The Director, Federal Affairs, will be responsible for policy development and advocacy before the U.S. Congress and other federal government agencies and will report to the Vice President, Advocacy. In this role, he/she will be part of a dynamic team advocating for BOMA and the Commercial Real Estate Industry’s (CRE) interests, implementing key strategies, strengthening critical relationships with Members of Congress and their staff- as well as other key stakeholders – working aggressively and strategically on multiple issues of critical importance to BOMA and the CRE industry. This position is crucial for creating and communicating an integrated government relations strategy to pave the way for BOMA and the CRE Industry’s success and growth.
Roles and Responsibilities:
Drive strategy on critical issues and proactively identify opportunities and challenges.
Build and maintain key relationships with Members of Congress and staff to help grow the company’s outreach in specific constituencies and create new interest among others.
Manage engagement with the Congressional Committees.
Have a solid understanding of Congressional procedures. Relationships, or ability to develop relationships with key committee Members.
Be a team player who can work well internally not only with peers and government relations colleagues but also with senior executives and be able to operate in a very fast paced environment.
Must be enthusiastic and creative and have high energy and unquestionable work ethic.
Background/expertise in Commercial Real Estate, Energy and Environment Policy, Energy Efficiency, Building and/or Sustainability policy.
Bachelor’s Degree, preferably in public policy, communications or business, or equivalent experience. Masters Degree in public policy, political science or related field preferred.
5-10 years of Government Relations/Capitol Hill/Public Policy/Lobbying experience
Accomplished oral, written and interpersonal communication skills with significant attention to detail.
Ability to effectively present ideas to a diverse set of stakeholders. This includes virtual and in person meetings, presentations or discussions.
Ability to drive strategy on critical issues of importance to BOMA and its members.
Ability to initiate and proactively identify opportunities to better position BOMA and the CRE industry in Washington and with critical internal and external constituencies
Ability to identify and mitigate challenges to BOMA and the CRE industry
Keen political acumen and sound political judgement.
About BOMA International
Founded in 1907, the Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) International is a federation of U.S. local associations and global affiliates. The leading trade association for commercial real estate professionals for more than 100 years, it represents the owners, managers, service providers and other property professionals of all commercial building types, including office, industrial, medical, corporate and mixed-use. BOMA International is the partner individuals in the commercial real estate industry choose to maximize value for their careers, organizations and assets. Its mission is to advance a vibrant commercial real estate industry through advocacy, influence and knowledge.