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#120065 Homelessness Hub Policy Analyst

Filing Deadline: Wed 12/7/2022

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Homelessness Hub is a new research initiative housed in the UC San Diego Department of Urban Studies and Planning. Homelessness Hub conducts applied, actionable research on homelessness and housing precarity with the aim of informing policy and programmatic improvements. Our work is guided by principles of justice, equity, and dignity for all.

Under the direction of the Managing Director and Faculty Director of the Homelessness Hub at UC San Diego, the Policy Analyst supports and upholds Homelessness Hub’s mission and vision. Responsibilities include four general areas related to homelessness: relationship-building, policy analysis, research translation, and public communication. Uses research, data, and local expertise to articulate, inform, communicate, and promote policy on the best solutions to homelessness. Collaborates on the analysis and development of policy that reflects the applied research and ethical principles of Homelessness Hub, with relevance to state and federal law but retaining particular focus on reducing homelessness in the San Diego region.

Responsible for building and maintaining relationships with policymakers and community partners, including unhoused and formerly unhoused community members, and collaborates with the research team to translate research into policy with the expectation to bring policy proficiency and strategic awareness to the team. Supports the capacity of staff and faculty to translate evidence into policy, follows and informs policy debates, and provides input to Homelessness Hub on key areas of focus. Responsible for drafting testimony, public communications, and other written products meant to advance evidence-based policies. Communications products may include reports, policy briefs, blogs, social media posts, op-eds, and related materials. Coordinates with policy leads from partner organizations on key issues.

Applies professional concepts to conduct analytical studies or projects of moderate scope and complexity to address a variety of policy, research and procedural issues. Fully analyzes issues and problems, gathers data and information, finds and evaluates alternatives and makes sound recommendations.

This is a hybrid position with flexibility in terms of work site and schedule. However, the person hired for this position will need to be based in the San Diego region to be available for in-person meetings and events.

  • Occasional evenings and weekends may be required.


  • Demonstrated experience in analyzing, researching and synthesizing large amounts of data with strong attention to detail.

  • Understanding of root causes of homelessness, including historical and systemic racism, and other structural factors.

  • Academic background and/or experience in advancing policy in fields of homelessness, affordable housing, or closely related areas.

  • Demonstrated understanding of policymaking in local, state, or federal environments.

  • Working knowledge of common organization- or research-specific and other computer application programs.

  • Proficient in communication and interpersonal skills to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing. Strong ability to communicate effectively with all levels of staff, external partners, the public, other researchers, policymakers, funding agencies and media, both verbally and in writing. Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work with diverse groups to achieve results.

  • Proficient in ability to use discretion and maintain all confidentiality.

  • Demonstrates ability to use sound judgment in responding to issues and concerns.

  • Demonstrates ability to analyze, research and synthesize large amounts of data with strong attention to detail. Strong analytical / problem-solving skills. Strong ability to think creatively and independently on concepts requiring advanced analytical skills. Strong project management skills.

  • Proficient in ability to multi-task with demanding timeframes.

  • Working knowledge of applicable policy analysis techniques.

  • Must share clear commitment to principles of justice, equity, collaboration, and dignity for all.


  • Background check is required.

Job offer is contingent on successful engagement in the UC COVID-19 Vaccination program (fully vaccinated with documented proof or approved exception/deferral).

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