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Housing and Community Development Associate

Women's Housing and Economic Development

WHEDco seeks a highly-motivated team player with a commitment to WHEDco's mission to work closely with WHEDco's President and senior management team.


•Research and write reports, op eds and articles on housing and community development issues for journals and other publications
•Create and deliver presentations on housing and community development issues
•Attend and coordinate WHEDco’s Board of Directors meetings
•Assist the President and General Counsel with advocacy and lobbying initiatives, including creation of public policy position papers and other written materials
•Work on WHEDco’s public relations and media efforts, including event and volunteer coordination
•Work with the President and the Development and Communications teams on special projects


•Master’s Degree in Urban Planning or a related field
•At least 3 years previous relevant work experience required, preferably in the non-profit sector
•Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
•Experience researching and writing position papers and/or writing for journals and other publications, creating presentations and marketing materials
•Strong verbal and written communication skills and problem solving skills
•Must be a self-starter, able to work independently with strong attention to detail
•Must be able to proactively multi-task and adapt to changing and competing needs
•Experience in MS Office and excellent computer skills, including excel and powerpoint
•Experience with Adobe Creative Suite and web-based software desirable
•Proven ability and/or demonstrated work experience in successfully maintaining confidentiality
•Creativity and a sense of humor

Send a cover letter and resume to one of the following: Fax: 718-839-1170 Mail: WHEDco, 50 East 168th Street, Bronx, NY 10452 Attn: Human Resources No phone inquiries, please.

About Organization:
The Women’s Housing and Economic Development Corporation (WHEDco), a Bronx-based nonprofit housing and community development organization, seeks a Housing and Community Development Associate. WHEDco has worked for twenty years to build a more beautiful, equitable, and economically vibrant Bronx. We reach 35,000 people annually through energy-efficient, healthy and affordable homes; early childhood education and youth development; home-based childcare microenterprise and food business incubation; and family support. See for more information.

WHEDco is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. All employment decisions are made without regard to race, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, color, religion, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information or any other status protected by federal, state or local law.



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