Legislative Advocate

  • California Association of REALTORS
  • 915 L St #1460, Sacramento, CA 95814
  • Mar 29, 2023
Full time Advocacy Government Affairs / Relations

Job Description

Job Title: Legislative Advocate
Reports to: Legislative Advocate Manager
Group: Governmental Affairs

The Legislative Advocate working within the Governmental Affairs group, is responsible for legislative and regulatory advocacy for the state's largest trade association on issues related to the real estate market, private property rights, housing and the practice of real estate. This person also conducts and represents C.A.R. at outreaches and public speaking engagements to association members and provides staff support for the policy making branch of the association.

This advocacy position will involve work primarily, although not exclusively, on advocating before the legislature and regulatory bodies regarding environmental and land use work of importance to the organization including issues pertaining to the Coastal Commission, zoning, the effects of climate change, electrification and state environmental mandates and the relationship of those issues to private property rights and homeownership and housing.


  • Legislative and regulatory advocacy for the state's largest trade association on issues related to the real estate market, private property rights, housing and the practice of real estate, concentrating on land use, environmental and climate change issues. Represents C.A.R. at the advocacy level.
  • Analyze, develop and draft legislation and regulations for impacts on organized real estate. Represent CAR at legislative and regulatory hearings and legislative and rulemaking processes. Responsible for advising, interpreting, supporting, opposing and seeking amendments on pending legislative proposals to implement CAR policy objectives. Assist more senior advocates with their work on legislation and regulations.
  • Responsible for communicating with the legislature in writing and in person.
  • Staff to various policy and level of government committees of C.A.R.
  • Develop, interpret, draft, and edit issues briefing papers and summaries of legislation.
  • Outreach and public speaking to association members and staff support for the policy making apparatus of the association.
  • Other duties as required.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree
  • 2+ years lobbying the legislature or regulatory bodies or working in a position of responsibility involving legislative issues in a legislative office, government agency, non-profit, or other advocacy organization.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Law or graduate degree
  • Capitol experience
  • Experience with housing issues
  • Regulatory advocacy experience

Additional Skills and Abilities:

  • Collaborative team-oriented approach
  • Excellent writing and public speaking skills
  • Intermediate to advanced level in Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.)
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, and outstanding customer service orientation.
  • Ability to function effectively in a variety of challenging situations and circumstances, including difficult project deadlines, demanding customers, tight budgets, and evolving goals and objectives.
  • Ability to work effectively with co-workers, customers and others by sharing ideas in a constructive and positive manner.
  • Excellent work ethic and attendance.
  • Consistency in giving feedback regarding work progress, timetable and issues.

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 part-time remote work, 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? (*The following pertains to employees who regularly work at least 30 hours per week.)

*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 www.car.org.

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


$85,000 to $90,000 Annually