Government Affairs Director

10 Feb, 2021


Government Affairs Director

Kitsap County Association of Realtors
Silverdale, WA


The Government Affairs Coordinator is responsible for learning, engaging, and administering local governmental affairs activities for the association, in support  of  the  real  estate  industry.  This  position includes coordination with both the National Association of REALTORS® and the Washington REALTORS®.


  • Committee Liaison: Staff liaison to the Governmental Affairs Committee. Works with the chair to set agendas, invite guest speakers, and educate the committee. Work with committee to identify issue priorities, action strategies, and develop minutes. Updates the committee on federal and state collaborative efforts.
  • Support Advocate: Based on issue priorities, guides advocacy efforts by researching on behalf of the association on a local level. Works directly with lawmakers and regulators to monitor issues and educate them on association positions including offering public comment and working on issues to maintain property rights and homeownership rights are protected within the county.
  • National/State Connection: Collaborates with NAR on both federal candidates and issues. Collaborates with the state association on both state candidates and issues.
  • REALTOR® Party Efforts: Supports Calls for Action, assists in writing grants to utilize Realtor Party initiatives. Encourages participation in the Broker Involvement program and uses the Land Use Initiative to review local ordinances.
  • REALTOR® Political Action Committee (RPAC): Staff liaison to the RPAC Committee. Develops a plan for reaching RPAC investment goals. Assists in planning and insuring compliance with state and federal law. Works with the RPAC Committee and CEO to identify candidates for support and funding.
  • Coalitions: Builds local relationships to assist in furthering issue priorities.
  • Education: Write articles for the newsletter, blog, and uses other communication vehicles to educate the association membership about advocacy efforts and supported candidates.
  • Ordinances and Zoning: Interns will have familiarity with local ordinances and the process to mpact changes



  • Bachelor’s degree preferred in political science, political affairs, business, legal affairs, or other related field of study.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills; both verbal and written
  • Ability to take complicated information and communicate it simply.



Work hours as noted in the Policy Manual, with the exception occasional evening and weekend activities. Travel out of town once or twice annually for two to four days. In addition:

  1. Ability to walk, stand, and sit (including on the floor) for long periods of time.
  2. Must be able to lift and carry supplies weighing up to 20 pounds.
  3. Ability to stand or sit while maintaining alertness for several hours at a time.
  4. Position may require bending, leaning, kneeling, andwalking.
  5. Ability to speak concisely and effectively communicate.
  6. Ability to respond to critical situations and physical ability to act swiftly in an emergency
  7. Ability to view/enter data for long periods of time.
  8. Ability to multitask and work on multiple projects concurrently.

To submit your resume, please email CEO Tiffany Claxton, at

Job posted: 2021-02-10