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Reston, Virginia, United States of America
JOB #R2205959

Lead Housing Counseling Specialist, Consultant - ON-CALL Role (REMOTE ROLE)

ICF is a mission-driven company filled with people who care deeply about improving the lives of others and making the world a better place. Our core values include Embracing Difference; we seek candidates who are passionate about building a culture that encourages, embraces, and hires dimensions of differenceDiversity & Inclusion, is simply who we are and what we do.

Housing Counseling Consultant (ON-CALL Role) - Housing & Community Development

Your passion is supporting communities with implementing best practice strategies to provide low and moderate income clients with housing assistance, including housing counseling.  At ICF you can put that passion into action by joining our team of experts working to support our work in housing counseling. We partner with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to provide technical assistance.

This position is ON-CALL, Part-Time with variable hours; assignments are made on a demand-response basis, 10 to maximum 30 hours per week, completely variable. We are open to supporting 100% remote work anywhere within the US.

Apply today to become part of our great team of experts!

What you’ll be doing:

  • Work with a diverse set of stakeholders including housing counseling agencies (HCAs) receiving technical assistance through HUD’s Office of Housing Counseling and other industry partners
  • Focus work is incredibly diverse within HUD’s Housing Counseling program, including delivery of services including rental housing counseling, foreclosure prevention, disaster housing counseling, reverse mortgages, etc.
  • Develop/deliver training sessions, conference presentations, workshops, and webinars
  • Facilitate technical assistance engagements, either in-person or virtually through web-based software
  • Focus on best practice and innovative strategies related to housing counseling programs.
  • Contribute to the design of tools, drafting of reports, and development of policy guidance
  • Experience and knowledge of utilizing a racial equity lens throughout work products, webinar deliveries, etc.
  • Assist in identifying new business opportunities, writing proposals, and managing contracts as requested
  • This is a home-based position and up to 25% travel may be required

Basic Qualifications you’ll need to have: 

  • Minimum 8 years of Housing experience in similar field
  • Minimum of 5 years knowledge in HUD’s Housing Counseling Program, the housing counseling and mortgage industry, etc.

Preferred Skills/Experience: 

  • HUD Certified Housing Counselor, or have managed certified counselors
  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent in Public Administration, Planning, Public Policy, Government or a related discipline
  • Previous work with Government Sponsored Enterprises (GSEs) a plus.
  • Demonstrated success developing and delivering trainings, workshops and webinars; facilitation, and public speaking to a variety of audiences.
  • Experience and expertise in other federal mainstream housing and services programs
  • Broad knowledge in Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity laws and requirements

Professional Skills:

  • A commitment to affordable housing and serving all of those who are under-served
  • Excellent verbal, interpersonal and written communication skills
  • Strong analytical, problem-solving and decision-making capabilities to analyze situations, identify existing or potential problems, and recommend solutions
  • Ability to multi-task with various projects and responsibilities
  • Proficiency in MS Office Applications (Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, Excel)



Working at ICF

Working at ICF means applying a passion for meaningful work with intellectual rigor to help solve the leading issues of our day. Smart, compassionate, innovative, committed, ICF employees tackle unprecedented challenges to benefit people, businesses, and governments around the globe. We believe in collaboration, mutual respect, open communication, and opportunity for growth.

We can only solve the world's toughest challenges by building an inclusive workplace that allows everyone to thrive. We are an equal opportunity employer, committed to hiring regardless of any protected characteristic, such as race, ethnicity, national origin, color, sex, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, religion, age, disability status, or military/veteran status. Together, our employees are empowered to share their expertise and collaborate with others to achieve personal and professional goals. For more information, please read our EEO & AA policy.

Reasonable Accommodations are available, including, but not limited to, for disabled veterans, individuals with disabilities, and individuals with sincerely held religious beliefs, in all phases of the application and employment process. To request an accommodation please email and we will be happy to assist. All information you provide will be kept confidential and will be used only to the extent required to provide needed reasonable accommodations. Read more about non-discrimination:  EEO is the law and  Pay Transparency Statement.

Pay Range - There are multiple factors that are considered in determining final pay for a position, including, but not limited to, relevant work experience, skills, certifications and competencies that align to the specified role, geographic location, education and certifications as well as contract provisions regarding labor categories that are specific to the position. The pay range for this position is:

$73,324.00 - $124,651.00

Nationwide Remote Office (US99)

Who is ICF?

A global consulting services company with approximately 8,000 people across 75+ countries, but we are not your typical consultants.

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