Research and Training Assistant (Full Time)
The National Coalition for Homeless Veterans (NCHV) is the resource and technical assistance center for a national network of community-based service providers and local, state and federal agencies that provide emergency and supportive housing, food, health services, job training and placement assistance, legal aid and case management support for hundreds of thousands of homeless veterans each year. The Technical Assistance Center at NCHV provides trainings, funding resources, publications, and reference materials for those organizations serving homeless veterans clients throughout the country.
NCHV is seeking a dynamic, full time Research and Training Assistant to fill this entry level position and support the program activities of the Technical Assistance Center. This hard working, energetic individual will be an active member of the NCHV team, engaging in research support and publication development.
The Research and Training Assistant will be responsible for the following essential activities:
• Convert technical manuals and research into accessible summary papers;
• Develop guides, reference sheets, and research summaries informed by peer-reviewed research and evidence based practices;
• Conduct comprehensive literature reviews to support product development;
• Communicate effectively with Technical Assistance Director and NCHV team;
• Assist training curriculum developers with the design and development of training content and materials;
• Serve as an assistant instructor in support of the Technical Assistance Director;
• Coordinate training set-up and evaluation for TA Center on-site consultations, trainings, conferences, and webinars;
• Assist with the design, development, delivery, and evaluation of the training programs and services.
Qualifications for this position include:
• Excellent verbal and written communications skills;
• Ability to take ownership of routine tasks and special projects as assigned;
• Ability to work on independent projects and collaborate with team members;
• Ability to communicate effectively with all levels of management and employees;
• Strong planning and organizational skills with the ability to manage time effectively;
• Familiarity with homeless services, veteran programs, and military service preferred;
• Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s degree preferred.
Email a cover letter, resume, and two writing samples to email@example.com with "Research and Training Assistant" in the subject line. Applications received without these materials WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED.
On Nov. 20-21, the National Coalition for Homeless Veterans (NCHV), in partnership with The Home Depot Foundation and Citi Salutes, hosted the third annual Veterans Access to Housing Summit in Chicago, IL.
The NCHV Housing Summit brought together the major partners in improving access to affordable housing opportunities for homeless and low-income veterans. This two-day interactive training Summit addressed the remaining housing challenges in the Five-Year Plan to Prevent and End Veteran Homelessness and provided participants with the opportunity to learn, share and create solutions. Representatives from homeless veteran service providers, corporate partners, charitable organizations and federal agencies led engaging and interactive workshops and training sessions.
The Summit better equipped your agency to be an active partner in streamlined service delivery for veterans in need of rapid re-housing assistance and housing stability. It helped improve your organization’s ability to facilitate faster, more efficient housing placement for veterans in your programs. With less than 1,000 days left in the Five-Year Plan, every effort must be made to think creatively about maximizing housing alternatives available in local communities.
The Summit was hosted at the newly renovated Chicago Hyatt Magnificent Mile Hotel. This hotel offers luxurious, upscale and technologically advanced services in both the guest rooms and meeting space.
For the full Program for the Summit, click here.
To view the Housing Summit Photo Album, click here.
Speaker presentations are available below by track, and will be added as they are received.
Track 1: Creating Housing Options
"The Home Depot Foundation's Impact on Affordable Permanent Housing"
"Supportive Home Ownership"
"VA's Local Planning and a Changing GPD Program"
"Increasing Stock of Affordable Housing through Creative Financing"
Track 2: Supporting Access
"VA's Local Planning and a Changing GPD Program" (repeat session from Track 1)
"Connecting to Local Mainstream Resources I"
"Connecting to Local Mainstream Resources II"
"Meeting Targeted Needs I: Housing for Aging Veterans; Housing in Rural Areas"
"Meeting Targeted Needs II: Housing for Women Veterans; Housing for Disabled Veterans"
Track 3: Ensuring Stability
"SSVF: Rapid Rehousing and Creating Housing Stability"
The National Coalition for Homeless Veterans (NCHV) – a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization governed by a 16-member board of directors – is the resource and technical assistance center for a national network of community-based service providers and local, state and federal agencies that provide emergency and supportive housing, food, health services, job training and placement assistance, legal aid and case management support for hundreds of thousands of homeless veterans each year.
NCHV also serves as the primary liaison between the nation’s care providers, Congress and the Executive Branch agencies charged with helping them succeed in their work. NCHV's advocacy has strengthened and increased funding for virtually every federal homeless veteran assistance program in existence today.
Under a technical assistance grant awarded by the Department of Labor-Veterans' Employment and Training Service (DOL-VETS), NCHV provides guidance and information about program development, administration, governance and funding to all of the nation’s homeless veteran service providers. This is achieved through conferences, personal consultations, publications, and this website – the nation’s most comprehensive information resource about homeless veterans and the programs that serve them.
The NCHV Central Office staff offers service providers assistance with administrative organization and program development; information about government, foundation and corporate grants; and guidance to ensure compliance with federal and state regulations. We operate a toll-free homeless veterans assistance phone line and a comprehensive website to direct those who need help to the people who can provide it.
NCHV was organized in 1990 by a small group of community-based service providers who were troubled by the disproportionately large percentage of homeless people who were veterans, and the lack of veteran-specific programs to help them. We opened our Washington, D.C., office in 1993 in order to work more closely with Congress and Executive Branch agencies to ensure the inclusion of veterans in federal assistance programs.
According to its own estimates, Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) programs will reach slightly more than 40 percent of America’s homeless veterans. The National Coalition for Homeless Veterans is the only national organization specifically dedicated to improving the opportunities for these deserving Americans to regain control of their lives and once again enjoy the freedoms they helped preserve. Our community-based service providers represent 46 states and the District of Columbia, and we offer assistance to any homeless service provider that contacts our office.
NCHV is recognized as the nation’s leading authority on homeless veterans issues by several agencies and departments of the U.S. government, and has worked in partnership on projects with VA, DOL, the Department of Housing and Urban Development, and the Federal Emergency Management Agency. NCHV has helped develop and increase funding for homeless veteran-specific programs such as the Homeless Veterans Reintegration Program and the VA Homeless Providers Grant and Per Diem Program, both of which are currently funded at their highest levels ever. We helped write and worked to ensure passage of the hallmark Homeless Veterans Comprehensive Assistance Act of 2001, which had the potential to provide $1 billion for homeless veteran service providers and programs. In the current (111th) Congress, NCHV helped craft – and continues to advocate for – 14 bills designed to improve and expand services for homeless veterans.
John Driscoll, President and CEO
Baylee Crone, Vice President, Operations and Programs
Randy Brown, Communications Director
Samira Denardo, Office Manager
Patrick Ryan, Chair
PriceWaterHouseCoopers, LLC - McLean, VA
Charles "Chick" Ciccolella, Vice Chair
CSC Group, LLC - Alexandria, VA
Gwen Muse-Evans, Secretary
Fannie Mae - Bethesda, MD
Ron Zola, Treasurer
Community Hope, Inc. - Parsippany, NJ
Cloudbreak Communities - Phoenix, AZ
National Equity Fund, Inc. - Los Angeles, CA
Milner & Caringella, Inc. - Highland Park, IL
Cassidy Law PLLC - Washington, DC
Center for Veterans Issues - Milwaukee, WI
American Bar Association - Washington, DC
Military Women In Need - Altadena, CA
Veterans Inc. - Worcester, MA
The Jericho Project - New York, NY
American GI Forum Nat’l Veterans Outreach Program, Inc. - San Antonio, TX
NewDay USA, LLC - Gilbertsville, PA
Veterans Village of San Diego - San Diego, CA
"Bridging the Gap" – May 28-30, 2014
Grand Hyatt Washington
To download the conference brochure, which includes schedule details and a list of sessions to be offered, click here.
In nearly every community across the country, the resources exist to end veteran homelessness. However, having every puzzle piece does not mean the full picture has been completed. We must connect the pieces and, where pieces are still missing, push for targeted and immediate action.
This connectivity and action must be informed and strategic if we are to achieve the objective of ending homelessness among veterans by 2015. This May, you can be a part of the country’s premiere forum for engaging in this strategic dialogue: the National Coalition for Homeless Veterans’ Annual Conference.
The 2014 NCHV Annual Conference, themed "Bridging the Gap," is a two-and-a-half-day intensive training event with over 30 unique workshops and over 80 expert panelists from government, research, and the service provider community. The Conference includes several opportunities, including a networking lunch and awards banquet (included in your registration fee) to engage with and honor the hundreds of peers from across the country who are actively involved in ending veteran homelessness.
For communities where sufficient resources exist, the Conference will teach you how to convert housing, speak the language of mainstream medical and supportive service providers, and decrease the time it takes for a veteran to move from on the streets to stably housed. Those communities lacking in sufficient resources will learn about new targeted initiatives across several Federal agencies, methods for improving local data collection to ensure adequate resource allocations, and prevention best practices. The NCHV Policy Session will provide you with resources and guidance for successfully engaging your Member of Congress. These are only of a few of the training topics at this year’s Conference.
Learn to align personal, organizational, community, and national goals with the resources and best practices from your colleagues in the field. Now is the time to help your local community to connect the pieces and bridge the gap between where you are and how you define success in your community. As VA Secretary Shinseki stated at the 2013 NCHV Annual Conference: “We've given ourselves two more years to do this, and in the words of the U.S. Cavalry, we're burning daylight. There is work to be done; let's get on with it.”
To reserve your room at the Grand Hyatt for the discounted rate, click here.
Conference registration and the discounted hotel room block are both expected to sell out. Be sure to register early to ensure your spot at this landmark event!
Capitol Hill Visits
If you are considering visiting your representatives in Congress while you are in Washington for the NCHV Annual Conference, or at any other time, you can find more information about how to set up a meeting here. The Public Policy session on Wednesday, May 28 at 1:30 p.m. will provide information on current legislation pertaining to homeless veterans and the programs that serve them.
Call for Nominations: Annual NCHV Awards
To be presented at the Annual NCHV Awards Banquet, May 29 in Washington, D.C.
Each year, NCHV honors the commitment and service of a few of the many deserving organizations and individuals helping homeless veterans across the nation. We are now accepting nominations for the following awards:
Please submit a one to two page letter of nomination including the nominee’s name, title, and which award you are nominating for by email to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than April 21, 2014.
The 2014 NCHV Annual Conference will feature space reserved for exhibitors. This is an opportunity to feature your products or services to over 700 service providers, federal, state and local government officials, members of the philanthropy community, and more. For more information on being a featured exhibitor at the 2014 NCHV Annual Conference, click here.
National Coalition for Homeless Veterans
333 ½ Pennsylvania Avenue SE
Washington, DC 20003-1148
Toll-free phone: 800-VET-HELP
Toll-free fax: 888-233-8582