NLIHC Seeks Hurricane Housing Recovery Project Coordinator
The National Low Income Housing Coalition (NLIHC) is seeking applicants for a hurricane housing recovery project coordinator. This individual will be responsible for working closely with NLIHC’s CEO, Policy, Research and Field teams to engage and coordinate NLIHC’s Hurricane Housing Recovery Coalition’s work to educate, communicate, coordinate and monitor efforts related to federal legislative, regulatory, and administrative activities responding to the housing recovery and rebuilding needs in Texas, Florida, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands after Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria.
The hurricane housing recovery project coordinator will monitor legislative, regulatory, and administrative developments and ensure that local partners and the entire Hurricane Housing Recovery Coalition are apprised of key developments and events; monitor disaster recovery implementation by maintaining frequent contact with local partners; inform and educate with HUD, FEMA, and other relevant agencies on policy and program recommendations from NLIHC policy team and local and national partners; help facilitate communications and education with members of Congress and the Administration by drafting letters, scheduling and participating in meetings, and leading conference calls, and preparing and sending communications to members, Administration officials, and their staff; represent NLIHC before selected national partners; research and prepare articles for NLIHC’s weekly newsletter Memo to Members and Partners; work with NLIHC research team to review and summarize previous research on housing recovery to inform policy and identify best practices, help create and implement a housing recovery research plan, and identify and utilize data to measure housing recovery after disaster; among other responsibilities.
Requirements include a bachelor's degree (master's degree preferred). Applicants should have at least two years of experience in project management, organizing, and/or public policy. Applicants should have a commitment to social justice and some knowledge of the fundamentals of affordable housing, homelessness, disaster recovery, 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, and some experience with databases (Stata or SPSS), large data sets, and quantitative/qualitative research is a plus.
An equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, NLIHC offers a competitive salary and benefits package. This is a full-time position located in Washington, DC. It is a one-year contract position with the possibility of extension.
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 Accepting Applications for Internship Positions
NLIHC accepts applications for our internship positions on a continuous rolling basis. 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:
Fall (Sept. to Dec.) and Spring Semesters (Jan. to May):
- Policy Intern. Tracks new legislation, attends and summarizes Congressional hearings for the Memo to Members newsletter, participates in visits to Congressional offices, develops materials for use in lobbying the House and Senate to achieve NLIHC’s policy agenda, and updates the NLIHC Congressional database.
- Field Intern. Assists the NLIHC Field team in creating email campaigns focused on important federal policies, writing blogs, managing our database of membership records, mobilizing the field for the legislative efforts, and reaching out to new and existing members.
- 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. Quantitative skills and experience with SPSS a plus.
Fall (Sept.-Dec.), Spring (Jan.-May), and Summer Semesters (June-Aug.)
- Communications/Media/Graphic Design Intern. Prepares and distributes press materials, assists with media research and outreach for publication releases, works on social media projects, maintains a media database and tracks press hits. Also assists with sending out e-communications; designing collateral print material such as brochures, flyers, and factsheets; and updating content on the NLIHC website. Graphic design and Adobe Creative Cloud (Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop) experience needed. Please provide 3 design samples and/or link to online portfolio in addition to a writing sample.
Fall and Winter interns are expected to work 25 hours a week. The summer intern works 40 hours a week. Two semester placements are possible. NLIHC provides modest stipends.
A cover letter, resume, and writing sample are required for consideration. In your cover letter, please specify the position(s) for which you applying and that you are interested in a summer 2017 or fall 2017 internship.
Interested students should send their materials to: Paul Kealey, chief operating officer, National Low Income Housing Coalition, 1000 Vermont Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20005 via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.