Job Openings

Fair Housing Intake Coordinator

HOME is recruiting for a part-time Fair Housing Intake Coordinator. This position on our Fair Housing team will be responsible for assisting HOME in fulfilling its mission of ensuring equal access to housing and furthering its strategic goals by effectively advocating on behalf of victims of housing discrimination. The ideal candidate provides services to people facing housing discrimination related to fair housing protected classes. The Fair Housing Intake Coordinator is expected to maintain a high level of knowledge about housing laws. This includes fair housing, fair lending, consumer protection and landlord-tenant laws; the theory and practice of fair housing testing; investigations; administrative and legal procedures, remedies and their application to real-life situations. The incumbent must also be able to work effectively with diverse people of varying abilities, and to work efficiently, both independently and as a team member. This position may require other duties as assigned.
 
Duties & Responsibilities
The Fair Housing Intake Coordinator is expected to maintain a high level of knowledge about housing laws. This includes fair housing, fair lending, consumer protection and landlord-tenant laws; the theory and practice of fair housing testing; investigations; administrative and legal procedures, remedies and their application to real-life situations. The candidate must also be able to work effectively with diverse people of varying abilities, and to work efficiently, both independently and as a team member.

  • Intake and client management for all complaints of housing discrimination related to fair housing protected classes, including counseling, advocacy for requesting reasonable accommodations and modifications and making appropriate referrals.
  • Maintenance and expansion of a housing-related referral network.

 
Qualifications
The ideal candidate must have a bachelor’s degree in a related field, or relevant experience in housing, civil rights, or investigations. Degrees in Social Work and/or Law preferred. The Fair Housing Intake Coordinator must be highly organized, able to manage a diverse caseload, and capable of effectively resolving client issues. The employee is expected to possess strong writing, analytical and organizational skills; maintain the highest standards of confidentiality, care, and integrity in the provision of services, and deliver a high level of productivity with minimal supervision.

In addition, all employees of HOME are expected to meet these general qualifications:

  • Strong commitment to social justice
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • The ability to communicate complex issues, data and concepts clearly
  • The ability to function effectively within and/or high performance, cross-divisional work teams
  • The ability to coordinate key program activities across programs
  • Willingness to participate in fund development activities and effectively manage key constituent relationships and provide the necessary client data and information to HOME
  • The ability to act independently and proactively
  • The ability to adapt to changing circumstances
  • Exercise sound judgment and diplomacy
  • The ability to manage multiple projects
  • The ability to maintain a high degree of professionalism, confidentiality and substantial contact with the public

 
Housing Opportunities Made Equal of Virginia, Inc. (HOME) is Virginia’s premier fair housing and housing counseling organization, offering a variety of programs and services designed to ensure equal access to housing for all Virginians. HOME is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation and a HUD‐approved housing counseling agency. HOME enacts its mission to ensure equal housing access for all people through extensive research, housing counseling and education, fair housing advocacy, and housing policy.

HOME is focused on employee engagement and committed to a healthy, diverse inclusive work environment. We offer a competitive benefits package Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and their resume to [email protected] include Fair Housing Intake Coordinator in the subject line. HOME is an equal opportunity employer with an accessible workplace.

This position will close on Friday, July 24, at 5:00 p.m.
 


Research and Policy Intern

Department of Research & Policy

HOME’s Internship Program provides outstanding college students with the opportunity to gain valuable work experience at a non-profit organization. Through advanced project work assignments and professional development activities, interns are provided with an extensive understanding of the design, coordination, and implementation of housing research activities, assisting in policy development and dissemination, and the implementation of fair housing activities and projects. Interns will be given the opportunity to enhance their critical thinking skills through research analysis, formal presentations, and writing. In addition to specific business area tasks, you will receive targeted training, mentorship, and exclusive networking opportunities.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Key Responsibilities in Research & Data Management
    Data collected through primary review of records, such as deeds and public records; various public and private sources of aggregated housing-related data, such as HMDA data, district court data; secondary sources of data, such as reports by other organizations; information from federal, state, and local laws, regulations, and publications; General Assembly bill tracking; and other data as needed. Prepare reports on research activities as appropriate.

Qualifications

  • Current college sophomores and juniors
  • 3.0+ overall GPA
  • Demonstrated ability to influence and lead others
  • Creative thinker who embraces change
  • Strong project management skills, including organization, planning and execution, analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills, including the ability to work effectively in a team environment
  • Comfortable with technology, it’s changing nature and ability to innovate upon it
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Products, particularly Word, Excel and Access are required. Ability to apply other software applications is a plus.

The incumbent must demonstrate the ability to work with diverse populations and manage appropriate professional relationships with both clients and co-workers. In addition, all employees of HOME are expected to meet these general qualifications:

  • Strong commitment to social justice
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • The ability to communicate complex issues, data and concepts clearly
  • The ability to function effectively within and/or high performance, cross-divisional work teams
  • The ability to coordinate key program activities across programs
  • Willingness to participate in fund development activities and effectively manage key constituent relationships and provide the necessary client data and information to HOME
  • The ability to act independently and proactively
  • The ability to adapt to changing circumstances
  • Exercise sound judgment and diplomacy
  • The ability to manage multiple projects
  • The ability to maintain a high degree of professionalism, confidentiality and substantial contact with the public

 
Primary Competencies

  • Business Acumen
  • Communication Proficiency
  • Initiative
  • Strategic Thinking
  • Project Management
  • Time Management
  • This is a paid part-time position and requires office attendance. Days and hours will vary based on student school hours and project tasks.

    Housing Opportunities Made Equal of Virginia, Inc. (HOME) is Virginia’s premier fair housing and housing counseling organization, offering a variety of programs and services designed to ensure equal access to housing for all Virginians. HOME is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation and a HUD‐approved housing counseling agency. HOME enacts its mission to ensure equal housing access for all people through extensive research, housing counseling and education, fair housing advocacy, and housing policy.

    Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and their resume to [email protected] include Research and Policy Intern in the subject line. HOME is an equal opportunity employer with an accessible workplace.

    This position will close on July 3.


     

    HOME is an equal opportunity employer with an accessible workplace.

    All HOME employees are expected to exemplify the following universal performance standards and principles:

    Eliminating Racism: Exemplify HOME’s commitment to social justice and to the dismantling of racism in all activities.

    Commitment to Fair Housing: Regardless of their position, cooperate fully in assisting the Center for Fair Housing in the investigation of housing discrimination when requested.

    Commitment to Fund Development: Cooperate fully in appropriate fund development activities of the agency, including the appropriate management of key constituent relationships.

    Leadership: Demonstrate integrity; take initiative; look for and accept responsibility; be a creative problem solver; recognize the contributions of others and help build consensus. Staff members are also expected to maintains a positive attitude and keep personal issues out of the workplace.

    Teamwork: In recognition of the matrixed nature of HOME, demonstrate a commitment and ability to effectively work in a variety of work teams; establish and maintain effective working relationships; show respect for and support others and work cooperatively. Each staff member is expected to utilize a wide variety of skills across programmatic lines and appropriately and effectively coordinate activities with other departments.

    Communication: Effectively and positively communicate with a variety of people in the workplace.

    Professionalism: Adhere to established personnel policies and work standards. Maintain a professional demeanor; handle difficult situations with tact and diplomacy; listen to others; maintain excellent oral and written self expression; represent themselves and the organization well in public.

    Customer Service: Demonstrate a commitment to, maintain high standards and practices of top quality customer service and adhere to the customer service standards established by the organization.

    Knowledge and Skills: Demonstrate a high degree of technical knowledge relative to the position; maintains a high degree of knowledge about HOME and it programs and look for ways to enhance skills. Each staff member is expected to have a basic working knowledge about the use of technology including computers and voicemail.

    Planning/Analysis/Decision Making: Demonstrate the ability to anticipate and solve problems, weigh consequences and make appropriate decisions.

    Use of Time: Is punctual, makes good use of time while in the office and does not spend excessive work time on personal matters.

    Flexibility: Demonstrate a willingness to try new approaches, able to compromise, responds to unscheduled requests.

    Reliability: Can be relied upon by co-workers and supervisors to complete tasks well and on time, works independently.