Careers

The Alliance is currently accepting applications for the following positions:
Program and Policy Associate
Technical Assistance Associate

Program and Policy Associate 

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.

Who we are looking for: 

The Alliance is looking for a talented Program and Policy Associate (Associate) 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. A successful Associate 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 (P&P Team) works on federal policy. Working closely with P&P Team members, the Associate uses research, data, and local experience to discover the best solutions to homelessness. The Associate then assists the P&P Team in its collaboration 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.

The Associate should be willing to assist in all policy areas and have an interest in developing expertise in specific topics related to homelessness which may include: housing, health, income and employment, education, youth, families, behavioral health, veterans, racial equity and other issues.

Tasks will include: 

  • Use data and research and work with Alliance staff to identify places where homelessness is being reduced and to understand why.• Assist in the development of 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.
  • Help 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;
    • 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
  • Two-three years relevant experience (homelessness, human services, policy, etc.)

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 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.

  • 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.

Reports to: 

Vice President for Programs and Policy

How to Apply: 

Email resume, cover letter, and two writing samples to jobs@naeh.org. Use Program and Policy 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.

 

Technical Assistance Associate

Full-time, regular, exempt | San Francisco, CA

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 seek an enthusiastic new team member to work with our Center for Capacity Building (Center).  The Center works with jurisdictions and organizations across the country to increase their capacity to achieve the goal of ending homelessness.  If you are committed to helping communities SOLVE the problem of homelessness, consider joining the Alliance. 

Who we are looking for:

The Alliance is looking for a talented Technical Assistance (TA) Associate to join our training and technical assistance team and help communities end homelessness.  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 TA Associate will value close collaboration with team members, but will also be self-motivated and able to work independently.  In particular, we are looking for someone who can grow in the job and progressively accept more responsibility in the future. 

What you will do:

The TA Associate will tap a wide network of Alliance contacts in the field to understand and develop information around solutions to homelessness. They will then use that information to develop and support the delivery of training and technical assistance that helps communities implement solutions. 

The TA Associate will work with the Director of the Center for Capacity Building in the Alliance office in San Francisco; and with other members of the Center’s team in Washington DC and Pennsylvania.  In addition, the TA Associate will work with the rest of the Alliance staff located in the home office in Washington DC.

Tasks will include: 

  • Working with the Director of the Center to help design trainings, develop training modules, create support materials for training, and support the delivery of on-site training.
  • Researching and collecting information about best practices, evidence-based interventions, and data on the effectiveness of interventions.
  • Organizing and supporting the efforts of the team to deliver assistance.
  • Providing planning and logistical support for the Team, including monitoring contracts and invoices.
  • Drafting and dissemination of tools and reports on key interventions.
  • Support production of online content.
  • Helping design and implement methods to evaluate Alliance training and technical assistance.
  • Plan and develop content and workshops for the Alliance’s two annual conferences.
  • Contributing to the Alliance’s newsletter, website, and other communications efforts.
  • As other duties allow, tracking and analyzing homelessness policy developments in California.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Center Director and the President.

What a successful candidate will need:

Education and Experience                           

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • 3-5 years of related experience
  • Writing and research experience and skills
  • Previous project experience, including undertaking multiple projects simultaneously                                                                

Knowledge and Skills

  • Demonstrated commitment to having an impact on homelessness, poverty or related issues
  • Demonstrated ability to coordinate numerous project simultaneously
  • Some experience with training or technical assistance
  • Excellent writing and presentation skills
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Ability to work in a team and independently

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.

  • 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

Reports to:

Director, Center for Capacity Building

How to Apply:

Submit resume, cover letter, and two writing samples to jobs@naeh.org Use TA 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.