Welcome Home Coalition Director

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Welcome Home Coalition Director

JOIN is seeking a dynamic leader to direct the continued work of the Welcome Home Coalition. Welcome Home is a coalition of organizations that actively pursues sources of new, significant and sustainable resources for affordable housing and housing services in the Portland metro area.

This individual will work closely with Welcome Home Coalition members, key stakeholders, elected officials, community groups and the general public to support policies that increase affordable housing supply and reduce houselessness. Additionally, this individual will secure ongoing sources of funding for the work of the coalition.



  • Identify and implement successful campaigns to advance housing policy proposals, including strong grasstops and grassroots mobilization plans;
  • Work with Welcome Home Steering Committee members to coordinate programmatic and policy direction and strategy;
  • Direct and supervise the work of Welcome Home staff, which currently includes a regional organizer and development associate;
  • Lead strategy for broad-based recruitment and participation of coalition members;
  • Coordinate internal communication and decision-making with coalition members;
  • Cultivate stakeholder and coalition member interest and investment in the Welcome Home Coalition;
  • Conduct research and analysis of funding opportunities for affordable housing revenue and draft coalition proposals;
  • Direct and implement development strategies to support coalition operations;
  • Work with JOIN staff to coordinate communications, fundraising, and other logistics;
  • Potential projects include leadership development, community engagement, and messaging to advance policies that address our region’s housing crisis.




  • Coalition building skills; ability to draw on assets provided by diverse organizations and individuals, cultivating meaningful engagement;
  • Strong understanding of political strategy with elected officials and voters, and ability to navigate complex political landscapes;
  • Possess a deep understanding of systemic oppression and an internal commitment to actively challenging and dismantling systems of oppression in a strategic manner;
  • Demonstrated commitment to working with diverse stakeholders as defined by race, ethnicity, documentation status, income level, age, sexual orientation, and physical ability;
  • Experience with grassroots groups and campaign and organizing strategies;
  • Experience with housing and homelessness policy and/or anti-poverty issues;
  • Excellent facilitation skills;
  • Strong writing, editing, research, communications, and presentation skills;
  • Demonstrated experience managing a budget and fundraising;
  • Demonstrated commitment to JOIN’s anti-racist values and experience developing and implementing equity lenses to ensure meaningful participation of historically and presently marginalized groups;
  • Ability to travel occasionally.


The ideal respondent should be able to demonstrate an understanding of affordable housing issues and the ability to articulate strategies and solutions for low-income individuals and people experiencing houselessness. Additionally, the ideal candidate would be able to perform topical research and have successful grant writing/fundraising experience.


This position will be based in Portland. For more information on Welcome Home, visit www.welcomehomecoalition.org.



Salary: $80,000, full-time exempt

$5000 signing bonus



Full time, non-exempt with employer paid Health Benefits (medical & dental benefits for employee and all dependents), employer paid Long and Short term disability benefit, employer paid $50,000 Life insurance, EAP, Flexible medical and dependent care plans, unmatched 403(b), flex plan, 9 days paid vacation, Paid Winter Break shutdown (December 24th – January 1st), 168 hours PTO, 8 hours/month, paid community involvement opportunity, 2 weeks paid parental leave, paid bereavement leave, paid trauma leave, and an 8 week paid sabbatical after 7 years of employment


How to Apply:

Please apply using this link.


Equal Opportunity Employer

JOIN values the strengths that a diverse workforce offers and is committed to honoring the dignity of every individual. On behalf of the board, staff, and people we serve at JOIN, thank you for your interest in supporting our mission.