The Suffolk University Law School Housing Discrimination Testing Program is seeking excellent attorney candidates for a full-time fellowship position to advance our mission, in particular, to design and coordinate housing discrimination tests. This is a grant funded position for one year, but may continue beyond that depending on the availability of funding. Experience in fair housing or civil rights law is a plus, but is not required. Knowledge of the neighborhoods and City of Boston and the Boston rental real estate market is preferred, but is not required.
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
J. D. Required
Strong analytical skills
Experience working directly with racially, ethnically, and socioeconomically diverse backgrounds
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
Self-motivated and able to work without constant supervision
Reporting: The Fellow's work will be supervised by HDTP's Assistant Director, Jamie Langowski. The Fellow will report directly to Sarah Boonin, Director of Clinical Programs. The Fellow will also work with the Director of the HDTP, Professor William Berman and the HDTP's Director of Investigations & Outreach.
Hours and Compensation: This position is a full-time, 12-month contract. The position will begin as soon as possible. Continuation of the position will be contingent on future funding, program needs, financial considerations, and the Fellow's performance in carrying out the position's responsibilities, as well as adherence to the relevant terms of employment of the University and Law School.
Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, list of references, and cover letter addressed to Professor Sarah Boonin, Co-Chair of Clinical Committee. All materials must be uploaded to Suffolk's job posting website.
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 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. The search committee is especially interested in candidates who, through their research, teaching, service and/or experience, will contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community.
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Located right in the heart of downtown Boston, Suffolk University gives its students unparalleled access to the city and all it offers.Our college green is the Boston Common. We are steps from dozens of historic sites like the Old State House, Faneuil Hall, and the Massachusetts State House. We have no real boundaries to our campus' Boston and Suffolk blend together. That means our students have incredible access to a wealth of opportunities, whether it's museums and restaurants or internships and co-ops. At the same time, we also take pride in being a personal, student-centered school, where faculty and administrators know students by name. We take the time to recognize each student's promise, figure out what makes him or her tick, and build important mentoring relationships.As we have done since our founding, we strive for one thing at Suffolk: give students the tools they need to be successful, smart, and satisfied at whatever they choose to do.