The Connecticut Fair Housing Center, a statewide nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting fair housing, seeks a dynamic individual with a strong commitment to civil rights to join our team as an Opportunity Policy Fellow. The Fellow will work with the Center’s staff to develop policy materials promoting housing integration, advocate on issues affecting integration and access to housing located in areas with high performing schools, access to employment, and other opportunities, analyze data affecting integration policy, and engage in outreach to urban and suburban communities. This is a one-year fellowship.
Specific responsibilities include:
• Developing training materials on inclusionary zoning practices.
• Creating presentations and other materials on Fair Housing Act obligations.
• Researching and reporting on demographic patterns and housing investments affecting integration.
• Conducting outreach to a range of communities on zoning practices and Fair Housing Act requirements.
• Tracking exclusionary and inclusionary zoning practices across Connecticut.
• Following legislative developments affecting housing discrimination and racial segregation.
• Working collaboratively with other fair housing programs and initiatives to promote fair housing.
• B.A. required, J.D. or a Masters in Planning, Geography, Sociology, or Political Science preferred;
• Demonstrated interest in social justice or civil rights;
• Superior research, writing, and verbal skills;
• Computer competency;
• Bi-lingual and/or bi-cultural individuals are encouraged to apply.
• Strong quantitative skills including statistic a plus.
Salary: Salary competitive with other legal non-profits plus excellent benefits.
Send resume, cover letter, and writing sample to: Deputy Director, Erin Boggs at:firstname.lastname@example.org. The writing sample should reflect the applicant’s own work without significant revision from others. Please do not call.
Application Deadline: Tuesday, July 31, 2012.