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National Field Mobilizer

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 National Field Mobilizer (Mobilizer) committed to helping end homelessness by building support for effective federal policy.  We seek someone with high energy, excellent organizational and communications skills, familiarity with digital advocacy, and a grounding knowledge of homelessness, the workings of Congress, movement-building, and related issues.  A successful Mobilizer will value close collaboration with team members but will also be self-motivated and able to work independently. 

What you will do:

The Mobilizer will develop and support a strong field of nonprofit, faith-based, and public sector organizations, individuals, and consumers committed to participating in the creation of strong federal homelessness policy.  The Mobilizer will work closely with the Alliance’s policy staff to create national policy priorities for ending homelessness, and identify key Members of Congress and the Administration with responsibility for those matters.  The Mobilizer will then design and implement campaigns to engage organizations and individuals at the local and state levels who can educate these Congressional and Administration leaders about the issue and the impact of federal policies.  Results will include better funding and federal policies for effective homelessness and housing programs, with strong support throughout the country. The Mobilizer will work in close collaboration with other national organizations that are mobilizing behind the effort to end homelessness and address related issue. 

Tasks include:

  • Develop and implement data-driven advocacy and individual policy campaigns in support of the organization’s policy priorities that may include web-based advocacy components such as specialized email platforms, social media, and elected official outreach tools.
  • Identify existing local and state leaders in the field who can participate in these campaigns and build strategic relationships with leadership in target jurisdictions.
  • Develop new external stakeholders and leaders including state and local advocates, grassroots supporters, and consumers.
  • Build and maintain effective relationships with Hill staff, national partner organizations, and Administration officials.
  • Keep the field network informed of policy issues and developments, strategies, and opportunities.
  • Assist the field in organizing and implementing campaigns, including those involving social media.
  • Create opportunities for digital and in-person advocacy for the field.
  • Assist the field in messaging, organizing and educating and provide technical assistance to key partners and organizations. 
  • Oversee the planning and execution of the annual Capitol Hill Day and/or similar policy education and advocacy activities for the Alliance’s Annual Conference in July.
  • Maintain advocacy database and web pages.
  • Work closely and collaboratively with other Alliance staff members and assume other responsibilities as assigned.  

What a successful candidate will need:

Education and experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent
  • Three to six years working on policy and advocacy.
  • At least one year of field organizing experience focused on policy.

Knowledge and skills:

  • Demonstrated commitment to having an impact on homelessness, poverty or related issues.
  • Knowledge and experience in the federal policymaking process, particularly related to Capitol Hill.
  • Strong writing and editing experience with the ability to accurately translate complex ideas and positions for a variety of audiences, particularly policy makers and local advocates.
  • Excellent oral communication and presentation skills.
  • Ability to communicate well interpersonally and effectively manage relationships.
  • Demonstrated ability to conceptualize, initiate, and implement tasks
  • Ability to work independently
  • Ability to multi-task, prioritize, and work to tight deadlines.
  • Strong team player.

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.

How to Apply:

Email resume, cover letter, and two writing samples to jobs@naeh.org. Use National Field Mobilizer 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 

Full-time, regular, non-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 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 that is bigger than the organization. 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 Team members 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 Executive and Operations Teams in building a productive and efficient work environment. This will include working closely with the President and CEO in the management of her office and schedule, and assisting Operation Team members in providing financial, fundraising, and operational support. 

Executive Support (30%)

  • Manage schedule for President and CEO to maximize her time and impact.
  • Schedule board meetings, prepare and send materials, take minutes at meetings.
  • Provide administrative support to executive management as needed.

Finance Support (30%)

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

Development Support (25%)

  • Assist the Chief Operating Officer 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 tracking individual giving statistics.
  • Assist in the implementation of event sponsorship programs for the Alliance’s annual conferences and Awards Recognition.
  • Maintain donor database.

Operations Support (15%)

  • 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.

The Operations Associate will report directly to the President and CEO and Chief Operating Officer. The Associate will also work closely with the other members of the operations team.

What a successful candidate will need:

Education and experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent

Knowledge and skills:

  • Exceptional communication and organizational skills.
  • Strong goal and deadline orientation.
  • Strong oral and written language skills.
  • Strong computer skills, including experience working in content management systems, word processing, spreadsheets, accounting and database software.
  • 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.

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.

How to Apply:

Email resume, cover letter, and two writing samples 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.

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 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:

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.

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.

Development Coordinator

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 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 Development Coordinator (Coordinator) who is mission-motivated, impact-oriented and excited to be a part of something meaningful that is bigger than the organization. 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 Team members but will also be self-motivated and able to work independently. 

What you will do:

Reporting to the Chief Operating Officer, 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 President and Chief Operating Officer, create and implement a strategic development plan.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 President and COO, 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 President and COO.

What a successful candidate will need:

Education and experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent
  • Three to five years progressive development experience including cultivation, solicitation, major giving, event organizing, foundation fundraising, and government contracting.

Knowledge and skills:

  • Enthusiasm about working to end homelessness in the United States.
  • 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.

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 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.

Conference and Program Associate

Full-time, regular, non-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 seek an enthusiastic new Conference and Program Associate (Associate) to support our National Conferences on Ending Homelessness (National Conferences) and other key programmatic initiatives of the organization.  Every year our National Conferences convene thousands of service providers, public officials, funders, advocates, and consumers to share best practices and explore solutions for ending homelessness across the United States.  If you are committed to helping communities SOLVE the problem of homelessness, consider joining the Alliance. 

What we are looking for:

The Alliance is looking for a talented Associate who is mission-motivated, impact-oriented and excited to be a part of something meaningful that is bigger than the organization. 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 team members but will also be self-motivated and able to work independently.  While this role is focused on administrative support, for the right candidate there is also room to grow and expand these responsibilities into other areas. It is an excellent opportunity for someone with some event planning experience that would like to gain additional knowledge in designing and developing impactful programs to address a social problem. 

What you will do:

National Conferences on Ending Homelessness (75%)

The Associate will assist Alliance staff in the planning and coordination of its two annual national conferences.  This will include working closely with the Alliance’s Director of Meetings and Events on pre-event planning and logistics; providing leadership to the conference registration process; and providing onsite support during both events.

Tasks include:

  • Serve as the Registration Manager for two annual conferences; track and input conference payments; follow up with registrants regarding payment when applicable; lead onsite conference registration; process speaker and cancellation refunds.
  • Assist in the scholarship program by working with staff to compile applications for review; draft, produce and send acceptance and denial letters; and coordinate travel and hotel accommodations for scholarship recipients.
  • Manage conference content on the website and mobile app.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Director of Meeting and Events.

Other Programmatic Initiatives

The Associate will provide administrative support on several cross-team, cross-functional projects and initiatives. This will include working closely with Alliance staff leads on logistics and facilitation of the Alliance Leadership Council, Consumer Advisory Board, and Summer Internship Program, and other initiatives as they arise.

Tasks include:

  • Assist in preparing for various meetings by coordinating times and locations, developing materials, taking minutes and ensuring follow-up.
  • Coordinate hotel and travel accommodations, and reimbursements for meeting participants.
  • Assist in the recruitment, selection, and management of summer interns. Includes developing and scheduling educational and training opportunities to enhance interns’ experience while at the Alliance.

The Associate will report to Director of Meeting and Events and work in close collaboration with other Alliance staff.

What a successful candidate will need:

Education and experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent

Knowledge and skills:

  • Enthusiasm about working on the project of ending homelessness in the United States.
  • Ability to work very closely with an inter-dependent team as well as independently.
  • Excellent organizational skills, with an ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and be attentive to details.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to multi-task, prioritize, and work to tight deadlines.
  • Strong team player.
  • Familiarity with CiviCRM database management, WordPress, and comfortability with new technology a plus.

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

How to Apply:

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