JOB OPENING: Communications and Engagement Specialist

About the Housing Network of Rhode Island (HNRI)

HNRI is the State's membership organization for non-profit agencies that are committed to the development of affordable housing and vital communities across Rhode Island. HNRI is committed to strengthening its affordable housing member organizations and the larger affordable housing and community development sectors.

Homes RI

Homes RI is a united effort of multiple organizations including nonprofits and housing organizations. The goal of Homes RI is to shine a spotlight on the need for increased investments in the production, preservation and maintenance of affordable homes across Rhode Island and the ways we can accomplish this as a state. Homes RI is the external communications platform for the Housing Opportunities Initiative (HOI) and serves the housing sector and the public. HOI is a cross-sector coalition of participants who, using a collective impact approach, are working to increase the supply of safe, healthy and affordable housing throughout Rhode Island over the next decade.

Position Description Overview

HNRI is seeking a passionate individual to execute key communications activities for Homes RI and to support a resident-centered community engagement strategy for the initiative. This position will build on key recommendations from stakeholders including: 1) educate the public and policymakers related to the benefits of community development and 2) support the communications infrastructure of the Initiative through the Homes RI platform.


  • With support from HNRI staff, consultants, and current partners, provide capacity and help build the infrastructure for coordinated messaging among homeless service providers, CDCs and nonprofit developers, housing advocates, and others.
  • Support opportunities for partnership and coll
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