Civil Rights Investigation Coordinator

Job Type

Full Time

Published

10/17/2018

Application Deadline

11/30/2018

Address

1490 El Camino Real
Santa Clara
CA
95050
United States

Description

The Agency:

Founded in 1976, Project Sentinel is a nonprofit civil rights agency promoting fairness and equality of housing for all persons. Through our main office in Santa Clara and our field offices in Fremont, Gilroy, Modesto, Redwood City, and Sacramento, we serve almost 6 million people across Northern California. For more information, visit our website at www.housing.org.

 

The Position:

The Civil Rights Investigation Coordinator (CRIC) collaborates with the Senior CRIC to manage Project Sentinel’s Fair Housing Investigative Testing Program. CRICs deploy fair housing testing and surveying to investigate potential fair housing violations. Fair housing testing is used to expose housing discrimination in the rental or purchasing of housing; surveying is used to gather information about residents’ housing experience. CRICs work with staff attorneys and fair housing coordinators to investigate allegations of discrimination and to enforce federal and state fair housing laws.

 

Primary Responsibilities:

·        Design and execute fair housing tests: draft tester profiles and instructions, dispatch testers to perform tests, conduct post-test debriefing, review tester reports, and analyze tests to identify potential discrimination.

·        Recruit and train testers and surveyors from diverse backgrounds.

·        Identify sites for testing by analyzing demographic data and monitoring rental advertisements.

·        Coordinate surveys: draft survey questions, prepare survey materials, dispatch surveyors, and analyze survey responses.

·        Draft notification and education letters informing housing providers of their responsibilities under the Fair Housing Act.

·        Manage sections of HUD’s Fair Housing Initiatives Program contract pertaining to fair housing testing.

·        Collaborate with Fair Housing staff on program development, community education and outreach, and other projects to affirmatively further fair housing.

 

Qualifications:

·        Must be committed to civil rights and demonstrate desire to work on behalf of diverse communities, without regard to race, religion, sex, color, national origin, sexual orientation, familial status, immigration status, language proficiency, or disability.

  • B.A. or B.S. degree in economics, legal studies, political science, sociology, psychology, or equivalent work experience in a related field.

·        Excellent attention to detail; strong analytical, organizational, and interpersonal skills.

·        Strong verbal and written communication skills.

·        Ability to take initiative while exercising sound judgment.

·        Previous experience with fair housing or employment testing and surveying is desired but not required.

 

To Apply:

Submit a resume and cover letter to Cristina Figueroa Cortes at cfigueroacortes@housing.org, with “CRIC position” in the subject line. No phone inquiries please.

 

Project Sentinel is an equal opportunity employer, and actively encourages candidates from all races, national origin, ethnicities, genders, religion, ages, sexual orientation, and life experiences to apply

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

No requirement

How To Apply

Submit a resume and cover letter to Cristina Figueroa Cortes at cfigueroacortes@housing.org, with “CRIC position” in the subject line. No phone inquiries please.


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