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JOBS

GNOFHAC is currently hiring for two positions:

Education Coordinator:  The Education Coordinator manages GNOFHAC’s education programs, including Fair Housing University trainings for a variety of audiences across Louisiana, GNOFHAC’s Fair Housing Five youth initiative, and community events such as GNOFHAC’s annual Fit for a King Fair Housing Summit.  Read a more detailed description here: GNOFHAC Education Coordinator Job DescriptionTo Apply: Please submit a resume, cover letter and writing sample to resumes@gnofairhousing.org.  Applications will be accepted until July 31st.

Community Engagement Coordinator:  The Community Engagement Coordinator will work to increase awareness of housing discrimination and fair housing rights across Louisiana.  Duties include outreach to various communities, building relationships with community partners, tabling at events, organizing and conducting community meetings, giving Know Your Rights presentations, and developing outreach materials such as flyers, PSAs and blog posts.  Read more here: GNOFHAC Community Engagement Coordinator LA Delta Service Corps Member Position Description.  Please note: this is a Louisiana Delta Service Corps position, which offers a stipend and education award.  To Apply:  Submit application materials via the LA Delta Service Corps website.  The deadline has been extended, but submit your application asap to be able to interview next week.

 

INTERNSHIPS

Fall 2017/Spring 2018 Law Clerks

The Greater New Orleans Fair Housing Action Center (GNOFHAC) seeks dedicated, motivated, and talented law students for fall 2017 and spring 2018 internships.

Law clerks assist GNOFHAC attorneys with the investigation and enforcement of fair housing complaints. Work may involve all aspects of litigation, including client intake, performing legal research, conducting factual investigation, drafting memoranda and motions, analyzing discovery materials, attending court proceedings, and preparing briefs. Law clerks may also assist with community outreach events designed to educate the public about their fair housing rights.

How to Apply: Please submit a resume, cover letter, and writing sample to Elizabeth Owen via email at eowen@gnofairhousing.org.  Applications will be considered on a rolling basis.

Education, Outreach and Policy Internships

The Greater New Orleans Fair Housing Action Center (GNOFHAC) is a nonprofit civil rights organization dedicated to ending housing discrimination in Louisiana by:

  • Conducting fair housing investigations
  • Filing lawsuits and complaints against individuals and entities caught illegally discriminating
  • Promoting equitable housing laws
  • Teaching the community about their fair housing rights and responsibilities
  • Intervening on behalf of homeowners facing foreclosure

About the Education & Outreach and Policy Departments

GNOFHAC’s Education & Outreach Department provides Fair Housing education to a wide variety of stakeholders including renters, first time homebuyers, landlords, property managers, real estate agents, developers and government officials. We educate the wider public through social media, print and radio advertisements, and targeted outreach. We also conduct workshops for youth and publish an original children’s book The Fair Housing Five.  GNOFHAC’s Policy Department promotes equitable housing laws and regulations on the local, state, and national levels. Recent victories include the expansion of housing protections for survivors of domestic violence through the passage of the Louisiana Violence Against Women Act in August 2015.

Education, Outreach and Policy Research intern applications are welcomed throughout the year with slots available in the Spring and Fall semesters, as well as over the summer.

Internship Activities

The focus of each internship will be designed in consultation with GNOFHAC staff, taking into account department needs and intern skills and areas of interest.  Tasks might include:

  • Producing and posting relevant content (including text, graphics, and video) to Facebook and other social media
  • Designing advertisements (print, radio, social media), flyers and brochures
  • Helping plan GNOFHAC’s annual Fit for a King Fair Housing Summit, as well as workshops and other events
  • Tabling at community events and other direct outreach
  • Assisting with Fair Housing Five youth workshops
  • Bringing policy related research projects from inception to completion. Projects combine social science skills with project administration (sample projects include research and data collection on the Louisiana state legislature; using U.S. census data to track demographic changes; and mapping opportunity through local land use laws).

Interns should be interested in civil rights, law and policy, history, community education and/or design and marketing. Preferred candidates are tech-savvy, highly organized, and have a basic understanding of federal, state and local government. This is a great way for any social science major to apply classroom skills to real-world challenges.  Ability to work occasional evening and weekend hours preferred.

 

For more information, please contact:

Renee Corrigan at RCorrigan@gnofairhousing.org or Maxwell Ciardullo at MCiardullo@gnofairhousing.org