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Jobs and Internships

The FHJC is an equal opportunity employer. We value a diverse workforce and an inclusive culture and encourage applications from qualified individuals without consideration of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, national origin, marital status, citizenship, disability, veteran status, record of arrest or conviction, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. 

All FHJC employees must be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 (except for those entitled to a reasonable accommodation) and will be required to submit proof prior to the time of onboarding.

Director of Development

Postion Summary:

The Director of Development oversees all FHJC’s fundraising, grant writing, and reporting. They will work with the Board of Directors and the Executive Director to design and implement an overall fundraising and marketing strategy to increase revenue and visibility for the organization. They will plan fundraising initiatives, interact with donors to encourage ongoing contributions, and connect with new donors. They will seek opportunities for additional financial support through grants and manage FHJC’s grant reporting. The successful candidate will be comfortable working in a small team environment while maintaining visibility and regular communication with a diverse group of stakeholders. Requires strong organizational and time management skills.

REPORTS TO:

Executive Director

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

• Work closely with the Board of Directors Fundraising Committee and the Executive Director to design and implement a robust fundraising plan with measurable objectives for institutional advancement
• Manage and organize all aspects of FHJC’s fundraising programs and grant reporting
• Establish and maintain communications with existing donors and grantors
• Research and identify potential donors and sponsors and implement strategies to foster positive relationships
• Establish new approaches regarding individual giving, including major donor engagement, planned giving, and recurring gifts
• Implement short and long-term strategies to identify, cultivate, solicit, and steward gifts and partnerships from foundations, corporate and governmental entities
• Research grant programs and opportunities available through local, state, and federal programs, including drafting letters of inquiry, proposals, and reports
• Implement best practices for grant applications and ensure the appropriate approval and review process is followed; develop and oversee adherence to calendars, workplans and donor databases to ensure appropriate record-keeping
• Create reports to analyze data and determine the marketing effectiveness for fundraising initiatives
• Work with Community Engagement Coordinator to develop content, including social media, website, and other digital content, to increase FHJC’s visibility to funder audiences
• Work with Financial Manager to prepare grant budget proposals, financial reports and other information for tracking, analysis, budgeting, and internal/external reporting

QUALIFICATIONS:

• 3 years of non-profit fundraising experience
• Exceptional verbal and interpersonal skills
• Ability to work well with a diverse group of colleagues, constituents, and supporters
• Experience measuring data and outcomes of events to determine marketing effectiveness
• Positive and collaborative attitude when managing groups and overseeing initiatives
• Experience managing and tracking donor contributions and organizing gathered data
• Demonstrated experience raising funds and examples of positive outcomes

The salary for the role is $85,000 annually and FHJC provides a comprehensive benefits package.

LOCATION/CONTACT:

Fair Housing Justice Center, Inc.
30-30 Northern Blvd., Ste. 302
Long Island City, NY 11101
Phone: 212-400-8201
Fax: 212-400-8203
Website: www.fairhousingjustice.org
Email: fhjc@fairhousingjustice.org
Contact: Elizabeth Grossman, Executive Director

Investigative Coordinator

The Fair Housing Justice Center (FHJC) is seeking a self-directed and well-organized individual for a full-time Investigative Coordinator position. Duties include conducting tester training, coordinating fair housing and fair lending testing investigations, preserving and controlling evidence, preparing investigative reports, and providing testimony. The ideal candidate has strong analytical skills, excellent written and oral communication skills, and a working knowledge of local, state, and federal fair housing and fair lending laws. A strong preference will be given to persons who are knowledgeable about local housing market dynamics. Familiarity with neighborhoods and communities in the New York metropolitan region is a plus. Qualified applicants should possess supervisory skills and must be objective, detail-oriented, and able to manage multiple investigations and meet project deadlines. BA/BS strongly preferred, but will consider commensurate experience. Prefer applicants with previous experience in fair housing test coordination, civil rights advocacy, and/or paralegal work.

Interested and qualified applicants must respond by January 15, 2022 by submitting a cover letter and resume to the attention of Elizabeth Grossman, Executive Director, Fair Housing Justice Center, Inc. either by email to fhjc@fairhousingjustice.org or by mail to:..

Fair Housing Justice Center, Inc.
30-30 Northern Blvd., Suite 302
Long Island City, NY 11101
Fax: 212-400-8203
Email: fhjc@fairhousingjustice.org
***No Phone Calls Please***

Law Student Internships

The FHJC seeks highly motivated law students (1L or 2L) for summer internships in 2022 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 throughout the New York region.

Interested candidates should e-mail or fax a cover letter, resume, and writing sample to the attention of FHJC’s Legal Coordinator at:

Fair Housing Justice Center, Inc.
30-30 Northern Blvd., Suite 302
Long Island City, NY 11101
Fax: 212-400-8203
Email: fhjc@fairhousingjustice.org
***No Phone Calls Please***