NLIHC Seeks a Vice President for Research
The National Low Income Housing Coalition (NLIHC) is seeking candidates for the position of Vice President for Research. The Vice President for Research is a member of the senior leadership team and reports to the President/CEO. The Vice President for Research designs, directs, and assures regular updates to all NLIHC research projects. Projects include, but are not limited to, annual Out of Reach and housing gap analysis, preservation database, state and local rental housing funds database, alignment project, and polling. Among the responsibilities of the Vice President for Research are:
- To supervise the research team.
- To acquire and analyze numeric and non-numeric data to inform NLIHC policies and programs.
- To disseminate NLIHC research findings in an accessible and understandable format for the use by varied audiences, including NLIHC members, public officials, state and local advocates, and members of the media.
- To represent NLIHC in collaboration with other housing and homelessness researchers and research institutions.
- To present NLIHC research at national, regional, and state convenings and events.
- To stay abreast of and report on research by others that informs NLIHC policies and programs.
- To facilitate work of NLIHC Research Advisory Committee.
- To maintain and expand NLIHC’s research repository.
Qualified candidates will have a Ph.D. in a social science discipline and at least three years of relevant experience leading research projects; proficiency in qualitative and quantitative research methodologies and relevant computer applications; a strong knowledge base in research and policy on housing poverty, homelessness, affordable housing, or social welfare and human needs; a demonstrated ability to lead a research team in a fast-paced environment; highly developed writing, editing, and oral and interpersonal communications skills; and a commitment to social justice.
NLIHC is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and offers a competitive salary and benefits package. The position is based in Washington, DC. Some travel is required.
Interested candidates should send cover letter with salary requirement, resume, and two recent writing samples to Paul Kealey, Chief Operating Officer, National Low Income Housing Coalition, 1000 Vermont Avenue, NW, Suite 500, Washington, DC 20005 at email@example.com. NLIHC would like to fill the position as soon as possible.
NLIHC Seeks a Vice President for Field and Communications
NLIHC seeks to hire a Vice President for Field and Communications to direct all of the Coalition’s field and communications efforts in support of our mission, goals, and objectives. Responsibilities of the position include:
- Providing direct supervision of a Communications Specialist, a Graphic Design and Web Manager, and a Field Director, and ensuring effective supervision of two field organizers and one to three interns each semester.
- Directing the Coalition’s membership growth, retention and engagement efforts, and developing and implementing strategies to maximize member participation in calls to action and other priority NLIHC initiatives.
- Coordinating NLIHC’s support to our State Coalition Partners and engagement of State Coalitions in the NLIHC advocacy agenda.
- Facilitating resident tenants’ and tenant associations’ participation in NLIHC activities, including the NLIHC’s Annual Forum, lobby days, voterization efforts and other organizing efforts, and producing NLIHC’s resident newsletter, Tenant Talk.
- Developing and implementing the Coalition’s overall media and public relations strategy and media campaigns.
- Leading the development, production and distribution of NLIHC’s annual Advocates’ Guide to Housing and Community Development Policy and Annual Report, and ensuring the quality and distribution of the NLIHC weekly Memo to Members newsletter and other reports and publications.
- Developing and implementing the overall NLIHC website and social media strategy, including blogs, tweets, and Facebook postings in support of NLIHC’s mission.
- Overseeing a system for documenting NLIHC field and communications activities and providing monthly reports to Chief Operating Officer.
- Serving as member of NLIHC Leadership Team.
- Staffing the Board of Director’s State Coalition Caucus, attending and reporting at Board and Executive Committee meetings and at other board committees as needed.
Applicants must have a Bachelor’s degree plus ten years of supervisory management and leadership experience or a Master’s degree plus five years of supervisory management and leadership experience. They must have a demonstrated ability to lead teams in a diverse high-paced environment. Applicants should have experience and familiarity with housing poverty, homelessness, affordable housing policy, affordable housing development or social service delivery. Experience in coalition/association leadership, organizing, communications, public affairs, and/or marketing are preferred. Applicants must have very strong written and oral communications skills, strong organizational skills and attention to detail. Applicants must have a deep commitment to social justice. This is a full-time position located in Washington, DC.
Interested candidates should submit a resume, cover letter with salary requirement, and two writing samples to Paul Kealey, Chief Operating Officer, NLIHC, at firstname.lastname@example.org
National Low Income Housing Coalition Seeks Communications Specialist
NLIHC seeks to hire a Communications Specialist to develop and implement media and public relations strategies to advance NLIHC's mission. Among the responsibilities of the position: Developing and maintaining strong relationships with media contacts; pitching stories and securing regular interviews and editorial board meetings for NLIHC; assisting in development of messaging and implementing messaging strategies; preparing and releasing press releases and media alerts; coordinating press events for NLIHC and state partners; drafting op-eds, letters-to-the-editor, blogs, articles and other opinion pieces and getting them placed in relevant publications; developing and implementing a comprehensive strategy for use of social media; monitoring all media coverage of NLIHC, NLIHC campaigns, and NLIHC policy priorities; maintaining records of all media work and producing analytic metrics and monthly reports; assisting in content development, writing, and editing of Advocates' Guide, Annual Report, and other publications; assisting state partners in development of media strategies; developing and implementing webinars, workshops, and written materials to aid NLIHC members in use of social media and press strategies; and helping to recruit and supervise communication interns.
Requirements include a bachelor's degree (master's degree preferred). A degree in Communications, Marketing, Public Relations or related area is a plus. Applicants should have two years of experience in media and social media communications, public affairs and/or marketing. Applicants should have a commitment to social justice and some knowledge of the fundamentals of housing poverty, homelessness, affordable housing policy, affordable housing development, or social service delivery. Candidates should be able to work in a diverse, high-paced environment and have strong writing and editing skills, oral and interpersonal communications, organizational skills, and attention to detail. Applicants should also be proficient in the Microsoft Office suite and social media platforms.
This is a full time position located in Washington, DC.
Interested candidates should submit a resume, cover letter with salary requirement, and two writing samples to Paul Kealey, Chief Operating Officer, NLIHC, at email@example.com.
NLIHC Is Looking For Interns
NLIHC is accepting resumes for Summer 2015 internship positions. Interns are highly valued and fully integrated into our staff work. We seek students passionate about social justice issues, with excellent writing and interpersonal skills.
The available positions are:
- Policy Intern. Tracks new legislation, attends and summarizes Congressional hearings for Memo to Members, participates in visits to Congressional offices, and develops materials for use in lobbying the House and Senate to accomplish NLIHC’s policy agenda. Updates the Congressional database.
- Organizing Intern. Assists with grassroots organizing efforts for the United for Homes campaign and other legislative campaigns. Assists with membership recruitment/retention efforts and internal database upkeep.
- Research Intern. Assists in ongoing quantitative and qualitative research projects, writes weekly articles on current research for Memo to Members, attends briefings, and responds to research inquiries.
A cover letter, resume, and writing sample are required for consideration. They should be included as attachments if you choose to submit them electronically. In your cover letter, please specify the position(s) for which you applying and that you are interested in a Summer 2015 internship.