Public Affairs Manager

  • California Association of REALTORS
  • 525 S Virgil Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90020
  • Mar 29, 2023
Full time Public Affairs

Job Description

Job Title: Public Affairs Manager
Reports To: 
SVP of Marketing and Communications

The Opportunity:
Are you someone who values learning and enjoys a variety of assignments, challenges, and opportunities? Are you someone who enjoys meeting new people and finding ways to collaborate with them on new projects? Are you deeply interested in policy surrounding housing and the environment? If so, this is a great opportunity for you to use your skills to help manage the thought leadership initiatives of CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®(C.A.R.), and specifically to oversee the activities of the organization’s institute, the Center for California Real Estate (CCRE).

The Role:
We are looking for a manager to oversee, direct and implement thought leadership initiatives for the Center for California Real Estate. CCRE is focused on housing affordability, housing and climate change, homelessness, and other critical challenges facing the state.

This position encompasses various responsibilities, including identifying and developing partnerships with key external organizations such as think tanks and academic institutions to create new programming for the members of C.A.R. and the media. The manager will oversee planning the center’s conferences, panel discussions and other convenings. The manager will focus on raising the profile of CCRE with the public utilizing C.A.R.’s media relations capacity. Ultimately, CCRE activities are designed to foster leadership in key focus areas and make a positive impact in the housing arena.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Develop and implement programming (workshops, roundables, etc.), and major events such as housing summits targeting members and the public
  • Conduct research with respect to public policy, legislation, economics and other areas relevant to housing and use this research to develop new types of thought leadership initiatives
  • Write a variety of collateral including reports, executive summaries, and website content
  • Develop and nurture strong connections with current and potential stakeholders interested in California housing
  • Work with staff and external media experts to enhance the positioning of CCRE among the public
  • Other communication activities as assigned

Minimum Qualifications:

  • 3-5 years of professional experience in public policy, political science, economics, communications, or journalism
  • Ability to initiate and manage projects for internal and external stakeholders
  • Strong ability to conceptualize, develop, produce and execute programming and content
  • Excellent communication skills, strong strategic thinker, strong research capabilities
  • Expert skills in creating Keynote/PowerPoint presentations
  • Bachelor’s degree in related fields

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Familiarity with public policy, housing, climate change, or economic issues
  • Advanced degree in a related field


The CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® offers a collaborative environment that will allow you the opportunity to work on impactful projects that make a difference to the residents of California. What we love the most about working here are the autonomy, collaborative team environment and commitment to a positive work/life balance. CCRE is in a unique position to drive the conversation around critical issues facing the state. We need a dedicated creative individual to shape this unique think tank and impact the dialogue and activities surrounding housing in California.

C.A.R. is among the most powerful trade organizations in the state with 214,000 members. It is dedicated to the advancement of professionalism in real estate.

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Leading the Way…TM isn’t just a slogan at the CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® (C.A.R.).  As one of the largest state trade organizations in the United States, C.A.R. provides members with tools to help complete transactions, information to keep them nimble in the marketplace and a strong clear voice on the government steps in Sacramento.  How do we do it?  We start by hiring friendly, talented people committed to working toward those common goals

Headquartered in sunny Los Angeles, C.A.R. offers business casual wear, an on-site exercise room, a health and wellness program including lunch and learns with guest speakers, a FitBit® program, and collaborative working areas. 

What else?

Medical, dental, vision, vitamin reimbursement, 401(k) retirement plan, 11 paid holidays, and more. 

C.A.R. staff stand by a set of core values that make us the best in the business.  Take a look for yourself and see what we are all about

For consideration - qualified applicants only please - submit resume (in .doc, .docx, or .pdf format) to:

C.A.R. and/or its subsidiaries and agents will consider for employment all qualified applicants, including those with criminal histories, in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable state and local laws, including the City of Los Angeles’ Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance

Sorry! Due to the heavy volume of resumes we receive, only candidates being considered will be contacted directly. We appreciate your interest in employment opportunities with the CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®.


California Association of REALTORS


$70,000 to $100,000 Annually