Community Legal Aid & Affiliate
  • Worcester, MA, USA
  • Full Time

                                             Fair Housing Testing Coordinator

Community Legal Aid, Inc. (CLA), the non-profit program providing free civil legal services to low-income and elderly clients in central and western Massachusetts., seeks a Fair Housing Testing Coordinator to work in its Worcester (central Massachusetts) office. This position is funded by a fair housing grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. The Coordinator will conduct community outreach to provide information about fair housing rights; recruit fair housing testers;design and conduct tester trainings;design systemic and complaint-based tests; and analyze test reports. The Coordinator will work closely with the City of Worcester's fair housing intake worker and will also maintain detailed case records and assist with grant-writing and reporting. The Coordinator must be available to work outside normal business hours on occasion to conduct outreach and debrief testers.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor's degree from a four-year college or university; or one to two years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience required.
  • Proficiency in word processing, data entry, Excel, and internet search required.
  • Experience in volunteer coordination or housing advocacy preferred.
  • Demonstrated ability to set priorities, manage multiple tasks, meet deadlines, and strategize, plan and implement programmatic initiatives.
  • Proficiency in Spanish is preferred.
  • Demonstrated ability to engage in detailed and thorough record-keeping for reporting to government and other entities.
  • Meticulous attention to details.
  • Experience working effectively and respectfully with individuals from diverse backgrounds and dealing with confidential and sensitive issues.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, proven effectiveness with facilitation and training for varied audiences. 
  • Ability to work independently and to support team efforts.

Please submit a cover letter and resume to : jzeh@cla-ma.org or mail to Judy Zeh, Human Resource Manager, Community Legal Aid, 405 Main Street, Worcester, MA 10608. CLA is an Equal Opportunity Employer and strives to ensure that our staff members reflect the diversity of the communities we serve. CLA encourages applicants from a broad range of backgrounds and experiences.

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