NLIHC Seeks Housing Advocacy Organizer
NLIHC seeks a well-qualified and talented housing advocacy organizer. As a member of the NLIHC field team, the housing advocacy organizer mobilizes NLIHC members and partners 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 NLIHC campaigns, and mobilizing membership and state coalition partners on “calls to action” and other organizing efforts in support of providing decent, accessible, affordable homes to people with the lowest incomes.
The position requires strong written and oral communication skills, strong project management experience, and excellent electronic technology skills, including proficiency in the Microsoft Office suite, database management, and social media use; some familiarity with customer relationship management systems like Salesforce would be a plus. Priority consideration will be given to candidates with organizing experience mobilizing a community or constituent base at a national, state, or local level. Some knowledge of federal housing policy would be a plus. A bachelor’s degree is required. The position is based in Washington, DC. Some travel is required.
An equal-opportunity, affirmative-action employer, NLIHC offers a competitive salary and benefits package.
Interested candidates should email a cover letter with salary requirements, a resume, and two writing samples to Renee Willis, vice president for field and communications, National Low Income Housing Coalition, 1000 Vermont Avenue, NW, Suite 500, Washington, D.C. 20005 at: firstname.lastname@example.org
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, writes 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, works 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 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 email@example.com.