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NLIHC is seeking a development coordinator to manageall NLIHC fund development activities to enable the Coalition to obtain the necessary resources to fulfill its mission of achieving socially just public policy to ensure the lowest income people in the U.S. have decent, affordable homes. The development coordinator researches potential new donors, develops foundation and corporate grant proposals and reports, tracks and fulfills grant requirements, and manages the Coalition’s fundraising appeals and events.
Foundation and Corporate Grants and Special Members
- Identify prospective funding sources, including NLIHC special members, conduct research on past funding and foundation priorities, coordinate opportunities for contact, set up meetings and calls, and work with the CEO and COO on project concepts that would appeal to funders.
- Prepare grant applications and proposals for review by the NLIHC president/CEO and chief operating officer (COO). Work with program staff and COO to determine proposal elements. Submit final proposals for consideration.
- Maintain hard copy and electronic records of funders solicited, proposals submitted, and grants received. Ensure all contact and follow-up information is up-to-date and accurate in Coalition customer relationship management (CRM) database.
- Oversee grant report schedules and alert responsible staff at least three-to-four weeks in advance of reporting due dates. Compile and draft funder reports for review and finalization by the COO. Ensure all reporting requirements are met.
- Monitor NLIHC special member dues, send invoices, and follow up regarding payments.
- Conduct regular check-ins with foundations, corporate funders, and special members to ensure strong fund stewardship and funder/special member relationships.
Annual Forum, Leadership Awards Reception, and other Fundraising Events
- Plan and fundraise for the annual Policy Forum and Leadership Awards Reception. Coordinate activities of the NLIHC board and Leadership Awards host committee members, reach out to existing sponsors, identify potential sponsors, and produce event materials. Coordinate the Leadership Awards Reception program, including agenda, the event program, speaker talking points, honoree videos, and other event logistics in coordination with the COO. Contribute to the achievement of budgeted event-revenue targets.
- Staff the NLIHC Fund Development and Leadership Awards Reception Host Committees. Help Board and host members send solicitation letters and make follow up phone calls to past and new potential sponsors.
- Seek new and repeat corporate sponsorships for Policy Forum and Leadership Awards Reception.
- Maintain hard copy and electronic records of Forum and Leadership Reception sponsor contributions, including special members. Ensure all contact information is up-to-date and accurate in the Coalition’s CRM database.
- Produce regular reports on the status of pledges and receipts and follow up until all pledges are received.
- Maintain Policy Forum and Leadership Reception registration through online forms and CRM database.
- Coordinate other events and activities for which fundraising is involved like NLIHC’s anniversary events.
- Plan and implement solicitations of donations from individuals and non-profit organizations, including the end-of-the-year appeal, Giving Tuesday, Leadership Awards Reception appeal, matching-fund challenges, etc. Contribute to the achievement of budgeted revenue targets.
- Research untapped sources of giving, including individual gifts, online giving, bequeaths, planned giving, etc.
- Work with communications and outreach teams to research and implement online and social media fundraising. Ensure the Coalition website maximizes fund development potential and lists donors prominently and accurately.
- Serve as back-up to executive assistant for production of acknowledgment letters.
- Attend and report at all meetings of the NLIHC Board of Directors and before Board committees, as needed.
- Provide all necessary materials and information for annual state charity registrations as required to third party vendor and ensure that charity registrations are up to date and on time.
- Participate in staff meetings, retreats, trainings, and all Coalition events and perform other duties as assigned.
Qualifications:To receive serious consideration for this position, an applicant should have the following attributes and background:
- A bachelor’s degree.
- A demonstrated, clear commitment to the alleviation of poverty and social justice (affordable housing knowledge/experience a plus).
- Demonstrated strong organizational skills and attention to detail.
- Excellent communications skills, both orally and in writing.
- Experience successfully building and maintaining professional partnerships and relationships.
- Demonstrated experience in funder research and cultivation, proposal- and report-writing, and fundraising appeals strongly desired.
- Experience in event coordination a plus.
- Experience using Salesforce CRM a plus.
- An ability to work in a diverse, fast-paced environment.
Compensation and Benefits: An equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, NLIHC offers a competitive salary and benefits package. This is a full-time position located in Washington, DC.
Job Application Process: Send a cover letter, resume, and two writing samples to: Paul Kealey, Chief Operating Officer, NLIHC, 1000 Vermont Avenue, N.W., Suite 500, Washington, D.C. 20005 at email@example.com. The cover letter should describe the candidate’s interest in and relevant experiences for the position and include salary requirements and the names and contact information for at least three people serving as candidate references. (NLIHC will not contact references before consulting with the candidate.)
NLIHC is accepting applications for the position of housing advocacy organizer. As a member of the NLIHC field team, the housing advocacy organizer mobilizes NLIHC members on federal policy advocacy based on NLIHC’s approved policy agenda, assists in the design and implementation of campaign field strategies, and conducts outreach activities in specific states. The organizer will spend significant time developing and retaining NLIHC membership, increasing endorsements for NLIHC campaigns, and mobilizing membership and state coalition partners on “calls to action” and other organizing efforts in support of socially just affordable housing policy that ensures the lowest income people in the U.S. have decent, affordable homes.
The position requires strong written and oral communication skills and excellent electronic technology skills, including proficiency in the Microsoft Office suite, database management, and social media use; some familiarity with customer relationship management systems like Salesforce would be a plus. Priority consideration will be given to candidates with proven organizing experience mobilizing a community or constituent base at a national, state, or local level. Some knowledge of federal housing policy is a plus. A bachelor’s degree is required. The position is based in Washington, DC. Some travel is required.
An equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, NLIHC offers a competitive salary and benefits package.
Interested candidates should submit a cover letter with salary requirements, resume, and two writing samples to Renee Willis, vice president for field and communications, National Low Income Housing Coalition, 1000 Vermont Avenue, NW, Suite 500, Washington, D.C. 20005 to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The National Low Income Housing Coalition (NLIHC) is accepting applications for a Interns. 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:
- 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 NLIHC’s weekly Memo to Members newsletter, attends briefings, and responds to research inquiries. Quantitative skills and experience with SPSS a plus.
- Policy Intern. Assists the NLIHC policy team by tracking new legislation, attending and summarizing Congressional hearings for the Memo to Members newsletter, participating in visits to Congressional offices, updating the Congressional database, and developing materials for use in lobbying the House and Senate to accomplish NLIHC's mission. Experience or classwork in policy, advocacy, or government affairs a plus.
- Graphic Design/Communications Intern. Assists with designing collateral print material such as brochures, flyers, infographics and social media imagery, and updating content on the NLIHC website. Also 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. Graphic design and Adobe Creative Cloud (Illustrator, InDesign, and/or Photoshop) experience needed. Please provide 3 design samples and/or link to online portfolio in addition to a writing sample.
Spring and Fall interns are expected to work 25 hours a week beginning and Summer Interns are expected to work 40 hours a week. Two semester placements are possible. NLIHC provides modest stipends and flexible working hours for interns that are taking classes. 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 the Spring, Summer, or Fall 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 email@example.com.