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Job Announcement: Director - Homes for All Massachusetts

Location: Massachusetts-based

Posted: September, 2021

About Homes For All Massachusetts (HFA Mass)

Homes For All Massachusetts (HFA Mass) is a statewide formation of the National Homes for All (National HFA) campaign. HFA Mass is made up of grassroots, member-led housing justice organizations in Massachusetts and aligns with the National HFA campaign vision, values, and principles.

HFA Mass works to halt displacement, increase community control of land, and win housing justice in Massachusetts through collective statewide campaigns; staff and peer support of member groups; and the expansion and strengthening of grassroots-led housing justice organizing in all parts of the state. Our core mission is to build the capacity of existing Massachusetts housing justice organizations, and support the development of new housing justice leaders and organizations. Our current member organizations include:

  • Alternatives for Community & Environment (ACE)
  • Arise for Social Justice
  • Chinatown Community Land Trust
  • Chinese Progressive Association
  • City Life/Vida Urbana
  • Lynn United for Change
  • New England United for Justice
  • Right to the City Boston
  • Springfield No One Leaves

The Opportunity

HFA Mass is poised to hire its first staff, the Director. Working with the HFA Mass Leadership Team, the Director will help shape and carry out the coalition’s strategic plan; oversee operations management and fundraising; provide overall coalition coordination, including coordination of statewide legislative campaigns and regional organizing/base-building work.

The Director’s responsibilities include:

  • Management, Operations, Infrastructure
    • Work directly with the CoAnchor organization(s)  to develop the annual budget; manage  and monitor annual budget/cash flow status and ensure the preparation and analysis of financial reports
    • Oversee the development, implementation and management of administrative systems for coalition member engagement; member development; and communications
    • Serve as a liaison to the national and local Right to the City Alliance in the following ways:        
    • Represent HFA MA on the National Homes for All convenings
    • Attend RTTC National and RTTC Boston convenings as needed
  • HFA Mass Coalition Programming and Development
    • Convene and facilitate regular HFA Mass Leadership Team and allies meetings
    • Recruit and onboard new member organizations
    • Work with members and coalition partners to develop and support local and state-level housing policy campaigns; attend Legislative Working Group meetings
    • Work with members to build housing programming including organizing trainings, housing policy walkthroughs etc.
    • Support  development of member groups on questions related to internal decision-making processes, leadership structure, accountability, strategy, organizing model, fundraising, etc.
  • Expand the reach of the coalition to build a strong statewide movement that can influence state housing policy
    • Support the development of new tenant leaders and new housing justice formations, particularly in areas that lack grassroots housing justice groups
    • Working with the Statewide Organizer, expand the HFA Mass coalition membership in priority regions in Central and Western Massachusetts; to meet strategic long-term goals
  • Translocal training and education
    • Coordinate statewide, regional, and local trainings, assemblies, meetings, and retreats   with support from HFA member organizations
    • Facilitate peer support among HFA Mass member groups

Required Experience and Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated commitment to the values and mission of the HFA Mass Coalition;
  • Demonstrated commitment to social change and radical organizing;
  • Knowledge and experience in organizing and campaigning around socio-economic justice issues;
  • A minimum of 3-5 years experience as an organizer or administrator in a base-building organization;
  • Strong written and oral communications skills
  • Proficient in common computer applications/environments: Microsoft Office, Google Suite, Zoom, Dropbox
  • Experience using social media to develop and promote organizational/movement goals (Facebook, Instagram)
  • Experience with or willingness to learn CRM/database administration is required

Preferred Experience and Qualifications

  • Experience leading a coalition, alliance or task force is a plus
  • Ability to write and speak a second language, preferably Spanish or Haitian Creole

Salary and Benefits

This is a full time, exempt position. The salary range is $60,000-$67,000, commensurate with experience. HFA Mass offers a generous benefits package including 100% medical and dental insurance, as well as paid vacation, sick and holiday paid time off.

To Apply:

Interested candidates should submit a resume and cover letter to:

HFA Mass is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive work environment and is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants from communities heavily impacted by gentrification, displacement and housing insecurity are strongly encouraged to apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, familial status, sexual orientation, national origin, ability, age, or veteran status.

Communications and Digital Organizing support

Job Announcement: Communications and Digital Organizing support

Location: Massachusetts-based (remote work from outside MA is possible)

Posted: October, 2021

About Homes For All Massachusetts (HFA Mass)

Homes For All Massachusetts (HFA Mass) is a statewide formation of the National Homes for All (National HFA) campaign. HFA Mass is made up of grassroots, member-led housing justice organizations and works to halt displacement, increase community control of land, and win housing justice in Massachusetts through collective statewide campaigns; staff and peer support of member groups; and the expansion and strengthening of grassroots-led housing justice organizing in all parts of the state.

The Opportunity

Homes for All Massachusetts is seeking an individual or agency to increase our capacity in the areas of communications and digital organizing. This is a four month contract position, with the possibility for a longer-term contract or hiring as staff. Applicants that can support one or both categories (communications and digital organizing) are welcome.

Communications

  • Media and press work, including press outreach, earned media, strategy development, pitching stories to reporters, etc.
  • Production of content (graphics, short videos, etc) for reports, advocacy, and posting on social media, digital flyers, etc.
  • Buildout of social media presence on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc including developing posts and engagement tools, possible placement of paid ads.

Digital organizing

  • Support with set-up, integration, and/or use of digital organizing tools, including CRM, text messaging, online petitions, patch-through advocacy calls, etc.
  • Website management including creating landing pages or microsites to release reports, support specific action campaigns, etc

Required Experience and Qualifications:

All applicants:
  • Strong communication skills;
  • Ability to work as part of a multicultural statewide team;
  • Ability to work in a fast paced environment, coordinate multiple projects, and prioritize time-sensitive tasks;
For communications applicants:
  • Strong writing, editing, and graphic design skills;
  • Experience in developing communications strategy, messaging and products with teams and coalition groups;
  • Experience cultivating relations with print and broadcast media;
  • Experience developing presence and relationships with online and social networks;
  • Significant experience in journalism, campaign communications, broadcast media, independent media production or related field;
For digital organizing:
  • Experience using, setting up, and customizing EveryAction / NGP VAN or other CRM system
  • Experience with text messaging tools such as Hustle or similar
  • Experience with website development and/or management
  • Experience with a range of digital organizing tools, such as Action Network, Nationbuilder, etc.

Preferred Experience and Qualifications:

To Apply:

Interested candidates should submit a resume and cover letter to:

HFA Mass is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive work environment and is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants from communities heavily impacted by gentrification, displacement and housing insecurity are strongly encouraged to apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, familial status, sexual orientation, national origin, ability, age, or veteran status.