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Title: Legislative Advocate
Group: Government Affairs
Reports to: Staff Vice President

The Legislative Advocate working within the Governmental Affairs department, is responsible for 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 also conducts outreaches and public speaking engagements to association members and staff support for the policy making branch of the association.

Responsibilities

  • 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.
  • Outreach and public speaking to association members and staff support for the policy making apparatus of the association.
  • 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. Responsible for advising, interpreting, supporting, opposing and seeking amendments on pending legislative proposals to implement CAR policy objectives.
  • Develop, interpret, draft, and edit issues briefing papers and summaries of legislation.
  • Responsible for communicating with the legislature in writing and in person.
  • Staff to various policy and level of government committees of C.A.R.

Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree required. Law or graduate degree a plus.
  • 3-5 years lobbying the legislature or the equivalent
  • Collaborative team oriented approach
  • Excellent writing and public speaking skills, and outstanding customer service orientation.
  • Capitol experience a plus
  • Experience with housing issues a plus
  • Regulatory advocacy experience a plus
  • Intermediate to advanced level in Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.)
  • Ability to function effectively in a variety of challenging situations and circumstances, including difficult project deadlines, demanding customers, tight budgets, and evolving goals and objectives.
  • Ability to work effectively with co-workers, customers and others by sharing ideas in a constructive and positive manner.
  • Consistency in giving feedback regarding work progress, timetable and issues.

 

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  www.car.org

 

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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