NLIHC Seeks Manager/Director of Field Organizing

NLIHC seeks a manager/director of field organizing who will oversee the implementation of all field outreach, organizing, and advocate-mobilization efforts in support of the NLIHC mission, goals, and objectives, and who will supervise the Coalition’s field organizers on all membership, state partner, and other advocate engagement, retention, and mobilization. Candidates will be considered for a role as either manager or director based on years of relevant experience. The manager/director of field organizing will report to the senior vice president for public policy and field organizing.     


  1. Training, supporting, and supervising current team of five field organizers.
  2. Managing field team logistics and administration.
  3. Planning and coordinating all aspects of NLIHC’s Our Homes, Our Votes nonpartisan voter and candidate engagement project.
  4. Planning and conducting peer-learning and capacity-building meetings for the HoUSed campaign (for universal, stable, affordable housing) grantees and for the Our Homes, Our Votes (grantees and other participants) cohort.
  5. Supporting NLIHC staff on their projects that involve grants to and engagement with partner organizations/members.
  6. Staffing the board Membership Committee and the State Coalition Caucus, with support from lead field organizers.
  7. Planning and coordinating NLIHC’s annual Capitol Hill Day and Capitol Hill Day trainings.
  8. Overseeing and coordinating the work of the field team in planning and executing annual strategies to achieve membership revenue, retention, and new member goals.
  9. Overseeing maintenance of the Coalition membership and contacts databases (Salesforce) and mailing lists (MailChimp).
  10. Leading all engagement, organizing, and mobilization activities, including the development and dissemination of calls to action; activation of members and campaign endorsers for sign-on letters and legislative communication; engagement in Our Homes, Our Votes; etc.
  11. Developing and implementing digital organizing/engagement strategies to build field support for NLIHC’s policy agenda, including peer-to-peer texting and other digital tools.
  12. Participating in the planning of briefings, dialogues, and other informational forums on issues related to Coalition objectives.
  13. Overseeing all NLIHC state partner activities, including monthly/biweekly Zoom or teleconference and twice-annual in-person meetings.
  14. Presenting on NLIHC priorities, key activities, campaigns, and other topics at NLIHC state partner, member, and other partners’ events/convenings.
  15. Ensuring strong field support to the senior vice president for equity, diversity, and inclusion on resident-engagement efforts, including NLIHC’s Tenant Talk publication, Tenant Talk Live webinars, and resident trainings at the annual NLIHC Policy Forum. 
  16. Attending all meetings of the Board of Directors and other Board committees, as needed.
  17. Participating in staff meetings, retreats, trainings, and all Coalition events.
  18. Participating in the planning and implementation of the annual Policy Forum, including speaker recruitment and coordination of communications activities, as assigned.
  19. Other duties, as assigned.


Applicants must possess a bachelor's degree and preferably at least four years of work experience in organizing/mobilization of policy campaigns, U.S. election campaigns, and/or direct assistance to low-income communities (additional years of experience preferred; exceptional candidates with fewer may be considered). Candidates should have at least two years of experience supervising staff or directly coordinating the work of other team members (e.g., as a team lead). Applicants should have a strong commitment to social justice and knowledge of affordable housing or homelessness issues. Candidates should have strong analytical, writing, and organizational skills, as well as a keen attention to detail. Applicants should have a strong ability to prioritize and effectively manage multiple tasks in a fast-paced work environment. Candidates should have a commitment to racial equity and experience working within an equity framework to build power and advance goals. Applicants should also be proficient in the Microsoft Office suite. Familiarity with Salesforce CRM database system would be plus.

Compensation and Benefits:  An equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, NLIHC offers a competitive salary and a generous benefits package. This is a full-time position located in Washington, D.C. (with partial telework available).

Job Application Process:  Send a cover letter, resume, and two writing samples to: NLIHC Director of Operations Bairy Diakite, NLIHC, 1000 Vermont Avenue, N.W., Suite 500, Washington, D.C. 20005 at [email protected]. The cover letter should describe the candidate’s interest in and relevant experiences for the position and include salary requirements and the names and contact information for at least three people serving as candidate references. (NLIHC will not contact references before consulting with the candidate.)