NLIHC seeks two well-qualified and talented candidates to fill open positions on our Outreach and Research teams.
As one of a three-person team, the outreach associate will mobilize our members on federal policy advocacy in a manner that advances our mission; assist in the design and implementation of campaign field strategies; and conduct outreach activities in specific states.
The outreach associate position requires knowledge of federal housing policy, strong written and oral communication skills and excellent technology skills, including high proficiency in database management. Priority consideration will be given to candidates with proven organizing experience that mobilized a community or constituent base and led to a significant legislative victory at the national or state level. A Bachelor’s degree is required.
The research analyst will collect, analyze and present quantitative and qualitative data in a manner that advances the Coalition’s research agenda. The successful candidate will be able to translate and disseminate research to varied audiences in an accessible and understandable format.
The research analyst position requires demonstrated professional experience with GIS, databases, SPSS or similar statistical packages, and large datasets; an advanced degree in Sociology, Geography, Public Policy, Urban Planning or similar field; and strong oral and written communication skills. Experience or coursework in survey research is preferred.
A commitment to social justice is a core qualification for both positions, which are based in Washington, D.C. NLIHC is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer.
NLIHC is also accepting resumes for spring 2013 intern 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:
- Communications Intern. Assists in planning NLIHC’s annual media awards, prepares and distributes press materials and works on website and social media projects. Maintains the media database and tracks press hits.
- Policy Intern. Tracks new legislation, attends and summarizes Congressional hearings for weekly newsletter, participates in visits to Congressional offices and develops materials for use in lobbying the House and Senate to accomplish NLIHC’s mission. Updates the Congressional database.
- Outreach Intern. Assists with grassroots organizing efforts for the National Housing Trust Fund Campaign and other legislative campaigns. Assists with membership recruitment and retention efforts and internal database upkeep.
- Research Intern. Assists in ongoing quantitative and qualitative research projects, writes weekly articles on current research for Memo, attends briefings and helps staff respond 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 the cover letter, applicants should specify the position(s) for which they are applying and that they are interested in a spring 2013 internship.
Interested candidates for all positions should forward a cover letter, salary requirements (research analyst and outreach associate only), resume and a writing sample to Bill Shields, Vice President of Operations, 727 15th Street N.W., 6th Floor, Washington, D.C. 20005, or to firstname.lastname@example.org. Applicants should indicate the title of the position sought in the subject line of the application email. No phone calls, please.