VP, Government Relations

03 Mar, 2021


VP, Government Relations


About the team

Zillow’s mission is to give people the power to unlock life’s next chapter – by making moving easier than ever before. The convergence of technology, and a global pandemic has encouraged many in the real estate marketplace to re-imagine how they do business.

The desire to make forward progress will require some of the industry’s governing rules to evolve. Zillow is ready to help modernize those rules and regulations.
Here’s how you can play a meaningful role in helping us all move forward with confidence.

Bring your talent for influencing and developing leaders to Zillow as Vice President of Government Relations! Be ready for scaling your team, innovating the industry, and beyond.

Our team is nationally distributed, and highly skilled in Federal, State, and Local Relations, Policy, Community Engagement, and Advocacy Building.
In this team, you will discover a rich opportunity to cultivate relationships, collaborate, and amplify the teams’ strengths with a unified strategy.

Being part of our team will offer you the opportunity to bring your expertise and energy to be part of how buyers, sellers and renters experience the home journey!

About the role

In our highly regulated sector, we need a committed government relations leader who is a strong operator, experienced in building, and executing major advocacy campaigns, coalition building, and policy formation.

Are you a leader of leaders driven to build a better real estate experience? Your skill in crafting, articulating, and ultimately delivering on a strategic vision, will deepen your team’s, and Zillow’s success.

You’ll lead all aspects of budget, planning and campaign / program reporting. Cultivate high potential partner relationships, particularly with senior levels within government or large organizations.You will be respected as a trusted advisor by the Company’s senior executive team.

This role has been categorized as a Remote position. “Remote” employees do not have a permanent corporate office workplace and, instead, work from a physical location of their choice which must be identified to the Company. Employees may live in any of the 50 US States, with limited exceptions. In certain cases, an employee in a remote-designated job may need to live in a specific region or time zone to support customers or clients as part of their role.

Who you are

  • 15 years of progressive success running and scaling a national/global government relations or advocacy  team – experience in technology, real estate, financial services, lending a plus.
  • Quantified examples of thought partnership that moved the needle in a regulated space.
  • Strong understanding of effective public policy, political advocacy, public affairs programs, coalition building and grassroots campaign management.
  • Experience providing expertise and advice to the leaders in local, county and state government.
  • Extreme attention to detail, allowing you to think big, and adapt quickly.
  • A focus on efficient and optimal assessment of opportunities, threats, and prioritization of that focus.
  • An ability to see around the corner, analyze, and communicate trends, threats and opportunities that could impact the company and its business lines.
  • A gift for providing clarity from ambiguity and aiming for action through consensus.
  • Bachelor’s degree. JD preferred.

Get to know us

Zillow Group, the largest portfolio of real estate brands on mobile and the web, is building a safe, on-demand real estate experience. Whether selling, buying, renting or financing, customers can turn to Zillow’s businesses to find and get into their next home with speed, certainty and ease.We are on a mission to help people unlock their next chapter and are building transformational tools and services that create an on-demand real estate transaction experience. Millions of people visit Zillow Group sites every month to start their home search, and now they can rely on Zillow to help them finish it — and no matter what job you’re in, you will play a critical role in making this vision a reality.At Zillow Group, we’re powered by our inclusive work culture, where everyone has the support and resources to do the best work of their careers. Our efforts to streamline the real estate transaction is supported by our passion to empower people and enrich lives around everything home, a deep-rooted culture of innovation, a fundamental commitment to Equity and Belonging, and world-class benefits. But, don’t just take our word for it. Read our reviews on Glassdoor and recent recognition from multiple organizations, including: Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Corporate Equity Index, Fortune Best Workplaces for Technology, Fortune Best Workplaces for Millennials, Fortune Best Workplaces for Parents, Fatherly’s Best Workplaces for New Dads, JUST Capital 100 Company, and the Bloomberg Gender Equality Index constituent.

Zillow Group is an equal opportunity employer committed to fostering an inclusive, innovative environment with the best employees. Therefore, we provide employment opportunities without regard to age, race, color, ancestry, national origin, religion, disability, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, or any other protected status in accordance with applicable law. If there are preparations we can make to help ensure you have a comfortable and positive interview experience, please let us know.

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Job posted: 2021-03-03