We're seeking a Deputy Legislative Director

Tuesday, March 08, 2022 4:11 PM | Benjamyn Seamans (Administrator)

By: Tia Politi, ORHA President
March 8, 2022

Deputy Legislative Director | Hire Date: June 1st, 2022

Do you want to help fight for the rights of mom and pop rental owners throughout the state? Do you have experience in property management with a healthy knowledge of ORS 90? The Oregon Rental Housing Association is looking for a Deputy Legislative Director. 

Job Description/Duties
The ORHA Deputy Legislative Director works in coordination with the Legislative Director, convening (mostly virtually) with legislators and other landlord groups to find consensus on plans of action and negotiated changes to landlord-tenant law. Responsible for all written communications to the local chapters of ORHA throughout the state, including e-blasts and the ORHA newsletter. This position requires a wildly varying time commitment with the bulk of the work happening during the legislative sessions.
Assists as needed with:

  • ORH Key-PAC committee
  • Reading and deciphering bills
  • Meeting with legislators
  • Meeting with other housing associations
  • Meeting with rental assistance organizations
  • Meeting with Lobbyist
  • Interviewing with press
  • Speaking engagements with other organizations 
  • Conducting legislative committee meetings
  • Serving on Housing choice board 
  • Advising ORHA executive committee
  • Teaching ORHA classes 
  • Reading legislative alerts and news articles related to housing daily.

Professional Qualifications

  • A broad base of knowledge regarding landlord-tenant law, and rental housing policies and procedures
  • In-depth knowledge of legislative processes and procedures
  • Expertise in articulating information to the media
  • Excellent writing skills

Personal Qualifications
  • A high level of emotional intelligence
  • A pleasing personality open to all people and political ideologies
  • Someone who can promise and deliver complete confidentiality
  • The ability to strategize and negotiate without burning bridges
  • A professional appearance
  • A life and lifestyle that will not bring the reputation of ORHA into disrepute

Other Qualifications

  • Able to commit to a wildly varying time commitment (0-20 hours per week)
  • Occasional travel to Salem


  • Annual salary of $9,000.00

To apply, please send your letter of interest and resume’ to:  office@oregonrentalhousing.com

Applications must be received no later than April 30, 2022.

Interviews with selected candidates will be scheduled the week of May 9, 2022.

Final selection May 21, 2022.

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Email: office@OregonRentalHousing.com 

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