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Fellow, Supportive Housing Program Relevant Educational Qualifications Job

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Job Description Summary

The Enterprise Southern California office is seeking a two-year fellow to provide project management support for systems change and capacity building initiatives related to homelessness and preservation of permanent supportive housing (PSH). Over the past few years, Enterprise has deepened its commitment to the regional homeless response by leading a multilayered initiative to strengthen the capacity and performance of the supportive housing sector in Los Angeles. There are two particular areas of programmatic emphasis for the fellowship position: 1) sustaining and growing our Supportive Housing Preservation initiative, which focuses on advancing capital and public policy solutions to promote the long-term sustainability of at-risk, aging PSH assets and their nonprofit owners; and 2) strengthening the permanent housing component of the regional Coordinated Entry System to ensure that the most vulnerable households experiencing homelessness are assisted to the appropriate housing intervention as rapidly as possible.

Job Description

The supportive housing fellow will work under the supervision of the Director, Vulnerable Populations to execute capacity building and public policy activities to advance our program. The ideal candidate will be passionate about ending homelessness in Los Angeles and see this position as a chance to grow professionally through the collaborative work of an intermediary, responsive to the practitioners owning and operating supportive housing and the various public agencies and stakeholders responsible administration and decision-making regarding homelessness initiatives. The fellow should demonstrate experience working with and in homelessness programs, preferably the Coordinated Entry System, and be comfortable with advancing the public policy initiatives that govern the homeless response.

Preferred candidates will possess a diverse skill set that can advance programmatic objectives through the following: applied research and analysis, assessing the needs of and responding to a diverse set of stakeholders, managing peer exchanges and workgroups, creating and executing capacity building trainings, and analyzing and reporting quarterly real estate data from our PSH development partners.

This position will report to the Director, Vulnerable Populations, and work in close collaboration with members of local and national Enterprise's Solutions team, to:

  • Plan for and, as needed, facilitate Enterprise-led meetings with nonprofit and/or public agency partners
  • Represent Enterprise publicly in industry-specific and cross-sectoral affordable housing and/or homelessness forums, including policy advocacy events
  • Develop and execute training seminars on homelessness and supportive housing topics
  • Evaluate and monitor capacity building grants related to PSH and homelessness assistance activities
  • Assist the Director to conduct a statewide supportive housing preservation risk assessment
  • Evaluate and report on CES-related PSH property performance data
  • Digest policy briefs, compose and implement policy recommendations, and advocate publicly for policy change
  • Conduct needs assessment interviews with nonprofit and/or public agency partners; synthesize and present analysis on information collected
  • Collect, document, refine and build out tools, guides, and reports that advance capacity building of our partners
  • Draft and edit content for proposals, presentations, reports, policy positions, and other written resources
  • Anticipate and respond to the program needs of community partners and staff


  • Education: Master's degree in Social Work, Planning, Public Policy, or Public Administration preferred but not required in lieu of professional experience
  • Experience: At least 2 years of professional experience working for nonprofits or governmental entities that fund, administer, and/or implement PSH programs. Past experience and proficiency in the regional Coordinated Entry System is highly desirable as well.
  • Demonstrated project management skills and experience with the ability to anticipate needs and solve problems, prioritize conflicting demands, plan work effectively, follow-up and meet deadlines with minimal supervision
  • Excellent data management and analysis skills and the ability to incorporate data findings into internal and public-facing presentations
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, including public policy advocacy
  • Excellent writing, editing and proofreading skills
  • Strong presentation, meeting facilitation and interpersonal skills
  • Proficiency with Word, PowerPoint, Excel and online platforms


  • THOUGHTFUL- Creative, strategic thinker with demonstrated imagination and flexibility.
  • INFORMATIVE- Effective written and oral communication skills. Excellent presentation skills. Thoughtful listener. Direct and open communication style.
  • DEDICATED- Dedicated self-starter who is accustomed to taking initiative, and driving toward results, has a high degree of self-motivation, initiative, dedication, creativity and perseverance.
  • PROFESSIONAL- Mature in demeanor, actions, and attitude, toward external audiences and colleagues.
  • ADAPTABLE - Can independently and rapidly respond to new tasks and challenges.
  • COMMITTED- Must be committed to, and find enduring inspiration in Enterprise's mission. Must have a desire to join a nonprofit organization and advocate on behalf of Enterprise and the communities it serves.


  • Competitive candidates will be expected to submit upon request examples, as available, of past work products: needs assessments, written reports, public policy analysis, presentations, and/or best practices documents

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Enterprise Community Partners
Working at Enterprise means creating opportunity for low- and moderate income people through affordable housing in thriving communities. Enterprise offers career opportunities in our offices across the country with an exceptional benefits package. The Enterprise family of companies includes:
Enterprise Community Partners
Enterprise Community Investment
Enterprise Business Partners
Bellwether Enterprise
Enterprise Community Development (ECD)
Enterprise Residential