financial services option for the American consumer, and we want them to win.
Growing also is key where our employees are concerned. Within our 70+ person staff, we look to support each other to be creative and curious. Extreme member service is what we provide our credit unions, but it’s also what we provide one another so we can meet our individual and Association goals in the short- and long-term. We want to work in the company of a diverse, inclusive group of people who treat their colleagues with respect and warmth.
Who you are:
You are thorough, well-organized, and analytical, with the ability to prioritize a varied workload, balance multiple tasks and projects, and work efficiently while generating high-quality work product. You are a self-starter, thrive in a collaborative, team-oriented environment, and take pride in helping others. You see the work that has to be done, whether large or small, and make sure it’s done well. You are comfortable sharing data and research results and presenting them in a way that makes them accessible and understandable to varied audiences.
What you'll do:
The primary responsibilities of the Economist are to conduct and present original economic and industry research for internal and external stakeholders and to work with NAFCU colleagues to formulate advocacy positions and execute strategies. The position requires the ability to organize and manipulate financial data from various internal and external sources, maintain databases, conduct policy research, work with external researchers, and prepare written and oral presentations.
In addition, you will assist other division of Government Affairs in identifying needs for research and helping to find and provide data that will support advocacy positions taken with regulators and legislators.
Master’s degree in Economics, Business, Finance, or a related field.
Experience with primary data collection and manipulation, creating and maintaining databases, conducting research and analysis, and creating reports and presentations.
Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, including Excel, PowerPoint, and Word.
Ability to quickly learn and utilize a variety of computer software applications, including experience in R and/or SAS.
Strong writing, proofreading, and presentation skills.
Careful attention to detail and accuracy.
Strong organizational and interpersonal skills.
May be required to travel for presentations and conferences. This position is open to a geographically remote candidate.
To apply, email the following three items: (1) your resume, (2) a cover letter, and (3) your salary range email@example.com. EOE
*NAFCU requires all employees to be fully vaccinated as a condition of employment, unless entitled to an accommodation. If you receive an offer of employment, it will be made contingent upon satisfaction of this requirement, and you will be required to show proof that you are fully vaccinated or have a valid religious or medical reason not to be vaccinated. Please do not provide information about your vaccine status or whether you are seeking an exemption from the vaccination requirement with your resume, cover letter & salary range expectation submission.
About National Association of Federally-Insured Credit Unions (NAFCU)
NAFCU is the leading trade association for America’s federally-insured credit unions. Our mission is to provide our members and the credit union industry the absolute best in federal advocacy, education, and compliance assistance.