Director of Community Affairs

27 Aug, 2022


Director of Community Affairs

Rausch Coleman Homes
Tulsa, OK
Job Type

Improving quality of life, one home at a time.

At Rausch Coleman Homes, we honor God through our commitment to Integrity and Excellence in all aspects of homebuilding. We place the highest value upon the customer by exceeding expectations, and upon our team members by committing to professional development. We aspire to build the best quality affordable homes and we hold ourselves accountable to that goal.

Rausch Coleman Homes is a top 25 homebuilder and one of the largest private builders in the United States. For over 65 years, we’ve helped families better their lives and achieve their dream of home ownership. Recognized as a Best Place to Work in Arkansas, Oklahoma, and Texas, Rausch Coleman Homes offers competitive pay, health insurance, 401k, generous paid time off, and much more. For more information about what it’s like to work for Rausch Coleman Homes, including a more comprehensive listing of company benefits, please visit

Position Summary

The Director of Community Affairs fosters strategic relationships with local and state officials to promote successful endeavors in the company’s local markets and assists in establishment of corporate strategies, policies, and plans to the company. The Director maintains effective and cooperative working relationships with local and state officials and represents and protects the organizations interests.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Community Relations
  • Develops and fosters effective relationships with local government agencies, government partners, key policymakers, and the business community (mayors, city council, city administrators, planning departments, utility companies).
  • Promote company development interests to government leaders and negotiate beneficial solutions for company success in local markets.
  • Organize rallies and meetings with key supporters/partners to promote company agenda.
  • Identify opportunities to provide financial and other support to community stakeholders and support groups.
  • Navigate local government and public concerns and obstacles with company business, and create and implement solutions to overcome and achieve company goals.
  • Works with leadership to develop strategies on local regulations affecting the business, legislative issues and public relations.
  • Conducts outreach with all State and Local industry interest groups, builders associations, community groups, city planning commissions, city councils, state agencies, and other partners on Company issues, agendas and public relations.
  • Travels and attends local meetings involving plan approvals, policy decisions, disputes, and negotiations. Overnight travel may be frequent (50% of time).
  • Collaborate with and mobilize State and Local industry support groups, associations, trade partners, and others to support local agendas.
  • Research and create strategic relationships with local civic groups, businesses, schools, and other potential support-groups to help promote company agendas.
  • Serves as advocate for Company
  • Articulates important industry and public policy priorities and positions for the Company.
  • Other duties as defined by the General Counsel.
  • At least four (4) years of experience in community relations, community affairs, government affairs, sales, public relations or similar fields
  • Excellent relations skills
  • Strategic thinking
  • Decisive execution
  • Organized reporting and presentation experience
  • Strong ability to communicate in a clear and direct manner
  • Ability to travel (50%)
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Perform well under pressure
  • Results driven
  • Problem solving/analysis
  • Conflict resolution Skills
  • Negotiation skills

Preferred Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree in related field

Physical Demands

  • Lifting up to 20 pounds occasionally and up to 10 pounds frequently
  • Frequently moving small objects
  • Frequently sitting for long periods of time
  • Walking or standing occasionally
  • Must have manual use of hands and vision to use computer constantly

Job posted: 2022-08-27