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The Housing Alliance is hiring for several positions!

Communications Specialist
Deputy Director

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.


Title: Communications Specialist
Reports to: Executive Director

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.  

Full job description and requirements here.

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, but priority will be given to candidates who apply by Sunday, December 16. We hope to complete phone screens the week of Dec. 17, and in-person interviews the week of January 7. Our goal is to have a new person on board by the end of January.

 


 

Title: Deputy Director
Reports to: Executive Director

 

Are you skilled in nonprofit management and excited about creating systems to help a small organization make big impacts? Consider applying to join our team.

 

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: The Deputy Director is responsible for overseeing the internal operations of the organization and building up our systems and staff team so we can be as effective as possible in solving the affordable housing and homelessness challenges in Washington. This includes driving our internal equity and anti-racism work and ensuring participation from all staff. The Deputy Director also oversees management of our 700+ person annual conference, oversees membership renewals and growth, and supervises administrative staff and contractors.  

 

This is an exempt position shared between the Housing Alliance and the Housing Action Fund

 

Full job description and requirements here.

 

Salary + benefits: Starting salary $68,000 - $75,000 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, but priority will be given to candidates who apply by Sunday, December 16. We hope to complete phone screens the week of Dec. 17, and in-person interviews the week of January 7. Our goal is to have a new person on board by the end of January.

 


 

 

 

Capitol steps - Housing and Homelessness Advocacy Day 2016