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Public Policy Director

U.S. Bank

U.S. Bank

Washington, DC, USA
Posted on Tuesday, July 9, 2024

At U.S. Bank, we’re on a journey to do our best. Helping the customers and businesses we serve to make better and smarter financial decisions and enabling the communities we support to grow and succeed. We believe it takes all of us to bring our shared ambition to life, and each person is unique in their potential. A career with U.S. Bank gives you a wide, ever-growing range of opportunities to discover what makes you thrive at every stage of your career. Try new things, learn new skills and discover what you excel at—all from Day One.

Job Description

U.S. Bank is seeking a highly motivated and experienced Public Policy Director responsible to lead the Public Policy team at U.S. Bank and to manage the company’s engagement on key financial services policy priorities. The Public Policy Director will establish relationships with key regulators and staff, administration officials, trade association experts and other relevant leaders.

This position requires proactive identification and response to reputational and regulatory risks at the federal level. You will lead professionals internally and communicate directly with business lines on key issues relating to U.S. Bank’s interests. As a key leader on our government affairs team, the Public Policy Director will play a critical role in shaping policies, advocating for the bank, and advancing our organization's strategic objectives at the federal level. The successful candidate will have an expertise and interest in financial services matters.

The Public Policy Director will represent U.S. Bank on trade association and other public policy association boards and committees and maintain strong working relationships with stakeholders. As a trusted advisors to U.S. Bank leadership, you will prepare them to engage on public policy issues on company’s behalf. You will foster and develop U.S. Bank leadership in trade associations while appropriately updating senior management on key developments through regular updates, reports, and presentations. Additionally, you will help manage and execute our engagement strategy.

Basic Qualifications
- Bachelor’s degree in financial services policy, regulatory policy, or related fields.
- Minimum 10 years of government experience, financial experience or equivalent.

Preferred Skills/Experience
- Career experience working with federal officials. The ideal candidate would have career experience working with federal regulators on financial regulatory policy.
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Ability to clearly articulate positions, narratives, and concepts effectively. Research and develop arguments and draft important communications and documents such as legislative and political reports, and issue briefings.
- Ability to effectively interface with federal officials and senior company leaders.
- Strong organizational and time management skills, with an ability to prioritize under short timelines.
- Demonstrated managerial capabilities, including proven ability to manage professionals and external relationships.
- Proven collaborator, able to work well in a small team and complete a variety of tasks to achieve team goals.
- Experienced business traveler with an ability to manage travel expenses and occasional travel.
- Knowledge of the financial services industry, and financial regulatory initiatives.
- Advanced degree in Law, Public Policy, Business Administration or related field is a plus.

The role offers a hybrid/flexible schedule, which means there is an in-office expectation of 3 or more days per week and the flexibility to work outside the office location for the other days.

If there’s anything we can do to accommodate a disability during any portion of the application or hiring process, please refer to our disability accommodations for applicants.


Our approach to benefits and total rewards considers our team members’ whole selves and what may be needed to thrive in and outside work. That's why our benefits are designed to help you and your family boost your health, protect your financial security and give you peace of mind. Our benefits include the following (some may vary based on role, location or hours):

  • Healthcare (medical, dental, vision)

  • Basic term and optional term life insurance

  • Short-term and long-term disability

  • Pregnancy disability and parental leave

  • 401(k) and employer-funded retirement plan

  • Paid vacation (from two to five weeks depending on salary grade and tenure)

  • Up to 11 paid holiday opportunities

  • Adoption assistance

  • Sick and Safe Leave accruals of one hour for every 30 worked, up to 80 hours per calendar year unless otherwise provided by law

EEO is the Law

U.S. Bank is an equal opportunity employer committed to creating a diverse workforce. We consider all qualified applicants without regard to race, religion, color, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or veteran status, among other factors. Applicants can learn more about the company’s status as an equal opportunity employer by viewing the federal KNOW YOUR RIGHTS EEO poster.


U.S. Bank participates in the U.S. Department of Homeland Security E-Verify program in all facilities located in the United States and certain U.S. territories. The E-Verify program is an Internet-based employment eligibility verification system operated by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. Learn more about the E-Verify program.

The salary range reflects figures based on the primary location, which is listed first. The actual range for the role may differ based on the location of the role. In addition to salary, U.S. Bank offers a comprehensive benefits package, including incentive and recognition programs, equity stock purchase 401(k) contribution and pension (all benefits are subject to eligibility requirements). Pay Range: $188,530.00 - $221,800.00 - $243,980.00Job postings typically remain open for approximately 20 days of the posting date listed above, however the job posting may be closed earlier should it be determined the position is no longer required due to business need. Job postings in areas with a high volume of applicants, such as customer service, contact center, and Financial Crimes investigations, remain open for approximately 5 days of the posting listed date.