The Public Policy Coordinator is responsible for planning and implementing GLAR’s local governmental affairs and advocacy activities on behalf of its members. All activities will be conducted in accordance with GLAR Public Policy Statement and under the direction of the CEO. This position includes coordination with both the National Association of REALTORS® and the Michigan REALTORS®.
Plans and executes comprehensive, proactive advocacy activities at the local level that advance the association’s mission and goals. Monitors and analyzes potential impact of government and regulatory proposals relating to the real estate industry. Monitors local issues and serves as liaison for GLAR on matters relating to governmental affairs and plans, develops and presents written or oral testimony as needed.
Builds local relationships to develop, implement and maintain effective coalitions with other associations and allied industries to assist in furthering issue priorities.
Serves as the Staff Liaison to the Public Policy, RPAC, and Community Enhancement committees.
Develops and implements systems and programs to provide timely, effective communication with the PAC, Board of Directors and members regarding governmental and regulatory issues and potential impact. Provides regular content for blog posts and social media content.
Oversees activities related to the REALTOR® Party Program including Calls for Action, Broker Involvement program and REALTOR® Party Grants Develops and implements plan for reaching RPAC investment goals.
Guides and manages Placemaking activities with volunteer members.
Candidate must have 3-5 years of experience in governmental affairs advocacy and a demonstrated ability to develop and maintain relationships with public officials and their staff. Experience with Political Action Committee management and filings preferred. Degree in political science, public policy or related field. Ability to work in a collaborative environment.
About Greater Lansing Association of Realtors
History of GLAR
The Greater Lansing Association of REALTORS®: 100 Years of Growth, Modernization, and Community Service In, 1907, a year before The National Association of REALTORS® was formed, 14 Lansing area real estate firms concerned with promoting the interests of real estate organized the first real estate board in this area. The purpose of the organization was to encourage more efficient cooperation between real estate brokers; to protect the interest of brokers, Owners, and Purchasers of real estate; and to improve the condition of the real estate profession by cultivating a high standard of ethics in all transactions. In short, they hoped to improve a profession that had, until that time, been unregulated by state government or by a private membership association.