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Legislative & Regulatory Affairs Director:

Job Title: Legislative & Regulatory Affairs Director

Department: Government Affairs

Management Status: Full Time

FLSA Status: Exempt

Reports to: Chief Staff Executive

Number of Direct Reports: 0

POSITION SUMMARY: This employee  is responsible for managing and administering local legislative and 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 Viriginia REALTORS®


  • Committee Liaison: Staff liaison to the Governmental Affairs Committee and REALTOR®/Lawyer Committee. Works with the chair to set agendas, invite guest speakers, and educate the committee. Work with committee to identify issue priorities, action strategies, and develop minutes. Updates the committee on federal and state collaborative efforts.
  • Lead Advocate: Based on issue priorities, leads advocacy efforts on behalf of the association on a local level. Work directly with lawmakers and regulators to monitor issues and educate them on association positions.
  • National/State Connection: Collaborates with NAR on both federal candidates and issues. Collaborates with the Virginia REALTORS ®on both state candidates and issues.
  • REALTOR® Party Efforts: Supports Calls for Action, writes grants to utilize Realtor Party initiatives. Encourages participation in the Broker Involvement program and uses the Land Use Initiative to review local ordinances.
  • REALTOR® Political Action Committee (RPAC): Collaborates with the RPAC Fundraising Committee Chair and the VP of Public and Community Affairs to reach RPAC participation and dollar volume goals. Is a key player in developing a plan for reaching RPAC investment goals. Executes plan and insures compliance with state and federal law.

Works with the Government Affairs Committee to identify candidates for support and funding. •

Coalitions: Builds local relationships to assist in furthering issue priorities.

  • Education: Write articles for the newsletter, blog, and uses other communication vehicles to educate the association membership about advocacy efforts and supported candidates.
  • Branding: Coordinates with the communications director to secure earned media for advocacy related issues. Build positive relationships with local media contacts.
  • Administration: Assists CSE with budget for governmental affairs, and related activities. Maintain department files, and serves as key contact for association staff relating to legislative and regulatory affairs activities.
  • Core Standards: Assists CSE to insure related NAR Core Standards are achieved annually.


  • Bachelor’s degree required preferably in political science or interpersonal communications; prior lobbying experience highly desired but will train the right candidate
  • 3-5 years’ experience in governmental affairs
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills; both verbal and written
  • Ability to take complicated information and communicate it simply.

To Apply:

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