Careers at NAHB

Contact: Kevin Brower
kbrower@nahb.org
(202) 266-8316

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

Application Analyst/Developer

Group: Information Technology

NAHB is seeking an experienced Application Analyst/Developer who will contribute to a wide range of NAHB projects and products either independently or part of a team. The Application Analyst/Developer may lead efforts to sustain and improve NAHB business systems. This may involve managing vendors or external consultants in the development and implementation of COTS or custom applications that meet NAHB's requirements. The position will provide back-end support to NAHB's external web sites and the efforts of NAHB's Online and Application Services team in the areas of but not limited to e-commerce and data integration. Will also provide support to staff for all systems developed or development managed by the Application Services team.

Minimum of three years professional windows/web development experience including a solid coding background in a multi-browser environment and an orientation towards development rather than GUI design. Ability to communicate technical issues to a non-technical audience. Knowledge of e-commerce technologies. Knowledge and experience with Microsoft SQL Server and SQL Server Reporting Services. Platforms: Windows Server, SQL Server and Internet Information Service (IIS).

Candidate must be a motivated individual, team player and have the experience and proficiency with all aspects of application analysis and development. Demonstrated ability to work with vendors, consultants, and other technical resources is a must. A Bachelor of Science degree in computer science, information technology or equivalent in experience and related technical education. 

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

Equal Opportunity Employer

 
Computer Support Specialist II: AV

Computer Support Specialist II AV Group: Information Technology

NAHB is seeking an organized and customer-service focused Computer Support Specialist II, to provide support on all NAHB computer equipment, standard software, and computer peripherals. This position will primarily be responsible for set-up, support, and maintenance of NAHB audio-visual equipment within the NAHB conference rooms and stand-alone equipment. This position will serve as backup audio-visual technical support for events hosted by NAHB staff and external clients in the National Housing Center conference facilities.

The ideal person for this role will have strong interpersonal skills and the ability to maintain a sense of humor and professionalism, and work well under pressure in a fast-paced help desk environment.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Set-up, support and maintain audio-visual equipment within the NAHB conference rooms and stand-alone equipment.
  • Accurately manage and track the usage of IT audio-video resources and computer hardware loaner equipment.
  • Assist NAHB staff with scheduling, rehearsing, and conducting meeting/webinars using Zoom and WebEx platforms.
  • Install and configure computer workstations for NAHB staff.
  • Provide first/second level computer helpdesk support to staff to diagnose and resolve computer related problems and issues. Utilize various IT support tools.
  • Collaborate with the Network team to provide technical support for NAHB computer systems.
  • Enter helpdesk calls and routes to the appropriate internal department. Respond timely to critical situations and multi-task various projects.
  • Assist with the inventory maintenance of NAHB computer systems.

This position may be required to work extended hours as needed to complete assignments.

Requirements:

  • A minimum of three years of experience with AV systems and operations.
  • Experience with computer maintenance, user support, and troubleshooting Windows based applications.
  • A bachelor’s college degree in a computer-related field of study, (or an equivalent combination of training and experience).

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

Equal Opportunity Employer

Content Manager, Member Services and Education

Group: Member Services and Education

NAHB is seeking a content manager to provide communications planning, editorial and writing support for special interest groups and affiliated associations. The manager will be responsible for raising awareness of NAHB membership programs within NAHB, the building industry and the consumer marketplace through a combination of communications, public relations, media relations and marketing efforts. Responsibilities also include working directly with members through subcommittee support to develop and execute communication strategies.

Qualified candidates will be organized and have excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both oral and written. The ideal candidate will be an excellent writer and editor, and will be a creative and analytical thinker. Candidates should be proficient in social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn), management tools (HootSuite), email automation tools (MagnetMail), and have familiarity with online communications channels and website content management systems. Candidates should also be confident social media community managers, able to facilitate discussion and respond to queries on digital forums to help further communications goals.

A minimum of three years of experience in communications, writing, editing and public relations experience, including working with the media, writing and editing for a variety of publications, and managing the design and production process is required. A background in developing content for websites and other online communication tools is also essential. Candidates should also have a bachelor’s degree in communications, marketing or related field (or an equivalent combination of training and experience).

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

Equal Opportunity Employer

Coordinator, Meetings & Events

Group: Exhibitions & Meetings

NAHB is seeking a highly organized, team-oriented and custom service-focused Meetings & Special Events Coordinator to contribute to NAHB's exciting events. The ideal person for this role will have an enthusiasm for the meetings and events industry, and be interested in learning about it from the foundation. They will have a strong attention to detail, be flexible and have positive attitude, a keen interest in using technology to better processes and excellent written and verbal communication skills. Reporting directly to the AVP of Meetings & Events, this position maintains an important role in managing the department's deadlines and processes and contributes to every event the department manages. The ideal candidate is a doer, able to work well under pressure in a fast-paced environment during peak event seasons.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Support the planning, coordination, and arrangements for in-person meetings and events, including coordination of pre- and post-event tasks.
  • Maintain department timelines and ensure the group adheres to schedules and deadlines, providing updates regularly.
  • Support the financial tracking for each event, to include building an invoice tracking chart, ensure invoices are accurate and processed according to NAHB’s financial standards. Review and support budget/financial tracking.
  • Manage contract clauses and requirements including insurance certificates; complete credit applications.
  • Manage the production of print collateral and other materials for meetings and educational programs.
  • Manage dinners, receptions, and other events in conjunction with our trade show or other conferences and meetings as assigned.
  • Assist with online learning events/webinars by supporting staff with administrative setup tasks, serving as technology support during webinars for both attendees and speakers, providing real-time customer service.
  • Maintain working knowledge of the website back end, Zoom Webinar, Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, Outlook, Teams and OneDrive), SmartSheet and other online event software and technology as required.

A minimum 2-3 years of experience including special events, meetings, and online learning/webinars/events. A four-year college degree, demonstrated success in managing purchases, contracts and experience in sourcing and managing outside vendors is required. Knowledge of the meetings, events and/or hospitality industry and/or experience with associations is preferred.

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

Equal Opportunity Employer

Manager, Event and Digital Marketing

Group: Marketing and Business Development

NAHB is seeking an Event and Digital Marketing Manager who will work with the Director of Marketing. Responsibilities will include developing and implementing marketing plans for a major trade show and other company events. Will serve as the lead in using digital retargeting platforms to market events, products and services. Creates print, email, social messaging and online content.

Ideal candidate will be a strong communicator that can lead projects and manage stakeholder participation, while still remaining flexible and responsive to changing needs and priorities. Must have excellent writing, editing and proofreading skills; current knowledge and application of MS Office, spreadsheet and database software; project and traffic management skills; presentation skills; and the talent to create, develop and maintain relationships with a wide variety of individuals. Ability to use Adobe Creative Suite, experience with Google Analytics and/or Spanish language fluency considered a plus.

A minimum of three years of experience in marketing and a solid understanding of all major social media platforms, preferably in product, event and/or tradeshow marketing. A Bachelor’s degree in business, public relations, marketing, advertising or equivalent in education and experience. Association experience, with knowledge of trade association membership, is preferred.

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

Equal Opportunity Employer

Manager, Executive Services

NAHB is seeking a highly organized, detail-oriented and enthusiastic customer-service focused Executive Services Manager to manage and coordinate the operations of the NAHB Executive Office. This position will serve as the first point of contact for all communications for the CEO and the NAHB Senior Officers. The ideal person for this role will have strong attention to detail, excellent written and verbal communication skills, and the ability to handle confidential and sensitive matters. Reporting to the Senior Director, this person must be able to work well under pressure in a fast-paced environment and maintain a sense of humor.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Serves as the first point of contact for all communications for the CEO and the NAHB Senior Officers./li>
  • Prepares general correspondence and will support travel requests and various meeting communications.
  • Manages the CEO's and Chief of Staff's budget requests for Coalition Funding, to include maintaining expense reports and budget files.
  • Manages the CEO's and Senior Officers' calendars and meeting schedules; telephone coverage, and preparation of meeting materials.
  • Coordinates and manages dinners, receptions, and other events in conjunction with NAHB's trade show or other conferences and meetings as assigned.
  • Provides high-level administrative support developing detailed meeting agendas, handling all itineraries for business meetings, ensuring the CEO and the Senior Officers have required meeting materials for attendees at various meetings.
  • Maintains working knowledge of the Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, Power Point, Outlook, Teams), and other technology as required.

The position may require light business travel.

A minimum of five years of experience in a senior level position providing administrative/secretarial support to a senior level position or executive team within a medium to large organization. A two-year college degree, or combination of training and experience. Experience working in the hospitality industry and/or experience with associations is preferred.

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

Equal Opportunity Employer

Program Manager, Energy and Green Construction Code and Standards

Group: Regulatory Affairs

NAHB is seeking a building industry professional with interest and experience in residential energy efficiency and green construction to join NAHB’s building codes and standards advocacy team. This position offers a unique opportunity to work at the nexus of building science, advocacy, and policy across a wide range of industry forums and engage with a broad spectrum of industry stakeholders at the national level. The primary focus of this position is to provide energy efficiency solutions, green construction practices, and sustainability for single-family and multifamily buildings that advance public health safety and welfare while maintaining affordability.

This individual will represent NAHB at various codes and standards development committee meetings. They will also be responsible for developing proposed changes to energy efficiency and green building codes and prepare rigorous comments to support NAHB policy and testify on behalf of the association. They will also work on longer-term initiatives to develop tools and information supporting NAHB code advocacy efforts.

This position is also responsible for assisting NAHB members, committees, and staff with technical issues related to residential construction methods and practices. Other responsibilities include preparing and/or presenting articles, status updates, webinars and other related materials.

Qualified candidates must be able to demonstrate excellent written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to evaluate complex technical issues and effectively articulate NAHB’s position in committee and hearing environments. Additionally, the candidate must be able to develop and maintain professional relationships and work positively with relevant stakeholders, committees, groups, voting members, and other industry professionals.

Applicants must be able to review and understand legislative and regulatory information related to building codes and material/design standards and offer solutions.The position requires good organizational skills and the ability to work effectively with others in addition to possessing intermediate-level computer skills including Microsoft Office, Word and Excel.

We are looking for individuals with a minimum of 3 years of experience related to energy efficiency, green building and/or construction. Experience with building codes and standards development, code enforcement, above-code energy or green programs, energy simulations and/or construction costs are preferred. A Bachelor’s degree in engineering, construction management, material science, or architecture, or equivalent in education and experience, is required.

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

Equal Opportunity Employer

Systems Engineer

Group: Information Technology

NAHB is seeking an experienced System Engineer who will be responsible for the daily operations, support and development of an enterprise network. The candidate will support the administration of a virtualized environment, manage and monitor all systems and infrastructure for uptime, install and configure operating systems and applications, maintain system backups and participate in other network maintenance activities being conducted by the Network Services Team.

This position will also partake in the administration of our remote access environment using Citrix virtual apps/desktop services and manage the Active Directory infrastructure. The selected candidate will provide as an escalation point to IT Helpdesk and be part of a team providing the highest level of technical support to staff and executives.

A minimum of five years of experience providing high end network and user support in an enterprise environment is required. Experience with Microsoft Office 365 and Azure Cloud, Microsoft Windows Server 2008 and newer, Active Directory, Exchange Server 2016 or newer, Microsoft SQL Server and Microsoft Office applications is required.

An ideal candidate will have a thorough knowledge of IPv4, SAN (Fiber Channel and iSCSI) technologies, VLANs and inter-VLAN routing. Basic Cisco switching and routing configuration, VMware vSphere administration and configuration, Veeam Backup & Replication administration and hands on knowledge with HPE server hardware is also preferred.

Candidate must be a motivated individual, team player and have the experience and proficiency with all aspects of network design, implementation and administration. Demonstrated ability to work with vendors, consultants, and other technical resources is a must. A four-year college degree in an IT related field is required.

To apply, please complete and submit this application.

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