Government Relations Associate Director

Employer
Habitat for Humanity
Location
Washington, DC
Posted
Oct 12, 2017
Closes
Oct 16, 2017
Function
Executive, Director
Hours
Full Time
Habitat for Humanity International (HFHI) is currently seeking a dedicated professional to join our team as the Associate Director - Government Relations. Reporting to the Director of State & Local Relations, the Associate Director - Government Relations will support Habitat for Humanity's US government relations and advocacy efforts to advance public policies at the local, state and federal levels in order to eliminate barriers to adequate, affordable housing. This position is based in HFHI's Washington, DC Government Relations and Advocacy office. POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES: ** Identify and analyze state and local legislation, laws, and regulations affecting affordable housing and Habitat affiliated organizations ** Help facilitate the engagement of affiliated organizations in state and local policy to increase their ability to serve families ** Assist and respond to needs of Habitat affiliated organizations in creating, leading, and participating in state and local legislative campaigns to address issues impacting affiliates' ability to serve families ** Support the federal relations staff on policy analysis, lobbying, coalition engagement, and building the advocacy capacity of the affiliated network on federal housing issues ** Serve as the primary point of contact for affiliate affinity workgroups by organizing and facilitating webinars, conference calls and meetings ** Identify, create content for, and provide affiliate trainings for Habitat on the Hill and other national and state conferences ** Support the implementation and Habitat affiliate engagement in the upcoming US advocacy campaign ** Contribute policy content for advocacy newsletters, trainings and online resources ** Support mobilization and communications efforts on key policy issues at all levels of government** Bachelors Degree ** 5 to 7 years experience working in State and Local Policy advocacy and/or development ** Knowledge of affordable housing and/or community development policy and programs ** Excellent written & verbal communication and presentation skills ** Effective listener and the ability to build collaborative relationships ** Excellent organizational and planning skills with the ability to prioritize and complete time sensitive projects ** Excellent interpersonal and relational skills with the ability to work in a small-office environment ** Strong computer/database experience HFHI is an equal opportunity employer and seeks to employ and assign the best qualified personnel for all our positions in a manner that does not unlawfully discriminate against any person because of race, color, religion, gender, marital status, age, national origin, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, veteran/reserve national guard status, or any other status or characteristic protected by law.