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

Analyst, Accounts Receivable

NAHB is seeking an accounts receivable professional to join its Finance Team. This individual will be responsible for the processing of cash receipts and invoices, collections, preparing account reconciliations and other management reports.

Requirements:

  • A minimum of three years of accounts receivable experience.
  • Familiarity and working knowledge of computer applications or software: MS Office Suite of products, association management systems, preferably Aptify and automated accounting systems (MS Great Plains).
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and a demonstrated knowledge of full cycle accounting.
  • Detail-oriented with great organizational skills and the ability to work in a fast-paced environment.
  • Strong customer service and the willingness to be a part of a team.
  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance or business administration or equivalent in education and experience is desired.

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

Equal Opportunity Employer.

Data Analyst

Group: Information Technology & Services

NAHB is seeking a data analyst who will be responsible for the review of data from both internal and external sources and then turning it into actionable information. The individual will also be involved with the design of new and existing reporting and application enhancements. Other responsibilities include validating data; documenting data integrations between client and assigned vendors; and campaign analysis.

Skills

  • Demonstrated ability to analyze data anomalies and respond to first and second-level user support issues.
  • Aptitude for a high level of accuracy and attention to detail. Ability to learn new data environments and tools quickly.
  • Ability to understand and translate business requirements into detailed technical specifications and data mapping documents.
  • Adept at problem solving and root cause analysis, offering alternative solutions to complex business processes or issues.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and the ability to interact professionally with a diverse group, executive, managers, and subject matter experts.
  • Demonstrated conceptual and analytical skills including and understanding of how to interpret business data and translate into insightful and actionable analytics
  • Sound understanding ETL design using Integration Services from multiple different data sources.

Requirements

  • Minimum of three years of experience with working with the following platforms: Windows Server Systems, MS SQL Server, Internet Information Service (IIS).
  • Minimum of three years of experience working with enterprise-class analytics and reporting tools preferably SSRS and/or Crystal Reports.
  • Four-year degree in computer science or equivalent in education and work experience.

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

Equal Opportunity Employer

Director, Intergovernmental Affairs

NAHB is seeking a director, Intergovernmental Affairs, to be responsible for establishing and enhancing relationships with external organizations that have the potential to help the NAHB accomplish its public policy objectives.

The director will serve as liaison and assist the VP of Intergovernmental Affairs, and other division/association staff, in representing the industry perspective to outside organizations; and work in coalition and maintain regular communications with all relevant staff, state/local home building associations and their staff leaders, and outside groups.

The director will also:

  • Prepare issue briefs and report/assist with research and writing of advocacy material on public policy issues that impact housing;
  • Conduct research on legislative and regulatory issues of relevance to the building industry; and
  • Serve as primary contact for all member and association inquiries regarding NAHB’s interaction with external organizations.

Qualifications:

  • Strong writing and organizational skills and excellent research and analytical abilities.
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written, are a must.
  • Strong computer skills
  • Basic understanding of political, government, legislative, and regulatory processes.

Requirements:

  • Minimum of 5–7 years experience in government/politics (state/local exposure preferred), and/or service in association government/political affairs/an issue-oriented capacity.
  • Prior knowledge of the building and development industry is desirable.
  • Four-year college degree in political science, public affairs, public relations, or related field, or equivalent in education and experience is required.

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

Equal Opportunity Employer

Director, Housing for Expositions and Meetings

Group: Meetings & Trade Shows

NAHB is seeking a highly organized, detail-oriented and enthusiastic customer service-focused Director of Housing to manage all aspects of housing for the International Builders' Show (IBS), NAHB's Spring and Fall Leadership Meetings (SLM and FLM) and NAHB's in-town housing needs for meetings held in Washington, D.C. Among the primary functions for this position are hotel selection recommendations, contract negotiation, room block management, oversight of NAHB staff travel for the IBS, FLM and SLM meetings.

Working with the NAHB's legal team, this position will negotiate all NAHB hotel contracts in accordance with industry standards and ensure optimal cost effectiveness for NAHB. Reporting to the VP of Convention Operations, this person must be able to work well under pressure in a fast-paced environment and provide value to NAHB by maintaining excellent relationships within the hotel community.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Draft, edit, and negotiate all hotel contracts for IBS, SLM and FLM.
  • Manage RFPs, provide reports and updates on proposal terms, space, and concessions to assist in site selection process.
  • Communicate with various NAHB departments, members, and hotels to keep all involved informed of procedures, updates, changes, and deadlines as they relate to housing.
  • Serve as the main contact for the hotels.
  • Oversee IBS housing information, and all inquiries for special groups.
  • Manage staff in their overall job duties, provide guidance to staff, evaluate performance and counsel with feedback and recommendations for improvement areas, etc.
  • Position requires travel.
  • Maintain working knowledge of the Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, Power Point, Outlook, Teams), and other technology as required.

Requirements:

  • Minimum of eight years of experience with housing for events with more than 10,000 room nights on peak.
  • Possess a solid understanding of large event housing systems at the management level.
  • Four-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

Federal Legislative Director

NAHB is seeking an experienced lobbyist to advocate for the housing industry on Capitol Hill and in Washington, DC, on workforce and labor issues, including immigration reform, workforce development and workplace safety, as well as all other NAHB priority issues in a general manner.

The director will also lobby on behalf of the Home Builders Institute (HBI), the nation’s leading educational resource for career technical education in the building industry.

Responsibilities also include analyzing legislation and government programs, while developing and implementing legislative, grassroots, and political strategies that are communicated to NAHB’s membership, Congress, the Administration and national political parties.

The director will also educate, update, and activate NAHB’s grassroots network in their assigned region in an effort to influence Capitol Hill and the political process, and will direct political outreach in assigned region and advise NAHB’s membership on political support for candidates in assigned region. This is to ensure the voice of the nation’s home builders is heard by federal legislators throughout the legislative and political process.

The successful candidate will have:

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills;
  • Demonstrated ability to analyze and synthesize complex legislative information; and
  • Demonstrated ability to balance a heavy workload with competing deadlines.

Candidates must be able to address changing priorities and work well under pressure.

Key Requirements:

  • Minimum of four years of federal legislative experience is required, either on Capitol Hill, federal government agency, political campaigns or at another trade association.
  • Knowledge of specific issue area preferred.
  • Knowledge of the political process, congressional budget/appropriations process, grassroots outreach, housing industry, trade association operations and/or regulatory process.
  • Bachelor’s degree, or equivalent in education and experience.
  • Master’s or law degree is preferred.

Some travel will be required.

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

Equal Opportunity Employer

Federal Legislative Manager

NAHB is seeking a professional who develops and maintains an active presence and working relationships on Capitol Hill and within the Administration and White House for NAHB through:

  • Regular visits to congressional offices and with administration staff;
  • Attending congressional briefings; committee hearings, and markups;
  • Communicating with congressional staff, other trade associations, coalitions and national political parties; and
  • Attending fundraisers, receptions and other political events as assigned.

There will be some special emphasis placed on grassroots mobilization activities and BUILD-PAC management activities in assigned states. Individual will advise NAHB membership on issue developments and legislative strategy educating, updating and activating NAHB’s grassroots network in targeted states in an effort to influence Capitol Hill and the political process.

The manager will direct political outreach in targeted states and advise NAHB’s membership on political support for candidates there in order to ensure that the voice of the nation’s home builders is heard by federal legislators throughout the legislative and political process.

The successful candidate will bring:

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills;
  • Demonstrated ability to analyze and synthesize complex legislative information and political environment; and
  • Ability to balance a heavy workload with short- and long-term project deadlines.

Additional Qualifications:

  • Must be able to address changing priorities and work well under pressure.
  • First-hand knowledge of federal legislative process including the congressional budget/appropriations process required.
  • Knowledge of political process, grassroots outreach, housing industry, trade association operations, and/or regulatory process preferred.
  • Ability to travel.

Requirements:

  • Minimum of two years of federal legislative experience, either on Capitol Hill, federal government agency, political campaigns or at another trade association.
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in education and experience.
  • Master’s degree/law degree preferred.

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

Equal Opportunity Employer

Manager, BUILD-PAC Fundraising

Group: Government Affairs

NAHB is seeking a creative, well-organized and experienced fundraising manager for NAHB’s federal political action committee, BUILD-PAC. This position will work on a fundraising team to increase PAC receipts and participation from NAHB’s membership.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Working with PAC Trustees and member volunteers to plan and execute fundraising events and campaigns in assigned states across the country.
  • Recruiting new and maintaining current donors for two of BUILD-PAC’s high donor clubs.
  • Managing and administering benefits to two of BUILD-PAC’s high donor clubs during NAHB’s Leadership Meetings. 
  • Working with several of NAHB’s councils and committees to increase participation.
  • Drafting and sending various PAC communications to members.
  • Assisting and managing additional special fundraising campaigns and initiatives.

Qualifications:

  • Knowledge and expertise in fundraising campaign development and management
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Strong computer skills
  • Understanding of the federal legislative process, the purpose of political action committees and knowledge of FEC regulations and campaign finance laws
  • Ability to balance a heavy workload with competing deadlines

Requirements:

  • A minimum of two years of professional experience in fundraising or political work. 
  • Knowledge of Capitol Hill, PAC administration, and/or trade associations.
  • Bachelor’s degree, or equivalent in education and experience.
  • Some travel will be required.

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

Equal Opportunity Employer

Operations Coordinator, Meetings & Special Events

Exhibitions & Meetings

NAHB is seeking a highly organized, team-oriented and customer service-focused operations coordinator for the Meetings and Special Events department. The ideal person for this role will have a strong addition to detail, flexible and positive attitude, 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 will be 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.
  • Research and secure contracts from relevant vendors.
  • 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.
  • Routinely review, monitor and track budget actuals, as well as reconcile and code hotel bills and other expenses.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Requirements:

  • Minimum 1-3 years of experience including special events and meetings.
  • Four-year college degree
  • 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

Program and Meetings Facilitator, 20 Clubs

Group: Member Services and Education

NAHB seeks a program and meetings facilitator with high-level customer services skills as well as the ability to manage committee meetings and maintain quality standards while meeting deadlines under a heavy workload. NAHB offers its members a unique networking opportunity (the 20 Clubs) through which they can determine and implement best management practices, systems, and solutions to run their businesses more effectively and profitably. The program and meetings facilitator is responsible for working in collaboration with in-house meeting planners and NAHB members to ensure appropriate on-site meeting logistics, a meaningful agenda, and a smooth event.

The program and meetings facilitator will travel to approximately 20 meetings annually to lead the club meetings according to plans, serve as a resource to club members on-site, and serve as a liaison with hotel, restaurants, transportation services and speakers. Follow-through includes the development of meeting minutes notes, and various management reports.

This position requires excellent verbal and written communication skills and the ability to work independently with minimal supervision. Facilitators will experience extended travel times out of the office and need to demonstrate the ability to work well remotely while on the road. Program and meeting facilitators must quickly become well versed in the services and programs offered by the association and be able to effectively communicate program-wide messages and policies to the members. Must have knowledge of, or the ability to learn, the basic principles of organization, good management practices and systems.

Requirements:

  • Minimum of four years experience in a member service or committee management capacity for an association.
  • Proficiency in Excel, Outlook, and MS Word is critical.
  • Bachelor's degree in business, communications or association management, or an equivalent combination of training and experience.

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.

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Program Manager, Environmental Policy

NAHB is seeking a program manager who will be responsible for implementing a regulatory policy program concerning environmental issues that affect home builders at the federal, state, and local levels by providing critical analysis of laws and regulations and providing technical assistance to members and other stakeholders on key environmental regulatory issues.

Requirements:

  • Strong knowledge of regulatory and legislative processes.
  • Excellent demonstrated analytical, written, and verbal communication skills to address complex issues concisely and effectively to a wide range of audiences.
  • Detailed technical knowledge of federal environmental law and policy.
  • Must be able to balance multiple projects, work well as a member of a team, and meet simultaneous deadlines and priorities.

A minimum of three years of environmental policy experience in a federal, state, or local regulatory agency, or an equivalent private sector position is required. A Master’s degree or Ph.D. in Environmental Science, Environmental Policy, Environmental Law, Environmental Engineering, Natural Resources, or comparable experience and education is required.

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

Equal Opportunity Employer

Program Manager, Sustainability and Green Building

Group: Regulatory Affairs

NAHB is seeking a program manager who will be responsible for implementing NAHB’s Sustainability and Green Building policy program at the federal, state, and local levels by proactively promoting NAHB positions, providing critical analysis of law and regulation, tracking, and interpreting emerging issues, assisting in the development and implementation of strategies, and providing advocacy, education, and technical assistance to members and local home builders associations. Assigned issues include, but are not limited to: resiliency, water, and resource efficiency; green building certification; and green remodeling.

Qualified candidates will have a technical understanding of residential green building techniques and federal programs associated with resiliency, resource management, water conservation and/or climate change. Candidates must have demonstrated analytical, written, and verbal communication skills to address complex issues concisely and effectively to a wide range of audiences. The ability to review and understand technical information related to residential construction and design is a must.

A minimum of three years of experience in program management is strongly preferred. Prior experience and a broad knowledge of all aspects of residential construction are needed, particularly in the areas of ware efficiency, green building, and resiliency. A bachelor’s degree in Sustainability, Architecture, Construction Management, Engineering or equivalent in education and experience is required.

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

Equal Opportunity Employer

Senior Manager, Digital Marketing

NAHB is seeking a senior manager, digital marketing to brainstorm and create new growth strategies. Everything we build is for our members. We’re a diverse team of creative, strategic, operational and tactical professionals. We work hard and play harder. We always show up with great ideas and figure out how to make them happen. This position will collaborate with copywriters, graphic designers, and a digital team to create, manage, and implement digital marketing campaigns, as well as develop emails, web copy, print pieces, and blog and social media posts to market products, programs, events, and services for the nation’s leading association for residential building professionals.

Qualified candidates are:

  • Visionaries who can merge strategy, growth, people, and industry insights to strengthen our brand to our members and prospects
  • Strong communicators who can collect, monitor and analyze digital campaign data
  • Results-oriented marketers who can generate inspired and powerful email, social messaging, and online content to match content to the right audiences
  • Marketers who can develop campaigns to market events, products, and services like it’s nobody’s business
  • People who can manage competing priorities and maintain a great sense of humor
  • Self-starters who can work independently
  • Collaborators who thrive in a dynamic work environment

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Experience in marketing, writing, editing and proofreading
  • Experience developing and executing digital marketing campaigns with measurable impact
  • Experience with all major social media platforms
  • Strong project management, problem-solving and analytical thinking skills
  • A solid understanding of how to market products, events, and trade shows
  • Minimum of five years digital technology experience and a familiarity with trade associations
  • Experience with Google Analytics is a plus

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

Equal Opportunity Employer

Staff Counsel

Office of General Counsel

NAHB is searching for an attorney to join its friendly, hardworking staff. The successful candidate will:/p>

  • Review and analyze local, state, and federal legislation pertaining to land use and development, including preparation of white papers on land use and zoning topics and presentation of educational programs to members;
  • Conduct legal research on a wide variety of topics; and
  • Craft amicus briefs for filing with the state and federal courts.

This attorney will interact with staff and members at all levels of the association, providing legal research or information primarily but not exclusively on land use, zoning and planning, property rights, and discrimination issues.

Qualifications:

  • At least three years of relevant legal experience
  • Demonstrated ability to analyze, research and write
  • Ability to balance multiple assignments
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to perform effectively in a team setting
  • Willingness to travel on an occasional basis

Other Requirements:

  • Understanding of the land development process, and knowledge of other developer and builder issues on a national level
  • Knowledge of land use law, the federal Administrative Procedure Act and Constitutional matters relevant to land development
  • Experience working with trade associations
  • Strong communication and presentation skills
  • D.C. Bar license or the ability to obtain

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

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