Housing Advocacy Organizer

    National Low Income Housing Coalition
    Published
    February 6, 2019
    Location
    Washington

    Description

    For more than 40 years, NLIHC has been a national leader in advocating for socially just public policy to ensure the lowest income people in the U.S. have decent, affordable homes. NLIHC seeks a well-qualified housing advocacy organizer to join the NLIHC field team.  The housing advocacy organizer mobilizes NLIHC members and partners on federal policy advocacy based on NLIHC’s policy agenda, assists in the design and implementation of campaign field strategies, and conducts outreach activities in specific states. The organizer will develop and retain NLIHC's membership, increase endorsements for NLIHC campaigns, and mobilize members and state coalition partners on “calls to action” and other organizing efforts in support of providing decent, accessible, affordable homes to people with the lowest incomes. 

    The position requires strong written and oral communication skills, strong project management experience, and excellent electronic technology skills, including proficiency in the Microsoft Office suite, database management, and social media use; some familiarity with customer relationship management systems like Salesforce would be a plus. Priority consideration will be given to candidates with organizing experience mobilizing a community or constituent base at a national, state, or local level. Some knowledge of federal housing policy would be a plus. A bachelor’s degree is required. The position is based in Washington, DC. Some travel is required.

    An equal-opportunity, affirmative-action employer, NLIHC offers a competitive salary and benefits package. 

    Interested candidates should email a cover letter with salary requirements, a resume, and two writing samples to Renee Willis, VP for field and communications, and Paul Kealey, COO, NLIHC, 1000 Vermont Avenue, NW, Suite 500, Washington, D.C. 20005 at: rwillis@nlihc.org and pkealey@nlihc.org