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COVID-19 Project Manager (Policy Team)

One-Year Temp Position

Job Title:                    COVID-19 Project Manager – Policy Team

FLSA Status:            Non-Exempt- .75 FTE

Reports To:                Senior Director of Policy

Location:                    Remote


Organizational Description:

The National Health Care for the Homeless Council is the premier national organization working at the nexus of homelessness and health care. Since 1986, the Council has brought together thousands of health care professionals, medical respite care providers, people with lived experience of homelessness, and advocates. The Council’s 200+ Organizational Members include Health Care for the Homeless programs, respite programs, housing, and social service organizations across the country.

Mission Statement

Grounded in human rights and social justice, the National Health Care for the Homeless Council mission is to build an equitable, high-quality health care system through training, research, and advocacy in the movement to end homelessness.

Job Summary: In response to COVID-19 and other factors, new issues are rapidly developing for the HCH community, accelerating the need to understand the experiences in the field, synthesize programmatic lessons learned, and develop needed policy responses. This temporary position will add needed capacity to the Council’s Policy Team to create new materials, help coordinate with HCH and medical respite programs, and elevate best practices to the national discussion.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Conduct focus groups, attend designated Committee/network meetings and/or individual interviews with HCH community on specific issues to identify promising practices, common challenges, and potential resources as examples
  • Conduct background research on key issues to assess specific issues from national perspective and identify key policy issues/guidance
  • Create approximately 4-6 issue briefs (or similar documents) around a variety of issues, likely to include testing, telehealth, shelter health, technology literacy, etc., Additional deliverables may include organizing and/or presenting at webinars, coffee chats, etc.
  • Preference is for a candidate that will also be able to conduct or be involved in helping health centers and Medical Respite programs implement these lessons learned and best guidance.

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree required (Master’s preferred) in the fields of public health, public policy, social work, communications, or other relevant field.
  • At least five years’ experience working directly with issues related to homelessness and health care/human services, preferably in an FQHC environment
  • Strong preference for deep knowledge of both programmatic and clinical operations at FQHCs, ideally of HCH programs specifically.
  • Preference for individuals with experience working directly with people experiencing homelessness
  • Strong knowledge of local homeless services systems and related stakeholders
  • Understanding of the current events related to COVID-19 


  • Strong interpersonal and social skills with demonstrated ability to collaborate with a variety of organizations and individuals from a wide range of professional and personal backgrounds.
  • Comfortable initiating contact with new partners, engaging them in interviews, and synthesizing feedback
  • Strong writing and public speaking skills
  • Strong meeting planning and facilitation skills, including use of web-conferencing technologies.
  • Ability to conduct basic literature searches and summarize findings into issue briefs and other materials
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office and database software, Outlook, Teams, Excel, Access etc.
  • Proficient with web-based learning platform(s) such as Adobe Connect, Webex, Zoom, Google docs, Google sheets, Google Drive, etc.

Physical Requirements:  Ability to operate small office equipment, such as computers and telephones.

Personal Characteristics:

  • Commitment to the organizational mission
  • High degree of personal organization.
  • Self-motivated and able to work with minimal supervision.
  • Commitment to a collaborative team approach to organizational tasks.
  • Multi-task oriented with the ability to adapt to a changing work environment.
  • Understanding of inclusivity among social issues related to justice; familiarity with issues of homelessness and poverty.
  • Comfort and ability to work effectively with people from different cultures and socioeconomic backgrounds.
  • Ability to convey a strong presence, professional image, and deal confidently with complex technical and workflow situations.

How to apply: Please submit a resume, cover letter and salary requirements to Barbara DiPietro, Senior Director of Policy, at Applications without cover letters will not be considered.

Equal Opportunity Employer: The National Health Care for the Homeless Council is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, or country of origin. The Council is committed to focusing on equity in all of our work, including ensuring our staff is inclusive and representative of the people we serve. People of marginalized identities and/or lived experience of homelessness are especially encouraged to apply.

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