Liberty Hill’s work is focused on Los Angeles County; however,
we understand that what happens in L.A. influences the nation. In
this historical moment, we believe it is especially important for
Los Angeles to be a beacon of social justice nationwide.
OUR APPROACH: Liberty Hill is a public foundation founded in
1976 to power social change from the ground up by fueling
grassroots community organizing. Every dollar invested in community
organizing yields a $90 return in community benefits through
progressive policy change. We support organizers who are tackling
injustice with our three-pronged strategy: grantmaking, training,
and alliance building.
Position Overview: Liberty Hill has a 30+ year
history in funding community-based organizations fighting to
preserve and protect housing rights in their neighborhoods and as
such, was one of the first funders of tenant unions in Los Angeles
County. Liberty Hill’s Housing Justice team includes policy
and campaign advocacy, program implementation and community
engagement of the City and County of Los Angeles’ plans to address
the homelessness and housing crisis. In a city and county where
most residents are tenants, a central tenet of our work is to
ensure tenant protections are in place and enforced and to invest
in innovative, community-based solutions to the housing crisis.
The Director of Housing Justice will join an innovative, nimble
team to support community organizations working to protect and
preserve affordable housing while building tenant power to win and
implement crucial policy change. You will lead administration
of the Stay Housed LA (SHLA) program in participation with the
Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles. Spearheading SHLA’s
implementation while supporting campaigns and policy to ensure a
permanent eviction defense program in Los Angeles County.
What you will do:
- Collaborate with executives to develop and implement the
Housing Justice team’s vision, priorities, and focus.
- Seek new funding opportunities, support proposal development,
review proposals and work with development and leadership to secure
- Coach and develop HJ team members to address challenges and
identify opportunities for development.
- Interface with LHF partners, particularly government
partnerships helping t develop and advise HJ communication
- Oversee public awareness, outreach, and education components of
the Stay Housed program. This includes managing communication,
data, outreach team, internal and external staff.
- Cultivate relationships, attend meetings, manage, and be
responsive to County and City staff involved in housing programs.
- Manage relationships, facilitate meetings, and get feedback
from community-based organizations as well as organizational
leadership to ensure compliance and program
- Develop a plan for challenges between legal service providers
and community-based organizations. Mediating disputes and
- Engage with communities and organizations to learn about their
priorities and needs and make recommendations for grantmaking
investments with an eye towards developing and fostering
relationships with organizations not currently in the liberty hill
orbit, or with new organizations.
- Collaborate in the determination of grantmaking priorities,
work with grantmaking staff to manage, process, and ensure timely
delivery of grants.
- Collaborate with finance to manage budgets, sub-budgets,
drafting and administration of subcontracts with partners and
- Provide technical support to implementing organizations on
issues ranging from invoicing and program strategy to leadership
development and tenant navigation.
- Support event planning.
What you will have:
- Education: Personal lived/professional experience - BS/BA
Degree or equivalent preferred.
- 5+ years’ leadership experience in setting housing
- 5+ years’ experience in working within or with government
agencies and partners.
- 3+ years’ experience with coalition development and
- Deep knowledge of tenant rights and housing justice movement
across Los Angeles County.
- Strong ability to synthesize complex information and present to
key stakeholders, including foundations, government partners and
- Work in social justice movement work and organizing
- Experience with contract administration a plus.
- Dedication to Liberty Hill’s mission and vision.
- Ability to speak multiple languages a plus.
- Proficiency in Office365 and project management apps (Slack,
- Commitment to social and racial justice, equity, diversity, and
- Ability to operate a remote workstation and laptop/screen for
- Ability to travel for in-person meetings and events in Los
- 100% coverage for employee healthcare, vision and dental
- Employer 403b contribution and match
- Remote work stipend
- 22 paid holidays
- 2 Volunteer Days
- Fridays off in August
- 2 Weeks paid time off in December
Salary range DOE - $83,800 - $104,700