Position Title: Research Fellow – Aging Veterans Experiencing Homelessness

Position Summary: The National Coalition for Homeless Veterans (NCHV) is accepting applications from candidates who are completing masters-level programs in public health, public policysocial work, or a related field for a ten-month fellowship. Regardless of the field of study, the potential candidate should have a strong interest in public health, housing, homelessness, veterans, and aging-related issues.

The needs of aging veterans experiencing or at-risk of homelessness are on the rise, and very little attention has been focused on how better integration between services offered by VA’s HPO and its Office of Geriatrics and Extended Care may be able to better address these issues. The leading voice for veterans experiencing homelessness, NCHV is uniquely positioned to leverage this opportunity. We are seeking a dynamic, Research Fellow to lay the groundwork for NCHV’s efforts to serve the aging homeless veteran population. This hard-working individual will build relationships with thought partners in the aging services space. The Fellow will also identify and catalogue best practices, as well as gaps in the system of care, to successfully support aging veterans as they exit homelessness. The successful candidate would be an excellent researcher and writer, adept at building a network of interested stakeholders, and know how to turn complex ideas into impactful and concise narratives. This position reports to the Chief Executive Officer.

The Research Fellow will be responsible for the following essential activities:

  • Working in collaboration with NCHV’s Technical Assistance Center to maintain a working knowledge of the issues impacting aging veterans attempting to exit homelessness;
  • Cataloguing best practices for providing shelter, rapid rehousing, and/or permanent supportive housing solutions;
  • Expanding NCHV’s network of partners to include agencies with expertise in services for the aging;
  • Writing a white paper and/or other products on aging veterans that describes the current landscape, summarizes best practices, and outline gaps in knowledge and services; and
  • Planning for a potential summit to galvanize key decision-makers around next steps;

Desired Skills and Experience 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
  • Strong planning and organizational skills with the ability to manage time effectively
  • Current master-level student with experience in public health, public policy, social work, or related fields

Other Job Information:

  • Ten-month (Fall & Spring Semester) tenure beginning August 15, 2022
  • Flexible work schedule at 25 hours/ week
  • Stipend: $2900 per month
  • Location: Remote ok

Application Process

  • Email a cover letter, resume, and a writing sample that is no longer than two pages to jobs@nchv.org with “Research Fellow” in the subject line.
  • Applications received without these materials WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED.
  • All application materials must be received by COB June 1, 2022.

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 services to homeless and at-risk veterans. As the only national organization dedicated exclusively to ending homelessness among veterans, NCHV is recognized as a major authority on policies and programs with far-reaching impacts on the veteran community.

NCHV is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace. We are committed to authentic inclusion of all employees regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or veteran status. Candidates with direct, lived experience with homelessness, and its root causes (including marginalization, minoritization, discrimination, and inequity) are encouraged to apply.