Housing Partnership Network: Associate, Policy

Housing Partnership Network
Washington, DC
Sep 19, 2021
Sep 22, 2021
Full Time
ABOUT THE HOUSING PARTNERSHIP NETWORKHousing Partnership Network (HPN) is an award-winning membership network of 100 of the nations leading affordable housing and community development nonprofits. Through practitioner-driven peer exchange, policy and innovation, the Housing Partnership Networks mission is to leverage the individual strengths and mobilize the collective power of our member organizations. Our vision is that all people live in vibrant and inclusive communities where access to affordable homes creates opportunity and economic mobility. We firmly believe everyone deserves to live in a vibrant community where housing fosters dignity, opportunity, and well-being. Since our founding in 1992, HPN has collectively served over 12.8 million people; developed, rehabilitated, or preserved about 470,000 affordable homes; and launched 14 successful social enterprises. Our work has been recognized with honors including the MacArthur Award for Creative & Effective Institutions and Wells Fargo NEXT Award for Opportunity Finance. Learn more at www.Housingpartnership.Net. OUR COMMITMENT TO DIVERSITY AND EQUITYHPN is committed to creating a diverse and equitable environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. HPN recruits, employs, trains, compensates, and promotes regardless of race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, veteran status and other protected status. We believe that the more inclusive we are, the better our work will be. We aspire to build a diverse team, one that better reflects the people and communities we serve. Applicants who contribute to this diversity are strongly encouraged to apply. WE VALUECollaboration We are a true network. We believe in the power and benefits of broad engagement, empowerment and collaboration.Connection We actively build relationships that connect people, ideas, and organizations to forge new paths for improving communities.Racial Equity We are committed to diversity, equity and inclusion at HPN, and helping members advance initiatives that dismantle long-standing systemic racial biases and discrimination to achieve economic and social justice.Inclusion We recognize our power comes from the collective and cooperative nature of our work, based on an environment that is inclusive of diverse experiences, backgrounds and perspectives.Respect We are open, honest, and respectful in all of our interactions which strengthens our relationships, our mission, our work with colleagues and members, and ultimately the lives of the people we all serve.Transformation We work with our members to transform our industry by creating systemic solutions to help people who live in our communities to thrive. ABOUT THE ROLEThe Associate, Policy is responsible for supporting the Housing Partnership Network (HPN) policy team. HPN advocates for legislative and regulatory changes that advance the nonprofit housing and community development sector and support the sustainability of HPNs members organizations and social enterprises. HPNs policy agenda is based in the experience and priorities of our members. The position will be responsible for research, drafting letters and other written materials, interacting with and gathering information from HPN members and other organizations, and generally providing support to the Vice President for Policy and other policy staff as needed. The position reports to the Vice President for Policy. MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIESAssist in the development, refinement, and advocacy for HPNs policy priorities as determined by the membership and directed by HPN leadership and the HPN Policy Committee of the Board of Directors.Conduct research and support knowledge sharing on a variety of policy topics, including state and local housing and community development policy initiatives, among others.Draft, edit, and help distribute written communications, including policy analysis, testimony, regulatory comment letters, talking points, and fact sheets.Draft project and program profiles of HPN Members activities to be used as part of HPNs policy strategy.Coordinate the distribution of monthly Policy News and other communications to HPN members, describing policy developments and identifying the opportunities and risks created by potential policy change.Represent the Network with industry partners at coalition meetings and at other forums.Assist in planning and execution of peer exchange meetings on policy topics both virtual and in person. QUALIFICATIONSBachelors degree in public policy, economics, business or related area preferred; 0-2 years workexperience in related field, entry-level candidates will be considered.Strong written and oral communications skills.Excellent project management skills.Familiarity with federal housing policy, state/local housing policy, nonprofit housing developers and lenders or Capitol Hill experience a plus.Strong research skills and interest in affordable housing and community development policy, the non-profit sector and advancing affordable housing in the Unites States.Computer skills, including the Microsoft Outlook Office Suite.A highly collaborative approach to work. OTHERPosition is located in Washington, DCwork from home flexibilitySome travel requiredNew employees need to be either (1) fully vaccinated for COVID-19 or (2) granted an exemption prior to beginning work at HPN TO APPLYPlease submit cover letter and resume

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