Director of Enforcement

Location
Atlanta, Georgia
Salary
Salary Range; $50,000 - $70,000
Posted
Jul 12, 2019
Closes
Aug 11, 2019
Ref
DOE July 2019
Position Type
Full Time
Degree Level
JD
Willingness to Travel
50 - 75%
Experience Level
Professional

Educational Requirements: J.D.  Degree  preferred,  or  advanced  degree  in  Public  Policy,  Urban  Affairs, a related field or commensurate experience. At least three years of relevant experience and demonstrated success in fair housing investigation and enforcement

Salary Range:            $50,000 - $70,000

General Responsibilities

The Director of Enforcement is responsible for all multi-jurisdictional Enforcement and related Fair Housing program activities and reports directly to the Executive Director. The position’s main responsibility is the management and investigation of housing discrimination complaints and the direction and oversight of the Testing Program. In support of the 45-year- old civil rights organization`s Education & Outreach initiative, this position also assists in the implementation of training seminars covering the rights and responsibilities outlined in federal, state and local Fair Housing laws.

Essential Functions

  • Receives and maintains records on all housing discrimination complaints
  • Maintains accurate, up-to-date, automated Complaint Log and case reports
  • Deals directly with complainants to determine fair housing needs, analyze facts, and determine validity of the complaint. Counsels complainants regarding options, remedies, and next steps
  • Investigates fair housing cases, files lawsuits, assists cooperating attorneys in filing litigation and resolution of cases through mediation, conciliation or other forms of settlement as appropriate; coordinates consent decree activities, as required
  • Provides resolution of complaints through advocacy on behalf of the client by negotiating with housing providers, making administrative referrals to HUD/GCEO and/or private counsel
  • Develops the strategic systemic testing program with management team and staff
  • Directs and oversees the Testing Program and supervises test coordination
  • Maintains all enforcement records
  • Serves as the public face for Metro’s Enforcement Program, including outreach to and training for attorneys and housing industry professionals
  • Prepares monthly/quarterly/annual reports to meet reporting requirements of management, Board of Directors, local jurisdictions and federal contracts as required regarding all complaint intake, investigation, referral and training activity

Marginal Functions

  • Assists in coordinating conferences and in-service trainings
  • Represents Metro Fair Housing Services, Inc. in outside meetings and seminars, as required
  • Assists in the designs and presentation of Fair Housing training modules that have the most impact on institutional change in the dual housing market, as required
  • Performs related assignments, as required

Qualifications

  • Strong knowledge of federal, state and local fair housing, fair lending and accessibility laws; familiarity with civil rights statutes and regulations
  • Knowledge of local housing market, real estate and mortgage lending procedures and practices
  • Excellent, demonstrated project management skills, with the ability to set priorities, plan tasks, and manage multiple projects simultaneously with strong attention to deadlines
  • Excellent writing and public speaking communication skills
  • Ability to supervise, train and motivate others
  • Ability to work with a minimum of supervision; self-starter and self-motivated
  • Proficiency and experience with MS Office – Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Proficiency with searching for and extracting information from the internet, including census data, property records, etc.
  • Experience with analyzing data, GIS mapping systems, database management and/or visualization a plus
  • Ability to relate comfortably and respectfully to people of different racial, ethnic, social and economic backgrounds
  • Ability to work effectively with executive level professionals

Contact Information

To apply for this position, please submit cover letter and resume to jobs@metrofairhousing.com, no later than July 26, 2019.

Organizational Background

Metro Fair Housing Services, Inc. (Metro) is an equal opportunity employer whose mission is to promote social justice and eliminate housing and lending inequities for all people through leadership, education and outreach, public policy advocacy and enforcement of federal fair housing laws. Metro is the only full-service, non-profit fair housing organization located in north Georgia, serving Fulton, Dekalb, Cobb, Gwinnett, Hall, Forsyth, Cherokee, Clayton and Henry Counties.

 

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