Jobs and Internships

Investigative Coordinator

The Fair Housing Justice Center (FHJC), a regional civil rights organization based in New York City, seeks 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

Interested applicants must respond by October 4, 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 fhjc@fairhousingjustice.org or by mail to 30-30 Northern Blvd., Ste. 302, Long Island City, NY 11101. Equal Opportunity Employer. Absolutely no calls, please.

Intake Analyst

The Fair Housing Justice Center (FHJC), a regional civil rights organization based in New York City, seeks a highly motivated, self-directed, and well-organized individual for a full-time Intake Analyst position. Responsible for obtaining factual, accurate, and complete information from persons who file housing discrimination complaints; counseling complainants on fair housing rights and referral options; and providing testimony in depositions, trials and other legal proceedings when needed. Familiarity with fair housing laws, the New York metropolitan area, housing market practices, and affordable housing programs a plus. The ideal candidate is reliable, detail oriented, well-organized, and able to work independently and as part of a team. Candidates must possess strong analytical skills, good oral and written communication skills, be computer literate, and be a proficient user of Word, Excel, and other Microsoft Office applications. Experience in conducting fair housing intake a plus, but previous experience in providing one-to-one counseling, civil rights advocacy, and/or paralegal assistance also helpful. BA/BS preferred or commensurate experience. Bilingual in English/Spanish strongly preferred.

How To Apply

Interested applicants must respond by September 6, 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 fhjc@fairhousingjustice.org or by mail to 30-30 Northern Blvd. Ste. 302, Long Island City, NY 11101. Equal Opportunity Employer. No calls or walk-ins, 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 Legal Director Sheana Kleist 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***