Thursday, June 25, 2015

Grassroots Advocacy Assistant Position with the Mortgage Bankers Association

The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) and its Mortgage Action Alliance, Inc. (MAA) are seeking a Grassroots Advocacy Assistant to assist with the daily activities related to the grassroots advocacy and member engagement initiatives for the organization. The candidate must be detail-oriented, well-organized, possess strong time management skills and have an understanding of Congress and the political process. 

  • Maintain the integrity of the MAA grassroots database and process all new MAA enrollments.
  • Revitalize and maintain a key contact/“grasstops” database as it relates to the 114th Congress and beyond. 
  • Work with LPA lobbyists and SLGA staff to distribute grassroots “Calls to Action” communications and cull post-Call metrics.
  • Work with SLGA staff to develop and implement state-level enrollment practices and maintain relationships with MBA State Ambassadors.
  • MBA’s National Advocacy Conference (NAC): assist MBA’s External Relations Group in the recruitment of attendees, schedule meetings with Congressional offices (while acting as the primary “day-of” NAC contact), and help assemble materials for all NAC issue briefs.
  • Gather internal materials to create and send weekly MAA newsletters and other relevant communications to database members.
  • Subject to general oversight, work with IT department to identify, process, document and implement all MAA renewal/sunsetting campaigns.
  • Manage and update website and social media content on an as needed basis.
  • Assist Associate Director of Political Affairs with MAA steering committee roster management, preparation of MAA meetings, events, and conference calls, and prepare minutes for each meeting.
  • Assist with the annual election of three “at-large” members to MAA’s Steering Committee.
  • Provide assistance to LPA, residential, and commercial/multifamily policy teams with respect to assigned projects on an as-needed basis.
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.  

Undergraduate degree in political science, communications or public policy highly desired with a minimum of one year of political experience, and/or grassroots administration.  Advanced skills utilizing Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint) and knowledge of DDC Advocacy and database management software considered a strong plus.  Candidate must possess strong verbal communication and writing skills, both creative and journalistic. 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.

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