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Fair Housing Legal Assistant Half Time Position

Northside Community Resources' Fair Housing Program has an immediate part-time employment opportunity (20hrs/wk) for a Fair Housing Legal Assistant. The Legal Assistant will work on legal enforcement of housing discrimination alleged in intakes, prepare complaints to be filed, and assist in the litigation of cases at human rights enforcement agencies and in court, including pro bono attorney recruitment, investigation, documentation, discovery, conciliation, trial, and monitoring compliance with settlement agreements. The Legal Assistant will record and report activities for the government funder and assist with other Fair Housing Program activities if time permits. Successful candidate must be self-motivated, have a strong work ethic, be a good communicator, be attentive to details and have good people skills. The Legal Assistant must be comfortable working as a team member and have the ability to engage with Chicago’s diverse communities, including members of the immigrant/refugee, LGBT and others who NCR may be assisting with housing discrimination matters. A Bachelor’s degree in legal, housing, civil rights, or social justice-related field or ABA accredited paralegal certificate and/or two years equivalent experience required. Spanish or other second language ability a plus. Interested parties can apply for this position by submitting a resume and cover letter stating briefly how they meet the requirements stated above and a resume to: fairhousing@northsidecr.org No calls, please. NCR is an equal opportunity employer whose mission is to build and strengthen communities among the diverse populations of Chicago's North Side. fairhousing@northsidecr.org