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Arkansas Fair Housing Commission (AFHC) INVESTIGATOR

Agency: Fair Housing Commission

Posting Expires: 07/11/2014

Summary

The Arkansas Fair Housing Commission (AFHC) Investigator is responsible for investigating fair housing complaints in the Arkansas Fair Housing Commission. This position is governed by state and federal laws and agency/institution policy. Typical Functions Investigates housing complaints, prepares and submits findings and recommendations for resolution of complaints, seeks resolution of complaints, and monitors adherence to conciliation agreement between parties. Prepares written reports and correspondence concerning the level of complaint activity and outcome of cases for supervisory review. Assists in planning and implementing preventive educational activities to ensure compliance with the spirit and letter of the Arkansas Fair Housing Act. Serves as liaison between the Fair Housing Commission, HUD and other housing agencies, as required or requested. Provides testimony in fair housing hearings or court. Attends meetings of the Fair Housing Commission and other organizations as required or requested. Performs other duties as assigned.

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Last updated July 1, 2014

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OCR Employment Opportunities: Supervisory Equal Opportunity Specialists (Regional Manager) located in Boston, MA & Denver, CO

Become a part of the Department that touches the lives of every American!  At the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) you can give back to your community, state, and country by making a difference in the lives of Americans everywhere.  It is the principal agency for protecting the health of citizens.  Join HHS and help make our world healthier, safer; and better for all Americans.

The Office for Civil Rights has two Supervisory Equal Opportunity Specialist  (Regional Manager) position available within our Regional office one located in Boston, MA and Denver, CO. OCR provides the oversight, leadership, and coordination necessary to ensure that individuals have nondiscriminatory access to HHS services or programs and that the privacy and security of their health information is protected.  The primary duties of this position include, serving as a manager, provide program leadership, set priorities, coordinates and/or direct team action, ensure quality of all regional activities, and ensures and evaluates accomplishment in a wide variety of civil rights and privacy rule functions including conducting investigations, negotiating resolution/settlement agreements, making determinations, resolving complaints, and providing public education, outreach and technical assistance.   Establishes and maintain effective working relationship with covered entities, State government, hospitals and governmental social service agencies.

For more information on this position click on the link below or go to http://www.usajobs.gov and enter the corresponding job announcement number.

Vacancy Announcement information:

Job Title:

Supervisory Equal Opportunity Specialists (Regional Manager) - GS-360-15

Location: Boston, MA   

HHS-OCR-MP-14-1094536

https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/368498900

Location: Denver, CO 

HHS-OCR-MP-14-1098572

https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/367777500  

Opening Date:  May 2, 2014

Closing Date:   May 9, 2014                 

For more information about OCR, visit our website at http://www.hhs.gov/ocr

Last updated May 7, 2014

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Title VI Compliance Director
Tennessee Human Rights Commission
Executive Service Position

 

The Title VI Compliance Director is responsible for developing policy and providing

guidance to ensure present and future compliance with Title VI requirements.

This includes the planning and program development of the Title VI Compliance program

throughout the State of Tennessee.

 

This position reports to the Executive Director. The person in this position participates in

monitoring and coordinating enforcement procedures in the federal and state statues, rules, regulations, programs services and budgetary practices and supervises the preparation of the annual report and other records/reports of Title VI compliance efforts and outcomes for each executive branch department and agency including periodic audits, reviews and evaluations. The Title VI Compliance Director develops policies and procedures and takes necessary action within the scope of authority of the Title VI Compliance Program and works in conjunction with the Executive Director in implementing the policies and procedures, actions and coordinating these efforts with executive branch departments and agencies subject to the requirements of Title VI. The employee in this position serves as a liaison and often represents the agency at community forums in matters. The employee will make presentations at the Tennessee Human Rights Commission Board Meetings as well as have contact with high ranking persons in the General Assembly, community partners, other state, federal and local government officials. This employee will develop technical assistance and training for executive branch departments,agencies and sub recipients and conduct Outreach and Educational sessions throughout the State of Tennessee. This employee will supervise staff, and will be responsible for assigning, training, and evaluating the staff and their work. This includes performing job plan discussions and completing interim and annual evaluations. This person will be required to make recommendations on personnel actions such as corrective action, promotion, demotion, etc. Other general administrative duties include records management, procurement of supplies and inventory. Interested persons should send their resume by email or US mail to:

 

Donna Bryan

Human Resource Analyst

Shared Services Solutions

2nd Floor, James K. Polk Building

615-532-6399

donna.bryan@tn.gov

 

Last updated January 24, 2014

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The Equal Rights Center

Executive Director Job Description

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The Equal Rights Center (ERC) is a national non-profit civil rights organization based in Washington, D.C. With more than 7,000 members located in all 50 states and the District of Columbia, the ERC works nationally to advance civil rights by promoting equal opportunity in housing, employment, disability rights, immigrant rights, and access to public accommodations and government services through education and outreach, training, counseling and advocacy, research, investigation and testing, and enforcement.

As a result of the retirement of its current Executive Director, the Board of Directors of the Equal Rights Center is seeking an accomplished and visionary individual to become the Executive Director (ED) of the organization. Reporting to the Board of Directors, the ED is directly responsible for the organization's consistent achievement of its mission and financial objectives.

Duties and Responsibilities

Reporting to the ERC’s Board of Directors, the Executive Director’s responsibilities include:

  • Providing vision and guidance to translate the ERC’s mission into concrete action items;
  • Providing overall supervision and guidance for all organizational staff, including direct supervision and mentoring of management staff;
  • Overseeing all strategic and budgetary planning;
  • Developing and maintaining sound financial practices;
  • Being the organization’s primary spokesperson for a wide variety of public engagements and media opportunities;
  • Fostering the organization’s relationships with federal, state and local agencies, such as HUD, DoJ, EEOC, and local offices of human rights;
  • Building strong collaborative relationships with allied advocacy organizations such as NAACP, NCLR, Southern Poverty Law Center, HRC, and many others;
  • Providing coordination and oversight of all programmatic activities;
  • Overseeing all development (fundraising) and communications activities;
  • Acting as the organization’s primary contact with multiple legal counsel in the conduct of civil rights investigations, enforcement proceedings, and litigation matters;
  • Recruiting new collaboration partners from business and industry to join with the ERC in proactively integrating civil rights concepts into their business model; and
  • Maintaining close and collaborative relationships with the ERC Board of Directors members to both keep them advised of the organization’s activities, and to ensure their active participation in supporting the organization.

Qualifications

  • A strong commitment to the principles of civil rights and equal opportunity for all;
  • Strong management, organizational, and leadership skills, including the ability to develop, implement, and supervise a wide range of activities, and to support and nurture staff personnel;
  • Strong analytical skills;
  • Ability to conduct both short- and long-term prioritization for the organization; and
  • Substantial experience in conducting, supervising, and resolving contested matters, including litigation.

Education and Work Experience

  • A juris doctorate (JD) degree strongly preferred, an MBA or civil rights-related graduate degree acceptable;
  • At least 8-10 years of management or relevant legal experience;
  • Development/fundraising experience a plus, but not required;
  • Experience with civil rights investigations and enforcement a plus, but not required. 

Salary commensurate with experience and benefits are competitive.


Application Procedure

E-mail cover letter, resume and references to:

Rabbi Bruce E. Kahn, D.D.
Chair, Personnel Committee
ERC Board of Directors

EDsearchcommittee@equalrightscenter.org
 

With a copy to:

Robert Dinerstein, Esq.
President,ERC Board of Directors
rdiners@wcl.american.edu  

Subject Line: Executive Director Position

 

Deadline: Open until filled

The Equal Rights Center is an equal opportunity employer.

Posted December 19, 2013 

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Department of Health and Human Services

Become a part of the Department that touches the lives of every American!  At the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) you can give back to your community, state, and country by making a difference in the lives of Americans everywhere.  It is the principal agency for protecting the health of citizens.  Join HHS and help make our world healthier, safer; and better for all Americans.

The Office for Civil Rights has one Supervisory Equal Opportunity Specialist position available within our Regional office located in Chicago, IL. OCR provides the oversight, leadership, and coordination necessary to ensure that individuals have nondiscriminatory access to HHS services or programs and that the privacy and security of their health information is protected.  The primary duties of this position include, investigating complaints, conducting compliance reviews, and providing technical assistance and outreach to health and human services institutions, agencies, or organizations which are covered entities to ensure compliance with civil rights laws and regulations and with the privacy of protected health information under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Privacy Rule.

For more information on this position click on the link below or go to http://www.usajobs.gov and enter the corresponding job announcement number.

Titles and job announcement numbers:

Supervisory Equal Opportunity Specialists - GS-360-13

Vacancy Announcement Number: HHS-OCR-DE-14-1000660

Opening Date: November 28, 2013

Closing Date: December 6, 2013

DE Link: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/356172000

MP Link: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/356186400

For more information about OCR, visit our website at http://www.hhs.gov/ocr

Last updated Dec 3, 2013

 

****************************************************************************************HUMAN RELATIONS MANAGER

City of Kansas City, MO’s Human Relations Department, Civil Rights Division.

(Job Opening ID #503509)

Full-time position available with the City of Kansas City, MO’s Human Relations Department, Civil Rights Division. Normal Work Days/Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Supervises assigned staff in the performance of all assigned duties and responsibilities. Reviews completed employment, housing and public accommodations investigations for thoroughness and for correctness of analysis. Conciliates probable cause cases per the city ordinance. Provides training on civil rights matters to employers, employees, housing providers, community groups and any others who may request such training. Designs program initiatives that will serve to enhance the work of the Division among city leaders and the general public. Manages the Division’s education and outreach efforts utilizing a variety of methods of communication with the public. Serves as speaker, panel participant and resource person to civic, church, community and city programs on civil rights matters. Prepares written reports as required. Maintains relations with civil rights and other community groups throughout the metropolitan area. Manages contracts and maintains a cooperative relationship with HUD and EEOC. Serves as Acting Director in Director’s absence. Maintains a thorough knowledge of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964-Discrimination in Employment, Fair Housing Act, Fair Housing Design and Construction Guidelines, Americans with Disabilities Act, Equal Pay Act, Age Discrimination in Employment Act, Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964-Discrimination in Programs Receiving Federal Funds, Title II of the Civil Rights Act of 1964-Discrimination in Public Accommodations, Chapter 38 of the City Ordinance-Human Relations (pertinent sections). REQUIRES an accredited Master’s degree and 4 (OR an accredited Bachelor’s degree and 5) years of professional experience at a legal firm, governmental agency, intergroup relations or related area of work involving discrimination in employment, housing and public accommodation; including 3 years of experience in responsible specialized public contact work as a program investigator, mediator and/or contract compliance officer in the human relations field (at the level of the City’s Senior Human Relations Specialist). Preference given to English/Spanish bilingual applicants. Salary Range: $4,848-$8,405/month. Applications accepted until position filled. Apply online at www.kcmo.org/jobs. EOE. The City of Kansas City, Missouri is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse workforce.

Last updated Nov. 1, 2013