Fair Housing Legal Assistant Full-Time Position
Northside Community Resources’ Fair Housing Program has an immediate full-time employment opportunity for a Fair Housing Legal Assistant/Paralegal. The Legal Assistant/Paralegal will work on the 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/Paralegal will record and report activities for the government funder and assist with other Fair Housing Program activities as required. 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/Paralegal 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 is required. Bilingual language fluency in Spanish is 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: firstname.lastname@example.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.