Job Title: Government Affairs Field Representative
Reports To: Member Mobilization Director
Group: Government Affairs
The Government Affairs Field representative is C.A.R.’s liaison to key leaders in the REALTOR community and is responsible for developing and maintaining relationships to move C.A.R.’s government affairs priorities. As a field representative this position will engage in recruiting and developing REALTOR member leaders, in politics, and engage member through policy and political mobilization programs.
- Design and implement a regional engagement program to strengthen relationships with REALTORS®, Local Association staff, and key stake holders with the expectation of expanding C.A.R.’s legislative, political and mobilization programs
- Develop and implement campaigns including member education, initiatives, and other mobilization priorities related to the objectives of the Government Affairs Programs
- Identify and develop REALTOR® as leaders and volunteers in support of C.A.R.’s legislative and political agendas to fulfill the various engagement objectives at C.A.R.
- Manage lists, charts, and databases for the purposes of developing a network of REALTOR® members and other key stakeholders
- Engage with public officials, their staff, as well as other key stakeholders
- Educate and inform local Association staff and key members in the area of PAC administration including reimbursements and other available resources related to political campaigns.
- Represent government affairs at key C.A.R. events and other industry related events
- Gather and share local political intelligence with C.A.R., CREPAC and support candidate campaigns as needed
- Participate and actively recruit members for in-district lobbying efforts and Legislative Day at the capitol
- Create a social media strategy and presence in order to advance advocacy activities, by increasing current social media activity
- Utilize project management software to update daily tasks, and other reporting requirements
- Other duties as assigned
- Bachelor degree in Social Science, Public Affairs or related field is required
- Ability to think strategically and work in teams
- 2-3 years’ experience in grassroots organizing, campaigns, legislative, policy or trade association experience
- 1-2 years’ experience leading or supervising multiple staff, assignments, projects, managing timelines, and effectively using database systems.
- Ability to develop educational and outreach materials
- Strong written and oral communication skills
- Demonstrated ability in successfully managing time and working independently
- Demonstrated ability to exercise excellent political judgment and discretion.
- Demonstrated ability to work effectively in politically sensitive and high-pressure environments.
- Excellent listening, interpersonal, communication and problem-solving skills.
- Ability to travel on a regular basis as needed, and for extended periods of time.
- Must possess a valid California driver's license, auto insurance
- 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.
- Excellent work ethic and attendance.
- Consistency in giving feedback regarding work progress, timetable and issues.