Careers

CHPC is Hiring

The California Housing Partnership is currently hiring for three positions: 

Data and Policy Analyst
Sustainable Housing Program Manager
Sustainable Housing Fellow

Data and Policy Analyst

The California Housing Partnership seeks a Data & Policy Analyst to join its San Francisco office. This is an exciting opportunity to join an experienced and influential team of affordable housing policy and finance experts, and to contribute to applied research projects that have real impact on state and local housing policy in California as well as federal policy.

The California Housing Partnership’s research and policy team provides critical analysis to policymakers across the state and maintains California’s only comprehensive database of affordable rental housing. Increasingly, our team is undertaking research and policy advocacy projects that relate to affordable housing’s broader impacts on low-income people’s lives—including educational outcomes, health, earnings, and access to opportunity. The Data & Policy Analyst will have the opportunity to contribute to a variety of projects within this team, at times working with external partners.

About the position

The Data & Policy Analyst is responsible for (i) assisting the Housing Data Manager with data collection and analysis, database building and maintenance, and GIS mapping, and (ii) assisting the Senior Policy Analyst with research and analysis projects. This person will support advocacy work in expanding the resources and improving policies in support of the production and preservation of affordable rental homes for low-income Californians. Key skills for this position include proficiency working with large datasets, GIS mapping, writing for a public audience, and background in affordable housing or a related field. 

Requirements

  1. Demonstrated proficiency in Excel for Macintosh computers. Please provide a sample worksheet that analyzes a large dataset and create appropriate graphics.
  2. Strong writing skills. Please provide a writing sample of 4-6 pages such as a research brief or review.
  3. Demonstrated proficiency with GIS mapping software, preferably QGIS.
  4. Background or experience in affordable housing or a related field.

Basic Duties and Responsibilities

Preservation Database

Assist in the maintenance and improvement of CHPC Preservation Clearinghouse and database including acquiring, analyzing, mapping, and presenting affordable housing data and assessing risk for loss of affordability.

GIS Mapping

  • Assist in building and maintaining the organization’s internal GIS library.

  • Assist in updating and building CHPC mapping widgets.

Policy Research and Communications

  • Research policy, data, and technical issues related to affordable housing policy. This includes but is not limited to the collection and analysis of census, affordable housing, and related data.

  • Assist the Housing Data Manager in developing periodic reports, white papers, case studies, and action alerts to support CHPC’s policy agenda.

  • Assist in the development of publications and presentations on housing preservation need and preservation policies for funders, stakeholders, local working groups, and regional conferences.

  • Assist the Senior Policy Analyst by contributing to both short- and long-term research projects that relate to affordable housing’s social impacts (e.g., educational outcomes, health, long-term earnings), which are intended to inform housing policy design at the State and local level. These research projects may involve working with large datasets, GIS mapping, and use of statistical software.

  • Provide research and technical support for policy initiatives of the President & CEO, the Policy Director, or other Policy team members.

  • Other duties as assigned.

To Apply

To apply for this position, please send your resume and cover letter to Chris Maxwell at cmaxwell@chpc.net with the email subject line, “Data Analyst – Last Name.” The position is open until filled, but we encourage you to apply by April 27, 2018. The California Housing Partnership is an equal opportunity employer where diversity is considered an asset. 

Sustainable Housing Program Manager

The California Housing Partnership’s Sustainable Housing Initiative works directly with nonprofit affordable housing owners and public housing authorities to help them identify creative ways to finance energy and water retrofits and clean energy improvements for their properties. This involves educating owners about the programs and opportunities for incentives available to them, as well as developing innovative demonstration projects to explore new technologies, financing tools and business models for affordable rental homes.

About the Position

The Sustainable Housing Program Manager will be responsible for direct outreach and education to nonprofit affordable housing owners and public housing authorities to help them consider and apply for California solar and energy efficiency incentive programs, including the Solar on Multifamily Affordable Housing (SOMAH) program and the Low-Income Weatherization Program (LIWP) for Multifamily.

Required Qualifications

  • At least three years of relevant experience. Experience in affordable housing project design, project management, program administration or technical assistance highly preferred. Clean energy experience also highly valued.
  • Bachelor’s degree; Graduate degree in a related field can be substituted for one year of work experience.
  • Strong project management, client management and communication skills. Please provide a short writing sample (max 2 pages), preferably a blog post or fact sheet.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office, Mac OS, and cloud-based collaboration tools.
  • Public speaking skills are a plus.

Basic Duties and Responsibilities

  • Manage solar and energy efficiency program outreach, education, intake and data entry for nonprofit affordable housing owners and public housing authorities under the supervision of the Sustainable Housing Program Director.
  • Assist the Sustainable Housing Program Director with developing outreach strategies and processes for these programs.
  • Develop and implement presentations and exhibition booth experiences at affordable housing conferences as a presenter and exhibitor.
  • Advise the Sustainable Housing Program Director and Policy Director about solar and energy efficiency program participation barriers and potential solutions.

Salary

Salary is commensurate with experience. The annual salary range for this position is $75,000 – $85,000.

To Apply

Please email resume and cover letter to Chris Maxwell at cmaxwell@chpc.net with the email subject line, “Sustainable Housing Program Manager – LAST NAME.” Position is open until filled, and applications are encouraged ASAP. The California Housing Partnership is an equal opportunity employer where diversity is considered an asset.

 

Sustainable Housing Fellow

Location: Los Angeles, CA or San Francisco, CA

The California Housing Partnership’s Sustainable Housing Initiative works directly with nonprofit affordable housing owners and public housing authorities to help them identify creative ways to finance energy and water retrofits and clean energy improvements for their properties. This involves educating owners about the programs and opportunities for incentives available to them, as well as developing innovative demonstration projects to explore new technologies, financing tools and business models for affordable rental homes.

About the Position

The Sustainable Housing Fellow will assist the Sustainable Housing Program Director and Sustainable Housing Program Manager with outreach and education to nonprofit affordable housing owners and public housing authorities to help them consider and apply for California solar and energy efficiency incentive programs, including the Solar on Multifamily Affordable Housing (SOMAH) program and the Low-Income Weatherization Program (LIWP) for Multifamily

The term of this one-year fellowship is June 2018 through May 2019.

Required Qualifications

  • At least one year of relevant experience. Experience in affordable housing project design, project management, program administration or technical assistance highly preferred. Clean energy experience also highly valued.
  • Bachelor’s degree; Graduate degree in a related field can be substituted for one year of experience.
  • Strong project management and communication skills. Please provide a short writing sample (max 2 pages), preferably a blog post or fact sheet.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office, Mac OS, and cloud-based collaboration tools.

Basic Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assist the Sustainable Housing Program Director with solar and energy efficiency program outreach, education, intake and data entry for nonprofit affordable housing owners and public housing authorities under the supervision of the Sustainable Housing Program Director.
  • Assist the Sustainable Housing Program Director with market research related to these programs.
  • Share information about solar and energy efficiency programs at affordable housing conference exhibition booths. 

Salary

Salary is commensurate with experience. The salary range for this position is $55,000 – $65,000.

To Apply

Please email resume and cover letter to Chris Maxwell at cmaxwell@chpc.net with the email subject line, “Sustainable Housing Fellow – LAST NAME.” Position is open until filled, and applications are encouraged ASAP. The California Housing Partnership is an equal opportunity employer where diversity is considered an asset.