Careers at NAHB

As one of the most influential trade associations in the Washington, D.C. area, NAHB is an exciting and rewarding place to work. Our people help serve, promote and support the home building industry through aggressive legislative action, policy development, legal services, economic forecasting and analysis, education and more.

At NAHB, we know that our people are our most valuable resource. We go to great lengths to attract and retain proven professionals, and to develop quality leadership for our future. NAHB proudly supports its staff through:

  • Competitive benefits
  • State-of-the-art technology
  • Promoting from within
  • Recognizing organizational commitment and tenure
  • Rewarding excellence

If you want to contribute to every American’s dream of homeownership, and you thrive in a fast-paced, challenging environment, check our employment opportunities below to see if there is a position that matches your skills and experience.

If you are interested in career opportunities with NAHB’s affiliates and subsidiaries, visit HBI and the Home Innovation Research Labs for further details. NAHB is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Current Opportunities at NAHB

Assistant General Counsel

NAHB is seeking a seasoned attorney to provide contract drafting and review for a large volume of contracts. This position also provides legal support to NAHB staff, committees, councils and task forces as needed. It also provides information to state and local associations on various issues by teaching educational programs and writing articles to assist local executive officers and members.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Review, analyze, improve, and comment on routine or standard contracts required by NAHB. Advise and educate non-legal staff on how to improve contracts required by NAHB.
  • Research, write and edit legal information for NAHB’s departments, committees, councils and task forces, as well as for state and local associations and their respective attorneys.
  • Provide legal analysis and recommendations on various legal issues affecting NAHB as directed by the General Counsel and Deputy General Counsel to support NAHB departments and committees.
  • Draft or rewrite contracts required by the Association to formalize business relationships, including, but not limited to, convention center agreements, commercial leases and financial documents. Negotiate contracts and settlements of disputes with vendors, trademark infringers and prospective litigants to protect the Association from legal and financial liability and negative publicity.
  • Address and solve problems involving novel issues affecting NAHB, its subsidiaries and affiliates, or the Federation.

Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated strong abilities in all aspects of contracts, as well as in non-profit association law, hospitality law, antitrust and related legal issues.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills in dealing with leadership within NAHB staff and membership.
  • Strong writing skills and the ability to speak and present complex legal information to others.
  • Ability to negotiate disagreements and disputes among various parties.
  • Ability to maintain sensitive information on a confidential basis.
  • Ability to balance various responsibilities, demands and assignments from numerous stakeholders.

Requirements:

  • Minimum of five years of experience reviewing, drafting, analyzing and negotiating varied types of contracts.
  • Minimum of one year of experience in association, hospitality and/or antitrust law.
  • Experience with residential building industry and non-profit operations and related issues or intellectual property expertise a plus.
  • Law degree from an accredited law school.
  • Active member in good standing with the District of Columbia Bar.

To apply for this position, please submit this application.

Equal Opportunity Employer

Chief Advocacy Officer

Group: Advocacy

NAHB seeks a seasoned advocacy professional to assume the Chief Advocacy Officer (CAO) role. As the head of our Advocacy Group, this key position will oversee critical departments, including Federal Government Affairs, State and Local Government Affairs, Housing Finance, Regulatory, and Legal Advocacy. This role will also oversee all of NAHB’s political activities.

The CAO will play a key role in crafting and executing NAHB's advocacy strategies, fostering positive outcomes for the home-building industry. The ideal candidate should demonstrate a proven record of effective leadership and management, with a skill for fostering a collaborative environment.

Reporting directly to the CEO and serving on the Management Team, the CAO will be the primary link between NAHB leadership and advocacy matters.

Qualifications:

  • Exceptional presentation and public speaking skills are essential, as this key position will represent NAHB on home-building issues to internal and external audiences.
  • Proven leadership and management experience in advocacy, preferably within the housing or construction industry.
  • Extensive background in government affairs, regulatory affairs, and legal advocacy.
  • Strong understanding of legislative and regulatory frameworks.
  • Excellent communication and relationship-building abilities.
  • Ability to manage a staff of advocacy professionals.

Education:

  • Bachelor’s/master’s degree in law, public policy, political science, or a related field.

If you are a dynamic leader passionate about advancing the home-building industry through strategic advocacy, we invite you to apply for this transformative role at NAHB. Join us in shaping the future of home building and advocating for the business interests of our members nationwide.

To apply for this position, please submit this application.

Equal Opportunity Employer

Coordinator, BUILD-PAC

Group: Government Affairs

NAHB is seeking a coordinator to provide administrative and fundraising support to its federal political action committee, BUILD-PAC, and the Government Affairs department.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide administrative support to the PAC fundraising team by maintaining donor lists, preparing meeting materials and updating donor communications.
  • Track donor invoices and processes all incoming PAC contributions.
  • Maintain and update the donor database.
  • Help with fundraising campaigns, thank-you notes and following up with lapsed donors.
  • Track and assist with the distribution of BUILD-PAC funds to federal candidates and political committees.

Qualifications:

  • Ability to meet deadlines and have strong attention to detail to ensure accuracy.
  • Strong verbal and written communication and organizational skills.
  • Ability to interface with all levels of staff and NAHB members.
  • Knowledge of the MS Office Suite.

  • A minimum of one to two years of administrative experience in fundraising, campaign work, marketing, public relations, meeting planning or a related field is required.
  • A bachelor’s degree in political science, public relations or a related field, or equivalent in education and experience, is required.

To apply for this position, please complete and submit this application.

Equal Opportunity Employer

Staff Counsel

Group: Legal Advocacy

NAHB seeks an attorney to join its friendly, hard-working staff. The position is within NAHB’s Legal Advocacy group.The Staff Counsel will assist with identifying litigation opportunities that will contribute to enhancing NAHB’s mission and support other departments.

This position participates in developing legal actions on behalf of NAHB pursuant to NAHB policy. The Staff Counsel contributes to the daily operations of the NAHB Litigation Program and Land Development Department. The role provides legal analysis, support, assistance and education to NAHB leadership, staff, and state/local home builder associations and members with respect to energy, finance, and multifamily/single family housing issues.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Liaison with NAHB government affairs, codes, regulatory and communications staff to coordinate NAHB’s legal efforts with the activities of other departments.
  • Provide legal research, analysis, counsel and opinions to NAHB senior staff, other staff and senior officers on Administrative Procedure Act, environmental/energy, and other issues as assigned.
  • Provide legal education to state and local home builder associations and members on federal legal issues.
  • Provide in-the-field consultation services to state and local associations as needed and respond to member inquiries on such issues.
  • Assist in the preparation of strategic plans and budgets for individual cases, prepares Requests for Proposals (RFPs) for distribution to outside counsel for potential representation in new litigation.
  • Assist in the selection of appropriate counsel to represent NAHB in proactive litigation.
  • Manage outside counsel.
  • Assist with developing and reviewing litigation strategies on a variety of federal housing issues.
  • Research and identify existing and potential cases of importance to NAHB members.
  • Assist with the development and preparation of pleadings, briefs and other court documents for filing in new and active litigation.
  • Attend industry coalition meetings.
  • Craft amicus briefs for filing in federal and state courts.
  • Assist staff at all levels of the association by providing legal research and information to legislative and policy questions.

Required Qualifications:

  • Two to six years of relevant legal experience.
  • Knowledge of the Administrative Procedure Act notice and comment process.
  • Demonstrated ability to analyze, research, write and balance multiple assignments.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong presentation skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to perform effectively in a team setting and a willingness to travel occasionally.
  • Experience with federal laws that impact home building, including environmental, finance and energy statutes.
  • Ability to work in a cross-disciplinary team environment and interact with NAHB’s broad membership.
  • D.C. Bar license or the ability to obtain. U.S. Supreme Court bar admission or ability to obtain.
  • A background in the Federal Administrative Process is preferred.

Work Conditions:

  • Three days in person/two days remote.
  • Occasional travel is required.
  • Public speaking and presenting at local/state home-building associations may be required.

To apply for this position, please submit this application.

Equal Opportunity Employer

Systems Developer

Group: Information Technology and Services

NAHB seeks a systems developer to assist the NAHB senior application developers in ensuring effective operations and maintenance of NAHB’s systems, including the association management system (AMS), in addition to other applications. The position will assist the Information Technology and Services (ITS) development team with all design, coding, implementation, and support aspects.

The system developer will work closely with the senior developers to learn the code base, write code, fix bugs, and attend requirements and design meetings.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Assist in designing, developing, implementing, and maintaining NAHB’s AMS (Aptify).
  • Participate in the NAHB AMS integration with various third-party and custom applications, custom-built applications and NAHB’s websites.
  • Participate in the testing of Aptify-based based software solutions.
  • Perform application verification and validation.
  • Compile data and write reports for applications and other completed projects.
  • Assist in maintaining and upgrading the existing software applications to meet the Association’s changing needs.
  • Support data conversions by creating SQL scripts and SQL Server Data Transformation Services (DTS) in SSIS.
  • Provide support to users for Aptify Desktop and Aptify Web applications as well as other systems developed or managed by NAHB's ITS team.
  • Assist the NAHB development team in the GAP analysis and reporting requirements for projects.

Qualifications:

  • The ideal candidate will have at least three years of experience developing browser-based solutions with ASP.Net, VB.Net or C#, DHTML, XML, JavaScript, and CSS.
  • Deep SQL Server experience is required to utilize Transact-SQL stored procedures, views, functions, and triggers.
  • Experience developing software applications and supporting AMS installations. Aptify experience preferred.

To apply for this position, please complete and submit this application.

Equal Opportunity Employer

Vice President, BUILD-PAC

Group: Government Affairs

NAHB seeks a vice president to manage its federal political action committee, BUILD-PAC. The qualified candidate will develop and implement strategic fundraising initiatives to meet BUILD-PAC’s $3.25 million fundraising goal and expand NAHB member participation in BUILD-PAC. The candidate will oversee BUILD-PAC’s Congressional disbursement strategy and all necessary Federal Election Commission (FEC) compliance. This position manages the day-to-day operations of the government affairs department, including budgeting and general operations. NAHB seeks a strong leader who thrives in a team environment and can prioritize competing projects.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Serves as the primary liaison with the BUILD-PAC leadership.
  • Oversees the management of BUILD-PAC’s officers and 150-member Board of Trustees.
  • Manages all FEC compliance and reporting requirements.
  • Directs all BUILD-PAC’s fundraising strategies and programs including donor retention, growing participation, PAC High Donor Clubs, and state and local fundraising across the federation.
  • Oversees BUILD-PAC’s disbursements strategy including a complex congressional rating system.
  • Directs NAHB’s congressional endorsements program.
  • Works across the association with key volunteer leaders and staff to ensure BUILD-PAC is an intricate part of the NAHB federation.
  • Serves as a liaison to the political party committees.
  • Strategizes with Government Affairs senior staff to enhance NAHB’s political presence.
  • Supervises three direct reports to ensure the execution of BUILD-PAC goals and compliance.
  • Tracks, develops, and maintains the Government Affairs budget.
  • Manages day-to-day operations of the Government Affairs department.

Qualifications and Requirements:

  • A minimum of 10 years prior political fundraising and PAC management experience is required.
  • Knowledge of FEC compliance and regulations.
  • Knowledge of federal government affairs is preferred.
  • Management experience preferred.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Must be detail-oriented with great organizational skills and the ability to work in a fast-paced environment.
  • Knowledge of the MS Office Suite, as well as PAC database and compliance software, is required.
  • A bachelor’s degree in political science, business administration or a related field is required.

To apply for this position, please submit this application.

Equal Opportunity Employer

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