Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA)
Washington, DC

QUALIFICATIONS:  

Bachelor’s degree in Political Science or related field and a minimum 5 years experience in state and local lobbying and program management. Experience in real estate a plus, but not a requirement.

POSITION AUTHORITY:              SUPERVISORY

REQUIED TRAVEL:                      FREQUENT TRAVEL INVOLVED                   

POSITION DESCRIPTION OBJECTIVES:

Direct BOMA’s state and local government affairs program by supporting local federated associations in implementing their government affairs programs and strategies. The position requires strong writing and presentation skills to develop a library of model and/or best practice legislation and increase BOMA’s outreach and visibility among state groups and state/local decision makers. Most importantly, develop issues expertise and new resources to take our advocacy programs to the next level. Specific duties listed below.

SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. Prepare issue updates, background papers, congressional testimony, comments on proposed rulemakings, and legislative alerts as appropriate.
  2. Assist BOMA local associations to research and coordinate state and local issues with multi-state or national impact.
  3. Manage state legislative tracking programs to assist local association advocacy efforts.
  4. Create model legislation and advocacy guides in coordination with the BOMA’s State Government Affairs Committee.
  5. Represent BOMA in state/local issues coalition meetings and with other real estate organizations.
  6. Write articles on state/local issues for various online and printed publications.
  7. Manage the development and maintenance of the state and local advocacy section of the BOMA.org website.
  8. Manage the state and local affairs strategic plan and budget, including responsibility for contract oversight, overseeing revenue and disbursement tracking.
  9. Serve as the staff liaison to the State Government Affairs Committee and the Industry Defense Fund, which allocates financial resources to local associations for specific advocacy efforts and programs.
  10. Assist in Political Action Committee (PAC) fundraising and work with local associations to hold PAC events.
  11. Perform all other duties as assigned by the Vice President of Advocacy, Codes and Standards.

RELATIONSHIPS:

The position requires the ability to create and manage a diverse set of relationships, including, BOMA local association leadership, local association staff, BOMA members, state and local policy makers, and other real estate association staff.

APPLYING:

Please submit your resume, cover letter, and salary requirements to jbryant@boma.org.

ABOUT BOMA INTERNATIONAL:

The Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) International is a federation of 90 BOMA U.S. associations and 18 international affiliates. Founded in 1907, BOMA represents the owners and managers of all commercial property types including nearly 10.5 billion square feet of U.S. office space that supports 1.7 million jobs and contributes $234.9 billion to the U.S. GDP. Its mission is to advance a vibrant commercial real estate industry through advocacy, influence and knowledge.??

BOMA International is a primary source of information on building management and operations, development, leasing, building operating costs, energy consumption patterns, local and national building codes, legislation, occupancy statistics, technological developments and other industry trends.

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Job Posted: February 25, 2017
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