Associate Director of City Policy

Associate Director of City Policy

Chicago Coalition for the Homeless Website
  • Chicago Coalition for the Homeless
  • Chicago
  • Full Time
  • $70,705-$73,705, (salary above the base salary is available if the candidate meets one or more of the following criteria – demonstrated second language proficiency ($1,000), lived experience of homelessness ($1,000), certification in racial equity work ($1,000). USD / Year

Job description:

The Associate Director of City Policy will play a crucial role in supporting public policy initiatives focused on addressing homelessness in Chicago. This position involves working closely with social service providers, managing policy research and data analyses, and supervising the City Policy Manager. The Associate Director will contribute to the development and execution of policy strategies to end homelessness and will work to advance racial equity in all areas of their work.

About CCH:
Chicago Coalition for the Homeless is a 43-year-old systemic advocacy organization. CCH develops campaigns and initiatives to address the causes of homelessness – lack of affordable housing, lack of access to health care and services and lack of jobs paying a living wage. We place much emphasis on organizing and developing leaders who have experienced homelessness to become spokespersons and leaders of our various initiatives. CCH does its work in accordance with its organizational values – collaboration, integrity, strategic action, compassion, and intersectionality. We recognize that homelessness is a problem that stems from systemic racism and that biases and prejudices are embedded in the fabric of society, and thus, also permeate organizations like ours. CCH is committed to advancing racial equity in the workplace, through the work of our racial equity committee, and through the campaigns and initiatives we choose.

Job responsibilities:

·       Advocacy: Engage and activate social service providers in advocacy efforts and policy development. Understand the homelessness system and support advocacy around reforms.

·       Data analysis: Analyze data and provide evidence-based recommendations for policy development and implementation, and supervise data projects, including the annual Homeless Estimates.

·       Policy Research: Conduct in-depth research on homelessness-related issues, legislative trends, and best practices.

·       Supervision: Mentor and supervise another staff person, who will also be working on advocacy and data analysis, ensuring alignment with organizational goals and strategies.

·       Collaboration: Work collaboratively with other team members and external partners to achieve policy goals. Work in collaboration with all CCH departments and external partners. CCH believes strongly in interdepartmental collaboration and expects all staff to work in close partnership with the other departments at the organization.

·       Writing reports: Prepare reports and presentations on policy research and analysis.


·       Experience in advocacy related to homelessness, housing, and/or poverty issues.

·       Experience in policy research, analysis, and advocacy.

·       Experience staffing a strategic campaign or other public policy initiative.

·       Demonstrated experience in quantitative data analytics and report-writing.

·       Demonstrated strong writing skills.

·       Experience working with community organizing and a desire to work in a grassroots leader-centered organization.

·       Strong organizational and project management skills.

·       Effective communication and collaboration abilities.

·       Demonstrated commitment to racial equity.

·       Preferred: Experience with the statistical programming tool R or R Studio.

Salary range: $70,705-$73,705, (salary above the base salary is available if the candidate meets one or more of the following criteria – demonstrated second language proficiency ($1,000), lived experience of homelessness ($1,000), certification in racial equity work ($1,000). Excellent benefits, including health, four weeks paid vacation, student loan reimbursement, and a sabbatical program.

Please send resume, cover letter, and references to

All employees should be up to date on vaccination series as indicted by the CDC.  The currently approved vaccines under this policy are: Pfizer, Moderna, and Johnson & Johnson. No vaccine shall be designated unless and until it is fully approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), or approved by the FDA for emergency use authorization.   Fully vaccinated means at least two weeks after the final shot in the required timing and dosage (one shot for Johnson & Johnson, two shots for Moderna with 28 days between shots, and two shots for Pfizer with 21 days between shots).

Prospective employees will be expected to comply with this policy within two months of accepting their offer of employment.

The Chicago Coalition for the Homeless believes that personnel diversity is an organizational strength and recognizes and values the intersectional identities that staff members bring to our organization. We are enriched by the diverse experiences, beliefs, and ways of thinking that employees of different backgrounds bring.

People of color and people who have experienced homelessness or poverty are strongly encouraged to apply. Fair consideration is given to all qualified applicants regardless of criminal record. CCH is committed to providing equal employment consideration without discrimination on the basis of race, sex, disability, religion, national origin, ancestry, military status, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other legally protected status.

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