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DEVELOPMENT COORDINATOR

POSITION: Development Coordinator
SUPERVISED BY: President and COO
SUPERVISION EXERCISED: NA
CLASSIFICATION: Regular, full-time, exempt
LOCATION: Washington, DC
SALARY RANGE: $48,000-$72,000

The National Alliance to End Homelessness (Alliance) is an influential national nonprofit devoted to finding and advancing solutions to homelessness. We are focused on making an impact and we seek an enthusiastic new member to coordinate the organization’s fundraising efforts.

If you are committed to helping the nation SOLVE the problem of homelessness, consider joining the Alliance.

What we are looking for:

The Alliance is looking for a talented Development Coordinator (Coordinator) who is mission-motivated, impact-oriented and excited to be a part of something meaningful. We seek someone who is high energy, has excellent organizational and communications skills, and is attentive to details. A successful Coordinator will value close collaboration with colleagues but will also be self-motivated and able to work independently.

What you will do:

Reporting to the President and COO, the Development Coordinator supports a broad range of fund development and communications activities for the organization including: cultivation and management of foundation, corporation, and campaign relationships and applications; special events; annual fund appeals; database management; and donor correspondence.

Tasks include:

  • Work with executive staff and Board to develop annual budget and fundraising goals.
  • In consultation with the CEO and President and COO, create and implement a strategic development plan.
  • Coordinate all aspects of the grants management process, including tracking progress of grant proposals, scheduling required reports, responding to foundation representatives’ questions, and conducting the required follow up necessary to secure grants. Contribute to the creation of these products, as appropriate.
  • Gather, collate, review, edit, and finalize grant proposals submitted on behalf of the Alliance to foundations, corporations, and other prospective funders. Contribute to the creation of proposals, as appropriate.
  • Organize supplemental documentation (i.e. budgets, timelines, photos, CD’s, etc.) as needed and requested for specific grant proposals, reports, annual appeals, and sponsorship solicitation.
  • Work with program staff to collect, organize, and share information for accurate grant reporting to funders.
  • Conduct extensive research and report on prospective opportunities to approach foundations, corporations, relevant government contracting agencies, and individual donors for funding of programs and specific projects.
  • Manage and track relationships with all donors and prospects. Process donor acknowledgements both online and offline.
  • Nurture relationships with donors including recognition and other activities as appropriate.
  • Identify and solicit corporate and organizational donors in support of Alliance events.
  • Work with Alliance staff to create branding and other opportunities that encourage corporate giving.
  • Consult and coordinate with partner organizations, as appropriate.
  • Oversee creation of marketing materials and coordinate external messages to funders, community partners, corporate sponsors, individual donors, and the general public.
  • Work with Communications Team to produce the organization’s Annual Report.
  • Conduct outreach to and build relationships with donor advised funds.
  • Represent the organization at meetings with funders, conferences, etc.
  • Assist the Executive Leadership, as directed, in keeping members of the Board and Board Committees updated and engaged in Alliance fundraising activities.
  • Assist the Board Nominating Committee with research and recruitment of Board candidates, as appropriate.
  • Motivate, train and deploy staff in fundraising efforts.
  • Participate in professional associations and activities as necessary and appropriate.
  • Other responsibilities as assigned by the CEO and President and COO.

What a successful candidate will need:

Knowledge and skills:

  • Enthusiasm about working to end homelessness in the United States.
  • 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.
  • Demonstrated experience and ability in working with marginalized or vulnerable populations (e.g., LGBTQ, people with disabilities, people experiencing homelessness, etc.,).
  • Knowledge of fundraising principles relative to foundations and other institutional funders.
  • Strong research skills and knowledge of fundraising information sources.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills; particularly strong writing/editing ability is required.
  • Ability to cultivate meaningful relationships with a broad range of funders and supporters.
  • Capacity to take initiative, build consensus and to work effectively cross-departmentally.
  • Ability to successfully manage multiple tasks simultaneously and work well on deadline.

Minimum qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience.
  • Three to five years progressive development experience including cultivation, solicitation, major giving, event organizing, foundation fundraising, and government contracting.
  • Must pass a pre-employment background check.

What we can offer you:

The Alliance is strong, flexible team of professionals that works collaboratively to achieve its mission of preventing and ending homelessness in the nation. We offer a supportive work environment in which staff has both the responsibility and opportunity to pursue and achieve solutions to a national social problem. In addition to an environment in which every member of the staff is valued and has the opportunity to contribute, the Alliance offers the following benefits.

  • Hybrid work environment. Currently three days telework and two eight-hour days in the office each week. As the Alliance’s hybrid work schedule evolves, candidates should anticipate that the schedule may change.
  • Competitive salary
  • Employer supported health, dental, vision, life, and disability insurance.
  • 403(b) retirement plan
  • Paid vacation, personal, and sick leave and a generous holiday schedule.

How to Apply:

Email resume and cover letter to jobs@naeh.org. Use Development Coordinator in subject line of email.

The Alliance is an equal opportunity employer and values diversity. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit and business need.

OPERATIONS ASSOCIATE

POSITION: Operations Associate
SUPERVISED BY: President and COO
SUPERVISION EXERCISED: None
CLASSIFICATION: Full-time, Regular, Non-exempt
LOCATION: Washington, DC
SALARY RANGE: $40,700-$61,100

The National Alliance to End Homelessness (Alliance) is an influential national nonprofit devoted to finding and advancing solutions to homelessness. We are focused on making an impact and we seek an enthusiastic new member for our Operations Team. The Operations Team supports the work of the Alliance by providing leadership in the following key areas: financial and operational administration, fundraising, communications, and event management.

If you are committed to helping the nation SOLVE the problem of homelessness, consider joining the Alliance.

What we are looking for:

The Alliance is looking for a talented Operations Associate (Associate) who is mission-motivated, impact-oriented and excited to be a part of something meaningful. We seek someone who is high energy, has excellent organizational and communications skills, and is attentive to details. A successful Associate will value close collaboration with colleagues but will also be self-motivated and able to work independently. This is an excellent opportunity for someone with some nonprofit experience that would like to gain additional knowledge in nonprofit management and development.

What you will do:

The Associate will support the effectiveness of the organization by assisting the Operations Teams in building a productive and efficient work environment. This will include working closely with Operation Team members in providing financial, fundraising, event management, and operational support.

Finance Support (40%)

  • Provide bookkeeping support to finance office; prepare checks for deposit; enter invoices into online bill pay system; assist with credit card reconciliations; complete semi-monthly PayPal reconciliations; assist in audit preparation.

Development Support (25%)

  • Assist the President & COO and Development Coordinator in the implementation of the Alliance’s individual donor strategy. Primary tasks include processing online and check contributions, sending timely thank you letters, and assisting in the maintenance of donor database.

Event Management Support (15%)

  • Assist Meetings and Events Associate in the management of conference registration for two annual conferences. Primary tasks include tracking and recording conference payments, following up with registrants regarding payment when applicable, leading onsite conference registration, and processing speaker and cancellation refunds.

Operations Support (20%)

  • Assist the Finance and Administrative Manager in the management of office systems including assessing and updating office procedures. Duties include maintaining office equipment and facilities and purchasing office supplies.
  • Serve as primary contact for maintenance of the organization’s IT and telephone infrastructure. Duties include basic desktop troubleshooting, coordinating with external IT and phone vendors to address network and computer needs, and working with IT vendor to maintain organization’s database.
  • Manage email, other communication with external stakeholders seeking general information; process incoming and outgoing mail; receive guests; answer phones; and perform other tasks as needed.

Operations Associate reports directly to the President and COO and will perform other duties as assigned.

What a successful candidate will need:

Knowledge and skills:

  • Enthusiasm about working on the project of ending homelessness in the United States.
  • 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.
  • Demonstrated experience and ability in working with marginalized or vulnerable populations (e.g., LGBTQ, people with disabilities, people experiencing homelessness, etc.,).
  • Ability to work very closely with an inter-dependent team as well as independently.
  • Exceptional communication and organizational skills.
  • Strong goal and deadline orientation.
  • Strong oral and written language skills.
  • Strong computer skills, including experience working in, or willingness to learn, content management systems, word processing, spreadsheets, accounting and database software.
  • Ability to maintain accurate record and necessary paperwork.
  • Ability to work in a dynamic small office environment.
  • Ability to perform duties with only minor supervision.
  • Prior office management experience and familiarity with accrual-based accounting and QuickBooks preferred.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience.
  • Must pass pre-employment background check

What we can offer you:

The Alliance is a strong, flexible team of professionals that works collaboratively to achieve its mission of preventing and ending homelessness in the nation. We offer a supportive work environment in which staff has both the responsibility and opportunity to pursue and achieve solutions to a national social problem. In addition to an environment in which every member of the staff is valued and has the opportunity to contribute, the Alliance offers the following benefits.

  • Hybrid work environment. Currently three days telework and two eight-hour days in the office each week. As the Alliance’s hybrid work schedule evolves, candidates should anticipate that the schedule may change.
  • Competitive salary
  • Employer supported health, dental, vision, life, and disability insurance.
  • 403(b) retirement plan
  • Paid vacation, personal, and sick leave and a generous holiday schedule.

How to Apply:

Email resume, cover letter to jobs@naeh.org. Use Operations Associate in subject line of email.

The Alliance is an equal opportunity employer and values diversity. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit and business need.

PROGRAM AND POLICY ANALYST

POSITION: Program and Policy Analyst
SUPERVISED BY: VP for Programs and Policy
SUPERVISION EXERCISED: None
CLASSIFICATION: Full-time, regular, exempt
LOCATION: Washington, DC
SALARY RANGE: $66,700-$100,100

The National Alliance to End Homelessness (the Alliance) is a nonprofit, non-partisan organization committed to preventing and ending homelessness in the United States. The Alliance uses data and research to identify solutions to homelessness; works with Congress and the Administration to support and advance these solutions; and helps communities to implement the solutions. Recognizing the disproportionality of people of color who experience homelessness and the disparities that cause this, it undertakes its work in the context of achieving racial equity.

If you are committed to helping the nation SOLVE the problem of homelessness, consider joining the Alliance.

What we are looking for:

The Alliance is looking for a talented Program and Policy Analyst committed to helping end homelessness through federal policy and improved programs and practice. Special areas of interest are unsheltered homelessness and the achievement of race equity in the homelessness system. We seek someone with high energy, excellent organizational and communications skills, and a grounding knowledge of homelessness and housing. A successful Analyst will value close collaboration with team members but will also be self-motivated and able to work independently.

What you will do:

The Program and Policy Team, of which the Analyst is a member, focuses on federal policy. Together with the entire Alliance staff, the Analyst uses research, data, and local experience to discover the best solutions to homelessness. The Analyst then collaborates with other national and local partner organizations to build federal policy that supports those solutions. This includes interacting with Congress and with relevant agencies of the Administration. They then share these solutions with the field, in collaboration with other Alliance staff.

A primary area of focus for the Analyst will be developing an informed federal strategy on unsheltered homelessness, including housing, services, employment and other relevant areas. The Analyst will also work on veteran homelessness, employment, LGBTQ+ issues, the feeder systems into homelessness (criminal justice and foster care systems, for example) and other issues as they arise. Achieving racial equity will be addressed in all activities.

Tasks will include:

  • Use data and research and work with other Alliance staff to identify places where homelessness is being reduced and to understand why, particularly with respect to unsheltered homelessness.
  • Build relationships with leaders in the field to identify the most successful strategies in the areas of unsheltered homelessness, race equity, and other areas as addressed.
  • Develop federal policy recommendations and proposals in support of strategies that reduce homelessness. This requires understanding of current federal homelessness, and mainstream programs and the federal administrative and legislative processes.
  • Advance the Alliance’s federal policy recommendations, and those of other organizations that it supports:
    • Develop relationships and work with other national organizations with shared or overlapping agendas;
    • Develop relationships and work with local homeless systems and providers and local and state government partners to understand their needs and to advance policy goals;
    • Develop relationships and work with members of the Administration with responsibility for helping homeless people;
    • Work with Members of Congress and their staffs and committees to educate them about homelessness and its solutions, in cooperation with the Alliance’s Congressional relations staff;
    • Create information and communications vehicles that inform all parties about the nature of homelessness and its policy solutions; and
    • Help keep all partners updated on federal policy developments and impacts.
  • Assist in educating local communities and states about how to implement and take advantage of federal policy to expand and improve effective strategies for reducing homelessness.
  • Maintain nonpartisanship at all times, and work on a bipartisan basis.
  • Participate in developing content and speakers for Alliance conferences and events.
  • Contribute to Alliance publications and website.
  • Represent the Alliance at meetings and conferences as appropriate.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Vice President for Programs and Policy and CEO.

What a successful candidate will need:

Education and experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent
  • Three to five years relevant experience (homelessness, health and health care, human services, policy, etc.)
  • Graduate degree a plus

Knowledge and skills:

  • Demonstrated commitment to having an impact on homelessness, poverty or related issues
  • 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.
  • Demonstrated experience and ability in working with marginalized or vulnerable populations (e.g., LGBTQ, people with disabilities, people experiencing homelessness, etc.)
  • Working knowledge of health care policy
  • Working knowledge of federal poverty and preferably homeless programs
  • Working knowledge of federal and Congressional procedures
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to conceptualize, initiate, and implement tasks
  • Ability to work independently

What we can offer you:

The Alliance is strong, flexible team of professionals that works collaboratively to achieve its mission of preventing and ending homelessness in the nation. We offer a supportive work environment in which staff has both the responsibility and opportunity to pursue and achieve solutions to a national social problem. In addition to an environment in which every member of the staff is valued and has the opportunity to contribute, the Alliance offers the following benefits.

  • Hybrid work environment. Currently, three days remote and two eight-hour days in the office each week. As the Alliance’s hybrid work schedule evolves, candidates should anticipate that the schedule will change.
  • Competitive salary
  • Employer supported health, dental, vision, life, and disability insurance.
  • 403(b) retirement plan
  • Paid vacation, personal, and sick leave and a generous holiday schedule.

How to Apply:

Email resume, cover letter, and two writing samples to jobs@naeh.org. Use Program and Policy Analyst in subject line of the email.

The Alliance is an equal opportunity employer and values diversity. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit and business need.

SENIOR TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE SPECIALIST

POSITION: Senior Technical Assistance Specialist
SUPERVISED BY: Director, Center for Capacity Building
SUPERVISION EXERCISED: None
CLASSIFICATION: Full-time, regular, exempt
LOCATION: Washington, DC
SALARY RANGE: $78,700-$118,100

The National Alliance to End Homelessness (Alliance) is an influential national nonprofit devoted to finding and advancing solutions to homelessness. Our team is focused on making an impact. We seek a Senior Technical Assistance Specialist to contribute to the impacts and outcomes of our Center for Capacity Building.

The Alliance Center for Capacity Building (the Center) is a mission-driven division of the organization that helps cities, counties, states and nonprofits move more quickly toward an end to homelessness. It does this by working with them and with people experiencing homelessness to implement evidence-based best practices, and to innovate in new and emerging areas of concern. The Center works collaboratively with public, private and nonprofit sector partners. It focuses on key areas of system and program performance including: diversion, outreach, coordinated assessment and entry, emergency shelter and services, self-resolution, rapid re-housing, permanent supportive housing, and housing subsidy. It covers the full spectrum of homeless subpopulations including children and youth, families, veterans, individual adults, chronically homeless people, people who are unsheltered, and those with disabilities. It is always attentive to the special needs of LGBTQ people and racial and ethnic minorities, and the particular strategies needed to address their distinct experiences of homelessness.

The Center provides customized consultation services, remote and on-site technical assistance and trainings, online learning, and learning collaborative environments. It is research-informed, works to center race equity in all its activities, and always pursues the goal of reducing the number of people who experience homelessness.

If you are committed to helping the nation SOLVE the problem of homelessness, consider joining the Alliance.

What we are looking for:

The Alliance seeks a talented Senior Technical Assistance Specialist committed to helping communities end homelessness through the adoption of policies and practices that have demonstrated effectiveness. We seek someone with high energy, excellent organizational and communications skills, and a grounding knowledge of homelessness and its solutions. A successful Senior Technical Assistance Specialist will value close collaboration with team members, and also be self-motivated and able to work independently.

What you will do:

The Senior Technical Assistance Specialist will engage in the development, planning, coordination, implementation, and evaluation of diverse capacity building projects. The Senior Technical Assistance Specialist uses research, data, and local experience to discover and implement responsive solutions to homelessness. The Senior Technical Assistance Specialist researches policies and practices employed by successful communities, and then aggregates and translates this research into technical assistance and training curricula, including online trainings. The Senior Technical Assistance Specialist will collaborate with other Alliance program teams, national and local partner organizations, and other consultants and technical assistance providers in this work.

Tasks will include:

  • In collaboration with Center for Capacity Building team members and our Online Learning Manager, provide remote and on-site training, technical assistance, and consulting services to communities working to prevent and end homelessness. Tasks may include the development and coordination of, and participation in, technical assistance delivery; the drafting and dissemination of reports; the creation of remote, on-site, and online training and guidance; the development of tools, tool-kits and other materials for training, technical assistance, and implementation; and other documents and resources.
  • Develop and lead projects that align with the Alliance’s priorities, accomplish the Center’s annual goals, and demonstrate sustainable outcomes.
  • Assist in Center related grant writing and the development of client proposal and contracts.
  • Evaluate the community-level impacts of projects, technical assistance, training, and consulting services.
  • Provide clients with planning, logistical support, collection and analysis of community data, and stakeholder engagement.
  • Develop, deliver and evaluate training materials.
  • Research and advance effective policies and practices used by communities to reduce homelessness.
  • Incorporate up-to-date research, messaging, and community-level data into training materials.
  • Work closely and collaboratively with other Alliance staff members.
    • To the extent relevant fulfill funder requirements and monitor grant deliverables.
    • Participate in planning and implementation of Alliance conferences.
    • Design or assist in creation of on-line courses for the Center for Learning.
  • Fulfill other duties as determined by the Center for Capacity Building Director.

What a successful candidate will need:

Education and experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent preferred.
  • Minimum of five years of experience working on homelessness or related issues in nationally and/or within a community, and/or providing training or technical assistance.

Knowledge and skills:

Required:

  • Demonstrated commitment to having an impact on homelessness, poverty or related issues.
  • Demonstrated experience and ability to recognize and respond to the ways race and other identities intersect, and commitment to finding ways to promote racial equity and social justice.
  • Demonstrated experience and ability in working with marginalized populations (e.g., LGBTQ, people with disabilities, people experiencing homelessness, etc.).
  • Demonstrated analytical, interpersonal, presentation, and written and verbal communications skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to conceptualize, initiate, and implement tasks.
  • Demonstrated ability to work well both independently and within a multi-disciplinary team environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to coordinate numerous projects simultaneously, manage project budgets and meet deadlines.
  • Demonstrated ability to provide technical assistance and trainings to various types of stakeholder groups.
  • Demonstrated ability to provide communities with strategic planning and implementation guidance on system-related homelessness issues.

Preferred:

  • Tech-savvy and familiar with learning management systems such as Canvas.
  • Online learning content development.

What we can offer you:

The Alliance is strong, flexible team of professionals who work collaboratively to achieve our mission of preventing and ending homelessness in the nation. We offer a supportive work environment in which staff has both the responsibility and opportunity to pursue and achieve solutions to a national social problem. In addition to an environment in which every member of the staff is valued and has the opportunity to contribute, the Alliance offers the following benefits.

  • Hybrid work environment. Currently three days telework and two eight-hour days in the office each week. As the Alliance’s hybrid work schedule evolves, candidates should anticipate that the schedule may change.
  • Competitive salary
  • Employer supported health, dental, vision, life, and disability insurance
  • 403(b) retirement plan
  • Paid vacation, personal, and sick leave and a generous holiday schedule

How to Apply:

Email resume, cover letter, and two brief and relevant writing samples to jobs@naeh.org. Please use “Senior Technical Assistance Specialist” in subject line of your email.

The Alliance is an equal opportunity employer and values diversity. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit and business need.