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Reporting relationship: The legislative and policy coordinator reports to the Director of Tax and Housing Advocacy.
Key attributes: The coordinator must be detail-oriented, organized, thorough, flexible, and able to handle numerous assignments simultaneously; have excellent writing skills and verbal skills; be able to follow direction as well as work independently; exhibit exceptional customer service and oral communication; show demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Office (specifically, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint); be able to conduct thorough searches of congressional and policy-related websites; and be a team player within the department as well as across the organization.
Other desirable characteristics include: experience in a congressional office or advocacy organization; experience or interest in affordable housing and tax policy; basic knowledge of maintaining and managing content on websites and social media; and familiarity with membership databases.
Duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:
Support Legislative and Policy Activities
Track legislative and executive branch activity on affordable housing issues, including legislation, hearings, regulations, and other administrative guidance on programs relevant to HFAs and NCSHA.
Research legislative and programmatic issues relevant to HFAs.
Write clear and accurate legislative, regulatory, and administrative updates for NCSHA and HFA staff, including articles for NCSHA’s blog, weekly Washington Report, and website.
Assist with surveys and research projects into HFA programs and activities.
Support NCSHA involvement in industry group campaigns and coalitions, including attending meetings, preparing agendas, writing summaries of meeting discussions, and helping to maintain advocacy materials and coordinate sign-on letters.
Maintain and distribute co-sponsorship, industry, and governor support lists for NCSHA's legislative priorities.
Draft landing page copy and posting policy resources on NCSHA’s website and ensure online affordable housing program reference guides remain up to date.
Maintain contact with state HFA federal liaisons on matters relating to NCSHA legislative priorities and any items or information requested on a case-by-case basis.
Engage with HFA programmatic staff, including responding to their requests for assistance and posting information in HFA online community groups.
Monitor Congressional hearings and other housing industry events and report back to senior policy staff on discussions impacting NCSHA priorities.
Distribute relevant news articles (clips) to identified staff daily.
Assist in administrative tasks, including organizing materials for Hill meetings, copying handouts and other documents, and helping to set up in-person and online meetings and conference calls.
Perform other tasks as necessary to help NCSHA fulfill its legislative and policy priorities.
Technology / Web-related Tasks
Maintain identified portion of NCSHA’s website with weekly updates and as needed postings.
Help maintain and manage NCSHA’s social media presence.
Administer and maintain identified online NCSHA member communities.
Assist in updating NCSHA’s website’s events section to reflect speaker profiles and upload presentations and other documents related to programmatic sessions.
Perform various meeting planning and management tasks, including, but not limited to, assisting in agenda development and speaker identification and invitation; completing speaker confirmation letters; organizing and scheduling conference calls; taking notes during sessions and writing summaries afterward; entering data on sessions, speakers, and evaluations; and assisting staff in developing PowerPoint presentations.
Assist with phone coverage as needed.
Position Classification: Full-time, nonexempt; approval of overtime required by supervisor and/or director of finance and operations. Hours are from 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Job Family: Policy and Government Affairs
Assigned Level: Coordinator
Overtime: Must be available for, and flexible toward, overtime requirements.
For more than 50 years, state Housing Finance Agencies (HFAs) have played a central role in the nation’s affordable housing system, delivering financing to make possible the purchase, development, and rehabilitation of affordable homes and rental apartments for low- and middle-income households.
The National Council of State Housing Agencies (NCSHA) is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization created to advance, through advocacy and education, the efforts of the nation’s state HFAs and their partners to provide affordable housing to those who need it.
NCSHA represents its members in Washington before Congress and the Administration, including the Departments of Housing and Urban Development, Agriculture, and Treasury, and with other affordable housing advocates.
At the center of HFA activity within the states and NCSHA’s work in Washington are three federally authorized programs: tax-exempt Housing Bonds, the Low Income Housing Tax Credit (Housing Credit), and the HOME Investment Partnerships (HOME) program. NCSHA is the principal advocate in Washington for both Housing Bonds and the Housing Credit and the principal state advocate for HOME.
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