Project Associate, Employment and Economic Well-Being (EEWB)
WFH Flexible

Job Title: Project Associate, Employment and Economic Well-Being (EEWB) 

Position Supervisor: Assistant Director, Practice

Classification Level: Exempt

Location: Arlington, VA (remote/ hybrid)

Position Timeline: Permanent Full-time position

The American Public Human Services Association (APHSA) is recruiting a Project Associate to support the Practice Team in the Influence Department through project management peer-to-peer engagement and research on a broad range of national human service issues. We are seeking ambitious new talent who would like to gain knowledge and experience advancing social and economic mobility through systems alignment and state and local innovation.  

APHSA represents leaders from state, county, and city human services agencies to advance the well-being of individuals, families, and communities nationwide. As a bipartisan membership association, we work with our members to generate pragmatic solutions grounded in lived experience with a lens for racial equity and belonging. With and through these members, we work to advance solutions centered on administering, overseeing, and aligning programs to provide access to food, housing, employment, child care, community support, and other key building blocks.  

You will be able to join a team of dedicated professionals who are results-oriented and are impacting systems across the nation! You will gain hands-on experience and work on various projects. 

Supervisor Responsibilities: 

· No

Job Summary

The EEWB Project Associate will provide day-to-day management of APHSA’s broader EEWB project portfolio of grants and contracts related to advancing employment and economic well-being through peer-to-peer engagement, research, and direct and indirect training and technical assistance. The Project Associate will coordinate activities ensuring APHSA and its partners meet timelines for deliverables, monitor quality control of deliverables, and resolve barriers and issues in project implementation. The Project Associate will also play an active role in working with senior associates to connect insights and best practices from project work into APHSA’s broader portfolio of work advancing social and economic mobility through systems alignment and state and local innovation. The Project Associate may support member management, as appropriate, to build rapport with members, support the work of senior associates, and advance the work of the EEWB portfolio. This position will have a particular focus on employment and training programs and services and economic development, including the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) employment and training (E&T) and employment and training through the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program. 

Supervisor Responsibilities: 

· No

Major Responsibility #1 (30%): Support the continuous operation of APHSA’s EEWB Portfolio 

  • In partnership with senior associates, develop and manage detailed project schedules and work plans for the EEWB Portfolio of contracts and grants. 
  • Coordinate work activities of APHSA staff and teaming partners to ensure quality and timeliness of work products.
  • Convene and facilitate internal and external meetings with APHSA staff, members, and partners.
  • Maintain strategic member relationships, including targeting members for specific initiatives based on interests and subject matter expertise, curating email, social media, or other member communications, and responding to member inquiries. 

Major Responsibility #2 (40%): Coordinate the Development of TA and learning tools to increase and expand field capacity 

  • Coordinate and convene work groups, learning communities, conference events, and other meetings/events; 
  • Creating knowledge products such as blogs, issue briefs, webinars, toolkits, infographics, and literature reviews related to relevant human services programs including SNAP E&T, TANF, and other related workforce programs;
  • Maintain online peer support and learning tools, including online forums, resource libraries, and related web materials.

Major Responsibility #3 (20%): Align EEWB work with broader workforce development efforts and partner organizations 

  • Maintain relationships and engagement with partner organizations engaged in SNAP E&T, TANF, WIOA, vocational education, and other related workforce initiatives.
  • Identify opportunities for partnerships, such as presenting at partner conference events, webinars, or meetings, creating formal and informal information dissemination channels, or co-publication of materials/resources;
  • Foster working relationships with teaming partners on grants and contracts within the EEWB portfolio.

Other Duties #4 (10%): Perform all other duties as assigned 

  • Minimum of BA/BS degree and 2-5 years of work experience. 
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with different contributors to achieve shared goals.
  • Knowledge of or experience in multiple workforce development and education systems including higher education, WIOA, SNAP E&T, TANF, or related systems strongly preferred.


  • Experience in or knowledge of administering SNAP E&T programs within human services or as a third-party provider. 
  • Strong project management, organizational, and interpersonal skills.
  • Solid oral and written communication skills and experience producing internal and external writings.
  • Ability to facilitate and manage meetings.
  • Experience with public presentations preferred.
  • Experience incorporating perspectives of multiple communities and knowledge of how structural racism and bias impact underserved and underrepresented communities.
  • Willingness to travel up to 15% as public health considerations permit.
  • Proficient in MS Office.

Physical Requirements:

  • Prolonged periods of sitting at a desk and working on a computer.
  • Must be able to lift up to 15 pounds at times. 

 At APHSA, we value and support the health, well-being and future of our staff. Our benefit package is based on improving employee morale, which fosters a work environment where staff feel they can thrive and feel accomplished. Aside from basic benefits such as 100% employer coverage of health, dental, and vision insurance, we also offer additional employee benefits and perks like these:

  • $250 work from home stipend
  • 3% contribution to 401 k or ROTH Plan
  • Monthly Staples account allowance
  • Hybrid work environment
  • Additional discretionary holidays included with 11 paid holidays
  • Employee Appreciation gifts and an APHSA Swag pop-up shop
  • 20 vacation days
  • 15 sick/wellness days
  • Disability insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • FSA (health, dependent, commuter)
  • Optional employee paid benefits (legal, pet insurance, critical illness, accident)

INSTRUCTIONS: Please submit a resume and cover letter. 

This employer participates in E-Verify for employment verification. 

The American Public Human Services Association (APHSA) is a bipartisan national membership association representing state and local health and human services agencies and the subject matter experts that help execute their mission to improve outcomes for people nationwide. APHSA's dedication to promoting diversity, racial equity, multiculturalism, and inclusion is clearly reflected in how we work and support our members. It is more than a commitment—it is the foundation of how we do what we do. We strive to create a workplace that reflects the communities we serve and recognize that building well-being starts with creating a space where our employees are comfortable bringing their authentic, unique selves to work.

Building on our long-standing relationships with health and human services leaders, we focus on generating pragmatic solutions that advance the well-being of individuals, families, and communities.