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PROGRAM AND POLICY ANALYST

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

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

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

What we are looking for:

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

What you will do:

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

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

Tasks will include:

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

What a successful candidate will need:

Education and experience:

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

Knowledge and skills:

  • Demonstrated commitment to having an impact on homelessness, poverty or related issues
  • Demonstrated experience and ability to recognize and respond to the ways race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, and gender identity intersect to further promote racial equity and social justice.
  • Demonstrated experience and ability in working with marginalized or vulnerable populations (e.g., LGBTQ, people with disabilities, people experiencing homelessness, etc.)
  • Working knowledge of health care policy
  • Working knowledge of federal poverty and preferably homeless programs
  • Working knowledge of federal and Congressional procedures
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to conceptualize, initiate, and implement tasks
  • Ability to work independently

What we can offer you:

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

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

How to Apply:

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

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

SENIOR TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE SPECIALIST

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

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

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

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

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

What we are looking for:

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

What you will do:

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

Tasks will include:

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

What a successful candidate will need:

Education and experience:

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

Knowledge and skills:

Required:

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

Preferred:

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

What we can offer you:

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

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

How to Apply:

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

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

SENIOR RESEARCH ANALYST/COORDINATOR

POSITION: Sr. Research Analyst/Coordinator
SUPERVISED BY: Director, Homelessness Research Institute
CLASSIFICATION: Full-time, regular, exempt
LOCATION: Washington, DC
SALARY RANGE: $83,422-$125,186

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 join our Homelessness Research Institute (HRI). HRI works to end homelessness by building intellectual capital around solutions to homelessness, advancing data and research so that policymakers, practitioners, and the public have the best information about trends in homelessness and emerging solutions, and engaging the media to promote the proliferation of factual data and information on homelessness.

Who we are looking for:

The Alliance is looking for a talented Senior Research Analyst/Coordinator (Analyst) to lead the implementation of an exciting new multi-year research agenda focused on identifying best practices that address key challenges confronting efforts to end homelessness – increases in unsheltered and older adult homelessness, a need to maximize the effectiveness of permanent supportive housing, and widespread frontline staffing issues leading to poor service delivery.

We seek someone committed to using social science research and data to find solutions to homelessness. Ideal candidates should be ready to partner with researchers at academic institutions, think tanks, and consulting firms to carry out our ambitious research agenda. A successful Analyst will value innovation and creativity, centering racial equity, and close collaboration with team members and people with lived experience of homelessness. They should also be self-motivated and able to work independently.

What you will do:

As a member of the HRI team, the Analyst will be responsible for managing multiple research projects and conducting research and analysis in support of those projects.

Tasks will include but are not limited to:

  • Work with the HRI team and the Alliance’s Research Council to develop Requests for Proposals (RFPs) for specific projects supporting the research agenda.
  • Coordinate the internal review of RFPs and the selection of researchers for projects.
  • Serve as primary liaison between external researchers and the Alliance, working closely with researchers to develop and execute project plans.
  • Coordinate, manage, and contribute to internal projects that support the research agenda.
  • Conduct literature reviews and monitor emerging research related to the research agenda.
  • Research best practices and model programs in support of specific projects.
  • When appropriate, conduct qualitative research (e.g., focus groups and interviews) to support specific projects.
  • Develop policy recommendations based on research and input from stakeholders.
  • Author or co-author reports, policy briefs, articles, blog posts, and other materials based on research findings.
  • Work closely and collaboratively with other Alliance staff members.
    • To the extent relevant fulfill funder requirements and monitor grant deliverables.
    • Participate in planning and implementation of Alliance conferences.
    • Contribute written materials to the Alliance Online News, website, and social media outlets.
    • Assist in content planning and implementation of Alliance events, webinars, and other convenings.
  • Other duties as determined by the HRI Director.

What a successful candidate will need:

  • Demonstrated research experience that may include
    1. conducting original research within a professional role at a university, think tank, or other research institution;
    2. conducting literature reviews and analyzing data for the purposes of developing policy; investigating best practices and model programs for serving low-income people or solving social problems, and/or
    3. managing the development of research projects impacting public policies.
  • Direct project management experience.
  • Demonstrated experience with understanding and applying principles of equity (race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, and gender identity) to research or policy projects.
  • Demonstrated interest in homelessness, poverty, or other marginalized or vulnerable populations (e.g., LGBTQ, people with disabilities, older adults).
  • Experience collaborating with varied types of partners such as academics, government program leaders, policymakers, advocates, data experts, and people with lived experience of poverty or homelessness.
  • Experience with writing materials for publication, including studies, policy reports, briefs, articles, and/or blog posts.
  • Experience with manipulating, analyzing (in Excel or other software), and presenting data.
  • A strong interest in data visualization and effectively communicating data in engaging ways.
  • Excellent analytical skills, including an ability to initiate and contribute to team projects.
  • Ability to be detail-oriented and maintain high standards of accuracy.
  • Willingness to develop new skills

Minimum Qualifications

  • M.A. or B.A. with additional years of research/data experience.
  • Minimum of 7-plus years prior work experience in research-related roles.

Additional Qualifications

Other skills and experiences that are valuable but not required include:

  • Demonstrated knowledge of homeless programs, systems and/or policy, or affordable housing. Knowledge may include lived expertise of homelessness assistance systems.
  • Analyzing large data sets using statistical software (e.g., R, SAS).
  • Using software and online services to visualize data, such as Tableau, GIS (ArcView, MapInfo), Google Maps/Visualizer, or Canva (for designing infographics).
  • Designing, conducting, and analyzing surveys.
  • Designing experimental research to evaluate best practices or programs reaching low-income people.
  • Conducting interviews, focus groups, and other forms of qualitative research.
  • Any other data analysis or research skills that can be used to help solve social problems.

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 staff member is valued and has the opportunity to contribute, the Alliance offers the following benefits.

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

How to Apply:

Email resume, cover letter to jobs@naeh.org. Use Senior Research 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.

Vice President, Programs and Policy

POSITION: Vice President, Programs and Policy
SUPERVISED BY: Chief Policy Officer
SUPERVISED EXERCISED: Senior Fellows (2), National Field Director, Program and Policy Analyst, Senior Congressional Affairs Manager
CLASSIFICATION: Full-time, regular, exempt
LOCATION: Washington, DC
SALARY RANGE: $119,135-$178,700

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

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

Who we are looking for:

The Alliance is looking for a talented Vice President of Programs and Policy (VP, Policy) to lead the Alliance’s Policy Team, which includes staff that conduct grassroots advocacy, policy analysis, Congressional Affairs and who have specialized areas of policy focus. This team serves as the organization’s internal subject matter policy experts and as a national resource on homelessness and housing related policy. As an evidence-focused and mission-oriented organization, the Alliance relies on the Policy Team to work with internal and external partners to translate needs, innovations and challenges from the field to sound policy and program recommendations for a variety of audiences including practitioners, elected leaders and the media. The Policy Team informs and is informed through close collaboration with teams across the organization, and the VP, Policy serves on the Alliance’s Senior Team that implements the organization’s strategic vision.

What you will do:

The VP, Policy develops, coordinates and leads the implementation of the organization’s policy and advocacy agenda and supports the delivery of contract/grant deliverables as needed. This includes supervision of Policy Team staff and contractors and support of the Alliance’s Leadership Council.

The VP, Policy is an expert in a variety of policy areas that relate to homelessness including housing, employment, behavioral health, corrections, child welfare, poverty and race. The VP, Policy maintains a solid and accessible base of information on evidence-based approaches, Congressional Affairs and regional issues that relate to the Alliance’s work. They work with homelessness practitioners, people with lived expertise, and leaders from around the country. They ensure that knowledge about homelessness and its solutions is responsive to active policy and practice questions, and that information is readily available to the media.

The VP, Policy ensures that the Policy Team works collaboratively with staff across the organization to enhance and broaden the Alliance’s ability to effectively influence public policy at the state, local and national levels based on evidence. The VP, Policy is an effective manager who can confidently and credibly interact with various types of stakeholders – press, partner organizations, opinion leaders, people with lived expertise, etc.

Essential duties and responsibilities will include:

  • Participate as a key member of the Alliance’s Senior Leadership Team, which is responsible for the implementation of the organization’s strategic vision.
  • Collaborate with the Alliance’s Senior Leadership Team and lead the development of a policy agenda that enhances the Alliance’s ability to effectively influence public policy at the state, local and national levels.
  • Implement an Alliance policy agenda to addresses current issues/innovations/challenges in the field.
  • Assume a leadership role in the national housing/homelessness policy community, including supporting the Alliance’s Leadership Council and participating as a thought partner with relevant coalitions.
  • Serve as a thought leader within the Alliance and in the field, helping to assess trends, develop Alliance positions, and work with policymakers and practitioners. This includes relevant committees of the National Race Equity Working Group.
  • Ensure that the Policy Team effectively collaborates with other internal operating divisions to foster cross-team learning and dialogue about policy and advocacy priorities.
  • Participate fully with the Communications Department of the Alliance to ensure that all knowledge developed by the Policy Team is broadly communicated to stakeholders through summaries, infographics, and other means.
  • The VP, Policy is expected to work closely and collaboratively with other Alliance staff members.
    • Assist as needed in fundraising for the Alliance.
    • To the extent relevant fulfill funder requirements and monitor grant deliverables.
    • Help lead the planning process for Alliance conferences, and develop workshops for the conferences.
    • Contribute articles, blog posts and other written materials to the Alliance Online News, website, and social media outlets.
    • Assist in content planning and implementation of any Alliance events.
  • Present Alliance positions and strategic priorities at conferences and to external stakeholders.
  • Effectively oversee or supervise Policy team staff (including subordinate managers) and Alliance contractors.
  • Participate in other responsibilities as determined by the CEO and CPO.

What a successful candidate will need:

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) in relevant field
  • Seven to 10 years’ experience working in homelessness or homelessness related fields, or lived experience of homelessness or related systems.
  • Five to seven years’ experience supervising and leading teams.
  • Experience developing and implementing policy, advocacy and/or legislative initiatives.
  • Prior Federal government or national nonprofit experience

Knowledge and skills:

  • Demonstrated commitment to the goal of ending homelessness
  • Demonstrated experience and ability to recognize and respond to the ways race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, and gender identity intersect to further promote racial equity and social justice.
  • Demonstrated understanding (including lived expertise) of cultural values and norms of various communities impacted by homelessness, particularly historically marginalized people, families, youth, veterans and people experiencing chronic homelessness.
  • Demonstrated experience and ability in working with marginalized or vulnerable populations (e.g., LGBTQ, people with disabilities, people experiencing homelessness, etc.,).
  • Effective communication skills and ability to advocate effectively on key policy issues.
  • Demonstrated personal initiative
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills

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 staff member is valued and has the opportunity to contribute, the Alliance offers the following benefits.

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

How to Apply:

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

Vice President, Training and Technical Assistance

POSITION: Vice President, Training and Technical Assistance
SUPERVISED BY: CEO
SUPERVISED EXERCISED: Sr. TA Specialists (3), Online Learning Manager, Project Associate
CLASSIFICATION: Full-time, regular, exempt
LOCATION: Washington, DC
SALARY RANGE: $119,135-$178,700

The National Alliance to End Homelessness (Alliance) is an influential national nonprofit devoted to finding and advancing solutions to homelessness. Our team is focused on making an impact. We seek a Vice President of Training & Technical Assistance (VPTA) to lead the Alliance’s Center for Capacity Building (the Center), which helps communities implement policies and practices that are demonstrated to prevent and end homelessness. In addition to its external-facing role of working alongside communities in the implementation of evidence-based approaches, the Center acts as the Alliance’s eyes and ears on the ground and is responsible for identifying emerging trends, challenges or innovations and relaying pertinent information about those circumstances to the Alliance’s leadership and other operating divisions. The Center informs and is informed through close collaboration with teams across the organization, and the VPTA serves on the Alliance’s Senior Team that implements the organization’s strategic vision.

The Center works collaboratively with public, private and nonprofit sector partners. It focuses on key areas of system and program performance including: diversion, outreach, coordinated assessment and entry, emergency shelter and services, self-resolution, rapid re-housing, permanent supportive housing, and housing subsidy. It covers the full spectrum of homeless subpopulations including children and youth, families, veterans, individual adults, chronically homeless people, people who are unsheltered, and those with disabilities. It is always attentive to the special needs of LGBTQ people and racial and ethnic minorities, and the particular strategies needed to address their distinct experiences of homelessness.

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

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

What we are looking for:

The Alliance seeks a talented Vice President of Training & Technical Assistance committed to helping communities end homelessness through the adoption of policies and practices that have demonstrated effectiveness. We seek someone with high energy, excellent organizational and communications skills, and a grounding knowledge of homelessness and its solutions. A successful VPTA will be an effective manager who can confidently and credibly interact with various types of stakeholders – press, partner organizations, opinion leaders, people with lived expertise, etc.

What you will do:

The VPTA will work with staff to determine the priority areas for Center capacity-building activity; seeking contracts and grants to support this activity; ensuring that the Alliance’s equity practices are reflected in the Center’s work; and managing the delivery of capacity-building assistance. The VPTA will also provide strategic leadership, management, and content development and delivery to the Alliance’s Center for Learning (CFL), a learning management system providing online learning and tools to implement best practices and effective strategies to end homelessness; and evaluates the impact of such assistance and trainings.

The VPTA will develop and maintain an agenda of specific work for the Center, based on a broad understanding of the needs of the homeless services community, on emerging evidence of current and future successful strategies, and on the resources available to support the Center’s activities. Based on the agenda and requests for support from communities across the country, the VPTA will initiate, plan, and coordinate capacity building projects. The VPTA also will identify promising policies and practices used by communities and translates analysis of those policies and practices into written products and training curriculums. The VPTA will work collaboratively with internal and external partners, including other consultants and technical assistance providers.

The VPTA will ensure that the Center’s staff work collaboratively with staff across the organization to enhance and broaden the Alliance’s ability to effectively influence program implementation and public policy at the state, local and national levels based on evidence.

Tasks will include:

  • Participate as a key member of the Alliance’s Senior Leadership Team, which is responsible for the implementation of the organization’s strategic vision.
  • Collaborate with the Alliance’s Senior Team to develop a strategic plan to establish the Alliance’s Center for Capacity Building as a key resource for communities wishing to implement core strategies that prevent and end homelessness. Such strategies currently encompass housing, service delivery, systems change and data analysis.
    • Manage the development of models for delivery of training and technical assistance.
    • Develop training and technical assistance programs and materials in conjunction with other Alliance staff.
    • Ensure that the Alliance’s racial justice and equity practices are fully embedded in the Center’s work.
    • Deliver and/or supervise training and technical assistance, including the management of logistics.
    • Develop and manage systems to track training and technical assistance needs as well as the impact and outcomes of delivery of training and technical assistance.
    • Match communities that have training and TA needs with Alliance training and TA programs, or with other consultants and providers.
  • Strategic planning and evaluation for the Center for Learning to support the Center for Capacity Building training and technical assistance delivery as well as integration into larger Alliance initiatives (e.g., conference planning, special projects, etc.,). Prioritize the areas in which the Center will deliver assistance.
    • Manage the development of content and provide facilitation, when applicable, for Center for Learning courses.
  • Seek (in conjunction with other Alliance staff) grants and contracts to support the delivery of the Center’s services, marketing the Center’s services, and responding to and managing requests for the Center’s services.
  • Effectively lead and supervise Center for Capacity Building and CFL staff.
  • Assist the Alliance, federal agencies, and national technical assistance providers in conceptualizing system change and the training and technical assistance materials needed to accomplish system change.
  • Manage collaborative relationships with other organizations that provide training and technical assistance.
  • Identify consultants and independent trainers and technical assistance providers who may supplement the work of the Center and/or contribute content to the CFL.
  • Lead and facilitate the Alliance’s Capacity Building Network.
  • The VPTA is expected to work closely and collaboratively with other Alliance staff members.
    • Assist as needed in fundraising for the Alliance.
    • To the extent relevant fulfill funder requirements and monitor grant deliverables.
    • Help lead the planning and implementation of Alliance conferences.
    • Contribute articles, blog posts and other written materials to the Alliance Online News, website, social media outlets, and publications.
    • Assist in content planning and implementation of any Alliance events, webinars, or other convenings.
  • Other responsibilities as determined by the CEO of the Alliance.

What a successful candidate will need:

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent preferred.
  • Seven to ten years of experience working on homelessness or related issues in the community, and/or within a community, and/or providing training or technical assistance.
  • Five to seven years’ experience supervising and leading teams.

Knowledge and skills:

  • Demonstrated commitment to ending homelessness.
  • Demonstrated experience and ability to recognize and respond to the ways race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, and gender identity intersect to further promote racial equity and social justice.
  • Demonstrated experience and ability in working with marginalized or vulnerable populations (e.g., LGBTQ, people with disabilities, people experiencing homelessness, etc.,).
  • Management, evaluation or design of human service and/or housing programs or systems; or other similar experience
  • Familiarity with best practices in homelessness such as rapid re-housing, coordinated assessment, data analysis, and performance measurement.
  • Demonstrated ability to provide training and technical assistance, manage the delivery of training and technical assistance programs and develop models for delivery of training and technical assistance.
  • Demonstrated ability to conceptualize, initiate, and implement tasks and to set and manage realistic goals, organize professionals, and complete multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Demonstrated project management and knowledge transfer skills.

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 staff member is valued and has the opportunity to contribute, the Alliance offers the following benefits.

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

How to Apply:

Email resume, cover letter, and two writing samples to jobs@naeh.org. Use “VP for Training & Technical Assistance” 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.