Staff Attorney and Investigations Coordinator (Remote)

timePosted 3 days ago location United States salarySalary undisclosed
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Job Description

Due to the current Covid-19 pandemic, FHANC staff have been working remotely since March 2020 and will continue to do so until it is safe to return to the office. For this reason, FHANC will consider an applicant who is not currently located in the Bay Area provided the applicant is willing to relocate before the office reopens.DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:Provide direct fair housing counseling services to clients experiencing housing discrimination, including providing information on coverage of fair housing laws, making reasonable accommodation requests, providing advocacy, intervention and/or mediation services, preparing administrative complaints for filing, and acting as representative in administrative complaintsCoordinate fair housing investigations, evaluate test methodology, provide feedback on structuring complaint and audit-based tests, analyze completed rental/lending/other testsRecruit, train, hire, and manage a diverse and highly trained tester pool, overseeing work quality, while maintaining accurate and updated records for tester applicants and trained testersConduct fair housing trainings; present fair housing information to housing providers, social service providers, advocacy organizations, and/or community membersAssist Supervising Attorney with lawsuits and/or collaborate with counsel of record to support agency lawsuitsConduct fair housing trainings; present fair housing information to housing providers, social service providers, advocacy organizations, and/or community membersAssist in education and outreach efforts, including attending community and advocacy organization meetings, municipal/local government hearings and/or meetings, public housing authority meetings, and other relevant outreach events as agency representative as appropriate; prepare formal written comments on any relevant documents or topicsIn collaboration with other senior/management staff members, implement programs designed to meet various grant goals and compile data for quarterly reports; contribute to drafting new grant proposalsREQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:Commitment to fair housing and civil rightsExcellent oral communication skills, including public speaking and interpersonal skillsStrong analytical and organization skills and ability to manage multiple cases and investigationsAbility to meet project deadlines and maintain accurate recordsSelf-motivation and ability to work with limited supervisionAbility and desire to work effectively with a diverse community without regard to race, religion, sex, color, national origin, age, sexual orientation, familial status, or disabilityAbility to exhibit patience, tact and respect when dealing with the general public and other staff membersAbility to represent the agency effectively in a professional and exceptional mannerValid California driver's license and use of carDESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:Ability to speak and/or write in SpanishAbility to understand legal documents and federal and state fair housing statutes and regulationsExperience with Microsoft Word, Excel, Salesforce, PowerPoint, Zoom, and other softwareKnowledge of federal and state fair housing lawsSupervisory skillsEDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:Must have a J.D. and be an active member of the California bar. Fair housing and/or civil rights experience is also highly desirable. Spanish speaking and writing skills preferred.*This position requires the use of a car and some non-traditional work hours for enforcement activities.Position open until filled. Salary depends on experience.Fair Housing Advocates of Northern California is an Equal Opportunity Employer.