Director of Public Affairs / HOA - TX - Austin
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Director of Public Affairs / HOA
TX - Austin

KB Home, a Fortune 1000 NYSE company and one of America's premier homebuilders, has an immediate employment opportunity available. The Company operates in 10 states across the nation from California to Florida.

KB Home is one of the largest and most recognized homebuilding companies in the United States. Since its founding in 1957, the company has built more than half a million quality homes. KB Home's unique homebuilding approach lets each buyer customize their new home from lot location to floor plan and design features. As a leader in utilizing state-of-the-art sustainable building practices, all KB homes are highly energy efficient and meet strict ENERGY STAR® guidelines. This helps to lower monthly utility costs for homeowners, which the company demonstrates with its proprietary KB Home Energy Performance Guide® (EPG®). KB Home has been named an ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year Sustained Excellence Award winner for five straight years and a WaterSense© Partner of the Year for four consecutive years.

JOB SUMMARY: The Public Affairs/HOA Director will develop and implement overall strategic Public Affairs, including government and media relations and communication for the division. In addition, this role will manage all HOA’s for the Division.


ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITES: 

Public Affairs:

 

  • Develop and implement a strategic government relation, working closely with both corporate and regional teams. Programs should support the company's new and existing products/services, including the launch of new communities.
  • Serve as the official spokesperson for all PR/Media communications locally. 
  • Cultivate relationships with key regional business leaders.
  • Plan, coordinate, and lead charitable events to promote KB Home.
  • Anticipate possible crisis scenarios and develop thorough and strategic plans to proactively respond or be prepared for such situations when needed. Work with internal and external resources to coordinate strategy and response on specific regional issues.
  • Represent company either as a participant or advisor in developing and presenting the Companies strategic plan
  • Develop relationships with key legislators and regulators to effectively channel the goals and desires of the company.
HOA Manager:
  • Liaison with all existing HOA’s to ensure compliance and address issues timely. Hire and fire HOA companies to the extent that our residents are being serviced properly. Attend HOA meetings and represent KB Home as a Board Member. Acts as the liaison between the builder and the HOA for division

 


GOVERNMENT COORDINATION 

  • Meet and negotiate with necessary public and private entities (Vendors, City Staff and Council, Engineers, Contractors, State Agencies, etc.) to facilitate resolution of issues or needs involving KB HOME projects and communities.
  • Attend, and speak on the behalf of KB HOME (as needed), any necessary City Council meeting, Planning and Zoning meeting, in order to facilitate the entitlement processes.


Education

 

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism, Communications, Public Relations, or related field

 

Experience

  • 5-10 years experience in Project Management, Government Relations, or Public Relations
  • Prior experience in Real Estate industry preferred, preferrably in Residential Homebuilding
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities 
  • Ability to work with government officials and HOA Management Companies to help drive business results.
  • Ability to handle media issues and public relations, including writing speeches and speaking engagements.
  • Strong leadership abilities, including strategic planning, being results oriented, and a strong team motivator.
  • A understanding of government affairs and public relations, and how these efforts should be integrated and coordinated.
  • A demonstrated ability to work creatively and cooperatively in a fast-paced environment and to respond immediately to issues.
  • Strong verbal and written communication, with the ability to communicate succinctly and accurately.
  • Strong Business Acumen.
  • Conflict and Change Management skills.

WORK REQUIREMENTS

  • 25% domestic travel required
  • Conduct business in a professional and ethical manner to reinforce goodwill and profitability for the company


Find out why KB Home is attracting and retaining the best employees! If you are interested and qualified, please apply now. KB Home provides above average compensation packages and earnings potential, full benefits, an outstanding 401K matching program, bonus plans and amazing promotional opportunities. KB Home is an equal opportunity employer committed to hiring a diverse work team. Diversity is important to KB Home!

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