The Manufactured Housing Institute (MHI) represents all segments of the manufactured housing industry, and our 975 member companies provide housing for more than 22 million Americans. We are searching for a skilled policy analyst and researcher who can analyze data sources to help support our advocacy goals as a member of the Policy Team. This dedicated professional will conduct policy analysis and development efforts, assess legislative engagement opportunities, and lead MHI’s data and research endeavors. As such, their work and contributions will fall primarily under two umbrellas: (1) policy & advocacy, and (2) data & research.
Our Director of Policy & Research will play a critical role as MHI focuses our efforts in growing our market by telling our story, engaging our members, and developing our team.
Responsibilities (“What You’ll Do”)
Assist in formulation of strategy for MHI positioning, advocacy, outreach, and research initiatives to
accomplish industry objectives.
Analyze federal legislative and regulatory issues with the goal of developing MHI positions and
communicating them effectively to regulators, legislators, and MHI members.
Draft updates, reports, letters and other communications, including written materials describing the impact of such matters for policy memos, issue briefs, newsletters, talking points, presentations, advocacy
alerts, newsletters, and other content.
Participate in the planning and development of MHI meetings and other conferences to promote and
highlight the work of MHI’s Policy Team.
Track data and research publications, including U.S. Census Bureau data programs and work of other
trade associations, analyze data and research, summarize key takeaways, policy implications, and
opportunities for engagement.
Work collaboratively and independently on qualitative and quantitative data and research projects,
conduct analysis, and summarize findings, takeaways and implications.
Manage production and distribution of MHI’s Monthly Economic Report.
Prepare MHI’s state fact sheets, industry fact sheets, and other regularly updated statistical and data
Identify topics for new research projects, manage and develop proposals.
Contribute to the design of research projects including the development of conceptual and analytical
frameworks for examining manufactured housing and general housing policies, practices and data, and
understand the legislative, regulatory, and policy context.
When necessary, coordinate and supervise research projects of outside consultants.
Coordinate with MHI members and committees to determine research needs.
Bachelor’s degree, or equivalent in work experience. Master’s degree preferred.
5-7 years of experience working in policy analysis and/or research.
Experience in housing, or housing finance, is a plus.
Demonstrated commitment to excellence.
Knowledge of the American Communities Survey, HMDA data, and Census data a plus.
Possess a combination of quantitative, analytical, and writing skills, relevant substantive knowledge, and policy research experience needed to perform the duties described above, and the academic
knowledge of and research experience in a discipline that is generally associated with public policy,
economics, political science, or other similar social science fields.
Be familiar with (1) federal, state, and local housing and housing finance policies and programs, and (2)
the intersections between housing, with an interest in manufactured housing a plus, and related policy areas such as the primary and secondary mortgage market, government housing finance programs, and state and local policies such as zoning.
Demonstrate the ability to capture and analyze data from internal and external sources.
Demonstrate strong oral and written communication skills.
Display a capacity for statistical analysis and a demonstrated ability to translate data into compelling
Display strong time management skills and a high level of professionalism.
Demonstrate a high level of organization and motivation, creativity, and self-confidence; we seek
individuals who can work effectively, independently, and simultaneously on multiple projects.
Additional Salary Information: We’ll provide a competitive salary and excellent benefits package. Send cover letter, resume and salary history to firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Manufactured Housing Institute
The Manufactured Housing Institute (MHI) is a $4.5m nonprofit trade association with 13 full-time positions based in Rosslyn. MHI is the only national trade association that represents every segment of the factory-built housing industry. Our members include home builders, suppliers, retail sellers, lenders, installers, community owners, community operators, and others who serve the industry, as well as 47 affiliated state organizations.
In 2019, our industry produced nearly 95,000 homes, accounting for approximately 10 percent of new single-family home starts. MHI is a trusted partner, advocate and industry leader to over 975 members who can access up-to-date educational, operational, networking and advocacy resources and support.