Assistant Coordinator of Investigations
Fair Housing Center of Southeast & Mid Michigan
The Fair Housing Center is seeking a committed, hard working advocate to conduct investigations in an effort to uncover illegal housing discrimination.
The Fair Housing Center of Southeast & Mid Michigan is a nonprofit civil rights organization working to investigate illegal housing discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, familial status, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, income source, and student status. Based in Ypsilanti and with a satellite office in Lansing, we cover 10 counties: Clinton, Eaton, Hillsdale, Ingham, Jackson, Lenawee, Livingston, Monroe, Shiawassee, and Washtenaw.
Responsibilities will include:
- Collaborating with FHC staff to design undercover investigations (tests), including the supervision and implementation testing assignments.
- Recruiting and training new civil rights testers.
- Taking complaints of illegal housing discrimination over the phone. Informing complainants of their rights under fair housing law. Making referrals to local service agencies.
- Working with FHC staff to advocate on behalf of complainants.
Must have the ability and desire to work with people from diverse backgrounds, attention to detail, excellent problem solving skills, and the ability to think creatively. Must be self-directed, have good communication/interpersonal skills, and the ability to advocate on behalf of others. Proficient in Microsoft Office and Google Workspace. Applicant should have a driver’s license and access to a car.
Work and/or volunteer experience in fields related to community organizing/advocacy, housing, or civil rights. Experience supervising/organizing volunteers.
Salary range is $47,000 to $50,000, includes health insurance, 3 weeks paid vacation, and holidays. Combination of in-person and remote work. Applications accepted until position is filled with priority given to those received prior to August 31, 2022. Please send cover letter and resume to Pam Kisch (she/her/hers) at firstname.lastname@example.org.