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Full-time | Washington, DC

The National Alliance to End Homelessness (the Alliance) is a leading voice on the issue of homelessness. The Alliance analyzes policy and develops pragmatic, cost-effective policy solutions. The Alliance works collaboratively with the public, private, and nonprofit sectors to build state and local capacity, leading to stronger programs and policies that help communities achieve their goal of ending homelessness. We provide data and research to policymakers and elected officials in order to inform policy debates and educate the public and opinion leaders nationwide. 

The Alliance will be hiring 3 full-time interns for Summer 2020 at its offices in Washington, DC. Prospective candidates should be pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in a relevant area of study. Interns will assist in projects across the communications, development, policy, research and capacity building teams as well as support efforts around the Alliance’s National Conference and Capitol Hill day in July. Candidates should indicate which of those areas are of most interest to them and should describe the experience and skills they would bring to projects

Responsibilities will vary depending on team assignments and may include: 

  • Communications drafting and content generation: This may include assisting in drafting and editing policy briefs and blogs, newsletters, donor communications, website and conference copy, and social media content.  
  • Conducting research: This may include research into existing or proposed legislation or policies, research into prospective foundations for developmentand research on media placements or media tracking tasks. 
  • Conducting and compiling interviews: This may include interviewing local or national stakeholders for policy or communications purposes and conducting interviews with consumers who have experienced homelessness. 
  • Supporting staff projects: This may include administrative tasks on projects such as drafting documents and spreadsheets, data entry and database organizing, helping to arrange conference workshops, and attending various opportunities for professional development, including policy forums, Congressional briefings, community meetings, and others. 
  • Organizing and drafting training content: This may include cataloging technical assistance and training resources, assisting the capacity building team in re-packaging training resources, video editing, and content development for The Center for Learning courses. 

 Qualifications: 

  • Strong analytical skills, ability to synthesize and summarize information; 
  • Well-organized, focused, and detail-oriented multi-tasker; 
  • Self-starter, willing and able to pursue own projects, and ability to meet deadlines;  
  • Strong professional verbal and written communication skills; 
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office and Microsoft Excel; 
  • Proficiency with digital technologies, including video editing and graphic design is a plus; 
  • Proficiency in online training and/or education platforms; 
  • Interest in public policy analysis, communications, and relationship building with individuals and groups, all focused on homelessness and poverty issues; 
  • Experience on political or issue campaigns, or with community and field organizing is a plus; 
  • Experience with research, data analysis and data visualization is a plus; 
  • Candidates with prior life experience or work experience in homeless or low-income communities, communities of color, and/or LGBTQ communities are encouraged to apply. 

Details:  

This is a paid internship. The Alliance is located at 1518 K Street, NW, Washington DC 20005, and is METRO accessible via the blue, orange and red lines (McPherson Square or Farragut North stops). 

To Apply:  

Please send a cover letter explaining your interest in an Alliance internship, a current resume outlining your relevant experience, and a short writing sample (no more than three pages, can be an excerpt from a larger work) that demonstrates your communication and/or research ability to jobs@naeh.org. Please include “General Internship” in the subject line of your email.

Applications will be accepted through April 24, 2020, and interviews will be granted on a rolling basis. While there is some flexibility on start and end dates, internships are expected to begin the week of June 8, 2020.  

Note: The Alliance is monitoring the effects of COVID-19 and is taking its direction from federal, and local heath officials, the WHO, CDC, and the District of Columbia Department of Health. The Alliance is moving forward with its summer internship program at this time. However, depending on recommendations from public health officials, we may postpone or cancel the program.  

California Policy Fellow

Full-time, regular, exempt | California – Northern California preferred 

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 Program and Policy Team.  The Program and Policy Team works with communities to understand the best solutions to homelessness, and then with policymakers to develop strong policy and adequate resources to support those solutions.  This position will focus on policy-makers at the state level in California, and in engaging California on federal policy issues.

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 Policy Fellow who is committed to helping end homelessness in California and the nation.  A successful candidate would seek to accomplish this by working in close cooperation with homelessness programs and advocates in the state, and with local governments and people experiencing homelessness, to understand needs and priorities.  They would combine this information and knowledge of the situation in the State with the Alliance’s national knowledge of policies and practice.  Based on this, they would work with both the administrative and the legislative branches of the California state government to advance solutions to homelessness in California.   

We seek someone with high energy, excellent organizational and communications skills, and a grounding knowledge of homelessness and of the policy making apparatus of California at the legislative and administrative levels. Because the Alliance is located in Washington DC and does not have other staff permanently located in California, a successful Policy Fellow will be self-motivated, able to work independently, and have strong collaborative skills to create partnerships with California advocacy, provider, local government and state colleagues.    

What you will do:

The California Policy Fellow will use research, data, information from colleagues and consumers and local experience to identify the best solutions to homelessness for the State of California. The Policy Fellow will be conversant with state policy on homelessness, and with the operations of the California State policy infrastructure – legislative and administrative. The Policy Fellow will collaborate with other local and national partner organizations to build state and federal policy that supports those solutions. The primary focus for the Policy Fellow will be leading the Alliance’s policy efforts in California. The Policy Fellow will also seek to engage California stakeholders in the national policy debate. 

Tasks will include:

  • Be conversant with evidence-based solutions to homelessness, and community and state examples of success and be able to translate these into the California context. 
  • Use data and research to understand the details of homelessness in California and the approaches of different jurisdictions.  Build relationships with leaders in the field to identify the most successful strategies for reducing homelessness in California and to understand the barriers to implementing these models.
  • Advocate on strategies to reduce the significant racial disparities of homelessness in California.
  • Develop state policy recommendations and proposals in support of strategies that reduce homelessness.  This requires understanding of current state and federal homelessness and mainstream legislation and programs.
  • Advance the Alliance’s policy and practice solution recommendations, and those of other organizations that it supports: 
    • Develop relationships and work with other state and local 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;
    • Work with state legislative staff and government officials to educate them about homelessness and its solutions;
  • 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 state and federal policy developments and impacts.
  • Maintain nonpartisanship at all time, 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.

What a successful candidate will need:

Education and experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent
  • At least 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
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to conceptualize, initiate, and implement tasks
  • Ability to work independently
  • Working knowledge of policy issues related to homelessness (including housing and health care)
  • Working knowledge of California legislative and administrative systems and procedures
  • Working knowledge of federal poverty and homeless programs

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.

  • 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 California Policy Fellow 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 — Health Focus

Full-time, regular, exempt | Washington, DC

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 Program and Policy Team.  The Program and Policy Team works with communities to understand the best solutions to homelessness, and then with the Congress and the Administration to develop strong policy and adequate resources to support those solutions. 

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 with a Health Focus committed to helping end homelessness through federal policy and improved practice by programs, with a focus on health care including behavioral health care.  We seek someone with high energy, excellent organizational and communications skills, and a grounding knowledge of homelessness and how it is related to health care and health policy.  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 works on federal policy.  Together with the entire Alliance staff, the Program and Policy Analyst (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.  

A primary area of focus for this Analyst will be developing a powerful response to the health issues, including behavioral health issues, faced by many people who are homeless or at high risk of homelessness.  The Analyst will have and/or develop expertise in the specific topic of how health impacts homelessness, and how primary and behavioral health care, integrated with housing, can end homelessness for those who experience it, and for the nation.

The Analyst will also work on the interrelation of homelessness and other issues, possibly including employment, veterans, older adults, criminal justice and child welfare..

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 the role of health care. 
  • Build relationships with leaders in the field to identify the most successful health-related and other strategies for reducing homelessness and to understand the barriers.
  • Develop federal policy recommendations and proposals in support of strategies that reduce homelessness, focusing on the integration of housing and health care.  This requires understanding of current federal homelessness, health care, and other 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 time, 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.

What a successful candidate will need:

Education and experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent
  • At least 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
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to conceptualize, initiate, and implement tasks
  • Ability to work independently
  • Working knowledge of health care policy
  • Working knowledge of federal poverty and preferably homeless programs
  • Working knowledge of federal and Congressional procedures

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.

  • 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 — Health Focus 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 

Full-time, regular, exempt | Washington, DC

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 Program and Policy Team.  The Program and Policy Team works with communities to understand the best solutions to homelessness, and then with the Congress and the Administration to develop strong policy and adequate resources to support those solutions. 

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.  We seek someone with high energy, excellent organizational and communications skills, and a grounding knowledge of homelessness and related issues, especially in the areas of housing and human services.  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 works on federal policy.  Together with the entire Alliance staff, the Program and Policy Analyst (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.   Areas of responsibility for the Analyst may include the intersection of homelessness and employment, veteran issues, health care, aging, criminal justice and child welfare.

The Alliance also participates in efforts to prevent homelessness by improving the well-being of low-income people more generally.  This may include work on affordable housing, employment, benefits, education, health care, and more. 

The Analyst will have and/or develop expertise in specific topics related to homelessness. The substantive focus areas of the new Analyst will depend upon the needs of the organization and upon his/her/their knowledge and background, and may shift.

Tasks will include:

  • Use data and research and work with Alliance staff to identify places where homelessness is being reduced and to understand why. 
  • Build relationships with leaders in the field to identify the most successful strategies for reducing homelessness and to understand the barriers.
  • 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;
  • 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.
  • Maintain nonpartisanship at all time, 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.

What a successful candidate will need:

Education and experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent
  • At least five years experience relevant to homelessness (housing, health, etc. or homelessness specifically)
  • At least two years experience working on policy
  • Graduate degree a plus

Knowledge and skills:

  • Demonstrated commitment to having an impact on homelessness, poverty or related issues
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to conceptualize, initiate, and implement tasks
  • Ability to work independently
  • Working knowledge of federal poverty, and preferably homeless, programs
  • Working knowledge of federal and Congressional procedures

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.

  • 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 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

Full-time, regular, exempt | Washington, DC

The National Alliance to End Homelessness (Alliance) is an influential national nonprofit devoted to finding and advancing solutions to homelessness. Our Center for Capacity Building team seeks an enthusiastic and experienced member who can contribute to our impacts and outcomes.

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, and people 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 end homelessness through the development and implementation of policies and practices that have demonstrated effectiveness. We seek someone with high energy, excellent organizational and communications skills, and a grounding knowledge of our sector to guide communities in the implementation of specific policies and practices for ending homelessness. 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 across Alliance program teams, national and local partner organizations, and other consultants and technical assistance providers to incorporate up-to-date Alliance research, messaging, and priorities. 

Tasks will include:

  • Under the guidance of the Director of the Center for Capacity Building, provide remote and on-site training, technical assistance, and consulting services to communities working to prevent and end homelessness. Tasks may include the development, 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 and technical assistance, and for 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.
  • Evaluate the impacts of projects, technical assistance and trainings, and consulting services in a particular community.
  • For projects that the Senior Technical Assistance Specialist leads, provide planning and logistical support, including coordinating logistics, collecting and analyzing community data, and communicating with stakeholders.
  • Develop, deliver and evaluate training materials.
  • Research and communicate effective policies and practices used by communities to reduce homelessness.
  • Incorporate up-to-date research, messaging, and community-level data into training materials.
  • Participate in developing content and speakers for Alliance conferences and events.
  • Contribute editorial content to Alliance publications and website.
  • Represent the Alliance at meetings and conferences as appropriate.

What a successful candidate will need:

Education and experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent
  • Five years experience working on homelessness or related issues in the community, and/or providing training or technical assistance
  • Graduate degree a plus
  • Facilitation and development for Learning Management System a plus

Knowledge and skills:

  • Demonstrated commitment to delivering an impact on homelessness, poverty or related issues
  • Demonstrated analytical, interpersonal, presentation, and written and verbal communications skills
  • Demonstrated ability to conceptualize, initiate, and implement tasks
  • Demonstrated ability to work well independently and within a multi-disciplinary team environment
  • Demonstrated ability to coordinate numerous projects simultaneously, manage project budgets and deadlines
  • Demonstrated ability to provide technical assistance and trainings to various types of stakeholder groups
  • Demonstrated ability to provide strategic planning and implementation guidance on system-related issues in advancing goals to end homelessness in a community

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.

  • 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.