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Extended deadline: Apply to our Community Bank Advisory Council and Credit Union Advisory Council

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If you’re considering applying to our Credit Union Advisory Council (CUAC) and Community Bank Advisory Council (CBAC), you still have time to apply. We’re extending the application deadline by two weeks. All applications for our CBAC and CUAC must be received by March 14, 2014.

Submit an application

If you missed the earlier announcement, here’s what we’re looking for.

Save the date: Join us for a Consumer Advisory Board meeting in Washington, D.C.

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Join us for a Consumer Advisory Board meeting with Director Cordray where we will discuss the consumer experience in the credit reporting market.

10:00 a.m. EST, Thursday, February 27
Constitution Center (Auditorium)
400 7th Street SW
Washington, D.C. 20024

Director Cordray will give remarks, and our Consumer Advisory Board will listen to consumer groups, community and industry representatives, and members of the public.

This event is open to the public and requires an RSVP.

To RSVP, email cfpb.events@cfpb.gov with:

  • Your full name
  • Your organizational affiliation (if any)
  • Subject line: Consumer Advisory Board

You can take a look at the meeting’s agenda. You can also check out our schedule of upcoming and previous Board and Council meetings.

Don’t forget! The deadline to apply to be part of the Consumer Advisory Board and Councils is on February 28th. Check out the announcement for directions to apply.

See you there!

Accepting applications for our Academic Research Council

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Beginning today, we are accepting applications for membership on our Academic Research Council (ARC).

The ARC was created to make sure that we hear from a variety of experts with diverse viewpoints, knowledge, and expertise. It’s envisioned as a technical advisory body of scholars to:

  • Provide our Office of Research with methodological and technical advice and feedback
  • Suggest new data collection strategies and methods of analysis
  • Provide input into research strategic planning and the research agenda
  • Collaborate with our research staff on high-value research projects to share specialized expertise
  • Support high quality recruitment

We’re inviting applications from individuals who can provide us with these kinds of guidance as we carry out our work.

We’re looking for tenured academics with:

  • World class research and publishing background
  • A record of public or academic service
  • Recognition for professional achievements and objectivity in economics, statistics, psychology or behavioral science
  • Strong methodological and technical expertise in structural or reduced form econometrics, modeling of consumer decision-making, behavioral economics, experimental economics, program evaluation, psychology, or financial choice

How to apply

For more information on how to apply to serve on the Consumer Advisory Board or one of these Advisory Councils you can:

How many seats are available?

We are looking to fill two additional seats on the Academic Research Council in 2014. Learn more about current members.

 

 

Accepting applications for our Advisory Board and Councils

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To be sure that we hear from a variety of experts with diverse viewpoints, we set up the Consumer Advisory Board and two other advisory groups – the Community Bank Advisory Council and Credit Union Advisory Council. These groups allow us to hear directly from small financial institutions. They also provide us with information about emerging trends and practices in the consumer financial products and services industries.

Today, we’re accepting applications for membership on all of our advisory groups. We’re inviting applications from individuals who can provide us with guidance as we carry out our work.

Here’s what we’re looking for:

  • Experts in consumer protection, community development, consumer finance, fair lending, and civil rights
  • Experts in consumer financial products or services
  • Representatives of banks that primarily serve underserved communities
  • Representatives of communities that have been significantly impacted by higher priced mortgage loans
  • Current employees of credit unions and community banks
  • Academics (Experts in research methodologies, framing research questions, data collection, and analytic strategies.)

How to apply

For more information on how to apply to serve on the Consumer Advisory Board or one of these Advisory Councils you can:

How many seats are available?

The following will becoming vacant in the fall of 2014:

  • 7 seats on the Consumer Advisory Board
  • 8 seats on the Community Bank Advisory Council
  • 8 seats on the Credit Union Advisory Council