- - Director Public Policy & Gov Relations, USA

Director Public Policy & Gov Relations  #18-5116



Career Area Legal

Experience Level Experienced

Available Work Locations Washington D.C.

Ally Requisition # 18-5116


Job Description

Position Description


Ally is looking for an exceptional professional as Director of Public Policy and Government Affairs in Washington, DC. This person will collaboratively help develop and execute our public policy strategy and advocacy with executive, legislative, and other political bodies and officials in the federal government.


The position is located in Washington, DC, and will report to the Managing Director, Head of Public Policy and Government Relations.


Job Responsibilities


Assist in the development, organization and coordination of Ally's government affairs programs and activities;

Cultivate and maintain robust relationships with key elected and appointed federal officials;

Monitor the legislative and regulatory processes at all levels of the federal government, ensuring that senior Ally leadership are aware of impending policy and legal issues of relevance;

Participate in the drafting of internal memoranda and periodic reports on legislative and regulatory developments in Washington;

Prepare and deliver oral presentations to firm clients and internal stakeholders on topics of relevance and political and policy developments in Washington;

Represent Ally at trade associations and industry coalitions, and assist in the management of those memberships to further Ally's goals and interests;

Collaborate with key firm clients and internal stakeholders enterprise-wide to achieve Ally's strategy goals;

Help develop PAC strategy and execute deployment of PAC funds to key federal candidates.




BA/BS degree and strong academic record

Minimum of ten years of full-time public-policy experience, through a combination of government and private sector employment, preferably with some in the financial-services or auto-finance industry

Considerable experience in federal advocacy and deep relationships in Washington

Exemplary written and oral communication skills

Business acumen

Intellectual curiosity and entrepreneurial zeal

Strong work ethic and an ownership and goal-oriented mentality

Robust interpersonal skills--self-aware, accountable, and empathetic

Track record of taking initiative, innovating, and implementing solutions

Unquestioned reputation for ethical conduct and integrity

Keen attention to detail and outstanding organizational skills


Ally Overview


Ally Financial Inc. (NYSE: ALLY) is a leading digital financial services company and a top 25 U.S. financial holding company offering financial products for consumers, businesses, automotive dealers and corporate clients. Ally's legacy dates back to 1919, and the company was redesigned in 2009 with a distinctive brand, innovative approach and relentless focus on its customers. Ally has an award-winning online bank (member FDIC), one of the largest full service auto finance operations in the country, a complementary auto-focused insurance business, a growing digital wealth management and online brokerage platform, and a trusted corporate finance business offering capital for equity sponsors and middle-market companies.


Business Unit/Enterprise Function


The Public Policy and Government Affairs function oversees Ally's public policy strategy and its relations with executive, legislative, and other political bodies and officials at all levels of government. Members of the staff are proactive and solution-oriented advisers for Ally's board of directors, executive management, business lines, and enterprise functions.


Total Rewards Information


Ally's compensation program offers market-competitive base pay and bonus pay potential based on achieving personal and company goals. Plus, we have a flexible paid time-off program with an emphasis on work-life balance.


Ally offers a variety of benefits to protect your health and well-being, provide financial security and balance your work-life needs including:


Industry-leading 401K Retirement Savings Plan including Matching and Company Contributions

Comprehensive wellness program with financial incentives designed to help you achieve your best health

Flexible health insurance options including dental and vision

Pre-tax Health Savings Account with generous employer contributions

Pre-tax dependent care and commuter benefits

Other work-life integration benefits including Paid Parental & Caregiver Leave, Adoption Assistance, Back-up Child & Adult/Elder Care, Child Care Discounts, Tuition Reimbursement, LifeMatters Employee Assistance Program, Weight Watchers and other employee discount programs

Ally is an Equal Opportunity Employer


We extend equal employment opportunities to qualified applicants and employees on an equal basis regardless of an individual's age, race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy status, marital status, military or veteran status, genetic disposition or any other reason protected by law.


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Job posted on 5th February 2018

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