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The Alliance is currently seeking candidates to fill the following positions:
The Program and Policy Analyst (“Analyst”) works to shape and implement aspects of the Alliance’s efforts to end homelessness. In recent years there has been increased innovation and support for ending homelessness, using proven strategies and working across sectors. Congress, the Administration, and many states and communities are committed to this work, and there is an on-going federal policy effort to ensure that the housing and services needed are available. The Analyst will be a key part of the effort to achieve this goal.
In doing so, the Analyst will concentrate on the following:
Identify practices at the programmatic and local/state systems level that have the greatest potential for reducing homelessness. This is accomplished by becoming familiar with research, and developing relationships with people working on homelessness and related issues both at the national level and around the country.
Analyze these practices to determine their value, and the keys to their success.
Promote the practices:
The Analyst works within the Alliance’s Program and Policy division. S/he works closely with other staff who focus on different aspects of homelessness.
The Analyst will have and/or develop expertise in specific topics related to homelessness. The Alliance will be hiring two people as Analysts over the coming months. The substantive specialties of the new Analysts will depend on their interests and backgrounds, and how they mesh with those of other people already on the Alliance’s staff.
Reports to: Vice President for Programs and Policy
Classification: Full time, Regular, Exempt
To apply, please send cover letter, résumé, and two relevant writing samples to firstname.lastname@example.org and include Policy and Program Analyst in the subject line.
The Director of Capacity Building leads the Alliance’s Center for Capacity Building, which helps communities implement policies and practices that are demonstrated to prevent and end homelessness. The Director is responsible for working with Alliance and Center staff to determine the priority areas for Center capacity-building activity; seeking contracts and grants to support this activity; managing the delivery of capacity-building assistance; and evaluating the impact of such assistance.
A growing body of evidence points to specific practices that help communities reduce homelessness. At present, these practices include rapid re-housing, permanent supportive housing, and a focus on data and performance. The Center currently develops toolkits and other technical assistance products, produces specialized tools to analyze data and outcomes, conducts trainings and clinics, and provides customized consulting assistance. These products and events help communities replicate and adapt policies and strategies that have proven successful at reducing homelessness.
The Capacity Building Director will develop and maintain an agenda of specific work for the Center, based on a broad understanding of the needs of the homeless services community, on emerging evidence of current and future successful strategies, and on the resources available to support the Center’s activities. Based on the agenda and requests for support from communities across the country, the Director will initiate, plan, and coordinate numerous capacity building projects, working with a small staff (currently three positions in addition to the Director). The Director will also research policies and practices used by communities and translate that research into written products, both print and electronic, as well as training curriculums. The Director will work collaboratively with research and policy staff at the Alliance as well as other consultants and technical assistance providers.
The Alliance is a dynamic organization that values personal initiative and expects all staff to participate in and contribute to the planning and execution of its work. The Director will need to work well independently.
For more on the Alliance’s capacity building efforts, see www.endhomelessness.org/section/training.
The Director of Capacity Building is responsible for:
Essential Skills and Experience
The successful candidate will show five to seven years of:
Location: The Director will work at the Alliance’s office in Washington, DC.
Supervised by: Vice President of Program and Policy
Supervises: Technical Assistance Specialists
Classification: Full time regular exempt
To Apply please send résumé, cover letter, and two writing samples to email@example.com and include Capacity Building Director in subject line.