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Deputy Director

The Deputy Director receives direction from the Executive Director and exercises supervision over professional clerical staff as directed and determined by the Executive Director. The Deputy Director assists the Executive Director in planning, organizing, and implementing the Fair Housing programs/services throughout Riverside County. The Deputy Director must be HUD certified.

Examples of Duties {Non-Inclusive)

Essential Duties

  • Reporting to the Executive Director, the Deputy Director will be directly engaged in planning, implementing, and supervising the day-to-day operations of the organization.
  • The Deputy Director will work closely with the Executive Director to chart the agency’s future growth and strategic response to an ever-increasing demand for the organization’s services

Project Relations/Management, and Client Relations/Management

  • Provide oversight of all the organization’s programs and activities
  • Build and maintain strong relationships with federal, state and local agencies; and other Fair Housing or Civil Rights organizations
  • Attends and participate in industry conferences, professional associations, and other public ventures to stay abreast of Fair Housing issues and operation
  • Act as the organization’s representative in regard to investigation, enforcement, and ligation in Fair Housing Cases
     
  • Assist the Executive Director in essential internal leadership activities (human resources, administration, organizational planning)
  • Participate in fundraising activities
  • Participate in strategic planning and budgeting
  • Coordinate on any additional activities as requested by the Executive Director

Education, Training, and Experience

  • 15+ distinguished years in senior management position in a non-profit organization, foundation, or government agency
  • Four-year degree from an accredited college or University with major course work in Business Management, Public Administration, or a closely related field
  • Experience with Fair Housing issues, programs, and services – preferably in a community services agency. (May be a combination of education, training, and work experience.)
  • Demonstrated ability to build and maintain relationships with a wide array of people
  • Outstanding communication and interpersonal skills are essential

Knowledge of:

  • Pertinent federal, state, and local laws, codes, ordinances and/or regulations
     
  • Fair Housing programs, policies, and procedures
  • Private and Public sector agencies, and resources

Skills in and ability to:

  • Mediate and resolve issues between individuals and agencies in a constructive manner
  • Communicate clearly, concisely, and effectively- both orally and in writing
  • Ability to exercise tact and diplomacy in organizational settings\
  • Develop and administer budgets; Negotiate agreements and contracts
 
Special Requirements
Procession and Maintenance of a valid California Driver’s License. (The maintenance of a driving record must be acceptable to the insurability requirements of the agency’s carrier).
  • Customary work performance of the duties and responsibilities of this classification can sometimes require working outside of a standard work schedule
  • Incumbent in this classification agrees to fully comply with the established attendance requirements and the personnel policies and procedures of the agency

Physical Demands/Working Environment

  • Includes both a standard office work site and recurring fieldwork
  • This classification specification is intended to indicate the duties and responsibilities inherent in the scope of job. It shall not be considered as an all-inclusive description of all duties and responsibilities that may be assigned

Testing Coordinator

Report to:    Program Manager

General Responsibilities:

The Fair Housing Testing Coordinator conducts the Fair Housing Testing Program, which includes:

  • Recruiting and training testers
  • Assigning and coordinating tests
  • De-briefing testers
  • Screens intake calls
  • Provides information to consumers about fair housing laws
  • Investigates potential cases
  • Assists consumers with complaints
  • Prepares programmatic reports
  • Conducts presentations on Fair Housing Laws

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Work directly with the Program Manager to implement Testing Program
  • Attend required or necessary skill level training
  • Maintain complete and accurate current listing of tests and workshops conducted, as well as testers trained
  • Develop and maintain a current database on trained testers, tests conducted and other pertinent data
  • Assist with the development and distribution of information about the Testing Program (i.e., flyers, brochures, which list the eligibility requirements, expectations and obligations of approved participants, etc.)
  • Assist with scheduling and conducting Tester Training
  • Generate test assignments
  • Coordinate, dispatch, and debrief testers
  • Review and analyze test data
  • Prepare precise and concise written reports
  • Create partnerships with local organizations
  • Interact effectively and professionally with all persons at all times
  • Be able to travel and work evenings or weekend hours
  • Conduct formal and informal community networking
  • Conduct presentations to community groups and organizations about the Fair Housing Program
  • Keep accurate documentation to produce monthly, quarterly, bi-annual, annual reports and other periodic reports
  • Maintain appropriate confidentiality
  • Handle sensitive issues with tact and professionalism

Requirements:

  • Fair Housing experience
  • Commitment to civil rights and advocacy
  • Excellent organizational aptitude
  • Have experience and possess excellent skills in case assessment and management
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Excellent telephone etiquette
  • Counseling skills
  • Knowledge of computer: Microsoft Office, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, Publisher and Word
  • Knowledge of rental market (contract, lease agreements, month-to-month rental agreements, and federal guidelines for low to moderate income)
  • Be able to conduct small and large group presentations
  • Be able to work with diverse groups
  • Be a self-starter and function with minimal supervision
  • Possess and maintain valid California Driver’s License and auto insurance
  • Possess a reliable form of transportation

Education, Training and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • HUD Certified Counselor
  • Fair Housing experience preferred
  • One year full-time work experience involving counseling or investigating fair housing complaints
  • Bilingual (E/S) capability helpful.