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Exciting position available at the National League of Cities


POSITION VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT                                               #11-13


                                CENTER/OFFICE:              INSTITUTE for YOUTH, EDUCATION, and FAMILIES

                               SALARY:                             COMMENSURATE WITH EXPERIENCE


General Description:

Responsible for primary program support and management for the Institute’s work in areas related to family economic success.  Reports to Program Director for Early Childhood and Family Economic Success.

Examples of Work:

Coordinates and provides technical assistance and responds to requests for assistance from NLC member cities, state municipal leagues, and other organizations related to: strategies to help families achieve financial stability (e.g., financial education, access to mainstream financial services, savings incentives and other asset-building efforts); outreach to connect low-income families to public benefits (e.g., tax credits, food stamps, health coverage); workforce strategies; and other municipal policies to promote family economic success.

Conceptualizes and serves as primary author of reports, strategy guides, and toolkits for NLC member cities, and coordinates articles for NLC’s weekly newspaper, monthly newsletters, and other publications.

Plans, organizes, and leads audioconferences, conference calls, web seminars, and site visits designed to engage NLC member cities on specific topics related to family economic success.

Leads efforts to compile information on best practices and promising initiatives within cities in these issue areas to use as resources for technical assistance, NLC publications and newsletters, and to inform the Family Economic Success team and other divisions within NLC about city initiatives.

Develops and cultivates national partnerships with federal agencies and other national non-profit organizations working in the field, and identifies opportunities to draw upon these partnerships in order to broaden the array of resources available to municipal leaders in NLC member cities.

Plans and implements workshops and meetings at NLC’s two annual conferences, the Congress of Cities and the Congressional City Conference, as well as the YEF Institute’s biennial Summit on Your City’s Families.

Directs and contributes to efforts to develop and update materials related to family economic success for inclusion on NLC’s Web site.

Makes speeches or presentations, facilitates sessions, and represents NLC at city-sponsored events and national, regional, and state conferences and meetings in order to build new partnerships, raise the visibility of NLC’s work, and stay abreast of the latest developments in the field.

Cultivates new relationships and strengthens existing collaborations with national or regional foundations and corporate funders, contributing to the development of funding proposals and long-term work plans related to family economic success.

Assists with the recruitment of new NLC member cities and members of NLC standing committees.

Supervises one or more staff associates, interns or fellows when available to assist with aspects of NLC’s work related to family economic success.

Serves as a resource on relevant issues to other NLC staff.

Performs other related duties as assigned.

Some travel required.

Required Education and Experience:

Graduate degree in public policy or a related field required; minimum ten years of relevant experience in research or policy analysis; experience with association or membership organization preferred, or a combination of education and experience that provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities. 

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Extensive knowledge of issues related to access to financial services, public benefits and supports for working families, asset building, and workforce development; strong research and writing skills; experience working with city officials and/or knowledge of city initiatives in these areas preferred; professional networks and visibility in fields related to family economic success; knowledge of computer database programs preferred; ability to interact effectively with members, representatives of other organizations, consultants, and all levels of NLC staff.


To apply contact:              Human Resources   

                                        National League of Cities

                                        1301 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.              

                                        Washington, DC 20004


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