NLIHC seeks a housing policy analyst/senior housing policy analyst (depending on experience/expertise of candidate) whose primary responsibility entails identifying, analyzing, advocating, and engaging the Coalition’s membership and network around proposed and final federal legislation related to the Coalition’s mission and priorities. Secondary responsibilities entail similar actions pertaining to select regulatory activities. The senior policy analyst has more experience and operates with a greater degree of independence and decision-making than the housing policy analyst, and he/she/they lead at least one important portfolio of NLIHC policy work with significant autonomy.
- Monitor legislative, regulatory, and administrative developments, as well as other activities or events of interest on Capitol Hill, at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), and other relevant agencies. A primary responsibility of this position is to help support the Coalition’s portfolio related to fair housing. Other policy areas will also be assigned.
- Help develop policy strategies and advocate Coalition positions before members of Congress and the Administration by drafting letters, scheduling and participating in meetings, leading coalitions, and preparing and sending communications to Congress, Administration officials, and their staff.
- Develop advocacy materials that translate pending federal bills, and to a lesser extent regulations and actions, into an accessible and understandable format, including factsheets, briefs, white papers, testimony, and other resources.
- Complete other policy, congressional, and administration projects as assigned.
- Represent the Coalition before selected national partners.
- Coordinate and facilitate working group and coalition meetings, prepare materials, and make presentations. Attend meetings and events of other coalitions, particularly the Fair Housing Task Force.
- Work with NLIHC field staff and NLIHC partners and allies in impacted communities to stay abreast of housing concerns.
- Research and prepare articles for Memo to Members and Partners e-newsletter, including updates on Capitol Hill, HUD, and other federal agencies, through web-based and other research and attendance at hearings and briefings. Annually update select NLIHC Advocates’ Guide articles.
- Develop advocacy communications for a wide variety of Coalition members and partners.
- Plan and implement briefings, dialogues, and other informational forums on issues related to Coalition priorities and initiatives.
- Monitor, and provide updates for, Coalition website, particularly the Fair Housing webpages.
- Attend and report at all meetings of Board of Directors; participate in staff meetings, trainings, and all Coalition events.
- Participate in the planning and implementation of all aspects of Coalition’s annual policy conference, 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, or related area is a plus.
- Applicants should have at least two years of experience in public policy or legislative affairs for the policy analyst position and at least five years of experience for the senior policy analyst position. Applicants should have a commitment to social justice and knowledge of affordable housing, homelessness, fair housing, 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 also 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, but NLIHC will be flexible about location for the first year.
Interested candidates should submit a resume, cover letter with salary requirement, three references and contact information (at least two references being current or former supervisors; references will not be contacted before consulting with applicant), and two writing samples to Bairy Diakite, director of operations, and Sarah Saadian, senior vice president for public policy, at: [email protected] and [email protected]