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Subject :Government Affairs Specialist for the Saint Paul Area Association of Realtors (SPAAR)

Government Affairs Specialist for the Saint Paul Area Association of Realtors

The Saint Paul Area Association of REALTORS® (SPAAR), which serves more than 7,300 members in 12 Twin Cities metro area counties at its St. Paul, and Coon Rapids locations, seeks a Government Affairs Specialist. This regular, full time position is part of a Government Affairs team and reports directly to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO).

Role Responsibilities:
The Government Affairs Specialist supports SPAAR members’ interests by fostering relationships with local units of government, coordinating activities with other REALTOR® organizations and serving as a staff liaison to SPAAR’s Government Affairs, REALTOR Political Action Committee (RPAC) and Young Professionals’ Network (YPN) committees.

Responsibilities include:
• Advocate and implement the public policy positions of the board of directors and position the organization and industry in the public realm
• Monitor SPAAR Territory (200 cities) government minutes and agendas
• Direct issue advocacy, especially by coordinating the implementation of city/county programs
• Maintain knowledge base of all relevant industry and REALTORS® issues
• Survey, screen, and provide information to members selecting candidates to support for elected office
• Respond to member public policy or statistical requests
• Represent SPAAR at relevant chamber and other outside community meetings
• Host City Programs in partnership with local governments
• Utilize NAR’s Aristotle RPAC management system to run reports assisting members in the collection of RPAC funds
• Prepare and file MN Campaign Finance and Public Disclosure Board Compliance lobbyist and lobbyist principal reports
• Develop new ways to increase member participation in RPAC
• Implement the REALTOR® candidate selection process by facilitating candidate screenings, questionnaires, and interviews to endorse and support candidates for public office
• Plan, market, and host multiple events as directed by the committee, including the Biggest Tuesday Sales Meeting Ever and multiple other YPN development events
• Attend and support member participation in State and National Association meetings as directed
• Compile Governments Affairs related annual NAR Core Standards certification information
• Maintain lobbyist registration

Preferred Experience:
• 1-3 years’ experience in a lobbyist, local government staff or advocacy roles
• Experience planning and implementing advocacy campaigns
• Field work, fundraising experience, PAC familiarity a plus
• Able to collaborate across issues with association staff
• Adept at managing and building strong relationships with members, local governments, media and the real estate industry
• Strong verbal and written communication skills
• Bachelor’s degree in political science, public policy or communications preferred

SPAAR Benefits:
• Health insurance plan
• Dental/Vision plans
• Short and long term disability
• Life Insurance plan
• Pension contribution
• 401(k)
• Paid Time Off
• Ongoing training opportunities

Application Process:
To apply, please ubmit a cover letter and resume to [email protected]
Principals only please.

Last Edited On: 04/09/2019 01:03:45 PM By MGRC Admin
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