Policy Analyst/Staff Attorney Position


Our team is growing! Homebase is adding a position for an experienced Policy Analyst or Staff Attorney to join our passionate San Francisco-based team. We offer a competitive salary based on experience, and a comprehensive benefits package, including a 5% 403(b) match, health insurance, and generous PTO.

Homebase is a public interest nonprofit dedicated to the social problem of homelessness. Our mission is to end homelessness, prevent its recurrence, and decrease its effect on communities. We work at the local, state and national levels to support communities in designing systems and implementing responses to homelessness while fostering collaboration and collective impact in addressing its political and economic causes.


Homebase Policy Analysts and Staff Attorneys lead our hands-on work supporting communities in the Bay Area, CA, and nationally to design and implement solutions to homelessness. This is a dynamic position with room to grow at a flexible, fun, and supportive organization, working closely with internal and external partners to increase and effectively deploy resources and leverage evidence-based strategies to end the crisis of homelessness.


  • Supporting implementation of federal, state, and local programs in California and nationally, to address homelessness, housing, and poverty.

  • Identifying gaps and assessing the needs of homeless response systems and providing tailored content and processes to build the capacity of community-based organizations.

  • Guiding analysis and implementation of data-driven systems to measure performance, evaluate outcomes, identify cross-system usage trends, and develop policy solutions to address homelessness.

  • Training key stakeholders about best practices, program models, and regulations to educate and inform local decision-making processes.

  • Facilitating community-based strategic planning processes and engaging key stakeholders across sectors in efforts to prevent and end homelessness.

  • Creating high-quality written, visual, data-informed tools for local and national audiences, including curricula, manuals, user guides, and other training and resource materials.

  • Providing thought leadership and developing effective relationships across jurisdictions, systems and sectors to support alignment in effectively addressing homelessness.

  • Managing a dynamic array of projects and clients with our collaborative team of homeless and supportive housing experts.



Successful candidates must possess:

  • Excellent communication skills (oral and written), including strong public speaking skills.

  • Ability to succeed in a warm and supportive team-based environment and cultivate collaborative internal and external partnerships.

  • Strong analytical capabilities and enthusiasm for breaking down and explaining complex ideas.

  • Attention to detail and ability to prioritize and manage multiple ongoing projects under strict deadlines.

  • Exceptional interpersonal skills, flexibility and willingness to travel; licensed drivers preferred.

Homebase prefers candidates with:

  • Demonstrated commitment to the public interest and passion for addressing homelessness and poverty.

  • MPA, MPP, MSW (Policy Analyst), JD (Staff Attorney), or equivalent experience.

  • At least 5+ years of workplace experience with demonstrated increased responsibility; experience managing/cultivating staff and coordinating projects across various internal and external teams and partners is a plus.

  • Experience with state and local governmental agencies and/or housing and homelessness systems and programs preferred but not required.


Homebase is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

To Apply

Please email cover letter, resume, and at least three references to jobs@homebaseccc.org. Positions open until filled.

Qualified candidates with arrest and conviction records are welcome to apply and will be considered for the position in accordance with the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.


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