The Director of State & Local Policy will lead the development and implementation of Enterprise's Southeast policy agenda with a primary focus on Atlanta. The position will be based in Enterprise's Atlanta office, working with key members of the of the Southeast team and organized advocacy efforts to advance our agenda. The position will report directly to the Southeast Market Leader, and will have access to and interact with Enterprise's National State and Local Policy team that includes other market-based staff focused on local state and local policy efforts across the nation. The position will also coordinate local participation in national policy activities on issues such as the housing tax credit and other programs and legislation that affects the stability of low income families and individuals.
Strategize and lead the SE office policy goals and objectives with a primary focus on Atlanta.
- Work in coalition and/or via campaigns with advocacy partners to advance priorities that Enterprise supports such as City for All, the TransFormation Alliance, GA ACT, GAHC, etc.
- Research on policies, programs, incentives and regulations that can promote and support affordable housing as part of a larger community development agenda.
- Encourage best practices and legislation for policies to increase the supply of and access to affordable housing.
- Support national with local outreach on Federal housing related issues including LIHTC, NMTC, federal subsidy programs, etc.
- Monitor administrative and legislative activity, draft comments/testimony
- Coordinate closely with Enterprise federal and state & local public policy teams to share information with the Southeastern team
- Refine and implement system for soliciting comments and action from partners, including adapting and circulating letters of support for State and or national legislation appropriate partners
- Organize events associated with policy, advocacy and disseminating policy best practices, and potentially candidates
- Provide updates via appropriate media regarding policy issues
Undergraduate degree in public policy, economics, urban planning, real estate or related field, Masters degree highly preferred
- 3-5 years relevant work experience
- Preferred experience with affordable housing
- Demonstrated experience/interest in state and local policy processes and advocacy
- Demonstrated research experience
- Strong leadership and organizational skills
- Strong communication skills
- Ability to analyze, synthesize, and translate complex information, orally and in writing, to influence the process and explain results to parties inside and outside the organization
- Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work effectively as part of a team
- Ability to work independently, managing multiple tasks simultaneously and work in a fast-paced environment, often under stringent deadlines
- Strong PowerPoint and Excel skills, and experience preparing presentations for a variety of audiences