PROGRAM AND POLICY ANALYST

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 non-partisanship 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.


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


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