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Congressional Relations Specialist

Full-time, regular, exempt | Washington, DC

The National Alliance to End Homelessness (the Alliance) is a nonprofit, non-partisan organization committed to ending homelessness in the United States.  The Alliance advances knowledge and educates opinion leaders about solutions to homelessness; works collaboratively with public, private, and nonprofit partners to develop and advance policy solutions to homelessness; and builds the capacity of communities across the country to achieve their goal of preventing and ending homelessness.

Job Description:

The Congressional Relations Specialist will work closely with Alliance Program and Policy staff and partners to develop and lead Congressional relations, legislative and appropriations strategy for key federal programs that advance the goal of ending homelessness. The Specialist will mobilize communities around key legislative initiatives.  The Specialist will build and maintain bi-partisan relationships with key Congressional staff, as well as partner organizations and stakeholder groups in order to achieve optimum federal policy for ending homelessness.

Responsibilities:

  • Contribute to the development of the Alliance’s strategic goals and objectives, and the design of a federal policy agenda to achieve them.  
  • Work with other program and policy staff to articulate the potential impact of Alliance federal policy agenda.
  • Track and analyze relevant legislation and budget and appropriations processes and advise on congressional engagement and messaging.
  • Establish and maintain contacts and build relationships with Members of Congress and their personal and committee staff through outreach, one-on-one meetings, briefings and coalition meetings.
  • Educate policy makers about key policy issues related to homelessness.
  • Develop plan to cultivate new bi-partisan and bi-cameral champions for ending homelessness.
  • Organize Congressional Briefings and other events to focus attention on and build support for the Alliance’s policy agenda.
  • Develop messaging, talking points, policy briefs, and other advocacy and communication materials including letters, legislative proposals and statements.
  • Manage internet-based grassroots advocacy, including online outreach to grassroots network, monitoring network response to advocacy requests, and maintaining online tools.
  • Track and report on the goals and objectives for our federal policy work. 
  • Represent the Alliance in coalition and working group meetings, building and managing relationships with key stakeholders and coordinating activities with other advocates.
  • Work closely and strategically with the Alliance’s National Field Organizer to achieve policy goals.
  • Participate in other activities of the Program and Policy team. Tasks include but are not limited to the following.
    • Help lead the planning process for Alliance conferences and develop workshops at the conferences.
    • Contribute articles, blog posts and other written materials to the Alliance Online News, website, and social media outlets.

Qualifications:

  • Enthusiasm for working on efforts to end homelessness in the United States.
  • Bachelor’s degree in political science, public policy, or relevant field of study required; Master’s degree preferred.
  • 6+ years of relevant public policy experience.
  • Knowledge of homelessness, affordable housing, or related issues.
  • Strong knowledge of appropriations and legislative processes.
  • Experience working on Capitol Hill or in relevant U.S. Government agencies such as HUD and HHS preferred.
  • Excellent writing skills, particularly the ability to write in a simple, clear style for a non-specialist audience.
  • Excellent organizational skills, attention to detail, and ability to complete tasks according to deadlines.
  • Demonstrated ability to conceptualize, initiate, and implement tasks and initiatives.  Personal initiative is important.

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 Congressional Relations Specialist in subject line of email.

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.

Digital Communications Specialist

Full-time, regular, exempt | Washington, DC

The National Alliance to End Homelessness (the Alliance), a national organization recognized for its leadership in shaping policy, reforming systems and building the capacity of communities, is looking for a Digital Communications Specialist (DCS) to help grow the communications department and advance the organization’s communication strategy. The DCS will work closely with the Director of Communications to increase engagement, raise awareness and build support for the Alliance’s mission. This is a great opportunity for someone with a positive attitude, a fresh perspective and experience accelerating sustainable social impact who wants to join a team of passionate staff who are committed to ending homelessness.

The person in this role will manage the tactical execution for all multi-channel communication activities, both digital and traditional, for the organization. This is a position that requires an ability to think strategically and work with multiple teams within the organization.

Responsibilities

 
Essential responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Deliver the daily, front-line digital voice of the organization by writing, designing, managing, maintaining, proofreading, fact-checking, scheduling and executing all digital communications. In addition, the DCS will support policy objectives, media relations efforts, advocacy campaigns, and development programs.
  • In consultation with the Director of Communications and other team leaders, support the development and implementation of a digital strategy that supports and empowers the Alliance’s communications in order to advance policy and organizational objectives.
  • Manage and coordinate creation and update of web content; responsible for content-related protocols to keep website up-to-date.
  • Ensure ongoing improvement of website, including phased updates and redesigns.
  • Develop and implement email campaigns (including content development, list management, and performance monitoring).
  • Identify appropriate social media channels and content for targeted campaigns to increase the size, reach, engagement levels, and influence of our reach and key messages.
  • Design, create, or repackage content to ensure easy sharing with social network and other Alliance platforms.
  • Analyze and evaluate digital communications and social media analytics in order to continually increase impact and effectiveness.
  • Copy edit and format reports, statements, blogs, and other published content to ensure brand consistency.
  • Manage inbound marketing system, including campaign development and data analysis.
  • Support and assist with earned media strategies. Maintain media lists, and other valuable organizational relationships.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Requirements And Qualifications

  • Enthusiasm for working on the goal of ending homelessness in the United States.
  • Bachelor’s degree and at least 3 years working in a front-line professional digital and strategic communications capacity (including writing and posting daily in social media), communications, journalism or other related profession.
  • Superior writing, copyediting, and proofreading skills.
  • Superior task management, information management, and organizational skills.
  • Superior interpersonal skills, including the ability to work collaboratively in teams.
  • Highly organized, with the ability to effectively work in a fast-paced, rapid-response environment.
  • Ability to balance multiple projects and tasks while meeting expected deadlines.
  • Ability to rapidly master new services and tech tools related to communications, media relations, campaigns, and analytics.
  • Tech savvy, ability to quickly adopt new social media platforms, and fluency in the social media landscape.
  • Track record of success using the formats, tools, most current tactics, and best practices for social media in today’s media landscape, including Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Storify, Thunderclap, Buffer, and other multimedia formats and digital platforms.
  • Experience executing day to day social media activity.
  • Organization, ability to effectively work in a fast-paced, rapid-response environment, and ability to balance multiple projects and tasks while meeting expected deadlines.
  • Ability to rapidly master new services and tech tools related to communications, media relations, campaigns, and analytics.
  • Familiarity with basic HTML.
  • Proficient with basic Graphic design skills, including experience with Adobe Creative Suite tools, such as Illustrator, InDesign, and Photoshop.
  • Experience with WordPress, Mailchimp, EveryAction, Google Analytics. Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite tools, including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
  • Experience using Meltwater and other communications and media relations tools preferred but not required.

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 of Communications

How to Apply:

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

Administrative and Development Associate

Full-time, regular, exempt | Washington, DC

The National Alliance to End Homelessness (Alliance) is a nonprofit, non-partisan organization committed to preventing and ending homelessness in the United States. The Alliance works collaboratively with public, private, and nonprofit partners to develop and advocate for federal policy solutions, and to build state and local capacity to help communities across the country achieve their goals for preventing and ending homelessness. The Alliance is a leading voice on federal homelessness programs and policy.

The Administrative and Development Associate is charged with providing critical administrative and development support to the organization. This position reports directly to the Chief Operating Officer and works in collaboration with the Development Coordinator and other administrative staff members.

Administrative Responsibilities

  • 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 the Registration Manager for two annual conferences; track and input conference payments, follow up with registrants regarding payment when applicable, provide leadership to onsite conference registration, process speaker and cancellation refunds.
  • Provide bookkeeping support to finance office; prepare checks for deposit, enter invoices into online bill pay system, and assist with credit card reconciliations.
  • 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.
  • Respond to inquiries from Alliance audiences, both on and offline.
  • Process incoming and outgoing mail.
  • Receive guests, answer phones, and perform other tasks as needed.
  • Provide administrative support to executive management as needed.

Development Responsibilities

  • 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

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree. 
  • Exceptional communication and organizational skills.
  • Strong goal and deadline orientation.
  • Strong oral & 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 Admin and Development 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.

Intern

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 2 full-time interns for Summer 2019 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, 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 in those interest areas.

Responsibilities

Responsibilities will vary depending on team assignments and may include:

  1. Communications drafting and content generation: This may include assisting in drafting and editing policy briefs and blogs, newsletters, donor and other communications, and website, conference, and social media content.
  2. Conducting research: This may include research into existing or proposed legislation or policies, research into prospective foundations, or research on media placements or media tracking tasks.
  3. 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.
  4. Supporting staff projects: This may include administrative tasks on projects developed by the communications, policy or capacity building teams like drafting documents and spreadsheets, data entry and database organizing, helping to arrange conference workshops, and attending (with and without Alliance staff) various opportunities for professional development, including policy forums, Congressional briefings, community meetings, and others.

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;
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office
  • Proficiency with digital technologies (for interns on communications projects), including video editing and graphic editing is a plus;
  • Strong professional verbal and written communication skills;
  • 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;
  • 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 West 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 12, 2019, 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 3, 2018.

Intern – Meetings and Events

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 National Alliance to End Homelessness is seeking a full-time Meetings and Events Intern to assist in the planning and coordination of our annual conference on ending homelessness and annual Awards Recognition to be held July 21-24 (extended hours may be required during the conference).  The intern will work closely with the Alliance’s Director of Meetings and Events and Program Associate on all logistical aspects in the production of the events. 

Responsibilities

  1. Assisting in the management of conference volunteer and scholarship programs.
  2. Providing support to Alliance staff in the scheduling of workshop planning calls with speakers and assisting in follow-up after calls. 
  3. Serving as primary point-of-contact for conference mobile app and website content and ensuring both are up-to-date with correct information.
  4. Providing logistical on-site support during the event, including but not limited to assisting with A/V related issues in workshops
  5. Assisting with Awards Recognition logistics as needed.
  6. Participating in debrief and evaluation of both events.

The intern is expected to work closely and collaboratively with other Alliance staff members, and to assume other responsibilities as determined by the Director of Meetings and Events.

Qualifications:

A successful candidate will have an interest in meeting and event planning. They will have relevant experience, excellent writing and communication skills, excellent organizational skills, and an ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and be attentive to details. Additionally, a familiarity with Microsoft office, new technology and database management skills is a plus.

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 West 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 ability to jobs@naeh.org. Please include “Meeting and Events Internship” in the subject line of your email. Applications will be accepted through April 12, 2019, 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 3, 2018.