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ABOUT THE HOUSING PARTNERSHIP NETWORK

Housing Partnership Network (HPN) is an award-winning membership network of 100 of the nation’s leading affordable housing and community development nonprofits. Through practitioner-driven peer exchange, policy and innovation, the Housing Partnership Network’s mission is to leverage the individual strengths and mobilize the collective power of our member organizations. Our vision is that all people live in vibrant and inclusive communities where access to affordable homes creates opportunity and economic mobility.

 

Since our founding in 1992, HPN has collectively served over 12.8 million people; developed, rehabilitated, or preserved about 470,000 affordable homes; and launched 14 successful social enterprises. Our work has been recognized with honors including the MacArthur Award for Creative & Effective Institutions and Wells Fargo NEXT Award for Opportunity Finance. Learn more at www.housingpartnership.net.

 

OUR COMMITMENT TO DIVERSITY AND EQUITY

HPN is committed to creating a diverse and equitable environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. HPN recruits, employs, trains, compensates, and promotes regardless of race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, veteran status and other protected status. We believe that the more inclusive we are, the better our work will be. We aspire to build a diverse team, one that better reflects the people and communities we serve. Applicants who contribute to this diversity are strongly encouraged to apply.

 

WE VALUE

Collaboration - We are a true network. We believe in the power and benefits of broad engagement, empowerment and collaboration.

Connection - We actively build relationships that connect people, ideas, and organizations to forge new paths for improving communities.

Racial Equity - We are committed to diversity, equity and inclusion at HPN, and helping members advance initiatives that dismantle long-standing systemic racial biases and discrimination to achieve economic and social justice.

Inclusion - We recognize our power comes from the collective and cooperative nature of our work, based on an environment that is inclusive of diverse experiences, backgrounds and perspectives.

Respect - We are open, honest, and respectful in all of our interactions which strengthens our relationships, our mission, our work with colleagues and members, and ultimately the lives of the people we all serve.

Transformation - We work with our members to transform our industry by creating systemic solutions to help people who live in our communities to thrive.

 

ABOUT THE ROLE

This role is responsible for implementation of an integrated marketing strategy to build awareness of HPN, its strategic priorities and competitive advantage/value proposition, and establish/perpetuate the organization’s reputation as a high-performing and innovative social enterprise. Externally, the goals are to grow and diversify philanthropic and other investments and key partnerships as well as to advance the quality and effectiveness of communications between HPN and its membership to increase collaboration, share innovation, and advance policy change. Internally, the goals are to establish/maintain platforms and processes/procedures to facilitate effective communication channels amongst staff and between staff and HPN executive leadership. The position is a key member of an integrated Capital Markets team that works across the HPN platform to raise funds and awareness to support the organization’s business lines and operations. The position reports to the Vice President of Philanthropy & Communications and will work in close collaboration with the CEO and senior leadership.

 

MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • In partnership with senior leadership, develop and execute a communications strategy to increase awareness of and deepen engagement with HPN among key stakeholders in the financial, corporate, philanthropic, nonprofit, innovation, and public policy spheres 
  • Design and develop budget recommendations and standards for communications success; implement evaluation processes and metrics to monitor progress on all communications efforts to maximize effectiveness and optimize return on investment 
  • Coordinate and collaborate with CEO, internal content experts, support staff, HPN members, and external agency partners to write, edit, and translate the work of HPN into appropriate formats for the website, funder and investor proposals, and other communications mediums; this includes stories and data that illustrate the value and impact of HPN’s member model in program, policy, and business innovation, coaching others in content creation, and identifying opportunities for dissemination 
  • Identify opportunities to amplify the work and engagement of HPN members to each other, as well as to philanthropic and private investors  
  • Leverage member peer exchange and work product to develop related content that raises HPN’s profile and elevates emerging themes  
  • Prioritize, organize, and manage internal and external master content calendar including creation/refresh of print and digital marketing materials (such as case studies, staff bios, testimonials, infographics, policy agenda, etc.) 
  • Develop and execute plan to organize and maintain up-to-date communications assets 
  • Oversee and administer consistent brand standards and editorial guidelines 
  • Manage website operation, maintenance, updates, and continuous improvement 
  • Research media coverage and industry trends 
  • Assume a leadership role in agency Data Governance committee  
  • As needed, manage media relations and draft press releases; Explore opportunities to promote internal content experts and support executive level communications including public speaking engagements, presentations, articles, elevator pitches, social media, and interviews 
  • As needed, support internal executive level communications and employee-related news and information 
  • This role has no direct supervisory responsibilities, but will have some support from HPN’s Associate for Philanthropy and Communications 


QUALIFICATIONS

·        Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent experience) and 5 or more years of prior communications experience in a high-capacity organization with a proven track record of success--such as a nonprofit or community development organization, association, or foundation; 

  • Broad knowledge of marketing techniques and strategies required 
  • Demonstrated experience managing organization-wide communications or comparable complex environment 
  • Exceptional “hands on” writing, editing, and creative thinking abilities 
  • Experience using data and visuals to tell stories 
  • Excellent oral and interpersonal communication skills 
  • Strong strategic, facilitation, and problem-solving skills 
  • Strong ability to work closely and effectively with colleagues to improve the quality of communications at HPN; effectively motivate peers and colleagues to participate in the communications work of the organization 
  • Experience with contract development and maintaining budget under contract work 
  • Experience managing technology integrations to streamline communications 
  • Ability to prioritize multiple projects and deliver high-quality creative work, occasionally under tight deadlines 
  • A clear commitment to and an appreciation for the work, mission, and entrepreneurial culture of HPN, and the ability to articulate it eloquently 
  • Fluent in Office 365 (cloud collaboration) and Zoom  
  • Working knowledge of content management, bulk email systems, and design accessibility standards  
  • Knowledge of or familiarity with the following optional experiences a plus: media relations; spokesperson; journalism; advertising; graphic design; social media platforms; Adobe Creative Cloud; Salesforce Marketing Cloud and Salesforce CRM; Craft CMS and Twig; PHP, CSS, HMTL, and Javascript; search engine marketing and Google Analytics; process improvement 

 

OTHER

·        Position is based in Boston, MA; Local candidates preferred but remote candidates will be considered; Work is temporarily remote due to the COVID crisis 

·        Limited travel required

·        New employees need to be either (1) fully vaccinated for COVID-19 or (2) granted an exemption prior to beginning work at HPN



TO APPLY

Please submit cover letter and resume 

ABOUT THE HOUSING PARTNERSHIP NETWORK

Housing Partnership Network (HPN) is an award-winning membership network of 100 of the nation’s leading affordable housing and community development nonprofits. Through practitioner-driven peer…

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  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule

Location

Temporarily Remote
Work must be performed in or near Boston, MA
Associated Location
Boston, MA, USA

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