Fair Housing Outreach and Education Paralegal in Rochester, and Geneva

Legal Assistance of Western New York (LawNY®) has two immediate openings for Fair Housing Outreach and Education Paralegals at its offices located in downtown Rochester and Geneva New York locations. LawNY® is funded in part by the Legal Services Corporation and provides free legal services to low-income families and individuals. Responsibilities will include conducting targeted Fair Housing Training and Outreach Sessions to groups who face housing discrimination, especially the limited English speaking community, victims of domestic violence and chronically homless persons with disabilities. The paralegals will also promote awareness of the Fair Housing Enforcement Project and Fair Housing Law through the creation of social media campaigns, know-your-rights materials and a public service announcement. The paralegal is expected to maintain a high level of professional competence through attendance at training sessions, seminars and conferences and individual efforts to keep abreast of current developments in Fair Housing Law, as well as issues in the community. This project serves Monroe, Livingston, Ontario, Wayne, Seneca and Yates counties. This project is currently funded for a one year period and LawNY plans to reapply for continued funding. 

Program: LawNY® is a not-for-profit law firm which provides civil legal services to low income clients in a fourteen-county region in western New York State. LawNY® staff work in a cooperative environment and all staff members are expected to assist other staff members to achieve the general purposes of our program. 

Requirements: An associate’s degree and/or a combination of education and relevant work experience is required. Applicants should have a demonstrated commitment to working with and serving low-income individuals. Prior outreach or communications experience preferred. Excellent interpersonal skills, strong organizational skills, strong written and oral communication skills, an ability to work independently and strong computer skills are necessary. Fluency in Spanish or other languages is an asset, however, is not required. 

Salary/Fringe Benefits: Salary is dependent on experience and based on a pay scale with annual increments. The entry level salary for a Paralegal is $30,000 increasing to $35,000 for a paralegal with five years’ experience. LawNY® provides an excellent benefits package including health, dental and vision insurance, generous leave provisions, retirement plan, paid parental leave, disability coverage and numerous opportunities for professional development and other benefits. This position is considered non-exempt under the Fair Labor Standards Act. 

Procedure: Applicants should submit a cover letter describing qualifications, resume, writing sample and the name and contact information of (3) references for immediate consideration. The position is available immediately and will remain open until filled. Please apply early. 

Applications should be addressed to the attention of Lori O’Brien, Deputy Director, and sent by e-mail to lawnyapplications@lawny.org. Candidates can also apply via Indeed.com. 

Legal Assistance of Western New York, Inc.® (LawNY®) is an equal opportunity employer. LawNY® encourages applications from diverse candidates. LawNY® welcomes applications regardless of race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy, national origin, age, disability, genetic information or any other consideration protected by law. 

This position is considered non-exempt pursuant to the Fair Labor Standards Act. 

1 West Main Street, 4th Floor Rochester, NY 14614 

Tele: (585)325-2520 Fax: (585)325-2559 Website: www.lawny.org

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