Senior Associate, Innovation

The Housing Partnership Network is growing!  We have a NEW full-time position available for a Senior Associate, Innovation (remote position – with preference for individual to be in Baltimore, DC Region)

Question: Are you interested in using your skills, talents, and passion to help promote positive change in people’s lives and communities across the Country in profound ways? 

Are you an “out of the box” entrepreneurial thinker who would love to help create new social enterprises –businesses, products, programs, and tools to help our national non-profit housing organizations advance their mission? 

Would you appreciate being part of a highly committed, diverse, and supportive team where you are valued and provided opportunities to truly thrive?      

If this sounds like you, then read on….

Job Summary: Reporting to Vice President, Innovation the Senior Associate will assume an important role assisting and working closely with the VP to support the Innovation Team’s charter to develop future innovative process, services, and value offerings for HPN.  The Senior Associate is responsible for working with HPN staff to advance new business and program concepts that strategically address gaps in the affordable housing and community development marketplace or fulfill a collective HPN member need. With a focus on research and design, the Senior Associate will work with HPN business line, program leaders, and internal staff to explore, pilot and incubate new member initiatives and ventures that stem from peer engagement. A critical element to success in this role is listening to HPN members and facilitating a constructive, collaborative process that involves addressing and reconciling the wide range of stakeholder needs for a new business or program.  A significant focus of this work will be exploring and executing on program and business opportunities that benefit people and communities of color.

To ensure we get the best and brightest talent Housing Partnership Network invests in our employees to help them remain healthy and to better manage the demands of work and their daily lives. As such, we offer an excellent benefit package that includes medical, dental, prescription drug and vision care coverage, life and disability insurance, 401(k), and generous leave time (holiday, vacation, sick, and personal days).  Plus, HPN offers participation in conferences, workshops and other training opportunities to help further develop skills and professional development.  Salary range for this position is $74,400 to $110,600 commensurate with experience.


Please submit cover letter and resume here.


Housing Partnership Network (HPN) is an award-winning membership network of 100 of the nation’s leading affordable housing and community development nonprofits. Through practitioner-driven peer exchange, policy and innovation, the Housing Partnership Network’s mission is to leverage the individual strengths and mobilize the collective power of our member organizations. Our vision is that all people live in vibrant and inclusive communities where access to affordable homes creates opportunity and economic mobility.

Since our founding in 1992, HPN has collectively served over 12.8 million people; developed, rehabilitated, or preserved about 470,000 affordable homes; and launched 14 successful social enterprises. Our work has been recognized with honors including the MacArthur Award for Creative & Effective Institutions and Wells Fargo NEXT Award for Opportunity Finance. 

HPN represents a new breed of entrepreneurial nonprofit that combines a mission focus with business acumen to achieve ambitious social outcomes. The hallmark of HPN’s member-driven approach is:

  • Peer Exchange among the senior leaders of HPN member organizations who share knowledge and ideas to advance best practices in the field
  • Policy and Advocacy to strengthen the impact, scale, and sustainability of the sector
  • Innovation R&D is borne from ideas surfaced through peer exchange which HPN staff explore and test
  • Social Enterprises that HPN and members develop together are launched to address current affordable housing and community development challenges and advance new solutions


HPN is committed to creating a diverse and equitable environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. HPN recruits, employs, trains, compensates, and promotes regardless of race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, veteran status and other protected status. We believe that the more inclusive we are, the better our work will be. We aspire to build a diverse team, one that better reflects the people and communities we serve. Applicants who contribute to this diversity are strongly encouraged to apply.


Racial Equity - We are committed to diversity, equity and inclusion at HPN, and helping members advance initiatives that dismantle long-standing systemic racial biases and discrimination to achieve economic and social justice.

Collaboration - We are a true network. We believe in the power and benefits of broad engagement, empowerment and collaboration.

Connection - We actively build relationships that connect people, ideas, and organizations to forge new paths for improving communities.

Inclusion - We recognize our power comes from the collective and cooperative nature of our work, based on an environment that is inclusive of diverse experiences, backgrounds and perspectives.

Respect - We are open, honest, and respectful in all of our interactions which strengthens our relationships, our mission, our work with colleagues and members, and ultimately the lives of the people we all serve.

Transformation - We work with our members to transform our industry by creating systemic solutions to help people who live in our communities to thrive.