Well-Home Network Project Coordinator

The National Center for Healthy Housing is expanding! We are seeking an energetic and experienced individual to help advance our mission to create healthy housing for older adults through our Aging Gracefully and Well-Home Network initiatives. This professional is responsible for supporting NCHH's project planning and implementation in collaboration with NCHH's executive director and one of NCHH's project managers.

This is a full-time, grant-dependent position with benefits, based out of NCHH's Columbia, MD, office. Limited travel will be involved.


  • Study Well-Home Network goals, grants, and literature on housing-based service models
  • Develop and update work plans and timelines
  • Work with the executive director and project team to develop meeting agendas
  • Serve as the NCHH liaison to the project coordinator for the Minnesota lead organization
  • Set up document sharing system for planning committee members
  • Schedule planning committee and individual stakeholder meetings and take notes at meetings
  • Screen questions on various projects and answer or refer to appropriate staff
  • Draft and coordinate reports and informal updates to funders
  • Conduct internet research and identify data sources to support program planning and implementation
  • Ensure timely completion of all grant deliverables from multiple funding sources
  • Support the executive director in housing-based service model education in Georgia and California
  • Work with the executive director to develop organizing and advocacy strategy for each state
  • Identify future funding sources with the executive director and submit concept papers and proposals
  • Develop and maintain list of national stakeholders and communications/collaboration strategy
  • Provide staff support to the Minnesota housing-based service model planning committee
  • Manage planning committee member list and contact with new members for each state
  • Provide technical information to community-based organizations and public officials in MN, GA, CA, RI, WA, and emerging states
  • Track targeted federal and state legislation and agency activity
  • Project coordinator for Aging Gracefully Evaluation
  • Study the Johns Hopkins University CAPABLE model and the NCHH Aging Gracefully evaluation protocols
  • Serve as day-to-day contact with site coordinators at the project's four partner sites, providing technical assistance, answering questions, and tracking project progress.
  • Serve as the project's quality assurance (QA) manager:
    • Checking Aging Gracefully evaluation field data for logic and completeness;
    • Monitor project enrollment and retention; and
    • Monitor progress on CAPABLE field visits completed per participant.
  •  Meet with the project manager bimonthly to verbally report on data quality and project progress;
  • Participate with the project manager and partners in periodic lessons-learned conference calls; and
  • Prepare post-meeting summary of discussions.
Other duties include developing informational materials, scheduling, coordination, and administrative tasks, including:

  • Work with the executive director and Aging Gracefully project manager to develop content of informational materials
  • Responsible for the formatting and excellence in presentation on all informational materials
  • Organize information on replication sites for the Well-Home Network and Aging Gracefully
  • Assure NCHH branding and funder acknowledgment in all external communications, verbal and written
  • Pre-meeting/event briefings and logistical support
  • Schedule meetings, book travel arrangements, reply to follow-up inquiries
  • Establish and maintain email lists
  • Revise and synthesize relevant articles
  • Draft contracts, process invoices, timesheets, and reimbursements
  • Ensure timely follow-up to all meetings and requests for information
  • Monitor and meet grant deadlines

Skills and Experience

Bachelor's degree in the planning, housing, aging, community development, public policy, or public health fields preferred plus several years of relevant experience, and

  • Strong judgment;
  • Experience in project coordination;
  • Experience working with federal, state, and private nonprofit organizations and low-income populations/communities;
  • Strong verbal and writing skills, including the ability to write clearly and quickly for general and technical audiences;
  • Adept in PowerPoint, InDesign, Photoshop, Adobe Pro, and Excel;
  • Familiarity with Vanderbilt's HIPAA-protected REDCap ("remote electronic data capture") platform a plus;
  • Ability to make public presentations preferred; and
  • Ability to both work cooperatively with others and to work independently.

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About NCHH

The National Center for Healthy Housing was founded in October, 1992 (as the National Center for Lead-Safe Housing), to bring the public health, housing, and environmental communities together to combat our nation’s epidemic of childhood lead poisoning. Today, NCHH’s mission is to secure safe and healthy housing for all. NCHH conducts research on methods to assess hazards in the home and on measures to reduce those hazards. NCHH designs practical strategies to incorporate healthy housing practices into the work of the public health and affordable housing communities. NCHH promotes these strategies through education and outreach, partnership programs, and governmental initiatives.

NCHH offers a rewarding work environment for individuals interested in science, policy, and the transformation of communities. NCHH’s staff of 11 is comprised of seasoned professionals with experience in environmental health, public health, housing, policy, industrial hygiene, engineering, and marketing. The diversity of staff backgrounds and expertise offers excellent opportunities for peer learning, personal growth, and development. EOE
TO APPLY for this position, submit a résumé and cover letter by email to:

Michelle Harvey
Director of Administration
National Center for Healthy Housing
10320 Little Patuxent Parkway, Suite 500
Columbia, MD  21044

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