Reports to: VP of Community & Public Policy Affairs
POSITION SUMMARY: The specialist is responsible for managing and administering local governmental & regulatory affairs activities for the association, in support of the real estate industry.
This position includes coordination with both the National Association of REALTORS® and the state association.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: • Committee Liaison: Staff liaison to the Governmental Affairs Committee, REALTOR/LAWYER Committee & RPAC Trustees.
Works with the chair to set agendas, invite guest speakers, and educate the committee. Work with committee and supervisor to identify issue priorities, action strategies, and develop minutes. Updates the committee on federal and state collaborative efforts.
Closely monitors local city council agendas for real estate related items in the cities of Norfolk, Suffolk, Franklin, Portsmouth, Virginia Beach and Chesapeake
Reads all minutes from the above city councils
Monitors the regulatory environment including the VA Real Estate Board
Lead Advocate: Based on issue priorities, leads advocacy efforts on behalf of the association on a local level. Collaborates with NAR on both federal candidates and issues. Collaborates with the state association on both state candidates and issues.
REALTOR® Party Efforts: Supports Calls for Action, assists VP with writing grants to utilize Realtor Party initiatives.
Encourages participation in the Broker Involvement program, and uses the Land Use Initiative to review local ordinances.
Works with the RPAC Trustees to identify candidates for support and funding.
Coalitions: Builds local relationships to assist in furthering issue priorities.
Education: Write articles for the newsletter and magazine when requested., blog, and uses other communication vehicles to educate the association membership about advocacy effort
Branding: Coordinates with the communications director to secure earned media for advocacy related issues.
This is an in-office position. Telecommuting or remote work is not allowed
QUALIFICATIONS: • Bachelor’s degree preferred • 3-5 years’ experience in local Hampton Roads governmental affairs with existing relationships with legislators and regulators • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills; both verbal and written • Ability to take complicated information and communicate it simply.
Additional Salary Information: Great benefits
Recently restructured organization, went from managed by an AMC to self-managed. We serve over 5,000 REALTOR® and affiliate members.