POSITION: Intake & Outreach Specialist
ORGANIZATION: The Fair Housing Justice Center (FHJC) is a non-profit civil rights organization that serves New York City and the seven suburban New York counties: Dutchess, Nassau, Orange, Putnam, Rockland, Suffolk, and Westchester. Our mission is to: 1) eliminate housing discrimination; 2) promote policies that foster open, accessible, and inclusive communities; and 3) strengthen enforcement of local, state, and federal fair housing laws. Since its founding in 2005, FHJC investigations have led to legal challenges that have opened up more than 74,000 units of housing to previously excluded populations, recovered more than $52 million in damages and penalties for people who have experienced housing discrimination, and changed the ways many housing providers and government agencies do business. Our large service area, broad range of investigations, and one-of-a-kind Acting for Justice undercover investigative program make the FHJC one of the most effective and highly regarded fair housing organizations in the country.
POSITION SUMMARY: The Intake & Outreach Specialist is responsible for providing direct assistance to individuals who wish to file complaints which allege violations of local, state, or federal fair housing and fair lending laws. The Intake & Outreach Specialist collects and assembles information regarding alleged housing discrimination complaints, provides counseling on fair housing rights, and makes appropriate referrals to organizations and/or administrative enforcement agencies. The Intake & Outreach Specialist conducts targeted outreach to organizations, institutions, and agencies regarding fair housing rights and responsibilities. The salary range for the role is $52,000 – $57,000 annually. This is a full-time position that includes a comprehensive benefits package, including but not limited to medical, dental, vision, life and disability coverage, paid time off, transportation benefit, building gym membership, and an employer matched retirement plan.
REPORTS TO: Executive Director/General Counsel
- Provides counseling and advice to individuals about their fair housing
- Interviews potential complainants and obtains factual, accurate, and complete information concerning alleged fair housing Obtains and reviews complainants’ documentation and other evidence and assembles intake files.
- Regularly meets with the Director of Investigations and Legal Coordinator to provide information needed to structure investigations in response to complaints received.
- Informs complainants about the results of investigations completed in response to complaints received, and counsels complainants about options available for pursuing complaints under fair housing laws.
- Works closely with the Legal Coordinator to ensure that complaints are timely and fully
- Makes referrals to organizations and administrative agencies and when appropriate, discusses options with complainants, the Legal Coordinator, and/or the Executive Director/General Counsel.
- Implements established procedures for handling, storage and control of evidence obtained from complainants and/or witnesses.
- Maintains regular contact with complainants until complaint is resolved or
- Provides sworn statements and testimony in depositions, trials, and other legal
- Conducts outreach and delivers presentations on fair housing to community organizations, institutions, and agencies in the FHJC service area.
- Serve on Outreach Committee, including development of written materials, and coordinate with colleagues regarding activities.
- Assists with the development and implementation of the FHJC’s Adele Friedman Housing Accessibility
- Disseminates information about the Adele Friedman Housing Accessibility Fund to organizations that provide services and advocacy for persons with disabilities.
- Ability to work cooperatively, effectively, and empathically with diverse groups of people and organizations
- Knowledgeable about fair housing laws and issues, housing market practices, and assisted housing programs preferred
- Strong analytical skills
- Highly effective writing and public speaking abilities
- Bilingual English/Spanish language skills strongly preferred
- Reliable, detail-oriented, exceptionally well-organized, and able to work independently
- Previous experience in providing training, one-to-one counseling, civil rights advocacy and/or paralegal work preferred
- Familiarity with communities in New York metropolitan area strongly preferred
- Passionate advocate for complainants
- Demonstrated commitment to social justice
- BA/BS degree preferred, but will consider commensurate experience
30-30 Northern Blvd., Suite 302
Contact: Elizabeth Grossman, Executive Director/General Counsel
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摘要： FHJC为冬季、春季和夏季的实习生寻找积极性高的法律学生（即将毕业的2L或3L学生），协助处理个人和系统性的住房歧视索赔，包括在联邦和州法院以及行政机构提出的索赔。实习生在这些案件中起着主导和关键的作用，他们进行法律研究，为个别案件的歧视索赔提供依据；与潜在客户进行电话沟通；围绕基于种族、国籍、残疾、收入来源、性取向以及其他受地方、州和联邦公平住房法保护的特征的系统性住房歧视进行政策研究。在实习生的协助下，案件取得了实质性的积极成果，包括向受到歧视性做法伤害的人提供损害赔偿和禁令救济。 实习生还可以从事与地方、州和联邦反歧视保护措施有关的政策事务。FHJC的目标是，每个暑期实习生将获得至少$5250的工作报酬。因此，通过罗伯特-A-马丁法律奖学金基金，FHJC将为那些没有法学院或其他资金，或没有全额资金的学生提供公共利益暑期实习的津贴。
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30-30 Northern Blvd., Suite 302