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The Association for Neighborhood & Housing Development (ANHD) is one of NYC’s leading policy/advocacy organizations on housing and economic development. We are a member-association of 80+ neighborhood-based affordable housing and community development groups. Join us and together we will Build. Community. Power.

ANHD’s values are the foundation of the work that we do, and we are deeply committed to the importance of movement-building in pursuit of the justice, equity and opportunity that Black, Indigenous, People of Color, and marginalized communities deserve.

This is an excellent opportunity to lead policy and research work that will place you at the center of NYC’s innovative housing and economic justice efforts. The Director of Policy & Research will oversee ANHD's research, data, and policy work across our issue areas and campaigns, which include affordable housing, equitable economic development, responsible banking, and land use justice. This position will report directly to the Executive Director and will work closely with ANHD's department directors, and policy staff team.

Primary Responsibilities:

Oversee ANHD’s Policy & Research:

  • Lead the development of sound, creative and impactful data analysis, research, and policy solutions that strategically advance ANHD’s goals and priorities in close coordination with ANHD organizers, member organizations, and coalition partners
  • Develop and analyze legislative and policy proposals relevant to ANHD’s goals and priorities. Draft legislation in collaboration with legal partners and government legislative staff.
  • Oversee and design and/or direct quantitative/qualitative/mixed-methods data analysis projects based on policy needs and as part of campaign or coalition strategy. Ensure data analysis integrity and accuracy across ANHD data projects.
  • Produce and/or edit persuasive strategic blogs, reports, and advocacy materials that translate findings of research and analysis and are accessible to diverse audiences.

Represent ANHD and Advance our Work:

  • Attend and speak at hearings, panels, forums, etc. and participate in local and national coalitions or task forces on behalf of ANHD.
  • Build and maintain strong, collaborative relationships with a wide variety of stakeholders, including member organizations, partner organizations, city, state, and federal electeds, agency / administrative officials, and leading experts.
  • Engage in lobbying with city, state, and federal officials to advance ANHD’s agenda
  • Interact with the press and media on behalf of ANHD for stories and inquiries.

Contribute to ANHD’s Organizational Management and Development:

  • Work with the Executive Director and senior management to ensure collaboration and alignment across ANHD’s work areas and departments.
  • Supervise policy and research staff (3-4 people).
  • Support the Development team with fundraising for ANHD’s policy work.
  • Monitor and review program budgets for policy and research projects.
  • Support the development and implementation of systems and structures to generate a stronger work environment and impact.

Qualifications: 

  • A minimum of 5-8 years of professional experience in policy related to affordable housing, economic development, or community development.
  • At least 2 years of experience in a supervisory role.
  • Master’s degree or higher in a related field or equivalent professional experience.
  • Excellent strategic thinking skills, including the ability to develop and advance long-term goals, while being responsive to new developments and crises.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills and excellent attention to detail.
  • Familiarity working with large data sets, and synthesizing data analysis into accessible data visualizations. Experience with statistical analysis packages is preferred but not required.
  • Familiarity with NYC & NYS legislative process and the statutory and regulatory aspects of NYC & NYS policymaking.
  • Ability to develop and maintain strong relationships with a wide variety of stakeholders and partners, including tenant leaders, community organizers, housing developers, policy experts, elected officials, agency staff, etc.
  • A passion and commitment to New York City’s neighborhoods, respect for not-for-profit community-based organizations, movement-based work and a belief in organizing and advocacy as methods of building power to address systemic inequality and injustice.
  • Commitment to racial equity, and comfort applying a racial equity lens to policy and advocacy work as well as to interpersonal professional interactions and relationships.




The Association for Neighborhood & Housing Development (ANHD) is one of NYC’s leading policy/advocacy organizations on housing and economic development. We are a member-association of 80+ neighborhood-based affordable housing and…

Resumo dos Detalhes

  • Comprometimento de Tempo
    Carga Horária Integral
  • Educação
    Mestrado Requerido
  • Nível de Experiência
    Nível médio/Gerencial
Salário
USD $85.000 - USD $100.000
/ ano
Salary dependent on experience.

Benefícios

As an ANHD employee, you will enjoy a competitive compensation and benefits package. We also work to ensure an inclusive work environment committed to diversity & dignity, work/life balance, professional development opportunities, and a culture that values our staff team, our members, partners, and broader community. As a team, we have a deep commitment to the work, a community of collaboration and shared work, and a spirit that values laughter and joy in our ANHD spaces.

ANHD is an equal opportunity employer, and actively works to bring the same commitment to racial and economic justice we fight for in our communities to our staffing practices. We encourage and welcome a diverse audience to apply.

  • Medical and Dental Benefits: ANHD offers healthcare coverage for the individual, spouse/domestic partner and/or family.
  • Financial Security: ANHD provides its staff members with basic life, accidental death and dismemberment, short-term disability and long-term disability insurance.
  • Retirement Plans: We offer a 403(b) plan to our staff members. 
  • Paid Time Off: We offer time off programs that include Vacation, Holidays, Bereavement Leave, Jury Duty, Military Leave, Personal Time, Sick Leave, Parental Leave, and Family/Medical Leave.
  • Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA): Pre-tax medical and dependent care flexible spending accounts are available.
  • Additional Benefits: Pre-tax transit pass benefits. Access and encouragement to attend ANHD’s catalogue of trainings. Staff team outings, team building events, and happy hours.

All full-time staff members are eligible for our comprehensive benefits package. In some instances, part-time staff members may be eligible for certain benefits.

This position is temporarily remote due to COVID-19. Applicants will need to be available to work from ANHD’s office in Manhattan at the conclusion of ANHD’s work from home status, timing TBD.

ANHD has adopted a COVID-19 vaccination policy to safeguard the health and well-being of our employees. As a condition of employment, all ANHD employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. ANHD will consider requests for reasonable accommodations from the vaccine requirement for employees who request them because of disability, pregnancy, childbirth, religious beliefs or observances, or other accommodations as required by law.

As an ANHD employee, you will enjoy a competitive compensation and benefits package. We also work to ensure an inclusive work environment committed to diversity & dignity…

Nível de Proficiência do Idioma

English

English

Localização

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O trabalho pode ser executado em ou perto de New York, NY
Local Associado
50 Broad Street, New York, NY 10004, United States
Suite 1402

Como se inscrever

Please submit your onlne application with a resume, cover letter, and writing sample.

Applicants will be accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis.

Only applicants selected for interviews will receive a response. No calls or emails please.

Please submit your onlne application with a resume, cover letter, and writing sample.

Applicants will be accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis.

Only applicants selected for…

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