Careers at NAHB

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

Coordinator, BUILD-PAC

Group: Government Affairs

NAHB is seeking a coordinator to provide administrative and fundraising support to its federal political action committee, BUILD-PAC, and the Government Affairs department.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide administrative support to the PAC fundraising team by maintaining donor lists, preparing meeting materials and updating donor communications.
  • Track donor invoices and processes all incoming PAC contributions.
  • Maintain and update the donor database.
  • Help with fundraising campaigns, thank-you notes and following up with lapsed donors.
  • Track and assist with the distribution of BUILD-PAC funds to federal candidates and political committees.

Qualifications:

  • Ability to meet deadlines and have strong attention to detail to ensure accuracy.
  • Strong verbal and written communication and organizational skills.
  • Ability to interface with all levels of staff and NAHB members.
  • Knowledge of the MS Office Suite.

  • A minimum of one to two years of administrative experience in fundraising, campaign work, marketing, public relations, meeting planning or a related field is required.
  • A bachelor’s degree in political science, public relations or a related field, or equivalent in education and experience, is required.

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

Equal Opportunity Employer

Coordinator, Digital Content

Group: Public Affairs and Communications

NAHB is seeking a strong writer with experience writing for traditional and digital channels to help develop content to support NAHB members and the value of NAHB membership, and promote NAHB’s messaging and advocacy priorities across digital platforms.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Develop and write original blog posts that promote the value of NAHB membership and business development opportunities for members.
  • Manage digital content assets, including podcasts and videos, and create additional content as needed to promote communications and advocacy efforts.
  • Provide social media support as needed, including assistance with planning and execution of various social media campaigns related to needs of NAHB teams and partners.

Qualifications:

  • Strong verbal and written communication and organizational skills, including presentations, reports, copywriting, editing, and special familiarity with writing for the web.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment, with excellent attention to detail and follow-through.
  • Ability to work with a wide range of professionals from various fields – legislative, legal, technical and economic – to understand highly complex issues and plan outreach strategies to communicate NAHB’s policies.
  • Comfortable with email management programs and web content management tools. Knowledge of the MS Office Suite required. Experience with Adobe Creative Suite, primarily Photoshop and Premiere Pro, is preferred.
  • A minimum of two years in-depth experience writing for traditional, online and social media channels is required. (A background in public relations/issues advocacy in the housing and/or real estate fields is not required but is preferred.)
  • A bachelor’s degree in journalism, communications or related field, or equivalent in education and experience, is required.

To apply for this position, please submit this application.

Equal Opportunity Employer

Economist

Group: Economics and Housing Policy

NAHB seeks an economist with a demonstrated ability to use analytical, writing and verbal skills to convey technical information concisely and effectively in support of the activities of the Forecasting and Analysis section.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

The candidate will design, edit and manage online economic and housing data products; respond to requests for data, analysis and commentary on housing market conditions; and assist in preparing state and metro forecast and other housing related subjects.

Qualifications:

The candidate should have knowledge of economic theory, research methods, and computer proficiencies. Must be proficient in Microsoft Office products (Word, Excel, PowerPoint). Experience with programming econometric software (e.g., SAS, and/or HTML) is desirable. Experience with programming econometric software (e.g., SAS, R, Python) is desirable. Experience with U.S. regional, housing industry and finance data is also a plus. Master’s degree in economics, statistics or math, or equivalent combination of training and experience, is required.

To apply for this position, please submit this application.

Equal Opportunity Employer

Program Manager, Safety

Group: Regulatory Affairs

NAHB seeks an experienced candidate for its Labor, Safety and Health Policy department. Qualified candidates must be familiar with developing quality construction safety education materials and analyzing occupational safety and health federal statutes, regulations, regulatory guidance documents, and policies.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Creation and delivery of safety education/training and OSHA compliance information.
  • Analyzing a variety of critical occupational safety and health issues that impact the residential construction industry.
  • Assisting in the preparation of regulatory comment letters and performing related regulatory advocacy work before the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration.

Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of the construction industry and current construction safety (OSHA) regulations
  • Experience developing safety educational materials
  • Knowledge of the federal rulemaking process
  • Excellent written, verbal, and analytical skills
  • Candidate must be able to work independently, manage multiple projects, and meet simultaneous deadlines.

Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree in safety management, construction management, loss control, or comparable experience and education
  • Two to five years of safety training and education experience preferred

To apply for this position, please submit this application.

Equal Opportunity Employer

Staff Counsel

Group: Legal Advocacy

NAHB seeks an attorney to join its friendly, hard-working staff. The position is within NAHB’s Legal Advocacy group. The successful candidate will assist with identifying litigation opportunities that will contribute to enhancing NAHB’s mission.

Common tasks include:

  • Assisting with developing litigation strategies on a variety of federal housing issues.
  • Managing outside counsel.
  • Reviewing federal legislation that impacts housing.
  • Presenting educational programs to members.
  • Preparing and reviewing briefs, pleadings, opinions, legal memoranda and other documents (including regulatory comments).
  • Conducting legal research on a wide variety of housing topics.
  • Attending industry coalition meetings.
  • Crafting amicus briefs for filing in federal and state courts.
  • Assisting other staff at all levels of the association by providing legal research and information to legislative and policy questions.

Qualifications:

  • Two to six years of relevant legal experience.
  • Knowledge of the Administrative Procedure Act notice and comment process.
  • Demonstrated ability to analyze, research, write and balance multiple assignments.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to perform effectively in a team setting and a willingness to travel occasionally.

Requirements:

  • Experience with environmental laws that impact land development and home building, including environmental laws.
  • Ability to work in a cross-disciplinary team environment and interact with NAHB’s broad membership.
  • Strong writing and presentation skills.
  • D.C. Bar license or the ability to obtain. U.S. Supreme Court bar admission or ability to obtain.

Work Conditions:

  • Three days in person/two days remote.
  • Occasional travel is required.
  • Public speaking and presenting at local/state home-building associations may be required.

To apply for this position, please submit this application.

Equal Opportunity Employer

Systems Developer

Group: Information Technology and Services

NAHB seeks a systems developer to assist the NAHB senior application developers in ensuring effective operations and maintenance of NAHB’s systems, including the association management system (AMS), in addition to other applications. The position will assist the Information Technology and Services (ITS) development team with all design, coding, implementation, and support aspects.

The system developer will work closely with the senior developers to learn the code base, write code, fix bugs, and attend requirements and design meetings.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Assist in designing, developing, implementing, and maintaining NAHB’s AMS (Aptify).
  • Participate in the NAHB AMS integration with various third-party and custom applications, custom-built applications and NAHB’s websites.
  • Participate in the testing of Aptify-based based software solutions.
  • Perform application verification and validation.
  • Compile data and write reports for applications and other completed projects.
  • Assist in maintaining and upgrading the existing software applications to meet the Association’s changing needs.
  • Support data conversions by creating SQL scripts and SQL Server Data Transformation Services (DTS) in SSIS.
  • Provide support to users for Aptify Desktop and Aptify Web applications as well as other systems developed or managed by NAHB's ITS team.
  • Assist the NAHB development team in the GAP analysis and reporting requirements for projects.

Qualifications:

  • The ideal candidate will have at least three years of experience developing browser-based solutions with ASP.Net, VB.Net or C#, DHTML, XML, JavaScript, and CSS.
  • Deep SQL Server experience is required to utilize Transact-SQL stored procedures, views, functions, and triggers.
  • Experience developing software applications and supporting AMS installations. Aptify experience preferred.

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

Equal Opportunity Employer

Vice President, BUILD-PAC

Group: Government Affairs

NAHB seeks a vice president to manage its federal political action committee, BUILD-PAC. The qualified candidate will develop and implement strategic fundraising initiatives to meet BUILD-PAC’s $3.25 million fundraising goal and expand NAHB member participation in BUILD-PAC. The candidate will oversee BUILD-PAC’s Congressional disbursement strategy and all necessary Federal Election Commission (FEC) compliance. This position manages the day-to-day operations of the government affairs department, including budgeting and general operations. NAHB seeks a strong leader who thrives in a team environment and can prioritize competing projects.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Serves as the primary liaison with the BUILD-PAC leadership.
  • Oversees the management of BUILD-PAC’s officers and 150-member Board of Trustees.
  • Manages all FEC compliance and reporting requirements.
  • Directs all BUILD-PAC’s fundraising strategies and programs including donor retention, growing participation, PAC High Donor Clubs, and state and local fundraising across the federation.
  • Oversees BUILD-PAC’s disbursements strategy including a complex congressional rating system.
  • Directs NAHB’s congressional endorsements program.
  • Works across the association with key volunteer leaders and staff to ensure BUILD-PAC is an intricate part of the NAHB federation.
  • Serves as a liaison to the political party committees.
  • Strategizes with Government Affairs senior staff to enhance NAHB’s political presence.
  • Supervises three direct reports to ensure the execution of BUILD-PAC goals and compliance.
  • Tracks, develops, and maintains the Government Affairs budget.
  • Manages day-to-day operations of the Government Affairs department.

Qualifications and Requirements:

  • A minimum of 10 years prior political fundraising and PAC management experience is required.
  • Knowledge of FEC compliance and regulations.
  • Knowledge of federal government affairs is preferred.
  • Management experience preferred.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Must be detail-oriented with great organizational skills and the ability to work in a fast-paced environment.
  • Knowledge of the MS Office Suite, as well as PAC database and compliance software, is required.
  • A bachelor’s degree in political science, business administration or a related field is required.

To apply for this position, please submit this application.

Equal Opportunity Employer