Reporting to the AVP of Political Affairs, the Grassroots Advocacy Specialist serves as a critical member of MBA’s legislative & political affairs (LPA) department, managing the daily activities related to growing and sustaining the Mortgage Action Alliance (MAA), MBA’s free grassroots advocacy network for real estate finance professionals.
The incumbent will develop and deploy the grassroots advocacy initiatives including the refinement and execution of a key contact program, the delivery and execution of all MAA “Calls to Action” and other recruitment/renewal efforts. The incumbent will also manage MAA’s digital and social media content, manage its online presence and utilize third-party services to track, analyze, improve and promote the effectiveness of MAA’s campaigns, initiatives and member engagement efforts with an emphasis on sustained growth over a five-year horizon.
This position description should not be construed to contain every function and/or responsibility that may be required to be performed by an incumbent in this job. Incumbents are required to perform other functions as assigned.
The ideal candidate should have an undergraduate degree in political science, communications or public policy with a minimum of two to three years of progressively responsible experience in political advocacy or administration of a grassroots program with demonstrated success. Additionally, professional advocacy experience working with federal legislature and regulatory process and two to three years’ experience developing and executing social media communication strategy.
The candidate should have strong writing skills and an understanding of how to develop compelling content on a variety of social media platforms and experience deploying digital content via email, web and social media. Candidate must also be comfortable in a fast-paced environment with multiple deadlines and deliverables that can change within the same week or even the same day. A strong interpersonal skill set with confident sales/customer service capabilities is a must.
Advanced skills utilizing Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint) and knowledge of Voter Voice and database management software considered a strong plus.
The candidate must be detail-oriented, enthusiastic, well-organized, possess strong time management skills and understand Congress and the political process. Approximately 10% travel is required for this position.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or on the basis of disability.