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Policy Associate - Housing Program Area (Part-time)

POSITION TITLE: Policy Associate, Part-time (non-exempt), 20 hours week


REPORTS TO: Housing Manager

DATE: June 2017

The Latino Policy Forum is a nonprofit policy and advocacy organization dedicated to increasing the power, influence, and leadership of the Latino community through collective action to transform public policies and ensure the well-being of Latinos and society as a whole throughout the Chicago metropolitan region. In the area of housing, the goals of the forum are for all Latinos to have access to safe, quality, affordable housing.

Summary: Under the direction of the housing manager, the policy associate is responsible for performing housing trainings, fair housing information sessions, referrals and collaborating with the housing team to improve the quality of life and access to housing services for Latinos in the community.

The Policy Associate is charged with executing education outreach efforts concerning housing issues by planning, developing and delivering the Forum’s TECHO (Training and Education Creates Housing Opportunities) bilingual (Spanish/English) training modules and workshops on housing related topics. Those served will include: individuals, Latino-serving agencies, leaders and constituents, developers and housing providers. The workshops and training sessions will increase community awareness, provide referral services and viable strategies for those who are experiencing housing distress and challenges. The Policy Associate will also be responsible for the Housing department’s outreach strategies, which include providing presentations at the Mexican Consulate and training groups of bilingual/bicultural college students to become Fair Housing Education Promoters/Promotores de Vivienda Justa.

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The Latino Policy Forum is an equal opportunity employer.


Please send or e-mail resume, cover letter, one-page writing sample to: resumes@latinopolicyforum.org

Subject: “Housing Policy Associate”