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The Housing Alliance is hiring!

Director of Organizing
Member Organizer
Communications Specialist
Community Organizer

The Housing Alliance is committed to providing equal opportunity for all employees and applicants. We value and desire a diverse workplace and strongly encourage people of color, LGBTQ+ people, people with disabilities, and people who have experienced homelessness or housing instability to apply.


Director of Organizing

Reports To: Executive Director

 

Full job description and requirements here

 

The Housing Alliance is a 501(c)(3) that develops and advocates for public policy solutions to Washington’s affordable housing and homelessness challenges. Our organizational members include housing and service providers across the state, and we mobilize those organizations plus a broad base of individuals to advocate for solutions.

The Housing Action Fund is the political voice in Washington for expanding access to affordable homes and solutions to homelessness. We are a 501(c)(4) that educates voters, promotes strategic public policy, and supports candidates who share our vision that all Washington residents have the opportunity to live in safe, healthy, affordable homes, in thriving communities.

 

Primary Responsibilities: This position develops and implements mobilization and organizing activities to advance our public policy goals. This includes engaging members and supporters in a wide range of activities. This position coordinates closely with the Director of Policy and Advocacy to ensure alignment with policy goals and lawmaker education needs and with the Communications Specialist to ensure our communications are effective in engaging our supporters in advocacy. For 2019, the position will be approximately 60% Housing Alliance time 40% Action Fund time.

 

What we’re looking for:

Someone who is deeply committed to creating social change through public policy advocacy. You should understand both relational organizing and digital organizing, and know when and how to deploy both. Some of our most satisfying and important work involves organizing with leaders who are low-income and who may be experiencing homelessness, and you should be excited about that and be able to build strong relationships whatever your class background. Just as important is tapping the power of our 150+ organizational members across the state and finding creative ways to help them engage in advocacy. We have a lot going on at any time, and you’ll need good project management skills and confidence in your systems for tracking and juggling your workload. We’re a small team that does a lot. We try to have fun doing it and encourage (but want to get better at) work-life balance. You should bring a willingness to work hard but also be able to model and encourage boundaries and practicing self-care.

 

Our staff and board are committed to working toward becoming a fully equitable and anti-racist organization and we are looking to bring on new team members who share that commitment and also have a commitment to self-reflection, personal growth, and working on their own internal racial and other biases.

 

This position is based in our downtown Seattle office, but if the right candidate lived in another part of Washington state, we would consider a remote option.

Salary & Benefits: Salary $65-73k depending on experience. Generous benefits package includes health, dental, and vision insurance; employer contribution to retirement account; subsidized ORCA pass; life insurance; health care/child care flexible spending account and generous vacation, sick leave, and holidays.

How to apply: Please send resume and succinct cover letter (describing your relevant experience, why you are interested in this position and how you learned of the opportunity) to jobs@wliha.org. We also request that you complete our voluntary, anonymous demographic survey to help us improve our hiring processes. No phone calls, please.

Hiring timeline: The position is open until filled. We will follow up as applications arrive in hopes of filling this position no later than May.


Member Organizer 

Reports To: Director of Organizing

Full job description and requirements here

The Housing Alliance is a 501(c)(3) that develops and advocates for public policy solutions to Washington’s affordable housing and homelessness challenges. Our organizational members include affordable housing and service providers across the state, and we mobilize those organizations plus a broad base of individuals to advocate for solutions.

The Housing Action Fund  is the political voice in Washington for expanding access to affordable homes and solutions to homelessness. We are a 501(c)(4) that educates voters, promotes strategic public policy, and supports candidates who share our vision that all Washington residents have the opportunity to live in safe, healthy, affordable homes, in thriving communities. 

Primary Responsibilities: The person in this position engages organizational members, individual advocates, and other stakeholders in advocacy campaigns. This includes supporting members in mobilizing their constituencies (their staff, members, boards of directors, residents, etc.) They will make sure advocates understand our policy goals and are able to effectively communicate those goals with lawmakers. This position works primarily on behalf of the Housing Alliance.

What we’re looking for: 

Someone who is deeply committed to creating social change through public policy advocacy. If you don’t know the affordable housing and homelessness system already that’s okay, but you should be ready to jump in and learn about the issues we advocate for. You’ll need a strong understanding of the policies we work on to be able to support other people in advocating. We expect the person in this position to be constantly thinking of ways to engage more people in our advocacy work. You should be curious and creative about trying new tactics, quick to evaluate effectiveness, and able to change course when something isn’t working. We’re a small team that does a lot. We try to have fun doing it and encourage (but want to get better at) work-life balance. Since we juggle a lot at once you’ll need good organizational skills to manage your work. We all work independently and as part of various teams, so you’ll do best if you are proactive and able to motivate yourself and can also collaborate and communicate well with colleagues.

Our staff and board are committed to working toward becoming a fully equitable and anti-racist organization and we are looking to bring on new team members who share that commitment and also have a commitment to self-reflection, personal growth, and working on their own internal racial and other biases.

Overnight travel is rare but may be required for conferences or outreach activities far from the office. Evening and weekend work is required on occasion. This position is based in our downtown Seattle office, but if the right candidate lived in another part of Washington state, we would consider a remote option.

Salary & Benefits: Salary $54-60k depending on experience. Generous benefits package includes health, dental, and vision insurance; employer contribution to retirement account; subsidized ORCA pass; life insurance; health care/child care flexible spending account and generous vacation, sick leave, and holidays. 

How to apply: Please send resume and succinct cover letter (describing your relevant experience, why you are interested in this position and how you learned of the opportunity) to jobs@wliha.org. We also request that you complete our voluntary, anonymous demographic survey to help us improve our hiring processes. No phone calls, please. 

Hiring timeline: The position is open until filled. We will follow up as applications arrive in hopes of filling this position no later than May.


Communications Specialist

Reports to: Executive Director

Full job description and requirements here

Are you a skilled communicator excited about working to ensure that everyone in Washington has the opportunity to live in a safe, healthy, affordable home? Consider applying to join our team!

Primary Responsibilities:
This position manages our communications work to ensure strategic and effective messages are presented to the public, lawmakers, members of the media, and others about affordable housing and homelessness issues. The position is shared between the Housing Alliance and Housing Action Fund and provides some communications support to the Resident Action Project – our initiative organizing with residents of affordable housing communities and others with personal experience with housing instability, and the Board Advocacy Project – our initiative engaging our member organization’s boards of directors in advocacy.

The person in this position will ensure that our communications lift up the expertise of people struggling to afford a home and support our efforts to reduce racial and other disparities in homelessness and housing instability.

What we’re looking for:
Someone who can communicate in a way that inspires others to take action – whether that is by voting, contacting a decision maker, writing a news story, or making a donation. You should be excited about working on a statewide level and effecting change though public policy advocacy, and be ready to jump in and start communicating about some of the most visible and important issues of this time. We’re a small team that does a lot. We try to have fun doing it and encourage (but want to get better at) work life balance. Since we juggle a lot at once you’ll need good organizational skills to manage your work. We all work independently and as part of various teams, so you’ll do best if you are proactive and able to motivate yourself and can also collaborate and communicate well with colleagues.

Our staff and board are committed to working toward becoming a fully equitable and anti-racist organization and are looking to bring on new team members who share that commitment and also have a commitment to self-reflection, personal growth, and working on their own internal racial and other biases.  

Salary & Benefits: 
Salary $60-65k depending on experience. Generous benefits package includes health, dental, and vision insurance; employer contribution to retirement account; subsidized ORCA pass; life insurance; health care/child care flexible spending account and generous vacation, sick leave, and holidays. 
 

How to apply: 

Please send resume and succinct cover letter (describing your relevant experience, why you are interested in this position and how you learned of the opportunity) to jobs@wliha.org. We also request that you complete our voluntary, anonymous demographic survey to help us improve our hiring processes. No phone calls please.

Hiring timeline:
The position is open until filled. We will follow up as applications arrive in hopes of filling this position no later than May.


Community Organizer


Reports To: Director of Organizing

 

Full job description and requirements here

 

Summary: The Washington Low Income Housing Alliance (Housing Alliance) and the Washington Housing Alliance Action Fund (Action Fund) lead the movement to ensure that all Washington residents thrive in safe, healthy, affordable homes. We do this through policy advocacy, strategic communications, and by organizing and growing the diverse base of people and organizations working for housing justice.

 

The primary focus of this position is engaging residents of affordable housing communities and people with personal experience of homelessness in organizing and advocacy through the Resident Action Project (RAP), a joint project of the Housing Alliance and the Action Fund. The Community Organizer is part of a 4-person organizing and mobilization team.

 

Updated: This is a full-time position based in our downtown Seattle office, but if the right candidate lived in another part of Washington state, we would consider a remote option. The position requires the ability to occasionally travel throughout the state. Overnight travel is rare but may be required for conferences or outreach activities. Evening and weekend work may also be required on occasion.

 

Salary & Benefits: Salary $52-60k depending on experience. Generous benefits package includes health, dental, and vision insurance; employer contribution to retirement account; subsidized ORCA pass; life insurance; health care/child care flexible spending account and generous vacation, sick leave, and holidays.

 

How to apply: Please send resume and succinct cover letter (describing your relevant experience, why you are interested in this position and how you learned of the opportunity) to jobs@wliha.org. We also request that you complete our voluntary, anonymous demographic survey to help us improve our hiring processes. No phone calls, please.

 

Hiring timeline: The position is open until filled. We will follow up as applications arrive in hopes of filling this position no later than June.
 


 

Capitol steps - Housing and Homelessness Advocacy Day 2016