The incumbent in this highly visible role serves as the lead staff representative for MBA’s multifamily activities and members, including policy and advocacy formulation and strategy, interaction with members, and representation before HUD, FHFA, Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, fellow trade associations and other groups affecting multifamily housing. Serves as lead staff representative to the multifamily-related member committees and working groups and is responsible for content of multifamily tracks at MBA conferences and educational programs.
Duties and Responsibilities:
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities:
1. Direct the management, development and execution of public policy positions and strategy with MBA members and staff, backed by credible data, to promote favorable results and outcomes for the multifamily lending and investing industry.
2. Serve as the staff technical expert on multifamily production and servicing issues for FHA, GSE and private sector multifamily lending.
Represent MBA positions before policymakers, regulators, the industry, the GSEs, the press and members.
3. Manage and serve as staff representative and manager of the MBA’s multifamily committees, task forces and working groups, coordinating meetings, agendas and background material.
4. Provide staff oversight of the Fannie Mae DUS Lenders Peer Group, assuring effective operation of the group within MBA guidelines and overseeing a consultant who provides day-to-day support for the group.
5. Support the multifamily portion of the CREF division’s conferences, including panel and content development.
6. Coordinate FHA Multifamily Lender Roundtables at which MBA members have an opportunity to meet with HUD staff on issues relating to FHA multifamily and healthcare programs.
7. Assist in the development and growth of CREF’s DE&I Task Force.
8. Work with Education staff on training and education programs for multifamily members, generally providing technical expertise but also suggesting programs to meet member needs.
9. Prepare and monitor the budget for multifamily events.
10. This position description should not be construed to contain every function/responsibility that may be required to be performed by an incumbent in this job. Incumbents are required to perform other functions, as assigned.
Bachelor’s degree required, preferably in public policy, business, economics, political science or related field. Graduate degree preferred. A minimum of ten (10) years of experience in a business, industry and/or policy function of considerable responsibility requiring the exercise of independent judgment. Strong knowledge of multifamily rental housing and real estate finance required. Excellent analytical, interpersonal, writing and verbal skills are critical. Experience with regulatory and public policy matters preferred.
The Association is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The Association does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, non-disqualifying physical or mental disability, national origin, veteran status or any other basis covered by appropriate law. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit, and business need.