JOB OPENING: RI Alliance for Healthy Housing Program Manager

Rhode Island Alliance for Healthy Housing Program Manager

About Roger Williams University:

Roger Williams University, located on the coast of Bristol, RI, is a forward-thinking private university with 45 undergraduate majors and more than a dozen graduate programs spanning the liberal arts and the professions, where students become community-minded citizens through project-based, experiential learning. With small classes, direct access to faculty and boundless opportunities for real-world projects, RWU students develop the ability to think critically while simultaneously building the practical skills that today's employers demand. In the five years since launching its signature Affordable Excellence initiative, the University has established itself as a leader in American higher education by confronting the most pressing issues facing students and families - increasing costs that limit access to college, rising debt and the job readiness of graduates. In addition to its 4,000 undergraduates and 300 graduate students, RWU is home to a thriving School of Continuing Studies based in Providence as well as Rhode Island's only law school.

Roger Williams University is committed to creating and supporting an intellectual community devoted to teaching and learning and providing the opportunity for personal and intellectual growth for students, faculty and staff. The University credits much of its growth and success to the hard work and dedication of its employees.

Job Description:

Under the direction of the Director, Housing Works RI (HWRI), the Rhode Island Alliance for Healthy Housing (RIAHH) Program Manager will work in close partnership with other HWRI employees, members of the HWRI Advisory Boards, members of the Roger Williams University community, and other policy organizations and state and municipal public agencies.

Essential functions of this position include but not limited to:

Research and Policy

  • Work with the Research and Policy Director, Housing Works RI in all aspects of research and data analysis to inform public policy relevant to housing in Rhode Island.
  • Promote dialogue about the relationship between housing and the state's economic future.

Outreach and Engagement

  • Manage RI Alliance for Healthy Homes (RIAHH).
  • Facilitate agreement among the leadership of the RIAHH regarding goals, objectives, and funding plans.
  • Facilitate agreement among RI Housing stakeholders regarding our approach to improving the health, safety, and energy efficiency for all Rhode Islanders' homes.
  • Create mechanisms for RIAHH to amplify the voices of communities who have previously been unable to participate in housing policy decisions.
  • Find more connections across sectors and among the many perspectives on housing challenges.
  • Build out partnerships with state and non-government agencies working on relevant issues by meeting with agency leadership.
  • Lead RIAHH Executive Steering Committee through on-going strategy dialogues to guide programs and identify funding resources.
  • Support the RIAHH Executive Steering Committee membership and leadership.
  • Promote awareness and action opportunities for collaboration across sectors and design interventions that build towards shared outcomes and improve the lives of Rhode Islanders.
  • Support partners' events and activities and lead in-person meetings, public engagement events, creative conferences, and other events.
  • Manage digital media (website, social media, online news media), RIAHH newsletter, and list serv within the HWRI Constant Contact account.
  • Represent HWRI on various boards and committees in coordination with the Director.
  • Present HWRI reports and information to policy makers, community partners, and other interested groups.
  • Identify new opportunities, topics, and partners for HWRI projects and publications related to healthy housing.

Organizational Staffing and Operations

  • Hire, manage, and supervise interns and volunteers.
  • Establish a strong fundraising strategy and implement sound financial controls to ensure that the RIAHH becomes a reliable resource for the housing, public health, and energy efficiency communities.
  • Measure the impact of RIAHH on RI residents and partner agencies in order to understand what kind of return on investment this project delivers.
  • Seek grants and other funding resources from Rhode Island-based funders, as well as regional and national foundations, government agencies, municipalities and donor collectives.


Prerequisite Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in a related discipline.
  • Two to four years of experience in policy analysis and research.
  • Experience facilitating cross-sectoral or cross-disciplinary coalitions.
  • Effective problem solving skills and great attention to detail.
  • Ability to work effectively in a team and without close supervision.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Advanced proficiency using Microsoft Office applications.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master's degree in a related discipline.
  • Willingness to challenge oneself and a good sense of humor.
  • Experience using social media and use of the web as a communications tool.
  • Appreciation and understanding of housing issues in Rhode Island.
  • Knowledge of how housing policy intersects with other issue areas such as education, health, and the economy.

* At the University's discretion, the education and experience prerequisites may be excepted where the candidate can demonstrate, to the satisfaction of the University, an equivalent combination of education and experience specifically preparing the candidate for success in the position.

This is a grant-funded position with a current 3-year commitment.

Additional Information:

As an institution committed to strengthening society through engaged teaching and learning as well as building the university that the world needs now, Roger Williams University values inclusion, seeks to reflect the diversity of the region and create access to higher education and career success.

The University seeks candidates who, through their work and life experiences, service to the community, and teaching or research, can contribute to our diversity, inclusivity, and equity goals.

Roger Williams University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and committed to a diverse workforce. All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or any other basis protected by applicable state and federal law.

For information on our Non-discrimination and Title IX policy,

Salaries for new hires at Roger Williams University usually fall between the minimum and midpoint of the salary range.

Minimum 25th Midpoint 75th Maximum
$50,640 $55,817 $60,993 $66,169 $71,346

Application Instructions:

Please attach a resume, cover letter, and list of three (3) professional references. In your cover letter/letter of interest, in addition to listing how your qualifications meet the requirements of the position, please include information about how you would be able to contribute to RWU's diversity, inclusivity, and equity goals.

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