This position is located at our D.C. office.
Reporting to the Director of Housing Finance and Business Issues and Vice President of Federal Policy and Industry Relations, the Policy Representative is an integral member of NAR’s Federal Advocacy team, representing the Association on a variety of legislative business policy concerns. The ideal candidate will have real estate industry expertise, legislative experience, and strong research, writing, and communication skills.
Duties and Responsibilities:
- Research, identify, analyze and keep current on laws, regulations, and court decisions related to NAR’s policy positions on issues that impact the business practices of REALTORS®. These include, but are not limited to, the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act, the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act, the Dodd–Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, the Bank Secrecy Act, the Know Before You Owe mortgage disclosure rule, and concerns related to real estate closings, licensing, independent contractor status, immigration and visa programs, and small business needs.
- Track, review, analyze, and report on federal legislation impacting REALTOR® business issues, including those related to the regulatory functions of the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection, Department of Treasury, the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network, and the Department of Labor.
- Serve as the primary NAR liaison to Congressional Committees and support NAR’s relationship with Federal Regulators on policy and actions impacting NAR’s members.
- Conceptualize, research, and write letters to Congress and Federal regulatory agencies, as well as articles for NAR, its affiliates and outside organizations' publications on business issues.
- Staff the NAR Board of Directors’ Business Issues Policy Committee, which develops NAR’s Federal policy on advocacy priorities by organizing the Committee’s bi-annual meetings, webinars, conference calls, for committee members.
- Present federal issues to NAR, state and local REALTOR® associations, NAR affiliates, and industry partners in small and large meeting settings.
- Serve as a liaison and maintain relationships with industry partners, such as through coalitions, to advocate for common interests.
- Other duties, as assigned.
- Advanced degree preferred; Juris Doctor Degree (J.D.) with a real estate law focus preferred
- 3 – 5 years’ experience at a real estate firm or association
- Federal legislative experience preferred
- Exceptional communication skills—verbal, written, and presentation
- Results oriented with high attention to detail, ability to multi-task, and meet deadlines in a dynamic, fast-paced team environment
- Strong member relation and interpersonal skills, including a high level of response to all inquiries
- Ability to think in innovative ways to find solutions to problems
- High level of proficiency with Microsoft Office—Outlook, Excel, Word and PowerPoint, and new technology platforms unique to the industry
The National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) is a team of professionals dedicated to providing world-class service to over 1 million REALTORS® working in the United States and around the world. The real estate industry is fast-paced and fast-changing--each year, our members participate in the sale, lease, and management of billions of dollars in real estate. As in every industry, our members’ value proposition is constantly being challenged by innovation.
It is our mission to help REALTORS® navigate that change and thrive in their careers. We cannot do that without the ideas, passion, and commitment from our talented employees. As our greatest assets, employees are offered their pick of competitive benefits/perks and flexible work options. Our most successful employees are committed to:
Helping others to grow and develop