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 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 Report, and the annual Advocates’ Guide to Housing and Community Development Policy, 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, fast-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