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Director, Government Affairs



Software Engineering
New York, NY, USA
Posted on Thursday, June 13, 2024

MoneyLion is a leader in financial technology powering the next generation of personalized products and content, with a top consumer finance super app, a premier embedded finance platform for enterprise businesses and a world-class media arm. MoneyLion’s mission is to give everyone the power to make their best financial decisions. We pride ourselves on serving the many, not the few; providing confidence through guidance, choice, and personalization; and shortening the distance to an informed action.

In our go-to money app for consumers, we deliver curated content on finance and related topics, through a tailored feed that engages people to learn and share. People take control of their finances with our innovative financial products and marketplace - including our full-fledged suite of features to save, borrow, spend, and invest - seamlessly bringing together the best offers and content from MoneyLion and our 1,100+ Enterprise Partner network, together in one experience. MoneyLion’s enterprise technology provides the definitive search engine and marketplace for financial products, enabling any company to add embedded finance to their business, with advanced AI-backed data and tools through our platform and API. Established in 2013, MoneyLion connects millions of people with the financial products and content they need, when and where they need it.

About the Role

Under the direction of MoneyLion’s Chief Legal Officer, the Director, Government Affairs plays a leading role in shaping and executing the organization’s policy and government affairs strategy. You will provide support and leadership in advancing the company’s public policy agenda by helping to design, implement, and coordinate the company’s strategic direction as it relates to outreach, messaging, and engagement with elected officials, government officials and their staff, industry associations, and other key third parties on specific, high priority initiatives.

The ideal candidate will have a track record of responsible decision making and success in a complex Government Affairs function within financial services, possessing a demonstrated and clear reputation for excellence and integrity in the government affairs community. You will promote a collaborative work environment with colleagues across MoneyLion’s business, including the executive team, business line owners, and legal and compliance leaders, helping them to leverage each other’s strengths and build and maintain a strong network of relationships with policymakers.

This role requires visiting our New York City office 4 times per week.

Key Responsibilities

  • Act as a trusted advisor to MoneyLion’s Executive team on all legislative and regulatory developments affecting the business
  • Build and maintain relationships with elected officials at the federal and state level, along with key regulators, industry organizations, community leaders, advocacy groups, peer firms, and other key stakeholders
  • Coordinate closely with cross-functional internal teams to design our internal and external narrative regarding policy matters.
  • Ensure the company stays ahead of changes in legislation and regulations that impact our business, and work closely with and collaborate with the leadership team and other internal stakeholders
  • Develop protocols for and manage communication to internal stakeholders regarding changes in laws, regulatory priorities, interests, political dynamics, and other ground-level intelligence that could affect our business.
  • Develop legislative and regulatory advocacy strategies for the company’s public policy priorities at the state and federal levels.
  • Assist in the establishment of corporate strategies, policies, and plans, which align with government laws, regulations, and standards.
  • Lead analysis of proposed legislative actions and determine the potential impact on the organization and develop appropriate responses.
  • Monitor legislative and regulatory activities to promote company market position.

About You

  • Bachelor’s degree required; JD or Master’s degree in Policy Administration or related combination of experience and skills preferred.
  • A minimum of 7-10 years of experience in policy and legislative affairs, public policy, government relations, and/or advocacy; consumer financial services experience preferred.
  • Proven ability to personally cultivate and maintain relationships with government officials, advocates, and community leaders at the federal and state level; prior experience with financial regulators such as the CFPB, SEC, FTC, and/or state financial regulators a plus.
  • Highly organized, detail-oriented, dependable team player, who thrives in high growth and fast-paced environments
  • Ability to manage competing demands, shifting priorities, and the interests of multiple stakeholders
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Proactive and collaborative, with a deep sense of personal accountability, ownership, and pride in your work
  • Public company experience a plus

The annual base salary for the Director, Government Affairs role is expected to be between $220,000 to $245,000. Base salary is one component of MoneyLion's total compensation package, which includes, 401(k) match, multiple health insurance options, disability coverage, life insurance, and unlimited paid time off for salaried positions. Actual salaries will vary based on a candidate’s qualifications, experience, skills, and competencies related to the role.

What We Value

We value growth-minded and collaborative people with high learning agility who embody our core values of teamwork, customer-first and innovation. Every member of the MoneyLion Pride is passionate about fintech and ready to give 100% in helping us achieve our mission.

Working At MoneyLion

At MoneyLion, we want you to be well and thrive. Our generous benefits package includes:

  • Competitive salary packages
  • Comprehensive medical, dental, vision and life insurance benefits
  • Wellness perks
  • Paid parental leave
  • Generous Paid Time Off
  • Learning and Development resources
  • Flexible working hours

MoneyLion is committed to equal employment opportunities for all employees. Inside our company, every decision we make regarding our employees is based on merit, competence, and performance, completely free of discrimination. We are committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. Within that team, no one will feel more “other” than anyone else. We realize the full promise of diversity and want you to bring your whole self to work every single day.