|Category||Social & Economic Policy|
|Job type||Full Time|
The Social and Economic Policy Division helps guide development of the nation's prominent policies and programs. Our contributions-at all government levels-have resulted in better programs on housing, community revitalization, education, workforce development, income security, food assistance, and in support of children, youth, and disadvantaged families. Our clients include the Departments of Housing and Urban Development, Education, Health and Human Services, Labor, Veterans Affairs, and the Food and Nutrition Service, among others.
Due to the COVID-19 crisis, this position will be based as a telecommuter for the foreseeable future. Only when Abt reopens offices to all employees will there be an expectation that new hires return to the geographical office to which they were hired.
Abt Associates seeks an Associate in our Social & Economic Policy Division to work on HUD funded technical assistance (TA) projects related to homelessness, housing, and community development with a focus on working with Continuums of Care (CoCs) and Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) recipients, to help them develop and implement an effective homeless response system.
Key Roles and Responsibilities
The position also requires: building and maintaining relationships with government clients, local officials, and TA recipients; strong and clear communication skills, and an ability to be flexible and comprehensive in the TA delivery approach.
Site travel required.
The candidate should have deep experience working to design and improve systems to end homelessness within a community, preferably with strong knowledge and experience with the CoC Program, ESG Program, coordinated entry and re-housing strategies. Candidates must be able to think of and frame out systems-level strategies, be comfortable working with diverse populations, demonstrate strong data-informed thinking, and must be able to help a community diagnose its challenges and build capacity to address deficiencies. Candidates should also have practical knowledge of McKinney Vento program regulations, including the Continuum of Care (CoC) program and Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) program.
The ideal candidate will have expertise working on one or more of the following:
The candidate will demonstrate:
Abt Associates is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer committed to fostering a diverse workforce. Abt Associates provides market-competitive salaries and comprehensive employee benefits.