The Louisiana Fair Housing Action Center (LaFHAC) seeks an exceptional leader with significant management experience, as well as civil rights and legal expertise. The Executive Director is LaFHAC’s chief executive officer and reports to the Board of Directors. The Executive Director leads LaFHAC’s efforts to achieve its mission, goals, and objectives. The Executive Director manages a budget of approximately $2.1 million and directs a smart and talented senior leadership team of six: the Director of Finance, Development Director, Director of Policy & Communications, Legal Director, Director of Housing Counseling, and the Director of Education & Outreach. The Executive Director is ultimately responsible for supporting the entirety of LaFHAC’s staff – a team of 21.
The successful candidate is a politically savvy authority on civil rights and social justice issues, with knowledge of the relevant legal landscape, and/or experience as a practicing civil rights lawyer. The Executive Director will lead LaFHAC’s enforcement of fair housing and civil rights laws, the development of educational and outreach initiatives, housing and mobility counseling programs, policy advocacy, and fund development, in addition to ensure that LaFHAC’s financial position is sound and sustainable.
The ideal candidate is one who will support the programmatic work, in additional to continue to assess and further strengthen LaFHAC’s operational, fiscal, and administrative position. The full job description is available here.
How to Apply:
Applicants should submit a resume and cover letter stating qualifications and chronological employment history. For consideration or to submit a referral, information must be submitted to:
lafairhousing [at] sharedstrategygroup.com. Subject Line: “Executive Director”.
The Louisiana Fair Housing Action Center (LaFHAC) seeks an experienced Policy Analyst to support the efforts of LaFHAC’s New Orleans-based team. The Policy Analyst will support LaFHAC’s Policy and Communications team in their legislative and regulatory work at the local, state and federal levels on a variety of housing related and civil
The Policy Analyst’s duties and responsibilities will include:
Our ideal candidate will possess the following:
How to Apply:
The position is open until filled. Please email a resume, writing sample (no more than 5 pages), and cover letter explaining your interest in the position to resumes [at] lafairhousing.org with the subject line “Policy Analyst.” All correspondence should be address to Monique Blossom, Director of Policy and Communications.
The Louisiana Fair Housing Action Center (LaFHAC) seeks dedicated, motivated, and talented law students for semester-long and summer internships.
Law clerks assist LaFHAC attorneys with the investigation and litigation 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 via email to resumes [at] lafairhousing.org. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis.
LaFHAC’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. LaFHAC’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. At this time, internships are unpaid.
The focus of each internship will be designed in consultation with LAFHAC staff, taking into account department needs and intern skills and areas of interest. Tasks might include:
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.
How to Apply: Please submit a resume, cover letter, and writing sample to Maxwell Ciardullo at mciardullo [at] lafairhousing.org and Renee Corrigan at rcorrigan [at] lafairhousing.org.. Applications will be considered as follows:
Spring 2024: Applications due October 30th, 2023; candidates notified November 15th, 2023
Summer 2024: Applications due March 31, 2024; candidates notified April 15th, 2024
Fall 2024: Applications due July 15th, 2024; candidates notified August 1st, 2024