Community Engagement Coordinator
The Fair Housing Justice Center (FHJC) is seeking a self-directed and well-organized individual as a full-time Community Engagement Coordinator. The Community Engagement Coordinator will assist individuals and organizations in the New York City region to better engage with the FHJC and more easily access and utilize the services of the FHJC as it works to combat housing discrimination and achieve greater compliance with fair housing laws. Duties will include conducting targeted outreach to organization/agencies that serve populations directly impacted by housing discrimination; managing routine communications with strategic partners, other non-profit organizations, FHJC supporters, and other stakeholders; designing and conducting fair housing training programs on rights and responsibilities under local, state, and federal fair housing and fair lending laws; and coordinating other special projects and events. The Community Engagement Coordinator works closely with FHJC’s Executive Director and Legal Director. The ideal candidate has excellent written and oral communication skills, is detail oriented, and has a working knowledge of local, state, and federal fair housing and fair lending laws. Qualified applicants must be self-directed and able to manage multiple projects and meet project deadlines. MA/MS or BA/BS strongly preferred, but will consider commensurate experience. Bi-Lingual in English/Spanish preferred, but not required. Prefer applicants with previous work experience in the fair housing or civil rights field with relevant experience in conducting outreach, managing communications, and providing training.
HOW TO APPLY:
Interested applicants must respond by March 18, 2019 by submitting a cover letter and resume to the attention of Fred Freiberg, Executive Director, Fair Housing Justice Center, Inc. either by email to email@example.com or by mail to Fair Housing Justice Center, 30-30 Northern Blvd., Ste. 302, Long Island City, NY 11101. Equal Opportunity Employer. Absolutely no calls, please.
Law Student Internships
The FHJC seeks highly motivated law students (1L or 2L) for summer internships to assist the FHJC with federal and state civil rights lawsuits and with cases pending before administrative agencies. Interns work on individual housing discrimination cases by conducting pre-litigation investigations and by researching and analyzing a wide variety of substantive and procedural legal issues. Interns also help with legal research involving systemic discrimination in rental, sales, and mortgage lending on the basis of race, national origin, disability, source of income, sexual orientation, and other protected characteristics under local, state, and federal fair housing laws. The focus of most cases developed with student assistance is on reducing residential segregation and expanding access to publicly assisted and affordable housing thoughout the New York region.
Interested candidates should e-mail or fax a cover letter, resume, and writing sample to the attention of FHJC Executive Director Fred Freiberg at:
Fair Housing Justice Center, Inc.
30-30 Northern Blvd., Suite 302
Long Island City, NY 11101
***No Phone Calls Please***