The Enterprise Southern California office is seeking a two-year fellow to provide project management support for systems change and capacity building initiatives related to homelessness and preservation of permanent supportive housing (PSH). Enterprise is deepening its commitment to the regional homeless response by embarking on a multilayered initiative to strengthen the capacity of the supportive housing sector in Los Angeles. There are two particular areas of programmatic emphasis for the fellowship position: 1) sustaining and growing our Supportive Housing Preservation initiative, which focuses on advancing capital and public policy solutions to promote the long-term sustainability of aging PSH assets and their owners; and 2) strengthening the permanent housing component of the regional Coordinated Entry System to ensure that the most vulnerable households experiencing homelessness are assisted to the appropriate housing intervention as rapidly as possible.
The supportive housing Fellow will work under the supervision of the Senior Program Director and be supported by the Project Intern to execute capacity building and public policy activities to advance our program. The ideal candidate will be passionate about ending homelessness in Los Angeles and see this position as a chance to grow professionally through the collaborative work of an intermediary, responsive to the practitioners owning and operating supportive housing and the various public agencies and stakeholders responsible for addressing homelessness. The fellow should demonstrate a working knowledge of homelessness programs, the model of PSH, Housing First and/or the Coordinated Entry System and be comfortable with advancing the public policy initiatives that govern the homeless response.
Preferred candidates will possess a diverse skill set that can advance programmatic objectives through the following: applied research and analysis, assessing the needs of and responding to a diverse set of stakeholders, managing peer exchanges and workgroups, creating and executing capacity building trainings, and analyzing and reporting quarterly real estate data from our PSH development partners.
This position will report to the Senior Program Director and work in close collaboration with members of local and national Enterprise’s Solutions team, to:
- Plan for and, as needed, facilitate Enterprise-led meetings with nonprofit and/or public agency partners
- Represent Enterprise publicly in industry-specific and cross-sectoral affordable housing and/or homelessness forums, including policy advocacy events
- Develop and execute half-day or full-day capacity building seminars on housing development, asset management, and/or supportive services topics
- Evaluate and monitor capacity building grants related to PSH and homelessness assistance activities
- Evaluate and report on CES-related PSH property performance data
- Digest policy briefs, compose and implement policy recommendations, and advocate publicly for policy change
- Conduct needs assessment interviews with nonprofit and/or public agency partners; synthesize and present analysis on information collected
- Collect, document, refine and build out tools, guides, and reports that advance capacity building of our partners
- Draft and edit content for proposals, presentations, reports, policy positions, and other written resources
- Anticipate and respond to the program needs of community partners and staff
- Experience/Education: Master’s degree in Social Work, Planning, Public Policy, or Public Administration
- Basic proficiency with HUD homeless assistance programs, the PSH model, and/or the regional Coordinated Entry System (previous experience working with an organization that funds, develops, or is connected to PSH is preferred)
- Demonstrated project management skills and experience with the ability to anticipate needs and solve problems, prioritize conflicting demands, plan work effectively, follow-up and meet deadlines with minimal supervision
- Excellent oral and written communication skills, including public policy advocacy
- Excellent writing, editing and proofreading skills
- Strong presentation, meeting facilitation and interpersonal skills
- Proficiency with Word, PowerPoint, Excel and online platforms
- THOUGHTFUL- Creative, strategic thinker with demonstrated imagination and flexibility.
- INFORMATIVE- Effective written and oral communication skills. Excellent presentation skills. Thoughtful listener. Direct and open communication style.
- DEDICATED- Dedicated self-starter who is accustomed to taking initiative, and driving toward results, has a high degree of self-motivation, initiative, dedication, creativity and perseverance.
- PROFESSIONAL- Mature in demeanor, actions, and attitude, toward external audiences and colleagues.
- ADAPTABLE – Can independently and rapidly respond to new tasks and challenges.
- COMMITTED- Must be committed to, and find enduring inspiration in Enterprise’s mission. Must have a desire to join a nonprofit organization and advocate on behalf of Enterprise and the communities it serves.
- Competitive candidates will be expected to submit upon request examples, as available, of past work products: needs assessments, written reports, public policy analysis, presentations, and/or best practices documents
Minimum Education Required
How To Apply
Please apply on our website at: www.careers.enterprisecommunity.org