The National Law Center on Homelessness & Poverty (the “Law Center”) is the only national legal advocacy organization dedicated solely to using the power of the law to end and prevent homelessness in the United States. A not-for-profit organization based in Washington, DC, the Law Center works with groups across the country.  We have advocated successfully for over 25 years for systemic law and policy reform to protect the rights and dignity of homeless Americans and to advance systemic solutions to homelessness. The Law Center has won education rights for homeless children, secured housing rights for domestic violence survivors, enforced laws that convert surplus federal property to housing and services, and protected and advanced the civil and human rights of homeless people.

The Advocacy Director will drive program planning, setting strategic objectives to carry out this innovative and ambitious organization’s goals and ensuring their effective implementation. The ideal candidate will have superb legal and management skills; be a critical thinker with excellent writing and speaking skills; balance initiative with a team approach; be capable of interacting effectively with a broad range of internal and external stakeholders; value collaboration; relish challenges; enjoy problem solving; and possess a sense of optimism and humor.  Knowledge of the legal and policy landscape affecting homeless persons would be especially useful.  The Director will report to the Executive Director (who founded the Law Center 25 years ago), and supervise a dedicated and talented program team.  The Advocacy Director will serve on the senior management team and work closely with the Executive Director, the Director of Development and Communications and the Director of Operations.

Send cover letter, resume, and a 3-5 writing sample relevant to the position, along with salary history and requirements to HR@nlchp.org with “Advocacy Director_Last Name_First Name” in the subject line.  No phone calls, please.

The Law Center is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.  Racial, ethnic, religious, and sexual minorities and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

 

APPLICATIONS DEADLINE: Until filled.

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