Careers

The California Housing Partnership is Hiring! 

We are currently looking to fill the following positions:


GRANTS AND COMMUNICATIONS MANAGER

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

The Grants and Communications Manager will report to the Director of Operations and work closely with the CEO and Policy Team as follows:

Communications and Content Development (75%):

  • Develop inspiring messages describing the Partnership’s work.
  • Lead the creation of press releases, social media posts, and infographics.
  • Assist in the development of presentations, blog posts and other communications materials including regularly editing and publish newsletters, blogs and technical reports authored by various staff.
  • Develop, manage, and implement the Partnership’s digital communications program including newsletters, website and all social media platforms (currently Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn).
  • Develop and report on performance metrics for all communication platforms and provide and implement recommendations for improving the Partnership’s reach and impact.
  • Write and distribute press releases and coordinate media interviews for the CEO.
  • Create marketing materials to promote the Partnership’s training and technical assistance services.
  • Maintain the Partnership’s website.
  • Develop and maintain the Partnership’s Communication Style Guide and ensure that all staff writing external publications are fully versed.
  • Manage Communications Calendar to ensure consistent flow of content across channels.
  • Coordinate with graphic designers as needed.

Grants Management and Fundraising (25%):

  • Maintain the Partnership’s grant application and reporting schedule.
  • Write and submit grant funding proposals and reports.
  • Research new funding opportunities and assist the CEO in building relationships with new and existing funders.
  • Provide support in promoting and planning company-sponsored events.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Skills and Qualifications
A strong candidate will match at least 75% of the items listed below:

  • Excellent writer and editor with proven ability to translate complex ideas into clear and compelling messages for policymakers, funders and the media.
  • A minimum of three years’ professional experience in corporate communications, with at least 1 year of social media experience
  • A minimum of two years’ experience in corporate grants and fundraising.
  • Design skills, including photo editing, layout, and infographic design (Adobe Illustrator and InDesign);
  • Ability to work with a high degree of independence and autonomy as part of a collaborative, team-oriented office.
  • Strong organizational skills including ability to juggle multiple projects, prioritize, and meet prescribed deadlines. 
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office, Mac OS, WordPress, Google Analytics, and Salesforce.
  • Commitment to racial and economic diversity, social justice, and affordable housing for all.
  • Able and willing to travel occasionally within California.

Compensation: Salary for this position is based on experience and includes a competitive package of health and dental benefits.

Diversity and Equal Opportunity Employer Statement: The California Housing Partnership is an equal opportunity employer where diversity is considered an asset and centered in the work we do. We strongly encourage individuals of marginalized communities to apply. These groups include, but are not limited to, people of various: races, genders, sexualities, abilities, and socioeconomic status.

Application Instructions: Applicants should email a resumé, a cover letter describing the applicant’s direct experience and skills that match this position’s requirements, and up to three writing samples to cmaxwell@chpc.net with the subject line: Grants & Communications Manager.

Writing samples may include social media/email examples, blog posts or guest columns, fact sheets or collateral, or other items that demonstrate the skills and abilities required in this position.


RESEARCH ASSISTANT

About the position:

The Research Assistant position is expected to be an exempt full-time position responsible for assisting the Partnership’s Research Team with data collection and analysis over an 18 to 30-month period, depending on funding and performance. All of the work assigned will assist in the furthering the goals of the Research Team including but not limited to assisting the Partnership with:

  • Developing a comprehensive roadmap to address the housing needs of low-income Californians;
  • Making the case for state and federal budget and legislative proposals;
  • Performing analysis and research related to land use and zoning policies that affect low-income households;
  • Expanding housing preservation research and technical assistance;
  • Increasing efforts to analyze, strengthen, and communicate the benefits of affordable housing programs and policies; and
  • Evaluating and recommending improvements to state funding programs

REQUIRED SKILLS / QUALIFICATIONS 

  • Commitment to racial and economic diversity, social justice, and affordable housing for all.
  • Interest in developing familiarity and skills in policy analysis and research, state and local policy issues, and various data sources integral to the Research Team’s work.
  • Enthusiasm for building relationships with key stakeholders and partners.
  • Strong technical, analytical, and problem-solving skills, including experience in Excel.
  • Strong written and verbal communications skills.
  • Self-motivation, ability to work independently or as part of a team, and ability to prioritize tasks and meet deadlines.
  • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in public policy, planning, statistics, economics, sociology, public or business administration, or a related field.
  • Proficiency with Mac OS and Microsoft Office suite.
  • Able and willing to travel occasionally within California.

DESIRABLE SKILLS (NOT REQUIRED) 

  • Experience analyzing data using statistical software programs such as STATA and R.
  • Experience with GIS mapping software, preferably QGIS.
  • Proficiency with WordPress, Google Analytics, and Salesforce.
  • Personal and/or professional experience with low-income and affordable housing issues.

BASIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Research policy, data, and technical issues related to the preservation, production, affordability, and sustainability of housing in California. This includes but is not limited to the collection and analysis of census, affordable housing, and related data.
  • Assist in the development of periodic reports, white papers, case studies, presentations, and action alerts to support the Partnership’s research and policy agendas. This could include contributing to the Partnership’s work in tracking California’s housing needs; quantifying the benefits of affordable housing; evaluating state funding programs; analyzing the intersection of displacement, race, and Fair Housing across California; and expanding climate, energy, and water resources for affordable multifamily rental homes.
  • Provide research and technical support for policy initiatives of the President & CEO, and the other Policy team members.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Compensation: Salary for this position is based on experience and includes a competitive package of health and dental benefits.


Diversity and Equal Opportunity Employer Statement: The California Housing Partnership is an equal opportunity employer where diversity is considered an asset and centered in the work we do. We strongly encourage individuals of marginalized communities to apply. These groups include, but are not limited to, people of various: races, genders, sexualities, abilities, and socioeconomic status.

Application Instructions: Applicants should email a resumé, a cover letter by Friday, November 15, 2019, describing direct experience and skills that match this position’s requirements to Amanda Isbell at aisbell@chpc.net with the subject line: Research Assistant.