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The Housing Alliance is hiring!

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 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.


 


 

Capitol steps - Housing and Homelessness Advocacy Day 2016