Jacksonville Area Legal Aid’s Fair Housing Initiative Program (FHIP) is seeking a Fair Housing Testing Coordinator. The program is funded by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) FHIP grants. The program provides Fair Housing education and outreach to a six (6) county service area in Northeast Florida and investigates alleged housing discrimination in an effort to combat and diminish housing discrimination.
The Fair Housing Testing Coordinator is a full-time position based in our Jacksonville office. The Coordinator is supervised by the Fair Housing Unit attorneys and is responsible for all phases of fair housing testing activities. A qualified candidate will be a self-starter who possesses strong public speaking skills and be available to work weekends and/or evenings when necessary.
Salary commensurate with experience. Benefits package include, but not limited to, medical, dental, vision, long-term disability insurance, group life insurance, remote/onsite work hybrid, and generous leave policy (e.g., 13 paid holidays plus 22 personal leave days in first year, one-month sabbatical every four years).
To apply, submit resume, minimum of two professional references, and salary requirements (if any) to:
La Verne Morgan Andreasen, Esq.
Chief Human Resources Officer
Jacksonville Area Legal Aid
126 West Adams Street
Jacksonville, FL 32202
Jacksonville Area Legal Aid is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Essential duties and responsibilities
• Administer rental, sales, accessibility, and other Fair Housing tests. • Community outreach to recruit and train new testers, and yearly retraining for current testers. • Post Fair Housing outreach and topics on the Fair Housing Instagram account. • Develop testing strategy and select appropriate testers for each test. • Employ various methods to assist in determining where to conduct tests including scouting and research. • Create test assignments, provide appropriate and thorough instructions for each test, and review them with the testers. • Provide clear and accurate directions for testers when necessary, utilizing maps or other sources of information. • Analyze test reports, debriefing notes, and other information to determine whether there is evidence of illegal housing discrimination and, if so, assess its severity. • Prepare test review reports based on test analysis. • Maintain accurate and complete records of all testing activity, including test review reports. • Assist in investigating Fair Housing violations. • Assist in the annual Fair Housing Month events. • Keep informed regarding federal, state, and local housing rules and regulations, developments, and court cases. • Provide support to Fair Housing attorneys in grant reporting. • Manage the HUD Education and Outreach Initiative Grant with support of attorneys and paralegals. • Other duties as assigned by the Fair Housing Unit attorneys and/or President and CEO.
• English/Spanish bilingual preferred but not required. • Excellent organizational and time management skills, including the ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously. • Ability to work independently and collaborate with a team. • Experience meeting strict deadlines. • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing. • Capability to perform duties, attend meetings, and/or other functions throughout service area. • Proficient in Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint), Adobe, and Google applications.
Education and Experience
• Minimum of two (2) years of experience in legal administration, legal studies, or such work deemed equivalent by the Fair Housing Unit attorneys.