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Human rights professionals work in many area including state and local governments, non-governmental agencies, charities, academia and law. There is a huge variety of roles, including research, public relations, investigation, and administration. Whatever role you are interested in and whatever your qualifications, getting into Human Rights work is highly competitive.

Get the relevant training and experience you will need to prepare or propel your career as a human rights professional!  




The City of Fort Worth, Diversity and Inclusion

Pay Range: $79,921 - $91,909

Job Posting Closes: Wednesday, December 28th, 2022

The City of Fort Worth is the 13th largest city in the U.S. and the fastest growing among large cities. Fort Worth has received multiple accolades, including number one Downtown (Livability), and the second-best City in the nation for Job Seekers (Forbes). Our employees serve the needs of over 900,000 residents. We are seeking individuals that reflect our values of exceptional customer experience, mutual respect, embracing our diversity, continuous improvement, ethical behavior, and accountability.

A Human Relations Manager position is available with the City of Fort Worth Diversity and Inclusion Department. The Human Relations Manager will manage, supervise and coordinate the activities and operations of the Civil Rights Enforcement Division related to Fair Housing enforcement, which includes reviewing, investigating, evaluating, and processing housing discrimination complaints.  The Human Relations Manager is also responsible for federal contract compliance with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, and provides complex administrative support to department leadership as required. The Human Relations Manager oversees a staff of four employees.   

  • In order to be considered you must submit a resume and cover letter.

  • This is a grant-funded position. Continuous employment is contingent on the terms of the grant that this position is funded by.

The Human Relations Manager responsibilities include:

  • Interviewing and counseling individuals concerning housing, employment, and public accommodation discrimination; offering assistance and providing referrals.

  • Conducting housing discrimination investigations, following federal investigative procedures, policies and guidelines.

  • Performing research, and gathering information, regarding complaints and charges of discrimination received; meeting with various parties to discuss, and act on, complaints; and monitoring case production, and compliance, with contract requirements.

  • Supervising staff responsible for the investigation of fair housing civil rights investigations, which includes prioritizing and assigning work; conducting performance evaluations; and ensuring employees follow federal investigative procedures, policies and guidelines.

  • Managing, monitoring and evaluating the thoroughness, quality and timeliness of investigations. 

  • Reviewing, evaluating and managing federal contract compliance activities with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

  • Participating in the reviews by federal agencies contracted with the Diversity and Inclusion Department and/or the Human Relations Commission; Coordinating with federal agencies regarding questions or concerns about completed investigations.

  • Participating in the development and administration of the Civil Rights Enforcement Division’s annual budget.  Participating in the forecast of funds needs for staffing, equipment, materials and supplies; monitoring and approving expenditures.

  • Providing educational programs to various groups and agencies.

  • Performing complex analytical and administrative support to departmental leadership as required.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university with course work in Business Management, Public Administration, Business Administration, Human Relations, Pre-Law or related field.

  • Five (5) years of increasingly responsible experience in civil rights investigation, mediation, and resolution.

  • Two (2) years of increasingly responsible experience in complex administrative, fiscal, personnel and management experience, including two (2) years in a supervisory capacity.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree in from an accredited college or university with course work in Business Management, Public Administration, Business Administration, Human Relations, Pre-Law or related field.

  • Knowledge and experience with Federal, State and local laws, executive orders, codes and regulations related to civil rights enforcement.

  • Knowledge of methods and techniques used to conduct a variety of analyses.

  • Knowledge of principles and practices of civil rights investigations, including methods and techniques used in investigation, training, counseling, and conflict resolution.

  • Knowledge of the principles, practices and procedures of program and contract management.

  • Knowledge of the principles and practices of municipal budget preparation and administration.

Conditions of Employment

Candidates who do not meet the Education requirement, may be considered if they have more relevant work experience than the position requires. Those selected for employment will be required to pass Pre-Employment checks depending on the position requirements. Those could include, but are not limited to: criminal background check, drug screen, education verification, etc. Criminal convictions will be considered on a case by case basis. Employees are paid by direct deposit only. Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Posted December 8, 2022


(Non-Union Position)


The City of Champaign seeks qualified candidates for a career opportunity as a Community Relations Manager/Compliance Officer in the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Division of the Equity and Engagement Department.

Responsibilities of Position
This position manages the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Division and advises the City organization on issues pertaining to human rights. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: administration of the City’s Human Rights and Equal Opportunities in Purchasing Ordinances; investigation and conciliation of formal and informal citizen complaints of discrimination and/or unfair treatment; evaluation of legal, regulatory, and affirmative action compliance regarding employment, housing, places of public accommodation, and/or compliance reviews of City-funded purchases and construction projects; assisting citizens in preparing and processing complaints; planning and implementing community workshops and trainings; and serving as staff liaison to the Champaign Human Relations Commission and Citizen Review Subcommittee for citizen police complaints, some of which may require the ability to occasionally work outside of regularly scheduled hours.

Required Qualifications
•    A bachelor’s degree in Public Administration, Human Resources, Political or Social Sciences, Business Administration, Criminal Justice or a related field.
•    Five (5) years of successful experience managing programs.
•    Two (2) years of supervisory experience.
•    Minimum of three (3) years’ experience in coordinating and monitoring affirmative action compliance.
•    Or an equivalent combination of work experience and education that demonstrates the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.  
•    Extensive knowledge of federal, state, and local equal opportunity, affirmative action, and anti-discrimination laws and regulations.
•    Experience in regulatory compliance, investigation, and conciliation of discrimination and/or unfair treatment complaints and case management.
•    Ability to respond as an investigator to emotionally charged interactions.
•    Valid state-issued driver’s license and good driving record.

Preferred Qualifications
•    Experience working with a Board or Commission.
•    Relatable public sector professional work experience.

Drug screening and criminal background check will be required.  The annual starting salary range is $86,723 - $98,725, DOQ, plus an excellent fringe benefits package.  Applications, including cover letter and resume, must be submitted online no later than Sunday, November 13, 2022.  

The City’s mission is to provide responsive, caring, cost-effective service in partnership with our community. The following values guide our work: Personal Integrity, Responsibility, Respect, Teamwork, Results.  The City of Champaign is committed to promoting a work environment and a community that values and supports diversity and inclusion.

To apply, visit the City’s Jobs Page at

Posted Oct 26, 2022




Civil Rights Compliance Officer | City of Des Moines, IA 

Salary : $81,307.20 - $103,064.00 Annually
Location : Des Moines, IA
Job Type: Regular Full-Time
Department: Human Rights
Job Number: X950-09-2022
Closing: 10/31/2022 4:00 PM Central

Selection Method
An education and experience review will be completed on all qualified applicants. Those applicants deemed most qualified based on the education and experience rating will be considered for certification to an eligibility list for appointment. Applicants who need a reasonable accommodation must inform this office at (515) 283-4213 or TTY at Iowa Relay at 711 or 1-800-735-2942 prior to the closing date.

Complete Job Description and Details here

Posted Oct 20, 2022



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