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Development Intern

 

Position: Development Coordinator

Location: Washington, DC

The National Alliance to End Homelessness is a nonprofit, non-partisan organization committed to preventing and ending homelessness in the United States.  The Alliance works collaboratively with public, private, and nonprofit partners to develop and advocate for federal policy solutions, and to build state and local capacity to help communities across the country achieve their goals for preventing and ending homelessness.  The Alliance is a leading voice on federal homelessness programs and policy. 

Responsibilities:                                                      

  • Work with executive staff and Board to develop annual budget and fundraising goals.
  • In consultation with the President and Chief Operating Officer, create and implement a strategic development plan.
  • Conduct extensive research and report on prospective opportunities to approach foundations, corporations, relevant government contracting agencies, and individual donors for funding of programs and specific projects.
  • Coordinate all aspects of the grants management process, including tracking progress of grant proposals, schedules of required reports, responding to foundation representatives’ questions and conducting the required follow up necessary to secure grants.  Contribute to the creation of these products, as appropriate.
  • Gather, collate, review, edit, and finalize grant proposals submitted on behalf of the Alliance, in advance of submission to foundations, corporations, and other prospective funders.  Contribute to the creation of proposals, as appropriate.
  • Organize supplemental documentation (i.e. budgets, timelines, pictures, CD’s, etc.) as needed and requested for specific grant proposals, reports, annual appeals, and sponsorship solicitation.
  • Work with program staff to collect, organize, and share information for accurate grant reporting to funders.
  • Manage and track relationships with all donors and prospects.
  • Nurture relationships with donors including recognition and other activities as appropriate.
  • Identify and solicit corporate and organizational donors in support of Alliance events.
  • Work with Alliance staff to create branding and other opportunities that encourage corporate giving.
  • Consult and coordinate with partner organizations, as appropriate.
  • Oversee creation of marketing materials and coordinate external messages to funders, community partners, corporate sponsors, individual donors, and the general public.
  • Conduct outreach to and build relationships with donor advised funds.
  • Represent the organization at meetings with funders, conferences, etc.
  • Assist the President and COO, as directed, in keeping members of the Board and Board Committees updated and engaged in Alliance fundraising activities.
  • Assist the Board Nominating Committee with research and recruitment of Board candidates, as appropriate.
  • Motivate, train and deploy staff in fundraising efforts.
  • Participate in professional associations and activities as necessary and appropriate.
  • Other responsibilities as assigned by the President and COO.

​Qualifications:

  • Enthusiasm about working on ending homelessness in the United States.
  • Knowledge of fundraising principles relative to foundations and other institutional funders.
  • Strong research skills and knowledge of fundraising information sources.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills; particularly strong writing/editing ability is required.
  • Ability to cultivate meaningful relationships with a broad range of funders and supporters.
  • Capacity to take initiative, build consensus and to work effectively cross-departmentally.
  • Ability to successfully manage multiple tasks simultaneously and work well on deadline.
  • Bachelor’s degree; and three to five years progressive development experience including cultivation, solicitation, major giving, event organizing, foundation fundraising, and government contracting.

Classification: Regular, full-time, exempt

Supervised by: Chief Operating Officer

Salary: Commensurate with experience. Excellent benefits package.

To Apply, send résumé and detailed cover letter to:

National Alliance to End Homelessness
Development Coordinator Job Search
jobs@naeh.org

 

Position: Director of Communications

Location: Washington, DC

The National Alliance to End Homelessness (the Alliance) is a nonprofit, non-partisan organization committed to preventing and ending homelessness in the United States.  The Alliance advances knowledge and educates opinion leaders about solutions to homelessness; works collaboratively with public, private, and nonprofit partners to develop and advance policy solutions to homelessness; and builds the capacity of communities across the country to achieve their goal of preventing and ending homelessness. The Alliance is the leading voice on federal homelessness programs and policy. 

Job Description

The Director of Communications will develop, implement and oversee the Alliance’s strategic communications component, including defining goals, objectives and priorities. Reporting to the Chief Operating Officer, the Director of Communications will work collaboratively with staff to enhance and broaden the impact of the Alliance’s programs, products, and advocacy.

The ideal candidate is self-motivated, result-oriented, flexible and reliable. S/he is an excellent writer and editor who is keenly aware of the organization’s various and targeted audiences and has an eagle eye for detail. S/he is an effective project and people manager who can confidently and credibly interact with various types of stakeholders – press, partner organizations, opinion leaders, etc. The Director of Communications is skilled at distilling complex ideas and positions into key messages.

Key Responsibilities

  • Collaborate with senior leadership to develop an organization-wide communication strategy that will broaden the Alliance’s programmatic impact and branding.
  • Lead the Alliance’s strategic communications vision, positioning and framing to advance the organization’s vision and goals.
  • Develop an annual communications plan that clearly identifies the Alliance’s various stakeholder audiences and the most effective communications mediums to reach those audiences.
  • Develop and refine the Alliance’s "core" messages to ensure organizational consistency.
  • Connect the Alliance’s communications plan with development priorities to maximize resources to the organization.
  • Improve distribution of Alliance products and other key information about homelessness and solutions.
  • Develop and implement a media outreach strategy focused on building a consistent and positive organizational presence in mainstream and specialized media that integrates product-, event-, and issue-specific outreach.
  • Write, edit, and distribute communications materials, including press releases, statements, quotes, talking points and media advisories for organization's issue and program work.
  • Assess and monitor effectiveness of the Alliance’s electronic communications (e-newsletter, social media, blog, webinars, and website), and ensure cohesive messaging and branding across all platforms, including the management of a website redesign process in the first nine months.
  • Create effective spokespersons for the organization: Assist other staff in creating, honing, and delivering the Alliance’s key messages to external audiences.
  • Supervise Communications Associate and manage outside agency and vendor relationships, e.g., with graphic designers, web developers, copy editors, etc., as appropriate.

Qualifications

  • Enthusiasm about working on the project of ending homelessness in the United States.
  • Master’s degree and minimum of seven years of progressively responsible communications experience that includes a blend of advocacy and media relations.
  • A strong track record of positioning an organization to achieve tangible outcomes in a competitive communications environment.
  • Excellent writing, editing, and communications skills, particularly the ability to write in a simple, clear style for a non-specialist audience about technical subjects.
  • Extensive knowledge of web-based communications and social media strategies.
  • Demonstrated management skills – ability to keep multiple people, objectives and tasks on track to meet tight deadlines.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills – this position requires working effectively with other staff people sometimes under stressful circumstances.
  • Demonstrated commitment to public interest work.
  • Ability and willingness to learn and understand issues related to homeless and affordable housing at a very high level.

Designation: Full-time, regular, exempt

Supervises: Communications Associate

Supervised by: Chief Operating Officer

To Apply, send résumé, detailed cover letter, and two relevant writing samples to:

National Alliance to End Homelessness
Director of Communications Job Search
jobs@naeh.org

 

Position: Research Fellow

Organization: The National Alliance to End Homelessness is a national nonprofit dedicated to ending homelessness in America. The Homelessness Research Institute (HRI), the research and education arm of the National Alliance to End Homelessness, is seeking a highly-motivated and detail-oriented Research Fellow.

Responsibilities:

  • Keep interactive maps up to date.
  • Write articles for our weekly newsletter and Ending Homelessness blog.
  • Create fact sheets and supplemental materials based on HRI reports and research projects.
  • Conduct literature searches and reviews on specific topics of interest to HRI staff.
  • Help research staff respond to inquiries.

Qualifications:

  • Currently seeking MA/MS
  • Strong writing and research skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills, attention to detail, and ability to work effectively on multiple projects at once and meet deadlines.
  • Experience using online services (e.g. Google Maps/Visualizer) to build interactive maps and charts preferred. Some knowledge of housing and/or homelessness policy is a plus
  • Enthusiasm about working on the project of ending homelessness in the United States.

The Alliance makes efforts to give all interns the opportunity to have a varied learning experience and will attempt to give any research intern experiences with our policy and capacity building teams. The Research Intern will be a paid position at $10.50 per hour for a maximum of 35 hours per week.

Supervised by: Director, Homelessness Research Institute.

To apply, send a cover letter and resume to Samantha Batko at sbatko@naeh.org.

 

Position: Program & Policy Internship

Start Date: Early June 2015

About the National Alliance to End Homelessness:  The National Alliance to End Homelessness is a leading voice on the issue of homelessness. The Alliance analyzes policy and develops proven, sensible policy solutions. We work collaboratively with the public, private, and nonprofit sectors to build state and local capacity, leading to stronger programs which help homeless individuals and families make positive changes in their lives. We provide data and research to policymakers and advocate for improved policy.

Job Description:  The Program and Policy Intern will work with the Alliance in a variety of capacities through our four teams: Policy, Research, Capacity Building, and Administration. The Program & Policy Intern will gain an understanding of how to impact federal policy, research and disseminate best practices, develop strategy and message development for effective policy and programs that successfully end homelessness, and the root causes of and solutions to homelessness. 

The internship will be part of the Alliance’s internship program, which includes direct interaction with senior staff, access and interaction with national partners, attendance of external events in the Washington, DC area, and participation in the Alliance’s annual National Conference on Ending Homelessness. It will afford an outgoing and self-starting individual with a fantastic opportunity to explore a national nonprofit and its impacts in policy, research, and capacity building.

Responsibilities: Work with the Program & Policy Analyst and other Alliance staff to:  

  • Prepare for the National Conference on Ending Homelessness;
  • Assist the Capacity Building Team in preparation and planning for its frequent trainings and presentations;
  • Participate in strategy discussions;
  • Work on outreach to policymakers;
  • Research effective programs and community practices on homelessness and articulate arguments in support of funding these programs;
  • Attend regular staff meetings and external meetings and hearings as a representative of the Alliance; and
  • Work with all staff and other interns on projects as they arise, in addition to pursuing individual interests aligned with the Alliance’s mission.

Qualifications:  The successful candidate will:

  • Be pursuing at least BA or BS (responsibilities and title may vary depending on experience);  
  • Be a self-starter, willing and able to pursue his/her own projects;
  • Be interested in issues related to social services and poverty, with a preferred interest in nonprofit management;
  • Be outgoing with excellent communication skills in writing and speaking;
  • Have excellent organizational skills, and an ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously;
  • Have research and writing experience; and
  • Have experience with the Microsoft Office Suite (especially Word and Excel).

Availability: We are preferably looking for someone to commit to full-time during the summer (June to August), though we are very flexible.

Compensation: This position will compensated at $10.50/hour in addition to a $100/month transportation stipend.  

To apply, send a cover letter and resume to Kate Seif, preferably by email.

Kate Seif, Program & Policy Analyst, National Alliance to End Homelessness
Phone: 202-942-8256
Fax: 202-638-4664
Email: cseif@naeh.org
Web: www.endhomelessness.org

 

Position: Development Intern

Start Date: May 2015

About the National Alliance to End Homelessness:  The National Alliance to End Homelessness is a leading voice on the issue of homelessness. The Alliance analyzes policy and develops proven, sensible policy solutions. We work collaboratively with the public, private, and nonprofit sectors to build state and local capacity, leading to stronger programs which help homeless individuals and families make positive changes in their lives. We provide data and research to policymakers and advocate for improved policy.

Job Description:  Candidates will work closely with the Development Coordinator to increase individual and corporate giving as well as event sponsorships. In addition to helping with annual development and event activities, candidates will provide support for the Alliance’s Never Another Homeless Veteran campaign and will be required to use both development and communications skills to increase sign-on numbers and partner engagement.

The Development Intern will gain valuable skills in donor research and outreach, campaign outreach, and event preparation; as well as social media and communications skills. This opportunity will also allow candidates to learn more about homelessness and policy on a national level.

Responsibilities: Work with the Development Coordinator and other Alliance staff to:  

  • Manage Awards Ceremony sponsorship solicitations and corporate prospecting
  • Participate in corporate and donor outreach projects
  • Run donor reports and examine past giving trends
  • Assist in conference planning and coordination
  • Create social media plan for conference around conference Never Another Homeless Veteran campaign
  • Engage partners to increase signatures for the Never Another Homeless Veteran campaign

Qualifications:  The successful candidate will:

  • Be pursuing at least BA or BS (responsibilities and title may vary depending on experience);  
  • Be a self-starter, willing and able to pursue his/her own projects;
  • Be interested in development work as well as issues related to homelessness;
  • Be outgoing with excellent communication skills in writing and speaking;
  • Have excellent organizational skills, and an ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously;
  • Have research and writing experience; and
  • Have experience with the Microsoft Office Suite (especially Word and Excel).

Availability: We are looking for someone to commit to full-time during the summer (May to August), though we are flexible.

Compensation: This position will be paid position at $10.50 per hour for a maximum of 35 hours per week. The Alliance is also willing to work with your program for class credit.

To apply, send a cover letter and resume to Jennifer Olney, preferably by email.

Jennifer Olney, Development Coordinator, National Alliance to End Homelessness
Phone: 202-942-8241
Email: jolney@naeh.org
Web: www.endhomelessness.org

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