Details: Compensation is comparable to other non-profit agencies, and is dependent upon experience.
1615 Hudson Street
We are looking for one full-time, Spanish-speaking, Fair Housing Staff Attorney to work out of our Redwood City office. The Staff Attorney provides education, counseling and limited scope representation to victims of housing discrimination, investigates incidences of housing discrimination, and conducts fair housing education and outreach to home-seekers, housing providers, and community stakeholders. This is a challenging, rewarding position that offers a real opportunity to make a difference in people’s lives and make our community a better place to live. This is an excellent opportunity for someone looking to build a career in public interest. Fluency in Spanish is required.
Duties & Responsibilities
- Provide fair housing intake, education/referral, counseling, and advocacy services, including interviewing witnesses, collecting and analyzing documents, compiling case records and tester reports, researching public records, researching and analyzing legal issues, providing limited scope representation to victims of housing discrimination, drafting written materials such as settlement demands, accommodation requests, and mediation briefs, and referring cases for enforcement action.
- Staff pop-up clinics to provide brief fair housing legal services.
- Advocate for complainants in administrative agency proceedings, including negotiating for resolutions and representing clients in mediation, and provide support in litigating agency cases.
- Engage in community outreach and education on fair housing issues, and act as the agency liaison with government officials and other organizations.
- Contribute to program development and administration, including drafting funding proposals, and work collaboratively with other agency personnel, funding sources, and other nonprofit agencies in the community.
- Track data and compile quarterly reports as required by funders.
- Assist in other duties as assigned to further the interests and mission of the agency.
Project Sentinel is an equal opportunity employer, and actively encourages candidates from all races, national origins, ethnicities, genders, religions, ages, sexual orientations, and life experiences to apply.
Level of Language Proficiency
Qualifications & Skills
- Candidate must have a demonstrated desire to work to further civil rights protections, and a desire to work and interact with, as well as demonstrate respect for, diverse individuals and groups without regard to race, religion, sex, color, national origin, sexual orientation, familial status, or disability.
- Membership and good standing with the California Bar is required.
- Experience working in a non-profit and/or civil rights environment.
- Experience working with diverse communities.
- Capacity to work and think independently, proactively and without close supervision.
- Ability to handle an active caseload and manage short timelines.
- Excellent written communication skills.
- Strong analytical thinking and organizational skills.
- Highly motivated, and capable of working in a busy and occasionally stressful environment.
- Ability to pay close attention to detail and maintain accurate records.
- Creative problem-solving skills and a strong desire to help people.
- Fluency in Spanish required.
Minimum Education Required
How To Apply
Please submit a resume and a cover letter by email to firstname.lastname@example.org, referring to “RWC Staff Attorney 2018” in the subject line. No phone inquiries please.
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. Only candidates that are referred for interviews will be contacted.