NLIHC Seeks Disaster Housing Recovery Policy Coordinator

NLIHC seeks a disaster housing recovery policy coordinator responsible for identifying, analyzing, advocating for, and engaging the Coalition’s membership and network in actions on federal policy and regulatory activities related to the Coalition’s mission and priorities, especially in the realm of disaster housing recovery. The disaster housing recovery policy coordinator will report to the manager of disaster recovery.


The disaster housing recovery policy coordinator will:

  • 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 (DHRC) are apprised of key developments and events.
  • Monitor disaster housing recovery efforts by maintaining frequent contact with local partners; hold regularly scheduled calls for local partners about implementation issues.
  • Advocate for DHRC and Coalition positions before members of Congress and the administration; prepare letters, visits, phone calls, and e-mails to congressional members and their staff. 
  • Develop materials that translate pending proposals and actions into accessible and understandable formats for DHRC members and partners; respond to requests for information from members and other network participants. 
  • 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 staffs. 
  • Represent NLIHC before selected national partners; participate in the planning and implementation of NLIHC’s Disaster Housing Recovery Coalition.
  • Assist in coordinating regular DHRC meetings; coordinate and facilitate working group meetings, prepare materials, and make presentations; attend meetings and events of other coalitions.
  • Work together with NLIHC field staff and DHRC members in impacted communities to stay abreast of disaster recovery issues and other housing concerns.
  • 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.
  • Represent NLIHC at meetings and conferences in Washington, DC, and across the nation.
  • Plan and implement briefings, dialogues, and other informational forums on issues related to DHRC priorities and initiatives.
  • Monitor, and provide updates for, the Coalition website. Attend (and report on, as requested) all meetings of the Board of Directors; participate in staff meetings, trainings, and events.
  • Participate in the planning and implementation of all aspects of Coalition’s annual policy forum, including speaker recruitment.
  • Other duties as assigned.


Requirements include a bachelor's degree (master's degree or law degree preferred). A degree in public policy, public administration, emergency management, or related area is a plus. Applicants should have a commitment to social, racial, and housing justice and some knowledge of the fundamentals of affordable housing, homelessness, disaster recovery, environmental justice, 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 skills, 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 benefits package. This is a full-time, two-year grant-funded position (with the possibility of extension) located in Washington, DC. The salary range is $67,000 to $90,000.

How to Apply:

Interested candidates should submit a resume, cover letter, and two writing samples to Sarah Saadian, senior vice president of public policy and field organizing, and Noah Patton, manager of disaster recovery, at: [email protected] and [email protected]