Federal Legislative Director

28 Apr, 2022


Federal Legislative Director

National Association of Home Builders
Washington, D.C.

NAHB is seeking an experienced lobbyist to advocate for the housing industry on Capitol Hill and in Washington, DC, on workforce and labor issues, including immigration reform, workforce development and workplace safety, as well as all other NAHB priority issues in a general manner.

The director will also lobby on behalf of the Home Builders Institute (HBI), the nation’s leading educational resource for career technical education in the building industry.

Responsibilities also include analyzing legislation and government programs, while developing and implementing legislative, grassroots, and political strategies that are communicated to NAHB’s membership, Congress, the Administration and national political parties.

The director will also educate, update, and activate NAHB’s grassroots network in their assigned region in an effort to influence Capitol Hill and the political process, and will direct political outreach in assigned region and advise NAHB’s membership on political support for candidates in assigned region. This is to ensure the voice of the nation’s home builders is heard by federal legislators throughout the legislative and political process.

The successful candidate will have:

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills;
  • Demonstrated ability to analyze and synthesize complex legislative information; and
  • Demonstrated ability to balance a heavy workload with competing deadlines.

Candidates must be able to address changing priorities and work well under pressure.

Key Requirements:

  • Minimum of four years of federal legislative experience is required, either on Capitol Hill, federal government agency, political campaigns or at another trade association.
  • Knowledge of specific issue area preferred.
  • Knowledge of the political process, congressional budget/appropriations process, grassroots outreach, housing industry, trade association operations and/or regulatory process.
  • Bachelor’s degree, or equivalent in education and experience.
  • Master’s or law degree is preferred.

Some travel will be required.

 To apply for this position, please complete and submit this application or apply online at nahb.org/jobs.

Job posted: 2022-04-28