NLIHC Seeks Hurricane Housing Recovery Project Coordinator

The National Low Income Housing Coalition (NLIHC) is seeking applicants for a hurricane housing recovery project coordinator. This individual will be responsible for working closely with NLIHC’s CEO, Policy, Research and Field teams to engage and coordinate NLIHC’s Hurricane Housing Recovery Coalition’s work to educate, communicate, coordinate and monitor efforts related to federal legislative, regulatory, and administrative activities responding to the housing recovery and rebuilding needs in Texas, Florida, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands after Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria.

The hurricane housing recovery project coordinator will monitor legislative, regulatory, and administrative developments and ensure that local partners and the entire Hurricane Housing Recovery Coalition are apprised of key developments and events; monitor disaster recovery implementation by maintaining frequent contact with local partners; inform and educate with HUD, FEMA, and other relevant agencies on policy and program recommendations from NLIHC policy team and local and national partners; 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; represent NLIHC before selected national partners; research and prepare articles for NLIHC’s weekly newsletter Memo to Members and Partners; work with NLIHC research team to review and summarize previous research on housing recovery to inform policy and identify best practices, help create and implement a housing recovery research plan, and identify and utilize data to measure housing recovery after disaster; among other responsibilities.

Requirements include a bachelor's degree (master's degree preferred). 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 also be proficient in the Microsoft Office suite and social media platforms, and some experience with databases (Stata or SPSS), large data sets, and quantitative/qualitative research is a plus.  

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

Click here to view the official position description. Interested candidates should submit a resume, cover letter with salary requirement, and two writing samples to Paul Kealey, Chief Operating Officer, NLIHC, at: pkealey@nlihc.org