Employment Opportunities

Employment Opportunities

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Communications Director

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Status: Full Time
FLSA Status: Non-exempt
Reports to: Chief Executive Officer
Revision Date: 11/02/2022

POSITION SUMMARY:

The Communications Director is responsible for planning, organizing and directing the communications strategies, member networking, and public information activities for Southern Oregon Multiple Listing Service (“SOMLS”) and the Rogue Valley Association of REALTORS® (“RVAR”). The Communications Director is also responsible for fostering and maintaining relationships with news media editors, reporters, other communications directors, members, community leaders, and partner organizations involved with both organizations.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Under the direction of the Chief Executive Officer (“CEO”), develop and oversee implementation and maintenance of an effective communications plan that targets both our members (primarily REALTORS®) and the consumers they serve.
  • Design, or coordinate with a designer depending on the project, and execute concepts for notices, promotions, and campaigns, including but not limited to: advertisements, business cards, stationary, envelopes, flyers, banners and signs, posters, tabletop displays, logos, event programs and materials, web graphics and banner ads, and newsletters (digital and print).
  • Oversee creation of social media content to generate traffic/interest, action, and response.
  • Coordinate with web developer to make content updates to the website.
  • Direct video production.
  • Conduct market research and collect data from appropriate departments; measure and evaluate the brand and media coverage in alignment with the overall communications plan.
  • Develop and manage media and public relations including the maintenance of important relationships and development of key messages. Pro-actively place strategic news stories that communicate the association’s messages in significant media outlets, including social media.
  • Research, write, edit and oversee publishing of releases, alerts, statements, articles, and other materials in support of each organization’s brand/mission.
  • Maintain library of created media.
  • Assist with review and updates to a crisis communication procedure within the organization’s Crisis Management Plan and establish implementation process in collaboration with other team members.
  • Design and implement OR arrange with an instructor for media, brand, spokesperson, and crisis communications training for staff and key leadership, when appropriate.
  • Serve as primary staff liaison for networking and community outreach events.
  • Assist CEO with annual compliance with NAR Core Standards.
  • Other duties as assigned.

 QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Must have good interpersonal, public relations and communications skills, including the ability to make presentations and handle media inquiries.
  • Self-motivated, highly resourceful team player with a positive can-do attitude.
  • Marketing or Communications degree preferred or at least 3 year prior experience in communications and/or marketing.
  • Prior experience in, or working knowledge of, graphic design and layout.
  • Possess excellent writing and editing skills and be able to create compelling content.

 WORK ENVIRONMENT AND PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

  1. Position may require lifting and carrying supplies weighing up to 20 pounds.
  2. Position may require sitting while maintaining alertness for several hours at a time.
  3. Position may require bending, leaning, kneeling, and walking.
  4. Ability to speak concisely and effectively communicate.
  5. Visual and auditory ability to respond to critical situations.
  6. Ability to drive to member offices for meetings.
  7. Ability to work in the office or from home with equal focus.

GENERAL EXPECTATIONS

All staff members are expected to:

    • Provide outstanding customer service.
      Have the ability to communicate, both oral and written, in a professional, approachable manner.
    • Learn and use appropriate computer software programs.
    • Be able to answer general questions about MLS and Association services and know which staff person to refer to for further assistance.
    • Have a general knowledge of the Bylaws, Rules and Regulations, and Policies and Procedures of both RVAR and SOMLS.
    • At the direction of the CEO, provide cross-training to appropriate staff members.

Government Affairs Consultant

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Status: Independent Contractor
FLSA: Contracted (1099)
Reports to: Chief Executive Officer
Revision date: 11/02/2022

POSITION SUMMARY:

The Government Affairs Consultant is responsible for the advancement of the Rogue Valley Association of REALTORS® (“RVAR”) policy objectives in the local  legislative and regulatory arenas through high-level strategic leadership, identification of and engagement on legislative and regulatory opportunities and threats, utilization of  expertise to inform the coordination of political and grassroots engagement in RVAR’s advocacy efforts, and the forging of relationships with decision makers and other external stakeholders to advance RVAR’s advocacy agenda.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS/EXPECTATIONS:

  1. Monitor all pertinent local government activities in Jackson and Josephine Counties, including, but not limited to (1) County Government; (2) the municipalities (which include, but are not limited to: Medford, Ashland, Central Point, Phoenix, Talent, Shady Cove, Gold Hill, Eagle Point, Jacksonville, Rogue River, Grants Pass, and Cave Junction).
  2. Endeavor to develop strong professional relationships with elected officials, and key county and city staff throughout the region.
  3. Work with RVAR’s Government Affairs Committee and PAC Trustees to analyze pertinent government activities and assess the potential impact on the real estate industry, the effect on property rights, and the ability to use land productively.
  4. In cooperation with the RVAR Government Affairs Committee, ensure that the RVAR Board of Directors is promptly and adequately informed of said activities, so as to operate effectively for its members, and for the members themselves to conduct their business.
  5. As requested by RVAR, and in fulfillment of the strategic local governmental goals, objectives and policies of RVAR, take all necessary actions to successfully execute RVAR’s response to said government activities including, but not limited to, providing testimony at public meetings when requested by RVAR.
  6. Attend the annual the National Association of REALTORS® Legislative Meetings and NAR GAD Institute and, when scheduled, Oregon REALTORS® Legislative Conference, Government Affairs Directors Training, and/or Oregon REALTORS® REALTOR® Day at the Capitol, and assist RVAR with coordinating the participation of a delegation of RVAR members to attend REALTOR® Day at the Capitol.
  7. Help coordinate and promote local REALTORS® Political Action Committee (RPAC) activities which may include fundraising, development of questionnaires, candidate interviews, and educating the members on the value of RPAC.
  8. Become familiar with NAR grants, initiatives, and other programs that could be utilized at the local level.
    Assist RVAR with implementation efforts to mobilize members to communicate with elected officials regarding government activities.
  9. If approved by the Board of Directors, assist in designing, introducing, and passing legislation at the local level.
  10. Participate in and give reports (written or verbal as requested) at applicable meetings of RVAR. Meetings may include, but not be limited to, the Board of Directors, the Government Affairs Committee, and RVAR PAC Trustees.
  11. Work with the RVAR Communications Director to execute a periodic government affairs newsletter for use by RVAR with its general membership.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Must have good interpersonal, public relations and communications skills, including the ability to make presentations and handle media inquiries.
  • Self-motivated, highly resourceful team player with a positive can-do attitude.
  • Prefer at least 3 years prior experience in issue advocacy and working with public officials.
  • Ability to take complicated information and communicate it simply.
  • Willing to commit for a one-year period or legislative cycle as a minimum.