The Northern Virginia Building Industry Association (NVBIA) is a 600 member trade association representing the homebuilding industry in the Northern Virginia jurisdictions of Alexandria, Arlington, Fairfax, Fauquier, Loudoun, and Prince William. Our members include, but are not limited to, single and multi-family developers, builders, architects, attorneys, engineers, and any other profession involved in the homebuilding process.
NVBIA is seeking a Director of Government Affairs to develop and implement advocacy strategies that promote homebuilding in Northern Virginia.
Primary responsibilities include tracking relevant state and local legislative issues; maintaining positive relationships with local elected officials, staff and community stakeholders; working with NVBIA legislative committee to develop and advance legislative and regulatory priorities, and assist with the association’s political action committee.
Candidate should have a minimum of three years’ experience working in government affairs, public relations, or related field; candidate must be able to build working relationships across a broad spectrum of stakeholders; and be able to effectively communicate complicated issues.
Duties/Areas of Focus:
Manage and direct NVBIA’s strategic Legislative Committee program in conjunction with NVBIA’s Legislative Committee;
Assist in the management of NVBIA’s Political Action Committee: NoVA Build PAC;
Implement a fundraising program to bolster the Association’s PAC funds;
Represent NVBIA’s interests before elected, appointed leaders and their staff;
Establish effective strategic relationships with key appointed leaders;
Develop, articulate, communicate and represent NVBIA’s Public Policy Agenda and strategic initiatives;
Remain accessible to NVBIA members;
Develop testimony, op-ed columns, letters, press releases and other communications that effectively advance NVBIA’s public policy priorities;
Maintain NVBIA advocacy communications;
Work with the Association’s key staff and leadership to develop a strategic communications program in support of NVBIA’s public policy priorities;
Coordinate public-private partnerships that will advance NVBIA's strategic priorities; and
Serve as a registered lobbyist.
Specific Functions Performed:
Support the Legislative Committee, with duties that include, but not limited to, coordination of meetings and agenda development, information distribution, speaker scheduling, development of correspondence, keeping development of NVBIA’s public policy agenda; and distribution of meeting notes;
Research and analyze legislation of interest to the homebuilding industry;
Attend and serve as NVBIA’s official liaison at appropriate meetings of Northern Virginia localities and the Commonwealth of Virginia;
Maintain liaison with regional authorities, (i.e. Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority, NVTA etc.);
Maintain strong contact with local elected officials in all jurisdictions;
Maintain close liaison with Northern Virginia members of the General Assembly and serve as regular contact for NVBIA;
Coordinate and distribute monthly legislative updates for NVBIA members (or on an as-needed basis);
Support the Legislative Committee’s work to develop NVBIA’s public policy agenda;
Plan and coordinate candidate briefings in conjunction with NoVA Build PAC prior to each election;
Present a report at monthly NVBIA Executive Committee meetings and quarterly Board of Directors meetings;
Work to increase NVBIA's representation on local boards and commissions in all jurisdictions;
Responsible for working with NVBIA’s EO and Events Director to develop programs that increase non dues revenue; and
Perform other duties as assigned by the EO, Board President, Legislative Committee, and NoVA Build PAC.
To Apply: Please submit your resume, cover letter, salary expectations and any additional information you wish to provide to Jon Lindgren at firstname.lastname@example.org. For additional information, please call 703.953.3523.
Additional Salary Information: Salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications.
About Northern Virginia Building Industry Association
The Northern Virginia Building Industry Association (NVBIA) is a 600 member trade association representing the homebuilding industry in the Northern Virginia jurisdictions of Alexandria, Arlington, Fairfax, Fauquier, Loudoun, and Prince William. We are affiliated with the Homebuilders Association of Virginia (HBAV), and the National Association of Homebuilders (NAHB).