Senior Director of Government & Community Relations at AIR Communities

| Greater Denver Area
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Company Description

You used to know us as "Aimco Apartment Homes" but now we're called "AIR Communities!" Though the company has changed, our approach to property management has not. We will continue to do whatever it takes to make our residents feel at home We are passionate about providing quality apartments homes, in a respectful environment, across twenty key markets in the USA. We are a publicly traded Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT), who has, for more than 25 years, built its business around a relentless focus on our customer and our award-winning culture.

Job Description

The Senior Director of Government and Community Relations is responsible for working with Federal, State and local governments and elected officials on public policy issues, zoning and for redevelopment projects and building strong relationships and the company's reputation in key markets throughout the United States. Reporting directly to the Senior Vice President and Chief Corporate Responsibility Officer, this position provides an important role in building Federal, state and local relationships, and government advocacy.

Essential Functions:

  • Directs the organization's policies and objectives involving local, state, and federal government affairs.
  • Leads analysis of proposed legislative actions and determines the potential impact on the company. Monitors legislative and regulatory activities and develops company positions.
  • Establishes and maintains relationships with federal, state and local elected officials.
  • Develops strategies and works proactively with elected officials to advance the company’s interests, advocating on the company's behalf with state and local governments.
  • Develops and maintains numerous relationships with national trade associations, local apartment associations and state and local advocacy groups.
  • Participates on industry task forces on relevant issues.
  • Advises implements and participates in various coalitions; acts as a liaison to various groups and projects.
  • Works across all company business units to develop Environmental, Social and Governance initiatives.
  • Tackles and resolves problems related to government agencies and company communities.
  • Trains, mentors and provides guidance to the new team members when needed
  • Builds relationships and partnerships with local civic and non-profit organizations, community and neighborhood groups to position the company as a strategic partner and outstanding corporate citizen.
  • Works with elected officials to implement AIR Gives philanthropic activities throughout the U.S.
  • Works collaboratively with company operations, communications and marketing teams.
  • Strategically manages political and nonprofit contributions. 
  • Travel 15% - 25% of the time is required.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Government, Political Science, Law, Communications, Business or other related field
  • Minimum of 7 years’ experience working with an elected official, government agency, legislative groups or in other public policy role. Lobbying and advocacy experience.
  • Excellent research, writing and communication skills. B.A. in public policy, government or related field a plus.
  • Strong organizational skills, diplomacy and problem-solving
  • Team Player. Goal and results oriented

Additional Information

AIR offers attractive total compensation packages designed to recognize and reward performance at the individual, team and company levels. We start with a competitive base salary and add bonus opportunities and benefit choices topped off with:

  • Expected pay range of $145,000 - $160,000, base salary, plus a lucrative bonus structure aligned to achievement of company’s transaction goals. You will be provided a pay rate that is in line with your skills and experience as they relate to the requirements of the job.
  • Medical, dental, vision, and life insurance options available. HSA with company sponsored contributions, FSA (traditional and dependent care FSA).
  • Short and long-term disability paid by the company.
  • 401(K) and Employee Stock Purchase Plans.
  • Paid Vacation, 9 Paid Holidays, Wellness Bonus Days, and Paid Sick Time.
  • Tuition Assistance Program.
  • Commuter Benefits and Pet-Insurance.
  • Up to 100% Reimbursement on Professional Certification/Licensing for Job Related Curriculums.
  • Discounted Rent at AIR communities (certain exclusions apply, and an application is required).
  • Paid parental leave of up to 16 weeks, following the birth or adoption of a child.
  • Consumer discounts from various products and services including travel planning, wireless phones, health and fitness, home appliances, and more.
  • 10 hours of paid time annually to give-back to your community.
  • Opportunities for professional development and career growth including realistic job previews, in person and virtual leadership training, and performance improvement courses.

AIR values diversity and provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment. AIR prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

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What are AIR Communities Perks + Benefits

AIR Communities Benefits Overview

Our team members take care of us and we take care of them. As a team member, we offer a range of benefits to strengthen your health and wellbeing with insurance packages, wellness programs, paid vacation and sick time, and even time off to give back to your community. Find our more by visiting: 

Volunteer in local community
AIR Gives is the company's philanthropic program which provides all team members 15 paid hours per year to volunteer in local communities.
Partners with Nonprofits
AIR Communities partners with non-profits such as Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS) and Project Sanctuary.
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
AIR Communities Flexible Spending Account (FSA) helps team members cover out-of-pocket medical and/or dependant care expenses with pre-tax dollars, up to $2,750 annually.
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
AIR team members have access to Delta Dental and its broad network of providers.
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
AIR team members have the choice between two health plans, both of which offer comprehensive medical coverage through a robust network of Cigna providers.
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Nationwide pet insurance is available to AIR team members. For an affordable price, your pet can have coverage for everything from shots to surgeries.
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Mental Health Benefits
AIR Communities offers a Family Assistance Program—a resource and referral service that assists with every day issues including child/elder care, grief, depression , tobacco cessation, and more.
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
The AIR Employee Stock Purchase Plan (ESPP) offers team members a chance to be a “part owner” in AIR.
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
AIR Communities offers up to 16 weeks of paid maternity and paternity leave for new parents with at least 12 months of service.
Flexible Work Schedule
Family Medical Leave
Company sponsored family events
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
AIR Communities provides paid vacation and holidays, wellness bonus days, and paid sick time.
Paid Volunteer Time
Through AIR Gives, the company's philanthropic program, team members receive 15 paid hours annually to volunteer in their local communities.
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
AIR team members are eligible to set aside tax-free dollars each month to pay for parking and/or transportation expenses.
Company Outings
Happy Hours
Professional Development Benefits
Tuition Reimbursement
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Time allotted for learning
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