Sustainable Housing Senior Manager @ National Housing Trust

Sustainable Housing Senior Manager


The Sustainable Housing Senior Manager will work with NHT’s Policy team of talented and passionate advocates who engage with national and state coalitions to advance clean energy and climate resilience policy solutions that serve historically marginalized and under-resourced communities of color. The team is currently working to ensure equitable program implementation and access to clean energy funds through the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA), Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL), and other federal programs.


The Sustainable Housing Senior Manager is an opportunity to play a direct role in implementing technical and financial assistance efforts for affordable housing providers to develop healthier, environmentally sustainable multifamily housing. The role involves both policy and practice to advance informed and tested solutions at the intersection of affordable housing, health, climate change, and equity. More specifically, the Senior Manager will support a grant-funded pilot initiative in Washington, D.C., providing direct technical assistance to affordable multifamily building owners to fund and undertake decarbonization and healthy housing building improvements. The Senior Manager will assist in recruiting building owners to participate in the project and will build and maintain relationships with them and related project partners.

The Sustainable Housing Senior Manager will also contribute to grant proposal writing efforts that allow NHT to broaden our reach and leadership established through policy and programs.

This position is ideally DC-based and qualifies for a hybrid work schedule, working a minimum of two days per week at NHT’s corporate office.


Providing Technical Assistance

· Help building owners identify and secure grants and rebates to pay for building upgrades, write proposals, and collect required information to apply for funding.

· Help building owners understand design recommendations to reduce energy consumption, support decarbonization, and promote healthy housing.

· Assist building owners in ensuring that building improvements are implemented successfully, including helping identify contractors and prepare bids for soliciting contractor proposals.

· Collect pre- and post-retrofit data to document energy and health performance outcomes and summarize outcomes to inform the affordable housing industry.

Relationship Management

· Assist with outreach to D.C. building owners and help persuade them to undertake high energy performance and healthy housing building upgrades.

· Coordinate with internal staff and external project partners to manage project deliverables, milestones, and timelines efficiently.

· Coordinate with project partners to ensure strategic alignment, information sharing, data collection/tracking, and strategic planning.

· Maintain relationships with project funders, including administrators of key D.C.-based funding programs, such as DCSEU and utility program administrators.

· Manage timely and accurate communications and reports with clients as well as project funders, government officials, and others as required.

· Contribute to grant writing efforts for related activities to be undertaken by NHT.

· Coordinate internally with other NHT teams to apply full organizational capacities to the projects, especially related to resident engagement and deployment of sustainable building technologies.

Advance Best Practices

· Help document lessons learned to educate the wider field, including by participating in national webinars, drafting blog posts, and speaking on conference panels.

· Assist with developing program design recommendations for future technical assistance efforts related to IRA implementation, based on lessons learned in grant-funded decarbonization activities.

· Document and disseminate outcomes to demonstrate the benefits of retrofits that bring decarbonization to residents of affordable housing.



Salary and benefits are competitive and commensurate with experience. The minimum, median, and maximum salary range for this position is $80,000, $106,600, and $133,300, respectively.


Hybrid (Washington D.C., DC, USA)




2023-10-14 00:00