The Policy and Program Specialist’s key responsibilities will be to analyze and research affordable housing issues, draft policy and program documents, and provide general project support to the Senior Vice President, Affordable Housing Initiatives. Incumbent will assist in the preparation of general briefing materials. Incumbent will conduct outreach to key internal and external stakeholders and will assist with staff support for MBA’s affordable housing advisory councils on rental housing and home ownership. Incumbent will assist with strategic planning for key affordable housing efforts. Incumbent will also undertake special projects on an ad hoc basis, as well as assist with certain logistical and administrative duties.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Other duties as assigned.
This position description should not be construed to contain every function and/or responsibility that may be required to be performed by an incumbent in this job. Incumbents are required to perform other functions as assigned.
Highly organized and detail oriented. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, including the ability to deal with diverse internal and external stakeholders. Policy analysis and problem-solving skills, including the ability to work with others to design and implement action plans around specific market challenges. Strong familiarity with issues related to affordable housing. Working knowledge of the public policy process. At least three years of related work experience. A network of contacts relevant to affordable housing is highly desirable. Trade association experience a plus. College degree required. Advanced degree desired.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or on the basis of disability.