The Affordable Housing Tax Credit Coalition is hiring a policy analyst to support our advocacy efforts. Applicants should send a resume and cover letter to Emily Cadik, AHTCC Executive Director, at email@example.com.
Job Title: Policy Analyst
Reports To: Executive Director
Location: Washington, D.C.
About the AHTCC
Founded in 1988, the AHTCC is a trade organization of housing professionals who advocate for affordable rental housing financed using the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (Housing Credit). Our for-profit and non-profit members—including syndicators, investors, lenders, developers, legal and accounting professionals and state allocating agencies—seek to preserve, expand and improve the Housing Credit and complementary programs through legislative outreach and education.
Description of Responsibilities
The policy analyst will support the AHTCC Executive Director, board members and general members, as well as local and national affordable housing industry stakeholders, in advocating to improve our nation’s affordable housing delivery system by expanding and strengthening the Housing Credit. Responsibilities will include:
- Drafting newsletters, advocacy alerts and other communications to the AHTCC membership and board
- Undertaking original research and the creation of advocacy materials to equip AHTCC members to effectively advocate on behalf of the Housing Credit
- Representing the AHTCC at meetings with congressional offices and federal agencies, and at affordable housing industry meetings and events
- Analyzing legislation and regulations, and drafting testimony and comment letters
- Coordinating board and committee calls and meetings, assisting with developing and distributing agendas, taking minutes, and managing follow-up as appropriate
- Providing advocacy support and responding to information requests from the board and general members
- Assisting in preparing content and coordinating logistics for AHTCC conferences, meetings and congressional visits, as well as other related events, such as legislative briefings and congressional staff tours
- Maintaining a robust social media presence and updating website content
- A strong commitment to the mission of providing affordable housing and an interest in legislative advocacy
- Bachelor’s degree required; graduate degree in related field strongly preferred
- At least two years of experience in housing, federal policy or a related field
- Background knowledge of the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit and other affordable housing programs preferred
- Must be proactive, detail-oriented, and able to handle a wide variety of tasks in a fast-paced environment, with excellent time management skills
- Must have exceptional communication and interpersonal skills