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Job Title: Legislative Advocate
Reports To: Legislative Advocate Manager
Group: Governmental Affairs
Work Environment: Hybrid
Compensation Range: $98,000 to $120,000 annually


The Opportunity:

Are you someone who enjoys advocating on issues related to the real estate market, private property rights, housing and the practice of real estate? If so, this is a great opportunity for you to join the Governmental Affairs team at the CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®. Yes, we’re a 100+ year old organization serving real estate – no, we’re not a stodgy 100+ year old organization serving real estate. In fact, we’re pretty cool (or so we think), and we’re a powerful voice for housing in California. We also think we’re an awesome company to work for. So, here’s what you need to know about the job:

The Role:

We are looking for a Legislative Advocate to help with legislative and regulatory advocacy for the state's largest trade association on issues related to the real estate market, private property rights, housing, and the practice of real estate. This person will also conduct and represent C.A.R. at outreaches and public speaking engagements to association members and provide staff support for the policy making branch of the Association.

This advocacy position will involve work primarily, although not exclusively, on advocating before the legislature and regulatory bodies regarding environmental and land use work of importance to the organization including issues pertaining to the Coastal Commission, zoning, the effects of climate change, electrification and state environmental mandates and the relationship of those issues to private property rights and homeownership and housing.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Analyze, develop and draft legislation and regulations for impacts on organized real estate.
  • Represent CAR at legislative and regulatory hearings and legislative and rulemaking processes.
  • Advising, interpret, support, oppose, and seek amendments on pending legislative proposals to implement CAR policy objectives.
  • Assist more senior advocates with their work on legislation and regulations.
  • Communicate with the legislature in writing and in person.
  • Staff to various policy and level of government committees of C.A.R.
  • Develop, interpret, draft, and edit issues briefing papers and summaries of legislation.
  • Outreach and public speaking to association members and staff support for the policy making apparatus of the association.
  • Other duties as required.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree
  • 2+ years lobbying the legislature or regulatory bodies or working in a position of responsibility involving legislative issues in a legislative office, government agency, non-profit, or other advocacy organization.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Law or graduate degree
  • Capitol experience
  • Experience with housing issues
  • Regulatory advocacy experience


The CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® offers a collaborative environment that will allow you the opportunity to work on impactful projects that make a difference. What we love the most about working here are the autonomy, collaborative team environment and commitment to a positive work/life integration. And we like so much more, but we’ll tell you about that later.

The CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® is a statewide trade association dedicated to the advancement of professionalism in real estate. The Association develops and promotes programs and services for its 214,000 members, and keeps the public informed about real estate in California.


Leading the Way…TM isn’t just a slogan at the CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® (C.A.R.).  As one of the largest state trade organizations in the United States, C.A.R. provides members with tools to help complete transactions, information to keep them nimble in the marketplace and a strong clear voice on the government steps in Sacramento.  How do we do it?  We start by hiring friendly, talented people committed to working toward those common goals


Headquartered in sunny Los Angeles, C.A.R. offers business casual wear, an on-site exercise room, a health and wellness program including lunch and learns with guest speakers, a FitBit® program, and collaborative working areas. 


What else?

Medical, dental, vision, vitamin reimbursement, 401(k) retirement plan, 11 paid holidays, and more. 


C.A.R. staff stand by a set of core values that make us the best in the business.  Take a look for yourself and see what we are all about


For consideration - qualified applicants only please - submit cover letter and resume (in .doc, .docx, or .pdf format) to: [email protected]


C.A.R. and/or its subsidiaries and agents will consider for employment all qualified applicants, including those with criminal histories, in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable state and local laws, including the City of Los Angeles’ Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance


Sorry! Due to the heavy volume of resumes we receive, only candidates being considered will be contacted directly. We appreciate your interest in employment opportunities with the CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®.

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