Principal, Advocacy Team

We arm clients with political intelligence and targeted engagement strategies to stay ahead in a constantly evolving policy landscape. Our team’s knowledge of how policymaking works – both in and outside government – along with our understanding of the regulatory apparatus allows us to reach and educate policymakers at every level.

Primary Responsibilities

The Advocacy Principal will directly support the broader Advocacy practice by conducting research for ongoing client projects,  assisting with client deliverables, and managing FS Vector’s intern program.  The person will be expected to interact directly with firm clients and be capable of leading and executing on client-related workstreams. Principals will, in some cases, lead the management of particular clients.

 In this role, the Principal will develop knowledge of the client’s business, its objectives, opportunities, and challenges, in order to craft meaningful policy goals and the strategies and tactics needed to accomplish them. Responsibilities will include, but will not be limited to the following:

Client Delivery

  • Lead client engagement and work across the FSV team to create deliverables in a timely and efficient manner
  • Demonstrate an understanding of client information, including business strategy, services, stakeholders, and competitive landscape
  • Develop comprehensive public policy programs and strategies for clients and execute on engagement strategy between clients and policymakers
  • Write and edit a variety of client materials (e.g. strategic memos, regulatory comment letters, draft legislative language, policy analyses, presentations, emails, bill summaries, social media posts, content, etc.)
  • Assist clients in responding to agency rulemakings or requests for information 
  • Maintaining up-to-date contact lists for clients, helping schedule meetings for clients with policymakers and regulators offices, preparing materials such as one-pagers and decks for those meetings, staffing clients in the meetings, taking notes, and ensuring action items from the meetings are followed up on
  • Identify public/private partnership opportunities with government agencies 
  • Develop and maintain relationships with various third parties such non-profits, think-tanks, and universities to ensure up to date awareness of climate surrounding the client’s policy issues and develop support for initiatives
  • Provide real-time updates to clients on emerging industry, regulatory, legislative, and political issues/policies
  • Conduct panel discussions/conferences with industry stakeholders on policy issues
  • Execute public policy program activities for a variety of clients simultaneously
  • Register to lobby and engage directly with Capitol Hill offices and administration officials.

Business Development

  • Working with the team to help clients assess their program needs
  • Participating in generating new business proposals and presentations
  • Build industry network to develop new relationships and identify prospective clients

Firm Leadership

  • Manage 1-2 staff members
  • Consistently seeking ways to improve client service and firm overall
  • Support the development, production, and marketing of thought leadership surrounding emerging trends and issues
  • Provide policy analysis with an eye for impacts on strategic business goals, taking into account the larger political environment


What we are looking for in a colleague

  • Possess superior research, public policy, writing, editing skills and oral presentation skills
  • Possess understanding of financial services policy and regulatory issues
  • Familiarity with the financial technology market and/or financial services regulatory regime.
  • Ability to communicate effectively on issues
  • A solid grasp of communications, including traditional media as well as digital and social media
  • Strong time and priority management skills and an ability to effectively juggle multiple client projects
  • Desire and ability to work in a fast-paced, multi-tasking, deadline-oriented startup environment
  • Service-oriented attitude
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • A high level of integrity and sensitivity to confidential information
  • A strong work ethic and an ability to be an autonomous self-starter and finisher


  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • Minimum of 8  years of financial services policy experience either on Capitol Hill, with a regulatory agency, or related experience

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