Description:

The Suffolk University Law School Housing Discrimination Testing Program (HDTP) is seeking excellent attorney candidates for a remote full-time clinical fellowship position to coordinate fair housing testing designed to identify and prevent housing discrimination in thirteen communities throughout the WestMetro region. A successful candidate will be highly motivated, organized, and have a passion for civil rights and fair housing. This is a grant funded position for approximately two years, but may continue beyond that if additional funding becomes available.

The Fair Housing Testing Coordinator will join a team of attorneys and non-attorneys working at the cutting edge of fair housing testing. Suffolk’s HDTP has been nationally recognized as a leader in fair housing, and is embedded within Suffolk Law School’s nationally ranked Clinical Programs. The Testing Coordinator will benefit from mentoring and exposure to a law school clinical program. The position is ideal for someone interested in launching a career in fair housing law, legal services, public interest law, and clinical teaching. Past Clinical Fellows have gone on to excel in these and other fields.

Responsibilities:
  • Design, implement and coordinate fair housing tests and investigations
  • Analyze testing results
  • Prepare detailed, accurate written reports of testing projects
  • Assist with recruiting, training, and maintaining a diverse pool of fair housing testers
  • Develop and present fair housing educational trainings to diverse audiences
  • Engage in strategic decision making regarding fair housing investigations
  • Participate with other team members in setting the vision for the program
  • Assist in drafting a report of program activities
  • Assist in presenting the report at community meetings

Qualifications:
  • JD Required; Experience in fair housing or civil rights law is preferred
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Experience working directly with people with racially, ethnically, and socioeconomically diverse backgrounds; Knowledge of the Metro Boston area and rental real estate market is preferred
  • Highly organized and able to manage multiple investigations, with varying deadlines
  • Ability to supervise fair housing testers
  • Comfortable speaking in public
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, and ability to present to diverse audiences, specifically racially, ethnically, and socioeconomically diverse communities
  • Ability to meet project deadlines
  • Detail oriented and able to maintain accurate records
  • Ability to work collaboratively with other staff and community partners
  • Positive attitude and takes initiative without prompting
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office

This position is offered for an initial period of 12 months with the possibility of an extension for the second year of the grant, based on mutual agreement and the Fellow’s performance and adherence to the relevant terms of employment of the University and Law School. The position will begin as soon as possible. Continuation of the position after the 2-year grant will be contingent on future funding and program needs.

To Apply: Please submit a cover letter, resume, and three references (at least two professional).

Suffolk University does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, religious creed, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, age, genetic information, or status as a veteran in admission to, access to, treatment in, or employment in its programs, activities, or employment. Suffolk University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. The University is dedicated to the goal of building a diverse and inclusive faculty and staff that reflect the broad range of human experience who contribute to the robust exchange of ideas on campus, and who are committed to teaching and working in a diverse environment. We strongly encourage applications from groups historically marginalized or underrepresented because of race/color, gender, religious creed, disability, national origin, veteran status or LGBTQ status. Suffolk University is especially interested in candidates who, through their training, service and experience, will contribute to the diversity and excellence of the University community.