Charitable Advisors LLC
  • 08-Jul-2019 to 06-Aug-2019
  • - Fair Housing Center of Central Indiana
  • Indianapolis, IN, USA
  • $38,000-40,000 to start
  • Full Time
  • benefits available

The Fair Housing Center of Central Indiana (FHCCI) is a small civil rights nonprofit working to address housing based discrimination. We are currently seeking a full-time Fair Housing Test Coordinator to manage our testing program. The FHCCI testing program employs the use of "secret shoppers" to assist the FHCCI in determining if unlawful housing discrimination is occurring.

Organization Overview
The Test Coordinator's responsibilities include recruitment, training, and coordination of the FHCCI's part-time testers; investigation of discrimination in housing in violation of fair housing laws; assisting in client intake; assisting in outreach and public education; and preparation of reports. Attention to detail, accuracy, and organization skills a must. Must have ability to work successfully with others and multi-task. Must be able to work independently as well as know when to seek guidance. Must be able to complete detailed report analysis and provide positive mentoring to fair housing testers. Must have the capacity to speak in public to conduct effective trainings for testers. Must have reliable transportation. Spanish speaking a plus.

Position Duties

Primary Responsibilities (established by the Executive Director):
• Research, create, develop, and implement systemic testing projects;
• Manage research and investigation related to allegation investigation and testing;
• Maintain, update, and develop test forms;
• Conduct and manage tester recruitment;
• Manage and ensure attainment of all contractual testing requirements;
• Create tester training packets as needed;
• Conduct tester trainings;
• Maintain contact with testers and manage tester retention;
• Determine appropriate test arrangements and control factors;
• Coordinate all testing assignments;
• Debrief testers;
• Mentor testers;
• Handle completed test forms;
• Create and maintain test files;
• Analyze test results through specific comparison;
• Keep accurate records;
• Maintain and update Test Log and Test Database;
• Assist with enforcement reporting;
• Assist with case development;
• Maintain and update case files;
• Assist with research, analysis, and data gathering activities;
• Oversee and manage testing-related work; and
• Serve as an advocate for fair housing issues.
 
Other Responsibilities May Include:
• Conduct non-testing investigations of allegations of housing discrimination and systemic investigations to uncover unlawful housing practices;
• Conduct community outreach to provide information about fair housing rights, gain support for the project, and recruit fair housing testers;
• Maintain individual case files and records; 
• Conduct client intake;
• Work with FHCCI staff and others to provide support and advocacy for people faced with housing discrimination; 
• Work collaboratively with other programs and initiatives to promote fair housing; and
• Other duties as assigned by the Executive Director.

Position Qualifications
• Bachelor's degree in related field or equivalent work experience;
• Demonstrated interest in combating housing discrimination;
• Demonstrate the ability to communicate clearly and possess good analytical, problem solving, and writing skills with strong attention to detail;
• Possess good teamwork skills and the ability to work with a diverse population;
• Ability to coordinate multiple tasks simultaneously with strong attention to detail;
• Ability to work independently and as part of a team;
• Strong written and verbal skills;
• Available to attend evening and weekend meetings as needed;
• Access to reliable transportation;
• Demonstrate the ability to recruit, manage, and mentor fair housing testers;
• Must be organized, thorough, accurate, and possess proficiency with computer and related committee needs; and
• Bi-lingual English/Spanish a plus.

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