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Program and Policy Analyst

Development Coordinator


Program and Policy Analyst

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.

Job Description

The Alliance is active in the national policy debate on ways to end homelessness, and homeless assistance.  It works with the Administration, Congress, and partner organizations on federal policy.  It is also a national voice on programs that provide support to low income people more generally, including housing, employment, income, benefits, child welfare, veteran support, education, healthcare, and more.  The Program and Policy Analyst (Analyst) works with the Alliance staff to frame the best policy solutions to homelessness.  S/he then works with national and local partners to educate Congress and the Administration on these solutions with the goal of creating strong federal policy and resources to support them. 

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 substantive focus areas of the new Analyst will depend upon the needs of the organization and upon his/her knowledge and background, and may change depending upon developments.  There is likely to be one major area of focus, as well as coverage of some additional issues.  Examples include homeless programs, including those for youth, veterans, children, disabled adults and others; mainstream programs including housing, TANF, child welfare, veterans assistance, employment, and education.  Work will include coverage of appropriations, authorization and agency policy. 


  • Identify what works.  Become familiar with best practices at the program, local and state levels.  Understand where homelessness is being reduced and why.  Examine research and data and build relationships with leaders in the field to identify the most successful strategies for reducing homelessness. 
  • Assess federal policy implications.  Once solutions are identified, develop federal policy recommendations to expand their implementation.  This involves a thorough understanding of current federal homeless and mainstream programs and the federal administrative and legislative processes.    
  • Promote solutions through federal policy.  Advance the Alliance’s federal policy recommendations, and those of other organizations that it supports.  This involves several tasks.
  • Develop relationships with other national organizations that advance solutions to homelessness or have related interests.  Work together with these organizations to advance policy goals.
  • Develop relationships with local nonprofit assistance providers, housing organizations, faith-based organizations and local and state government partners to understand their needs, and to advance policy goals. 
  • Work with members of the Administration and Congress to educate them on the nature of homelessness and its solutions.
  • Create information and communications vehicles that inform all parties about the nature of homelessness and its policy solutions, and update them on federal policy developments and impacts. 
  • Maintain nonpartisanship at all time, and work on a bipartisan basis. 
  • Participate in other activities of the Program and Policy team. Tasks include but are not limited to the following.
  • Develop workshops at the Alliance’s annual conference.
  • Contribute articles, blog posts and other written materials to the Alliance Online News, website, and social media outlets.
  • Other duties as determined by the Alliance President or Vice President for Programs and Policy.


  • Demonstrated commitment to and interest in issues related to homelessness and/or poverty.
  • Demonstrated ability to conceptualize, initiate, and implement tasks. Personal initiative is important.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Working knowledge of federal and Congressional procedures, knowledge of federal poverty programs (particularly those related to homelessness).
  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent, plus at least five years relevant experience.  Experience working with homeless people or on homelessness issues will be of particular relevance. Education requirement may be replaced by three or more years of additional relevant work experience. Graduate degree in a field related to this work is a plus.
  • Strongly preferred: experience/knowledge of one or more public systems related to homelessness, people with disabilities and/or poverty in the United States.
  • 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 and include Policy and Program Analyst in the subject line. 


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. 


  • 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.


  • 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
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