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Jobs and Internships

Position:  Investigative Coordinator

The Fair Housing Justice Center (FHJC), a regional civil rights organization based in New York City, is seeking a self-directed and well-organized individual as a full-time Investigative Coordinator. 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. Familiarity with neighborhoods, communities, and housing market dynamics 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 preferred, but will consider commensurate experience. Strongly prefer applicants with previous experience in fair housing test coordination, fair lending issues, civil rights advocacy, and/or paralegal work.

How To Apply

The application deadline has been extended.  Interested applicants must respond by June 30, 2020 by submitting a cover letter and resume to the attention of Fred Freiberg, Executive Director, Fair Housing Justice Center, Inc. by email to fhjc@fairhousingjustice.org.  Equal Opportunity Employer. Absolutely no calls, please.

Note: Due to the current health emergency related to the COVID-19 virus, applicants may be asked to interview by phone or videoconference for these positions in July. Hiring decisions will not be made until the end of July 2020.

 

Position:  Evidence Technician

The Fair Housing Justice Center (FHJC), a regional civil rights organization based in New York City, is seeking a self-directed and well-organized individual as a full-time Evidence Technician. Duties include assisting and providing support to FHJC Investigative Coordinators with the preservation, duplication, transfer, maintenance and control of evidence collected in testing investigations. The Evidence Technician will oversee the process of digitalizing and preserving archived investigative files, manage a database, assist with the drafting of reports, and provide testimony regarding all job duties. The ideal candidate has strong analytical abilities as well as excellent written and oral communication skills. Familiarity with fair housing and fair lending laws helpful. Qualified applicants must be objective, detail-oriented, and able to complete projects and meet deadlines. BA/BS preferred, but will consider commensurate experience. Strongly prefer applicants with previous experience in civil rights or fair housing advocacy and/or paralegal work.

How To Apply

The application deadline has been extended. Interested applicants must respond by June 30, 2020 by submitting a cover letter and resume to the attention of Fred Freiberg, Executive Director, Fair Housing Justice Center, Inc. by email to fhjc@fairhousingjustice.org. Equal Opportunity Employer. Absolutely no calls, please.

Note: Due to the current health emergency related to the COVID -19 virus, applicants may be asked to interview by phone or videoconference for these positions in July. Hiring decisions will not be made until the end of July 2020.

Law Student Internships

The FHJC seeks highly motivated law students (1L or 2L) for summer internships in 2021 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 Legal Director Marie Winfield 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***