NLIHC Seeks Housing Advocacy Coordinator/Organizer

NLIHC seeks a housing advocacy coordinator/organizer (depending on experience) who will be responsible for building relationships around the country, mobilizing advocates to take action on NLIHC’s federal policy priorities and campaign efforts, and maintaining and expanding NLIHC membership with individuals and organizations. The housing advocacy coordinator/organizer will report to the director of field organizing.


  • Build and maintain relationships with NLIHC state and tribal partners, members, people directly impacted by housing instability and homelessness, and other housing and homelessness advocates and service providers.
  • Conduct outreach to maintain and expand NLIHC’s membership with individuals and organizations through monthly mailings, emails, and phone calls.
  • Mobilize NLIHC’s network of advocates to take action on federal affordable housing policy issues.
  • Present at meetings and conferences in D.C. and around the country to share NLIHC’s research, policy priorities, and how advocates can get engaged in NLIHC’s work.
  • Respond to requests for information from NLIHC state and tribal partners, members, the media, and the public.
  • Track field activity in assigned region and promote activities of NLIHC’s network, especially state and tribal partners and members, through NLIHC’s communication platforms.
  • Create and maintain advocacy tools in collaboration with the Policy Team, such as NLIHC’s Legislative Action Center, advocacy toolkits, how-to tutorials, sample emails and phone call scripts, and sign-on letters.
  • Contribute to field communications, including NLIHC’s weekly e-newsletters Memo to Members and Partners and The Connection, calls to action and other eblasts, website pages and materials, blog posts, social media, and NLIHC’s Tenant Talk publication.
  • Maintain contact database in Salesforce and other platforms. Produce membership reports and lists as needed to support the work of NLIHC.
  • Identify and cultivate potential new state and tribal partners in places where NLIHC seeks to build a stronger base of advocates.
  • Support planning and implementation of NLIHC’s annual Housing Policy Forum, including speaker recruitment and organizing participants of Capitol Hill Day.
  • Participate in NLIHC staff meetings, staff training, monthly state and tribal partner Zoom meetings, and other meetings as assigned.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • The housing advocacy coordinator will hold a bachelor’s degree (master’s degree preferred) and have up to two years of experience in policy advocacy, community or macro organizing, membership coordination, or direct assistance to low-income communities. People with lived experience of housing instability or homelessness who hope to shape housing policy at a national level and who have experience in lieu of a degree are encouraged to apply.
  • The housing advocacy organizer will hold a master’s degree and have at least two years of work experience in policy advocacy, community or macro organizing, membership coordination, or direct assistance to low-income communities. Candidates with an additional three years of work experience in lieu of a master’s degree will be considered.
  • Candidates should have the ability to work in a diverse, fast-paced environment; strong organizational skills; oral and interpersonal communication skills; networking skills; writing skills; and attention to detail.
  • Strong commitment to social, racial, and housing justice and knowledge of the fundamentals of affordable housing or homelessness.
  • Demonstrated ability to cultivate positive relationships with marginalized individuals, including those with lived experiences with housing insecurity and homelessness.
  • Demonstrated experience and ability to recognize and respond to the ways race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, and gender identity intersect to further promote racial equity and social justice.
  • Ability to travel to speaking engagements several times a year.
  • Proficiency in the Microsoft Office suite and Zoom. Familiarity with Salesforce, Mailchimp, GiveSmart, or Phone2Action a plus.

An equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, NLIHC offers a competitive benefits package. These are full-time positions located in Washington, D.C. on hybrid work schedules. The housing advocacy coordinator salary range is $67,000-$90,000 (depending on experience). The housing advocacy organizer salary range is $87,000-$102,000 (depending on experience).

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 Brooke Schipporeit, director of field organizing, at: [email protected] and [email protected]