Director of Housing Advocacy

Job Type
Community Development Partnership
Contact Name
Andrea Aldana
Contact Email

260 Route 6a
Orleans, MA
United States

Job Description

Job Opening: Director of Housing Advocacy 

Status:  Full-time Exempt Position (37.5 hours/week) 

Time Frame:  Review begins March 13, 2023, position open until filled 


The Director of Housing Advocacy oversees program development and implementation of the Lower Cape Community Housing Partnership. The Director of Housing Advocacy reports to the Chief Program Officer and supervises two Community Organizers.  


The Director of Housing Advocacy will work from the CDP’s office located at 260 Cranberry Hwy, Unit 1, Orleans, MA 02653. Opportunities for remote work of up to 3 days per week are available and subject to approval by the position’s supervisor.  This is a Full-Time Exempt Position (37.5 hours/week). 


Our Ideal Candidate 

This is a public-facing position, and the candidate should be a confident public speaker and facilitator who is energized by building visibility and relationships in the community. To have a strong local presence, the candidate should be comfortable strategically identifying meetings and events to develop a network of municipal contacts. Our ideal candidate will be an entrepreneurial professional with ambition and a strong work ethic, who has experience in the non-profit sector. We seek an energetic, collaborative and dependable team player, who is passionate about the work, and enjoys coming up with new ideas as well as overseeing existing initiatives.  


It is our preference that  applicants will have knowledge of the role of local government in the development of affordable housing and experience in designing training programs and supervising community organizing initiatives. Candidates should be able to relate well to multiple stakeholders and be a strong writer and communicator. In addition, they should be creative, flexible, able to think outside the box, and able to transition creative solutions into reality. This is an opportunity to expand an already successful visible and highly valued program within the CDP and have significant long-term impact on the Lower Cape. 


Specific duties are listed in the position posting on our website.


Skills and Experience 

There are innumerable ways to learn, grow and excel professionally. We respect this when we review applications and take a broad look at the experience of each applicant. We want to get to know you and the unique strengths you will bring to the work. We are most likely to be interested in your candidacy if you can demonstrate a majority of the qualifications and experiences listed below.  



  • A passion for the CDP’s mission along with knowledge of affordable housing and community development issues on Cape Cod. 
  • Strong public speaking skills 
  • Bachelor's Degree  
  • 3 of years of experience in affordable housing production and/or advocacy 
  • Commitment to results; 'can-do" mindset; outstanding problem-solving ability  
  • Experience at change leadership and change management  
  • Strong motivational and staff leadership abilities  
  • A desire to be a regional thought leader and valued resource for municipalities 
  • Sense of curiosity and a commitment  to learning more about housing production and preservation 
  • Excellent analytical, communication and presentation skills  
  • Experience with developing newsletters and online content  
  • Experience in understanding community organizing  
  • Sense of humor, integrity, personal sense of accountability  
  • Excellent computer skills and a high level of proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Power Point, Outlook 365), Zoom video conferencing, Salesforce, Constant Contact 


Compensation:  Salary range is $75,000 to $82,000 annually. The CDP also provides a generous package of benefits including vacation, sick time, retirement benefits and flexible spending accounts for healthcare and dependent care expenses. Staff enjoy flexibility in their work hours and working location if organizational needs are met. 


The CDP is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. The CDP is committed to building a diverse staff and strongly encourages applications from minority candidates. 

Application Instruction

To Apply:  Please submit a cover letter summarizing your professional experience as it relates to the job description, followed by a resume, combined into a single PDF. Email your PDF to Andrea Aldana, E: References may be requested. Review begins March 13, 2023. Position open until filled.