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Policy Research Analyst

About the Green & Healthy Homes Initiative 

The Green & Healthy Homes Initiative (GHHI) is a 501(c)3 entity with the mission of breaking the link between unhealthy housing and unhealthy families. GHHI supports housing, environmental health, and energy efficiency services for families in communities around the country, as well as conducting direct services in Maryland. GHHI’s delivery model is based on its data-driven philosophy that public and private social investments are optimized and social program outcomes are maximized when the energy, health and safety needs of an occupied home are addressed comprehensively, efficiently and simultaneously.

Policy Research Analyst – Duties and Responsibilities 

This is a dynamic, full time, cross-departmental position, which may include work with GHHI’s Client Services Department (including the National Campaign to End Lead Poisoning) and Policy and Innovation Department teams. The Client Services Department Team works with cities, counties and states across the country to advance the innovative GHHI model and create cross sector systems change to improve health and safety conditions in housing. The National Lead Campaign is a collaboration with hundreds of national partners, seeking to eliminate lead poisoning in five years. Campaign activities include technical assistance to advance lead poisoning prevention policies and best practices in jurisdictions across the country and fundraising and legislation to more effectively match investment to the scale of the nation’s lead problem. The Policy and Innovations Department works on projects around the country that include healthcare payers, healthcare providers, and healthy home providers, utilizing the impact that housing has on health outcomes as a new funding source for home repair services. The Policy Research Analyst is responsible for the following duties (among others):

  • Lead Poisoning Prevention Toolkits Research, Development and Dissemination: Research the context and content of current lead and housing policies (including conducting information-gathering interviews), create initial drafts of Toolkit content, communicate with internal and external stakeholders to publicize and disseminate the Toolkit
  • GHHI Lead Catalytic Awardee Technical Assistance Activities: Provide research support for technical assistance to the 2019 Lead Catalytic Award recipient to advance progress toward stated goals
  • Assist with planning New Jersey Campaign to End Lead Poisoning: Coordinate partner meetings and communications, provide research and design support for Campaign planning and implementation activities and materials
  • Work closely with GHHI national staff on partnership development with federal agencies, philanthropy, and national organizations for key strategic relationships and partnerships that could bolster GHHI capacity and create new opportunities.
  • Produce periodic progress reports to management on site progress and challenges.
  • Provide support for annual GHHI Executive Leadership Institute and other conferences.

Qualifications
The successful applicant must possess:

  • Advanced Degree in public health, environmental science, communication, business management, government, or other related field preferred.
  • A demonstrated ability to effectively collaborate and achieve results across multiple partnerships and agendas
  • Ability to work independently while serving as part of a national team.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with diverse audiences/stakeholders orally and in writing.
  • Flexibility, initiative, and a collaborative spirit
  • High proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite
  • Excellent presentation and training skills.
  • Experience in housing related field a plus.
  • Professional, positive work ethic.
  • Travel as needed

Additional Information
This is a full-time, exempt position. Position includes full benefits package and competitive salary commensurate with education and experience. GHHI is an equal opportunity employer. The position reports to the National Campaign to End Lead Poisoning Director. GHHI’s Baltimore office is at 2714 Hudson St., Baltimore MD 21224.

Interested candidates should send resume, cover letter and salary history to GHHI’s Department of Human Capital at hr@ghhi.org.

Acknowledgment
Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to revise the duties and responsibilities of this position.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable a qualified individual with a disability to perform these duties.

I have reviewed and understand this position description and certify that I am capable of performing the duties and meeting the requirements outlined herein.

 

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