Sustainable Connected Communities Fellow

Full time
Locationlacounty Calendar04/26/2021   Full time
Enterprise is a national nonprofit on a mission to make home and community places of pride, power and belonging for all. To make that possible, we operate the only organization designed to address America’s affordable housing crisis from every angle: we develop and deploy programs and support community organizations on the ground; we advocate for policy on a nonpartisan basis at every level of government; we invest capital to build and preserve rental homes people can afford; and we own, operate and provide resident services for affordable communities. All so that people not only make rent, they build futures. With this end-to-end approach, 40 years of experience and thousands of local partners, Enterprise has built and preserved 793,000 affordable homes, invested $61 billion in communities and changed millions of lives. Enterprise offers career opportunities in our offices across the country with an exceptional benefits package. Job Description Summary Enterprise is a national nonprofit that develops programs, advocates for policies, and delivers the capital to produce and preserve affordable housing for low-income families with the goal of advancing racial and economic equity. Our Southern California office seeks solutions to a range of the most relevant and pressing affordable housing issues facing California, especially the Los Angeles region. As an intermediary, Enterprise provides technical assistance, convenes practitioners and advocacy coalitions, and collaborates with cross-sector partners including public agencies, community-based organizations, affordable housing developers, researchers, and funders. Our Sustainable Connected Communities policy and program priorities include: • Advance inclusive and equitable community development that promotes housing affordability, environmental sustainability, climate and community resilience; • Work with public agencies, affordable housing providers, and coalition partners to adopt policies and processes that ensure the well-being of tenants and the long-term viability of affordable housing properties and owners, especially neighborhood-based and POC-led community development corporations; • Advocate for the preservation, production and resilience of affordable housing and neighborhood stabilization; Enterprise is committed to maintaining a diverse staff and a healthy and welcoming work environment. We believe successful teams include people from different backgrounds and experiences with fresh perspectives. We seek a diverse pool of applicants, including those from underrepresented groups and people with lived experience of housing insecurity. Job Description The Program Fellow plays an integral role in supporting two programs: Sustainable Connected Communities (SCC) and Emergency Action for Resident and Partner Stability (EARPS). Our SCC program unites affordable housing providers, public agencies, community leaders, advocates, and issue-area experts from across sectors to co-create more inclusive, equitable and resilient neighborhoods and region. Our EARPS program provides grants, tailored technical assistance and organizational capacity building to support the long-term viability and sustainability of affordable housing community development corporations as they, and their communities, recover from the devastating effects of Covid-19. Supporting several projects, the Program Fellow will carry out a range of tasks including providing meeting support, delivering technical assistance, conducting research and data analysis, and producing research and communication materials. The Program Fellow will support the day-to-day operations of the Sustainable Connected Communities program with a focus on racial equity, resilience, climate change, upward mobility and affordable housing production and preservation. This is a salaried position with benefits for a minimum 1-year duration, with potential to grow into a two-year fellowship or full-time position. This position will report to the Program Director for Sustainable Connected Communities and will work in close collaboration with other Enterprise staff, public agency partners, affordable housing developers, and coalition partners. Activities will include: Coalition Building & Coordination. Support staff in managing and facilitating cohorts, coalitions and other collaborative relationships for which Enterprise serves as a backbone organization, convener, or lead partner. This includes logistics, agenda and workplan development, notetaking, supporting communication, managing online systems, and creating materials and tools. Research, Writing and Data Analysis. Research, write, and summarize best practices, programs, and policies pertaining to affordable housing and community development. This may include primary and secondary research, developing maps, utilizing map-based data tools, conducting interviews and surveys or focus groups, analyzing quantitative and qualitative data. Create research tools and conduct data analysis and summaries. Develop, draft, and edit content for proposals, presentations, reports, letters of support, and other written content. Technical Assistance. Support the coordination, development and delivery of individualized and group technical assistance to public agencies, community development corporations, and/or community-based organizations pursuing acquisition/rehab, joint venture partnerships, integrating green building and neighborhood resilient infrastructure projects with affordable housing, and other affordable housing preservation and production strategies. This includes creating and implementing individualized and group technical assistance plans on affordable housing and community development, developing maps and conducting neighborhood analyses, performing consultations, developing and coordinating trainings, workshops and materials, and administering grants and contracts. Policy and Legislation Support. Assist with research, policy tracking, power analysis, and developing materials for policy and legislation in coordination with Program Director, coalition and affordable housing partners, and the State and Local Policy Director. Anticipate and respond to the needs of SCC community partners and staff team. Qualifications The Program Fellow is expected to provide substantial and creative support to the SCC Program Director and other staff, as evidenced by their contribution to the progress and success of the projects to which assigned, as well as demonstration of technical, teamwork, leadership and communications skills. The criteria for selection will include a demonstrated commitment to racial equity and community development, public service, past examples of leadership, and compelling reasons to want to work for Enterprise. Candidates are expected to possess: Bachelor’s degree in urban and regional planning public policy or other related field (graduate degree strongly preferred) with relevance to affordable housing and community resilience and at least two (2) years of relevant work experience. Graduate degree may be substituted for years of experience. Judgment required to astutely manage partnerships and advance our commitment to racial equity through our programmatic work. Knowledge about the current racial, economic, and political landscape as it relates to housing and community development in the Los Angeles region. Demonstrated interest in the areas of neighborhood or regional planning, affordable housing and community development, particularly asset management and/or acquisition-rehab of existing properties. Familiarity with neighborhood-based community development and concepts related to community wealth generation and alternative ownership models, such as limited-equity cooperatives and community land trusts a plus. Experience and fluency with GIS/mapping, data, and graphics programs. Excellent computer skills, including Word, PowerPoint and Excel. Excellent writing, editing and proofreading skills. Strong oral and written communication and interpersonal skills. Candidate must be able to work in a highly collaborative and fast-paced environment and be able to manage simultaneous projects. Enterprise offers a competitive benefits package that can be viewed at: http://www.enterprisecommunity.org/careers/benefits. The salary for this position will be commensurate with the candidate’s experience. https://wd5.myworkdaysite.com/en-US/recruiting/enterprisecommunity/EnterpriseCareers/job/Los-Angeles-CA/Sustainable-Connected-Communities-Fellow_REQ375
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