Economic policy

Senior Director, Housing and Economic Policy – ​​La Colline

Senior Director, Housing and Economic Policy

Washington office

washington d.c.


The National Urban League, which has had a formal presence on the United States Capitol for more than 50 years, promoting policies that protect and extend civil rights for more than 50 years is seeking candidates for the newly created position of Senior Director, Housing and Economic Policy. The Washington Office focuses on policy and advocacy goals grounded in the local program experiences of more than 90 Urban League affiliates across the United States. Informed by this real-world perspective on the ground, the Office is uniquely qualified to lead policy discussions that directly impact the ability of urban communities to grow and thrive. Through its presence in DC, the Urban League is pushing for more resources and more effective policies to advance economic and social equality.


The Senior Director will design, develop and implement policy priorities and advocacy strategies for areas of responsibility including policy issues related to lending, community reinvestment, economic development, small business and housing and will act in as Senior Housing and Economic Policy Officer. and represent the organization on Capitol Hill, in the executive branch, and in the political, advocacy, and business communities. This role is also responsible for leading the organization’s efforts to advance Black economic growth nationally, including leading a Black Economy Task Force and will collaborate with economic and housing program staff. of the organization and will provide policy guidance and “customer support” services to the affiliated movement.


  • Engage key legislators, policy makers and advocacy organizations to advance the organization’s federal policy and advocacy agenda by skillfully navigating the legislative and regulatory process to achieve results
  • Lead the development of the organization’s federal agenda in the areas of housing, small business development, contracting, banking, and other economic priorities within the policy team
  • Provide great value to the organization by developing and executing strategic policies and advocacy campaigns to advance Black economic growth
  • Monitor and inform the organization and affiliated movement on all activities related to federal economic and housing policy
  • Work collaboratively with the organization’s economic and housing programs staff
  • Develop and implement a rigorous calendar of political events and required briefing materials
  • Lead the development and execution of housing and economic policy panels for the annual Legislative Policy Conference; specifically (but not limited to) with respect to speakers, Capitol Hill Affiliate meetings, materials, and legislative agenda
  • Contribute to the fundraising effort of the organization, in particular the Urban Solutions Council
  • Serve as a point of contact for relevant funders (Urban Solutions Council) and manage grantmaking relationships to include information from grantmaking foundations of events and materials produced by the organization


  • Minimum of five years of experience in legislative affairs, government relations, politics

or advocacy experience

  • Experience working in a non-profit organization, trade association,

financial services institution, federal agency, economic policy think tank, or other organization promoting economic or housing policy

Indirect or direct experience on Capitol Hill in economics, housing, and financial matters

  • Able to interact effectively with a wide range of people with varying backgrounds and expertise
  • BA/BA with master’s preferred
  • Curious, autonomous; ability to work independently and flexibly in a high pressure environment

Interested applicants and sources, please send your details to: [email protected]