Director of Government Affairs - Cincinnati Area Board of REALTORS
CINCINNATI AREA BOARD OF REALTORS®
Location: Cincinnati, Ohio
Type: Full Time
The Director of Government Affairs will monitor legislation to support the real estate industry and the REALTOR® Associations at the National, state, and local level. This position will report to the CEO and work with elected or appointed officials and staff (local, state, federal level) to ensure regulations protect private property right and encourage home ownership. This position will oversee all aspects of the association’s REALTOR® Political Action Committee (RPAC) including strategy, fundraising, events, marketing campaigns, and the monitoring of legislative and regulatory trends impacting the REALTOR® industry. Responsible for communicating important government affairs issues to entire membership.
Lead advocacy efforts on behalf of the association on a local level. Work with lawmakers and regulators to monitor issues and educate them on association positions.
Attend government meetings, locally or on the state level. Present at those meetings as needed and make government officials aware of CABR’s presence at those meetings.
Build relationships with key government and community contacts to further issue priorities.
Update membership on local, state, and federal collaborative efforts.
Collaborate with National Association of Realtors on both federal issues and candidates.
Collaborate with the Ohio Realtors on both state issues and candidates.
Staff liaison to the REALTORS® Political Action Committee (RPAC) Committee.
Develop and execute RPAC fundraising strategies, campaigns and events, ensure compliance with state and federal election and lobbying laws, management of PAC Board. Represent the association at related events.
Update RPAC chart and produce reports.
Produce press releases, newsletters and articles to inform public forums about association/industry news.
Other duties as assigned.
Bachelor’s degree required or equivalent experience required.
5-8 years’ experience in government affairs.
Microsoft Office experience required.
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills; both verbal and written.
Ability to take complicated information and communicate it simply.
WORK ENVIRONMENT AND PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
Work hours as noted in the Policy Manual, with the exception occasional evening and weekend activities. Travel out of town once or twice annually for two to four days. In addition:
Ability to walk, stand, and sit (including on the floor) for long periods of time.
Must be able to lift and carry supplies weighing up to 20 pounds.
Ability to stand or sit while maintaining alertness for several hours at a time.
Position may require bending, leaning, kneeling, and walking.
Ability to speak concisely and effectively communicate.
Visual and auditory ability to respond to critical situations and physical ability to act swiftly in an emergency
Ability to view/enter data for long periods of time.