Health Policy Manager

    Council of Large Public Housing Authorities
    February 10, 2021


    About CLPHA

    The Council of Large Public Housing Authorities (CLPHA) is a non-profit organization that works to preserve and improve public and affordable housing through advocacy, research, policy analysis, and public education. Our membership includes 70 of the largest and most innovative public housing authorities across the country. The CLPHA membership collectively owns and manages nearly 40 percent of the nation’s public housing stock, administers more than a quarter of the Housing Choice Voucher program, and provides a wide array of other rental assistance. CLPHA members also make vital services available to the more than one million low-income households they serve in federally assisted housing.

    CLPHA is an industry leader in cross-sector alignment through its Housing Is Initiative. Housing Is helps broaden and deepen efforts to align housing, education, and health organizations to produce positive long-term outcomes for those experiencing poverty. Collaboration across systems and sectors—through shared goals, focused resources, and coordinated efforts—strengthens our collective ability to serve the needs of low-income individuals and families effectively and efficiently. Housing Is fosters sustained alignment and collaboration across systems and sectors by leading the following efforts: partnership building, convening a national community of practice, identifying and promoting best practices, supporting policy and advocacy that promotes cross-sector collaboration, developing resources for practitioners and policymakers, managing pilots and peer learning cohorts, and providing relevant training and consultation.

    About the Position

    A role within CLPHA’s Housing Is Initiative, the Health Policy Manager will work under the leadership of the Director of Cross-Sector Initiatives and focus on furthering the goals of the Housing Is Initiative generally to create and strengthen partnerships between housers and other sectors, disseminate best practices, contribute to major Housing Is efforts such as the annual Housing Is Summit and business development and grant management activities. This position will have a particular focus on housing and health partnerships and will work on CLPHA’s portfolio of health and housing projects, including pilot programs, current and future grant opportunities, research, and advocacy. The Health Policy Manager will build working relationships with CLPHA members, organizational partners, funders, and government officials.

    The ideal candidate will have the following expertise:  health policy for low-income populations: cross-sector health and housing research and initiatives:  demonstrated acumen for developing new relationships and balancing multiple projects: strong analytical and writing skills: and familiarity with low-income housing programs.  Grant experience and grant writing is a plus.

    Job Responsibilities

    The position of Health Policy Manager at CLPHA is a versatile one, involving a variety of tasks, often at the same time. The manager will be expected to learn about new and evolving policies, build up subject matter knowledge quickly, and interact frequently with many different stakeholders.

    • Project and Grant Management: Oversee CLPHA’s health and housing partnerships, projects, and grants. Responsible for managing relationships with funders; help generate and write new grant proposals and concept papers, track grant activities, ensure completion of deliverables, manage any subgrantees, and complete grant reporting requirements.
    • Member Services: Provide technical assistance to CLPHA members regarding their health and housing initiatives, partnerships, and goals; contribute to CLPHA member meetings and board retreat; convene and consult with PHA staff responsible for managing health-related initiatives; reporting activities and accomplishments to CLPHA board and membership.
    • Partnerships: Cultivate and manage relationships with external organizations (health organizations, think tanks, researchers, advocacy groups, city, state, and federal government agencies) on CLPHA’s behalf.
    • Help plan and organize Housing Is Summit sessions; event logistics and communications around this annual event
    • Contribute to and help maintain the online clearinghouse,
    • Collaborate with CLPHA research partners to contribute to the field; develop any CLPHA health-related surveys.


    • Passion for innovative, cross-sector collaboration
    • Demonstrable knowledge, experience, and interest in health policy, public health, social determinants of health, etc., particularly concerning low-income individuals and families. Additional understanding of housing policy is ideal but not required.
    • Graduate degree in public health, public policy, health administration, or other related disciplines (e.g. MPH, MPA, MPP, MHA, MSW) or a bachelor’s degree with 10+ years related work experience.
    • 5-7 years of professional experience.
    • Strong writing and critical thinking skills, as well as policy analysis, with an ability to communicate clearly and effectively
    • Independent, self-directed work style and skill set with the ability to multitask on numerous projects.
    • Experience with grant writing, management, and reporting preferred but not required.
    • Proficiency or willingness to become proficient with fundamental productivity software programs cloud-based systems such as Microsoft OneDrive and Slack


    Competitive salary commensurate with experience. CLPHA offers comprehensive benefits. CLPHA is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace dedicated to pursuing and hiring a diverse workforce. Candidates from diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.


    Please email a cover letter and resume to Apply by February 26, 2021.