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Bilingual Fair Housing Coordinator

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Long Island Housing Services, Inc. | Bohemia, NY
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Long Island Housing Services, Inc.


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Published 19 days ago

At least $39,250

The Fair Housing Coordinator will be responsible for assisting in developing and implementing LIHS’ fair housing enforcement activities in conjunction with other Fair Housing Program staff. The Fair Housing Coordinator will report directly to and be supervised by the Deputy Director or designated staff. Experience in analysis, research, public presentations, and conducting training. Bilingual Spanish-English skills are required. Salary $39,250 and generous benefits.

Qualifications:

•    Commitment to agency’s mission to eliminate unlawful housing discrimination, promote racial and economic integration, decent and affordable housing. 

•     An ability to perceive housing issues from a legalistic perspective, and to express ideas and facts in writing and verbally.

•     Personal composure and willingness to conduct public speaking and testify in court.

•    An ability to relate comfortably and effectively with respect and tact to people of all races, lifestyles, and economic levels.

•   Strong written, verbal, mathematics and word processing (min 40 WPM) skills. Working familiarity with Excel, Word, and Internet required.

•   Punctuality and willingness to work occasional weekends or evenings.

•     Highly organized and ability to multi-task.

•     Self-starting and ability to work with minimal supervision. Congeniality with fellow workers is essential.

•    Bilingual Spanish-English skills are required. Must be proficient in reading, translation and interpretation.  

•    Reliable transportation and willingness to travel in Nassau and Suffolk are required.

At the time of appointment and throughout employment in this title, employee must demonstrate their ability to meet the transportation needs of this job.

Duties will include the following:

•   Design and implement fair housing tests and projects for investigating real estate industry on Long Island and promoting agency’s mission.

• Recruit and train testers;

• Prepare written reports 

• Coordinate additional investigative activities needed to accurately determine whether discrimination has occurred and secure adequate evidence for enforcement action.

• Disseminate information to the public on fair housing.

• As necessary, conduct work for judicial or administrative action (e.g., interviewing witnesses, gathering and evidence, and testifying).

• Must be willing to attend professional seminars, conferences, training, and other continuing education programs or assignments which may require distance travel outside of Long Island.

• Other duties as assigned by the Agency or Deputy Director to successfully fulfill the agency’s goals and mission.

The Fair Housing Coordinator will be responsible for assisting in developing and implementing LIHS’ fair housing enforcement activities in conjunction with other Fair Housing Program staff. The Fair Housing Coordinator will report…

Details at a glance

  • On-site Location
  • Full Time Schedule
  • Entry level

Benefits

Generous benefits including Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance, Tuition Assistance, Flexible Spending Account, Long-term and Short-term Disability, Life Insurance, 403(b) Retirement Plan, paid holidays, as well as vacation, sick, and personal days.

Generous benefits including Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance, Tuition Assistance, Flexible Spending Account, Long-term and Short-term Disability, Life Insurance, 403(b…

Level of Language Proficiency

Bilingual Spanish-English skills are required.

Bilingual Spanish-English skills are required.

How to Apply

Send resume by email (No Calls or Faxes, please!): Marian@LIFairHousing.org noting “Fair Housing Coordinator” in the subject line. 

LIHS is an equal opportunity employer.

LIHS is a private non-profit Fair Housing advocacy organization, established in 1969. It serves Nassau and Suffolk, with its principal place of business at 640 Johnson Avenue, Suite 8, Bohemia NY 11716.

LIHS’ Mission is the elimination of unlawful housing discrimination and promotion of decent and affordable housing through advocacy and education. Its primary objectives are to promote equal housing opportunity, and racial and economic integration.

LIHS counsels clients in Fair Housing rights, landlord-tenant rights and obligations, homelessness prevention, mortgage default and foreclosure prevention, pre-purchase and rental strategies, and government assisted programs. LIHS promotes Fair Housing enforcement and voluntary compliance with Fair Housing laws by conducting investigations, including testing, providing education and outreach for housing consumers and industry related providers, and serving as a clearinghouse for information.

Send resume by email (No Calls or Faxes, please!): Marian@LIFairHousing.org noting “Fair Housing Coordinator” in the subject line. 

LIHS is an equal opportunity employer.

LIHS is a private…

Location

640 Johnson Avenue Suite 8, Bohemia, NY 11716

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