Now Hiring: Education & Advocacy Director

The Coalition for the Homeless is a nonprofit organization with a mission to prevent and end homelessness in Louisville through education, advocacy, and the coordination of our 30+ member agencies and dozens of other community partners. The Education & Advocacy Director is a new, full-time position that will drastically grow our capacity to fulfill our mission. This exciting opportunity will provide an autonomous, driven person with an opportunity to rally the community to shape policy and advance social change.

Title: Education & Advocacy Director

Summary: This position is responsible for creating, implementing, and overseeing the Coalition for the Homeless’ public education and advocacy campaigns.

Reports to: Executive Director

Direct Reports: None

Classification: Regular Full-Time Professional                      

Minimum Requirements: Bachelor’s Degree in a related field with five years of experience in public relations, advocacy, or similar work with the community; ability to work with diverse groups and communicate well with others; excellent written and communication skills; local travel / valid driver’s license; ability to lift 20 lbs; availability for some speaking engagements and special events on evenings and weekends; and ability to pass a criminal background check.

Salary Range: $50,000 to $60,000, based on experience

Advocacy Duties:

  • Collaborate with a wide range of stakeholders and research national best practices to create local public education and advocacy campaigns.
  • Carry out community education and advocacy campaigns through public events, social media, website updates, blog / newsletter posts, email blasts, press releases, videos, and other engagement channels.
  • Develop and present quarterly updates to Metro Council and speak annually to Metro Council to rally support for our agenda.

Coordination Duties:

  • Lead the Education & Advocacy Committee (made up of Board members, Associate Board members, and community volunteers); work with the chair to create agendas and solicit feedback and assistance for campaigns.
  • Coordinate with partner advocacy agencies in the community to share resources and learn about efforts that may assist the homeless. Partners include local and state-wide coalitions, member agencies, task forces, and other advocacy nonprofits.

Education Duties:

  • Research, develop, and disseminate a variety of materials to educate various constituencies about homelessness and best-practice solutions for our community.
  • Rally community support for our advocacy agenda by presenting at local schools, community meetings, partner agencies, corporate partners, etc.

Key Competencies:

  • Communications – Ability to effectively and persuasively address a wide variety of audiences through public speaking, written communications, and face-to-face meetings.
  • Community Outreach & Mobilization – Ability to use an array of tools to reach and inspire action in a wide variety of stakeholders, including community volunteers.
  • Social Change – Ability to determine how state and local policies affect the root causes of poverty and homelessness in Louisville and create action plans for positive change.

Benefits: Medical insurance, short-term disability, life insurance, worker’s compensation insurance, SEP/403(b), paid vacation leave, paid sick leave, travel reimbursement, and paid holidays.

The Coalition for the Homeless is an equal opportunity employer. We do not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of our activities or operations.

To Apply: Interested applicants should submit their cover letter and resume by August 19, 2019 to: Natalie Harris, 1300 S. 4th St., Ste. 250, Louisville, KY 40208 or No inquiries.