Job Details


Company name

Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority

Organization Type


Job Type

Non-practicing Attorney

Date Last Verified

Jun 30, 2020

Valid Through

Oct 13, 2020

Posted on

Dec 01, 2019

Min Salary/Max Salary

USD 118577 to 177865 Annually

Years of Experience

5-7 yrs required


Los Angeles, CA, United States

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Duties: Under the leadership of the Chief Program Officer, Director of Government Affairs will be responsible for managing governmental affairs, public policy and legislative priorities; and activities to include the strategic development and implementation of a local, state and federal advocacy program. As the system lead, the Homeless Services Authority is responsible for providing leadership and advancing overall homeless coordination and planning across the Region; intergovernmental affairs, policy and legislative activities; community and stakeholder engagement across various groups, regions and organizations; external and internal data and research; and the annual Point-in-Time count. Plans, develops, implements, administers and evaluates programs, activities and daily operations related to the Department of Government Affairs. Oversees the management and monitoring of policy committees at the municipal level; while tracking all relevant legislative activity at the state and federal level. Coordinates and extends relationships with members (elected officials) and staff of the City and County of Los Angeles, State Legislature, Congress, state, and federal agencies in support of priorities. Manage request for data and information, policy analysis and other requests from elected official offices, government agencies and other stakeholders. Provide strategic direction on the development and execution of Public Policy and Legislative agenda and activities. Ensure the Public Policy Unit performs policy analysis, participates in collaborative meetings with the City and/or County of Los Angeles, focused on the development and implementation of homeless strategies. Facilitate or lead convening and planning sessions as needed or assigned. Work with the Chief Program Officer to develop measurable goals and outcomes to effectively track and monitor role as Los Angeles Continuum of Care lead. With input and in collaboration with other Departments, oversee the drafting and preparation of reports/memorandums in response to City and County of Los Angeles policy motions. Build and maintain relationships with public and private partners to help broaden engagement of the community and other stakeholders focused on addressing homelessness. Other duties as needed.

Qualification and Experience

Qualifications: Master’s Degree in Public Administration, Urban Planning, Public Policy, Law, Communications or related field preferred, with 5-7 years in managing public policy, legislative and/or public affairs. 5-7 years in managing managers, senior level staff and line staff. 5 years in public policy, legislative affairs and working with elected officials and their staff, senior officials in government agencies and leaders representing policy and advocacy organizations. 5+ years demonstrated training and experience in group facilitation and meeting management. In-depth knowledge of homeless populations, systems and programs, including HUD/HEARTH federal policy and program guidelines. Ability to work across functions with both internal and external stakeholders and partners. Problem solver and strong collaborator with exceptional interpersonal skills and track record of working with senior leaders. Excellent leadership and professional presence. Proven ability to manage a team to achieve results. Excellent and proven written and oral communication skills Flexible and creative team player who can juggle multiple tasks under pressure and sometimes with limited information.

Additional info

Position #GAF18001

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority
453 S. Spring Street
12th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90013

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