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Job Description: Sustainable Housing Policy Associate

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    From Idealist: http://www.idealist.org/view/job/SNzzD4CJj5Xd About CHPC Based in San Francisco, the California Housing Partnership Corporation (www.chpc.net)
    Message 1 of 1 , Jan 3, 2012
      From Idealist: http://www.idealist.org/view/job/SNzzD4CJj5Xd

      About CHPC
      Based in San Francisco, the California Housing Partnership Corporation
      (www.chpc.net) assists nonprofit and government housing agencies to
      create and preserve energy efficient homes affordable to lower income
      households, while providing leadership on housing preservation policy
      and funding. As part of its mission, CHPC advocates for policy changes
      to make energy efficiency retrofit funding available to low income
      multifamily rental housing serving lower income Californians.

      CHPC seeks a full time Policy Associate to advance policy and program
      changes that enable low income multifamily rental housing owner/managers
      to access energy efficiency funding and services. The Policy Associate
      will assist the Sustainable Housing Policy Coordinator and other staff
      to develop and implement policy strategies, identify and outreach to
      stakeholders with common interests, as well as to educate policy makers
      about the importance of investing in energy efficiency in low income
      multifamily rental housing.

      Primary Duties and Responsibilities

      * Assist CHPC in advocating its positions through regulatory
      proceedings and initiatives involving the California Public Utilities
      Commission and the California Energy Commission, including:
      * The Energy Savings Assistance Program; the Green House Gas
      Allowance Revenue Allocation; and general energy efficiency proceedings.
      * Energy Upgrade California's multifamily work;
      * AB 785 implementation (Comprehensive Energy Efficiency in Existing

      * Represent CHPC before legislators and other government officials in
      support of CHPC's key legislative issues.
      * Conduct research, gather data, and create policy papers and memos
      in support CHPC's energy efficiency, preservation, sustainable
      housing policy and outreach work.
      * Nurture and expand the Green Rental home Energy Efficiency Network
      (GREEN), of which CHPC is the founder, by outreaching to potential
      participants and organizing and preparing CHPC/GREEN events and monthly
      * Issue monthly GREEN newsletters promoting understanding of energy
      efficiency needs in affordable housing.
      * Periodically conduct other policy research under the direction of
      CHPC's Housing Policy Manager.
      * Assist with office administration as directed.


      * Demonstrated interest in and commitment to providing affordable
      housing for lower income Californians.
      * A minimum of two years direct experience with public policy
      advocacy in the legislative and/or regulatory arenas advancing state
      legislation and/or active participation in a California regulatory
      * Strong interest in and understanding of energy efficiency and
      sustainable housing issues.
      * Experience with coalition building and stakeholder group
      * Strong analysis, research, writing and speaking skills.
      * Strong organizational skills, including the ability to set
      priorities, juggle multiple tasks, and meet deadlines.
      * Highly self-motivated and able to work independently with minimal
      supervision and as part of a team.
      * Strong interpersonal skills and ability to thrive in a close
      working environment with evolving priorities.
      * Advanced degree in law, urban planning, public policy or related
      field desired.

      Application Details

      * CHPC is an equal opportunity employer where diversity is considered
      an asset.
      * To apply, email a cover letter, detailed resume and short writing
      sample (in PDF format) to: info@... <mailto:info@...>
      * The Housing Policy Assistant reports to CHPC's Sustainable
      Housing Policy Coordinator.
      * Compensation will be commensurate with experience and budget.
      Excellent benefits.
      * The position will be filled as soon as possible. Unfortunately, we
      are unable to speak personally with everyone who contacts us. Candidates
      demonstrating ability that matches our current needs will be contacted
      for an interview.

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