NLIHC Seeks Development Specialist

NLIHC seeks a development specialist who will support NLIHC fund development activities and events that enable the Coalition to obtain the necessary resources to fulfill its mission.  The individual will also support NLIHC with other key operational needs, reporting to the NLIHC chief operating officer, with guidance and oversight from the NLIHC development coordinator.

Responsibilities:

  • Assist in developing, and mailing to, lists of potential sponsors of the NLIHC Housing Leadership Awards Celebration/Reception (LAC), tracking progress on incoming pledges, and following up with sponsors and potential sponsors and with NLIHC host committee members.
  • Assist with moving and maintaining sponsor and prospective sponsor data in Salesforce.
  • Collect supplemental LAC program materials (quotes on honorees, bios, photos, etc.)
  • Coordinate uploading of new lists from allied organizations into Salesforce/Mailchimp when they are provided.
  • Coordinate end-of-year appeals campaign – draft appeals, postcards, emails, e-newletters articles, work with communications team on materials and social media, create outreach lists, mail out solicitations, and other related tasks.
  • Handle efficient filing of copies of donor/sponsor letters.
  • Monitor NLIHC Special Member dues, send invoices, and follow up regarding payments. Track progress on NLIHC Special Member benefits (ads needed for LAC, publications to be mailed, etc.)
  • Monitor incoming data to Salesforce for any irregularities.
  • Enter registrations for complimentary Forum attendees where necessary (manually entering Special Members, event sponsors, Advocates’ Guide authors, any VIP/invitees of the CEO, etc.)
  • Produce list of previous year donors and their giving levels for NLIHC Annual Report.
  • Serve as back-up to executive assistant for production of acknowledgment letters.
  • Monitor NLIHC’s various webpages that recognize donors for any missing logos and ensure updates are made to keep the website current.
  • Assist in the preparation of grant applications and proposals for review by the NLIHC president/CEO and chief operating officer (COO), working with program staff and COO to determine proposal elements, and submitting final proposals for consideration. Assist in compiling and drafting funder reports for review and finalization by the COO.
  • Assist in ensuring all grant contact and follow-up information is up-to-date and accurate in Salesforce database.
  • Assist in the coordination of other events and activities for which fundraising is involved like NLIHC’s anniversary events.

Organizational/Operations Support

  • Support COO with operations activities. 
  • Coordinate with contracted agency (currently Cogency Global) on state charitable registrations, ensuring annual registrations for all states in which registrations are required. Also ensure successful NLIHC business licenses and Good Standing reports with DC government.
  • Attend all meetings of the NLIHC Board of Directors and before Board committees, as needed. Participate in staff meetings, retreats, trainings, and all Coalition events.
  • 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 strong 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.
  • Experience in funder/donor research and cultivation, proposal- and report-writing, and fundraising appeals 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 BenefitsAn equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, NLIHC offers a competitive salary and benefits package. This is a full-time position located in Washington, DC, though candidates residing outside the DC area may be considered and telework is being implemented during the pandemic.  

Job Application ProcessSend a cover letter, resume, and two writing samples to: Bairy Diakite, Operations Manager, NLIHC, 1000 Vermont Avenue, N.W., Suite 500, Washington, D.C. 20005 at [email protected]. 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 Seeks Website and Graphic Design Specialist

NLIHC seeks a website and graphic design specialist who will be responsible for managing NLIHC websites and electronic communications, designing print and electronic publications and materials, developing and maintaining the NLIHC brand through all external materials, and assisting with the development and execution of communications and marketing strategies.

Responsibilities:

WEBSITE & ELECTRONIC MEDIA

  • Manage and maintain NLIHC’s websites, taking into account functionality, appearance, content, and performance.
  • Design and post materials, including Memo to Members and Partners e-newsletter; design and maintain topical areas of the websites; ensure the accuracy, relevance, and timeliness of all posted materials; make recommendations for revisions and reorganization.
  • Work closely with team leads to ensure accuracy and relevance of material on website.
  • Assist with design and distribution of mass e-communications. Manage use of Mailchimp, and other mass e-communication platforms.

PUBLICATIONS

  • Execute design and production of all print and electronic materials, graphics, and reports; collaborate with other teams in design process.
  • Assist with the planning and distribution of publications and materials; manage the process as necessary.

COMMUNICATIONS SUPPORT

  • Track and analyze communications metrics for website(s), Memo to Members and Partners, and webinars; prepare reports as necessary.
  • Provide graphic support to comms team lead responsible for managing and expanding the Coalition’s social media platforms and utilizing new social networking tools, including webinars and videos.

EVENT SUPPORT

  • Assist in the development and execution of the event marketing assets and strategies.
  • Design and produce all print and electronic materials related to events, including awards, giveaways, signage, and any other presentation elements.
  • Design and assist with management of online content related to the events and registration. 
  • Manage the photography for the event and other communications elements as needed.

ORGANIZATIONAL SUPPORT

  • Attend all meetings of the Board of Directors and Board committees, as needed.
  • Participate in staff meetings, retreats, trainings, and all Coalition events.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Requirements To perform successfully in this role, incumbent should possess skills identified below:

  • At least 2 years of experience with digital strategy and website development.
  • At least 1-3 years of experience in creative design.
  • Training in communications, marketing, and/or website and graphic design.
  • Must be able to organize, multi-task, and prioritize multiple projects at a time.
  • A Bachelor's degree is required

To perform successfully in this role, incumbent should possess skills identified below:

  • Strong knowledge of graphic designing, layout, and creative visual elements
  • Experience working in Drupal and WordPress
  • Experience with Google Analytics
  • Advanced HTML and CSS skills
  • Proficient with the Adobe Creative Suite, specifically Illustrator, Photoshop and InDesign
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and Outlook)

Recommended but not required:  Proficient video editing with Premiere Pro and/or After Effects

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, though candidates residing outside the DC area may be considered and telework is being implemented during the pandemic.  

Job Application Process: Send a cover letter, resume, and portfolio link or attachments of graphic design samples to: Bairy Diakite, Operations Manager, NLIHC, 1000 Vermont Avenue, NW, Suite 500, Washington, D.C. 20005 or via email at [email protected]. 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 Internship Opportunities

The National Low Income Housing Coalition (NLIHC) is a national nonprofit dedicated to achieving socially just public policy that ensures the lowest-income people in the U.S. have decent, affordable homes. Join NLIHC’s efforts to end homelessness and housing poverty in America!

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).

Note: Summer Interns (June-Aug.) for Policy, Field, and Research will be considered only for students whose school or other program provides a stipend.

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. Assists with designing collateral material such as brochures, flyers, infographics, and social media imagery, and updating content on the NLIHC website. They also prepare and distribute press materials, assist with media research and outreach for publication releases, work on social media projects, maintain a media database, and track press hits.  Some experience with graphic design and Adobe Creative Cloud (Illustrator, InDesign, and/or Photoshop) is needed. 

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)/semester for which you are applying. Communications/Media/Graphic Design interns should also submit three examples of graphic design work (attachments or online portfolio).

Interested students should send their materials to: Bairy Diakite, operations manager, National Low Income Housing Coalition, 1000 Vermont Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20005 via email to: [email protected]