NLIHC is seeking applicants for two positions: Housing Advocacy Organizer and Executive Assistant.
Housing Advocacy Organizer. As one of a three-person 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 the United for Homes campaign, and mobilizing membership and state coalition partners on “calls to action” and other organizing efforts in support of socially just affordable housing policy.
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. 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, but some travel is required.
Executive Assistant. The NLIHC executive assistant provides administrative and support services for the President/CEO and the Chief Operating Officer (COO). Activities for the CEO include receiving and screening calls, scheduling meetings, maintaining organizational files, preparing letters and other communications, making purchases, and assisting in completing organizational, funder, and research reports.. The executive assistant serves as a primary liaison with the Board of Directors for logistical and informational purposes, including: making facility arrangements for in-person meetings, arranging board travel and accommodations, preparing monthly Board packets, meeting materials, and annual Board book, and taking meeting minutes. Activities to support the COO include receiving and processing mail, responding to requests and orders for NLIHC publications, processing all incoming revenue receipts, ordering supplies, and assisting with annual forum and other meetings.
Qualified candidates will have strong written and oral communication skills, attention to detail, organizational skills, and proficiency with Microsoft Office suite and database programs. A Bachelor’s degree is required. The position is based in Washington, DC.
All candidates for employment at NLIHC must have a commitment to social justice and be able to work collaboratively in a fast-paced environment.
Interested candidates should forward a cover letter with salary requirements, resume, and a writing sample to Paul Kealey, Chief Operating Officer, National Low Income Housing Coalition, 1000 Vermont Avenue, NW, Suite 500, Washington, D.C. 20005 at firstname.lastname@example.org. No phone calls, please.