Policy Fellow Jobs Vacancy in Enterprise Community Partners Inc New York
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Enterprise Community Partners is seeking a Policy Fellow for the duration of 18 months. The Policy Fellow will play a key role in the continued expansion of the New York market’s state and local policy portfolio by providing valuable research, writing, and communications capacity to the team, as well as ensuring cohesion with and policy support to staff on the market’s program and capital teams.
Enterprise’s state and local policy team works in state houses and city halls across the country to increase local resources for affordable housing, use existing resources more effectively and ensure that America’s rental housing stock is sustainable for the long-term. We approach policy and advocacy by working with local partners through coalitions, building relationships with elected officials and providing recommendations based on best practice.
The Policy Fellow will assist with building and executing a platform for state and local policies that impact New York State’s affordable housing sector. This includes facilitating discussions with Enterprise’s Policy Committee, partners, program and capital staff, as well as affordable housing advocates and elected officials.
The Fellow will also assist Enterprise’s federal policy team with advocacy efforts that have a national impact. This includes developing relationships with congressional offices and sharing tools for use by our state and local partners and concerned citizens to communicate with policy makers.
The successful candidate will be a highly motivated, enthusiastic, independent and creative thinker with working knowledge of or interest and commitment to affordable and fair housing, as well as community and economic development. The position requires team collaboration, writing, reporting, and the ability to perform an array of tasks in a fast-paced environment.
The Policy Fellow will report to the Director of Public Policy and External Affairs.
Specific responsibilities include:
- Co-lead tasks for the Regional Affordable and Fair Housing Roundtable, which includes prioritizing and establishing advocacy strategies for policy recommendations highlighted in the Closing the Divide: Creating Equitable, Inclusive, and Affordable Communities.
- Coordinate the Statewide Source of Income Coalition’s #EndIncomeBiasNY campaign.
- Conduct research on emerging issues in affordable and fair housing, as well as community and economic development policy.
- Support the federal policy team with advocacy efforts on topics including, but not limited to: Low-Income Housing Tax Credits, Private Activity Bonds, Opportunity Zones, the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) and Appropriations.
- Support the Director of Public Policy and External Affairs with New York market and national Racial Equity and Diversity, Equity and Inclusion activities.
- Support relationship-building meetings with partners and elected officials.
- Attend and report on external events with partners and elected officials.
Enterprise is committed to diversity and equity, both internally and externally. Our team believes high-performing teams include people from different backgrounds and experiences who can challenge each other’s assumptions with fresh perspectives. To that end, we are actively seeking a diverse pool of applicants, including those from historically marginalized groups and with lived experience.
- Undergraduate degree and at least one (1) year of program management, policy development, or other related experience; graduate degree may be substituted for the one (1) year of experience.
- Demonstrated interest in affordable and fair housing and/or community and economic development policy strongly preferred.
- Demonstrated basic knowledge of public policy and state and/or local government preferred, but not required.
- Ability to understand and strive to meet the needs of internal and external stakeholders and develop professional relationships with partners.
- Ability to work independently, solve problems and take responsibility for moving tasks forward with minimal supervision.
- Strong organizational skills and ability to use good judgement in coordinating complex activities, prioritizing conflicting demands, and meeting deadlines.
- Strong communication skills with ability to clearly express ideas, thoughts and concepts verbally and in writing.
- Strong research and writing skills and the ability to analyze and report/summarize policy and technical issues quickly and concisely with attention to detail.