Job Posting to Support HUD’s ConnectHome Initiative


The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has posted a job opportunity that will help fulfill a very important role in the Secretary’s priority initiative to extend high speed broadband access to students and their families living in HUD-assisted housing. Called ConnectHome<http ://connecthome . hud . gov/>, this initiative will provide broadband, technical training, digital literacy programs, and devices for residents in assisted housing in 28 communities across the country. The position will be located in Public and Indian Housing (PIH) within the Office of Public Housing Investments (OPHI) at HUD Headquarters in Washington, DC. For this position we are seeking a highly-motivated individual with critical experience in the implementation of initiatives promoting broadband availability, such as digital cities initiatives, connected communities, and related or similar activities providing and/or facilitating assistance in low income communities and/or housing developments. The candidate should also have substantial experience in the area of public private partnerships and in outreach and coordination with non-profits, Internet service providers and other businesses, foundations and/or philanthropic organizations.

You can read more about the recent announcement and the mission at the following links:

http ://portal . hud . gov/hudportal/HUD?src=/press/press_releases_media_advisories/2015/HUDNo_15-090

https://www . whitehouse . gov/the-press-office/2015/07/15/fact-sheet-connecthome-coming-together-ensure-digital-opportunity-all

https://www . publicknowledge . org/press-release/public-knowledge-commends-president-obama-secretary-castro-for-connecthome-broadband-initiative

The job announcement can be accessed at the following link:

External announcement for U.S. citizens; no prior Federal experience is required:

https://www . usajobs . gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/412942000

The advertisement is open until Thursday, August 27th.

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