NLIHC Seeks Housing Policy Analyst

NLIHC seeks a housing policy analyst responsible for identifying, analyzing, advocating, and engaging the Coalition’s membership and network in action on federal policy and regulatory activities related to the Coalition’s mission and priorities, including disaster housing recovery. The policy analyst will report to the NLIHC senior director for public policy.

The policy analyst will:

  1. Monitor legislative, regulatory, and administrative developments, as well as other activities or events of interest on Capitol Hill and at HUD, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), and other relevant agencies; ensure that local partners and the NLIHC-led Disaster Housing Recovery Coalition are apprised of key developments and events.
  2. Monitor disaster housing recovery efforts by maintaining frequent contact with local partners; hold regularly scheduled calls for local partners about implementation issues.
  3. Advocate Coalition positions before members of Congress and the Administration; prepare letters, visits, phone calls, and e-mails to congressional members and their staff. 
  4. Develop materials that translate pending proposals and actions into an accessible and understandable format for Coalition members and partners. Respond to requests for information from members and other network participants. 
  5. Help facilitate communications and education with members of Congress and the Administration by drafting letters, scheduling and participating in meetings, and leading conference calls, and preparing and sending communications to members, Administration officials, and their staff. 
  6. Represent NLIHC before selected national partners; participate in the planning and implementation of NLIHC’s Disaster Housing Recovery Coalition.
  7. Coordinate regular meetings of NLIHC’s Disaster Housing Recovery Coalition; coordinate and facilitate working group meetings, prepare materials, and make presentations. Attend meetings and events of other coalitions.
  8. Work, together with NLIHC field staff and NLIHC partners and allies in impacted communities, to stay abreast of disaster recovery issues and other housing concerns.
  9. Research and prepare articles for NLIHC’s Memo to Members and Partners e-newsletter, including updates on Capitol Hill, HUD, and FEMA, through web-based and other research and attendance at hearings and briefings.
  10. Develop materials that translate pending proposals and actions, as well as disaster housing recovery and rebuilding implementation issues, into an accessible and understandable format for NLIHC members and partners. Respond to requests for information from members and other network participants. 
  11. Represent NLIHC at meetings and conferences in Washington, DC and across the nation.
  12. Plan and implement briefings, dialogues, and other informational forums on issues related to Coalition priorities and initiatives.
  13. Monitor, and provide updates for, the Coalition website. Attend and report at all meetings of Board of Directors; participate in staff meetings, trainings, and events.
  14. Participate in the planning and implementation of all aspects of Coalition’s annual policy forum, including speaker recruitment. Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

Requirements include a bachelor's degree (master's degree preferred). A degree in Public Policy, Public Administration, Humanitarian Emergency Management or related area is a plus. Applicants should have at least two years of experience in project management, organizing, and/or public policy. Applicants should have a commitment to social justice and some knowledge of the fundamentals of affordable housing, homelessness, disaster recovery, or social service delivery. Candidates should be able to work in a diverse, high-paced environment and have strong writing and editing skills, oral and interpersonal communications, organizational skills, and attention to detail. Applicants should be proficient in the Microsoft Office suite and social media platforms.

An equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, NLIHC offers a competitive salary and benefits package. This is a full-time position located in Washington, DC. This is two-year grant-funded position with the possibility of extension.

Interested candidates should submit a resume, cover letter with salary requirement, and two writing samples to Paul Kealey, chief operating officer, and Sarah Mickelson, senior director of public policy, at: pkealey@nlihc.org and smickelson@nlihc.org


NLIHC Seeks Creative Services Specialist/Manager

NLIHC seeks a creative services specialist/manager who will be responsible for designing all of NLIHC’s print and electronic publications (e.g., Memo to Members and Partners weekly e-newsletter, The Advocates Guide, etc.), research reports (The Gap: A Shortage of Affordable Homes, Out of Reach, etc.), and other materials; managing NLIHC websites and electronic communications; developing and maintaining the NLIHC brand through all external materials, and assisting with the development and execution of communications and marketing strategies.

The creative services specialist/manager will collaborate with other teams in the design process and will have ultimate responsibility for designing and producing all print and electronic materials, graphics, and reports. S/he will hold primary responsibility for updating and maintaining all NLIHC websites and microsites, as well as track and analyze communications metrics, including web activity and Memo to Members and Partners, preparing reports as necessary. The specialist/manage will assist in the development and execution of the event marketing strategies and design the visual themes to be used throughout all event materials and presentations. S/he will recruit and supervise (with another staff member) the communications and graphic design interns (one each semester).

Qualification Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree, preferably in marketing, communications, graphic design, or related field
  • Strong graphic design experience using Creative Cloud software (InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, etc.)
  • Some knowledge of coding CSS/HTML preferred
  • Some knowledge of/experience with Drupal preferred
  • Some knowledge of/experience with video-production software preferred
  • Strong interpersonal, communications, and customer-service skills
  • Highly organized and detail-orientated; ability to deal with a high-paced environment with multiple projects happening simultaneously
  • Ability to write clearly
  • Strong commitment to social justice and NLIHC’s mission

An equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, NLIHC offers a competitive salary and benefits package. This is a full-time position located in Washington, DC.

Interested candidates should send a cover letter (with salary requirement), resume, and some graphic-design samples (examples of publications, links to online content, etc.) to Paul Kealey, COO, and Renee Willis, VP for Field and Communications, at: pkealey@nlihc.org and rwillis@nlihc.org


Internship Opportunities

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 write 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 work 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 an 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 pkealey@nlihc.org.