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WORKING IN HUMAN RIGHTS?

 

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.

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TRAINING AND EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES IN HUMAN RIGHTS 

Job Vacancies at NYC Commission on Human Rights

 

The Commission on Human Rights (the Commission) is the agency charged with enforcing the New York City Human Rights Law (NYCHRL) – one of the most expansive civil rights laws in the nation. Through its Law Enforcement Bureau (LEB), the Commission accepts claims filed by the public, and has the power to initiate its own investigations to affirmatively root out discrimination, harassment, retaliation, and other violations of the NYCHRL.
 

Agency Attorney 1 (594649)

Agency Attorney 2 (594466)

Contract & Procurement Manager

Human Rights Specialist-Source of Income Unit (New)

Human Rights Community Coordinator (Brooklyn)

Human Rights Community Coordinator (Manhattan)

JVN CEI 868 - 2023 - 589884 Agency Attorney (Investigations and Compliance Officer-LV3) 

JVN CEI 868 - 2023 - 589906 Agency Attorney (Investigations and Compliance Officer-LV2)

Job Posting Assistant Commissioner Employment June 2023

Job Posting Assistant Commissioner Housing and Public Accommodations June 2023

Reentry Communities Coordinator

Supervising Attorney- Employment (530524)

Supervising Attorney Housing & Public Accommodations (471461)

Supervising Attorney SOI Unit (590617)

 

Posted Sept. 11, 2023

Human Relations Director, The City of Wilson, North Carolina 
Closing Date: August 6, 2023
Sala
ry: $77,764.06 to $128,699.85
 

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Summary:

The City of Wilson, NC, an innovative and resilient community willing to take risks, seeks a community-minded professional to serve as its next Human Relations Director. City leaders desire a professional who is exceptionally skilled in evaluating community needs and the design and implementation of appropriate community programs to meet the needs of a community. Utilizing innovative methods, the next Human Relations Director will creatively enhance the community's awareness and understanding of the department's responsibilities to protect civil rights, address discrimination, raise awareness of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI), administer the Fair Housing program, and assist with the resolution of landlord/tenant complaints, etc.

The Human Relations Director will also facilitate discussions and opportunities for the community to express their concerns and participate in solutions for social justice issues, including but not limited to ADA accessibility and homelessness, and other areas of concern.

Salary and Benefits: Salary and Benefits: The full salary range is $77,764.06 to $128,699.85. Salary will depend on experience and qualifications. The city's comprehensive benefits package can be viewed here.

About the Organization, Department, and Position:

The City of Wilson, which operates under a Council/Manager form of Government, is led by a Mayor, and seven council members and employs over 700 employees. The Human Relations department provides innovative services and programs enhancing the quality of life for the people and communities of the City of Wilson. The department meets the needs of the city's diverse community members by serving as a primary referral resource for human services, coordinating and facilitating community involvement, and improving community relations.

Reporting to the Assistant City Manager, the Human Relations Director manages the department's $398,390 budget and oversees two highly skilled Human Relations Assistants with significant tenure, experience, and organizational history. A temporary AmeriCorps position, also under the leadership of the Human Relations Director, is currently supporting the department with its engagement of the Latino population.

 

The Human Relations Director is responsible for:
 

  • Studying problems in the area of human relations, whether actual or potential;

  • Promoting equality of opportunity for all community members without regard to age, sex, race, religion, national origin, or political affiliation;

  • Developing, improving, and promoting understanding, respect, and goodwill among all community members;

  • Providing channels of communication among the various racial, religious, ethnic, and economic groups within the city;

  • Encouraging youth to become better trained and qualified for employment; and,

  • Providing channels of communication between all community members and the city government.

Duties:
The Human Relations Director will proactively advocate for the needs of the department and the community, exercising exceptional communication and interpersonal skills to articulate sensitive information and bridge gaps where divergent interests lie. The department implements many events to promote community engagement, diversity, equity, and inclusion. The Whirligig Festival – Wilson's largest festival promoting art, entertainment, and food, is organized and implemented by the Human Relations department. The annual PRIDE festival, established in 2021, brings awareness to LGBTQIA+ rights and promotes a more inclusive space for the LGBTQIA+ community. The Human Relations department staff aids with the implementation of this event. The next Human Relations Director will navigate the city's support and endorsement of this festival, along with other city-endorsed events, with community interests and opinions to ensure equity and inclusion.

Qualifications:

A bachelor's degree related to public administration, community services, human services, or a similar degree-level of study or appropriate certification or an equivalent combination of education and experience that provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the duties is required. A master's degree in a similar field of study is preferred. A minimum of 3-5 years of managerial-level experience in the Human Relations field as a Director, Assistant Director, or the equivalent of a senior-level official is required. Human Relations experience in advocacy for fair housing, discrimination, civil rights, and conflict resolution is required.

To apply, please visit https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/developmentalassociates and click on the Human Relations Director – City of Wilson, NC title.

  • All applications must be submitted online via the Developmental Associates application portal – NOT the city employment application portal, nor any other external website.

  • Resumes and cover letters must be uploaded with the application.

  • Applicants should apply by August 6th, 2023.

  • Successful semi-finalists will be invited to participate in virtual interviews and skill evaluations likely to be held on September 14th – 15th, 2023. Candidates are encouraged to reserve these dates for virtual meetings should they be invited to participate.

  • Direct inquiries to: hiring@developmentalassociates.com.

Developmental Associates, LLC manages the recruitment and selection process for this position. To learn more about our selection process, visit https://developmentalassociates.com/client-openings/, select “Client Openings," and scroll down to “Important Information for Applicants.”

Posted July 8, 2023

 
Program Manager (District Director), Equal Employment Opportunity Commission 
 
Closing Date: July 21, 2023

Salary: $183,500 - $200,725 per year

Pay scale & grade: ES 00

Locations: 2 vacancies in the following locations: Phoenix, AZ, 1 vacancy and Chicago, IL, 1 vacancy
Remote job: No

Telework eligible: Yes—as determined by the agency policy.

See Full Employment Announcement

 
Summary
You will be an agency leader responsible for carrying out the overall mission of the Commission. The District Director position is designated as SES, Career-Reserved. EEOC structures its SES positions into position levels. This is a position level two with an initial onboarding salary range of $183,500 - $200,725 per year. Exceptions to the salary cap may be considered in certain circumstances. SES employees are eligible to receive performance-based bonuses and salary adjustments.
Duties
  • Serves as the District Director planning and directing Enforcement activities as well as Outreach and Educational Programs throughout a District in support of the Agency mission to identify and eliminate unlawful discrimination from the workplace.
  • upervises, or personally conducts the external affairs, principally those involving interaction with Members of Congress, key officials of other Federal agencies and State and local governments to promote understanding of EEOC laws.
  • Responsible for the effective operation of the Field, Area and Local offices within the geographic area.
  • Reviews and evaluates these offices' programs and activities to determine effectiveness. Consults with those operating officials regarding development improvements, as required.
  • Represents the Commission in diverse and continuing contacts with high level officials of public and private organizations and the general public to develop understanding and cooperation, explain policies and programs, and resolve problems.
  • Manage the systemic charge processing system which is designed to target companies whose employment patterns indicate class or pattern or practice discrimination against protected groups.
  • Negotiates contracts and work-sharing agreements, determines training needs, formulates programs for improvement, develops and maintains meaningful deferral relationships, administers funding programs for state, local and tribal entities.
  • Manages the statutorily mandated deferral program between the Commission and State and local agencies that are responsible for identification and elimination of discrimination in employment.
See Full Listing for Requirements and Qualification.  
Posted June 28, 2023

 

Intake Specialist (Human Rights Specialist I)

Salary - $56,957.47 - $94,929.54 Annually

Location - FAIRFAX (EJ32), VA

Job Type - FT Hourly W BN

Job Number - 23-01375

Department - Human Rights & Equity Programs

Opening Date - 05/13/2023

Closing Date - 5/26/2023 11:59 PM Eastern

Pay Grade - S-22

Posting Type - Open to General Public

 

To apply: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/fairfaxcounty/jobs/4022617/intake-specialist-human-rights-specialist-i?keywords=intake&pagetype=jobOpportunitiesJobs

 

Job Announcement

Under direct supervision, conducts intakes (via in person, telephone, or videoconference) and drafts complaints for the agency with respect to discrimination based on age, color, disability, familial status, gender identity, marital status, national origin, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions (including lactation), race, religion, retaliation, sex, sexual orientation, and military status in the areas of employment, housing, public accommodation, private education, credit facilities, or County services.  The appointee will also conduct intakes pertaining to violations of County regulations such as Procedural Memorandum 39.06, Chapter 16 of the Personnel Regulations, and the workplace bullying policy as defined under Chapter 2 of the Personnel Regulations.

Following the completion of each intake, appointee will draft appropriate correspondence to the complainant (i.e., complaint, closure letter, etc.).  The appointee will participate in education and outreach efforts.  Services a multi-lingual clientele/citizens/stakeholders, etc.

Note: This is a full-time, grant funded position and the hourly rate offer will be within the minimum to midpoint range (or $27.3834 to $36.5114) of the advertised compensation range.

Illustrative Duties

(The illustrative duties listed in this specification are representative of the class but are not an all-inclusive list. A complete list of position duties and unique physical requirements can be found in the position job description.)
 

  • Conducts initial interviews over the telephone or face-to-face to determine the merit of the alleged claim;

  • Develops an investigation plan and requests pertinent information;

  • Counsels complainants, respondents and others on their rights pursuant to the Fairfax County Human Rights
     

Ordinance and explains the investigative process;

  • Presides and/or participates in fact-finding conferences;

  • Gathers information from complainants, company officials and others;

  • Conducts field investigations;

  • Analyzes or participates in the analysis of information/data relevant to the claim and the development of the claim report which incorporates applicable human rights legal precedents.
     

Required Knowledge Skills and Abilities

(The knowledge, skills and abilities listed in this specification are representative of the class but are not an all-inclusive list.)
 

Basic knowledge of applicable federal civil rights laws and the Fairfax County Human Rights Ordinance;

  • Ability to analyze factual situations, reach sound conclusions and develop clear, concise reports;

  • Ability to perform research (including legal research), interpret laws, regulations and court cases;

  • Ability to interact with individuals from various racial, ethnic and socioeconomic backgrounds;

  • Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing.
     

Employment Standards
 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
Any combination of education, experience, and training equivalent to the following: (Click on the aforementioned link to learn how Fairfax County interprets equivalencies for "Any combination, experience, and training equivalent to")

Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a bachelor's degree in personnel administration, public administration, human resources, management, sociology, ethnic studies or a related field.

CERTIFICATES AND LICENSES REQUIRED:
Not applicable.

NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
The appointee to this position will be required to complete a criminal background check to the satisfaction of the employer.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

·       Prior investigative and analytical experience. Excellent analytical skills.

·       Ability to interpret federal , state or local regulations.

·       Ability to work and collaborate with public and private civic groups. Knowledge of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

·       Knowledge of Human Rights case laws.

·       Experience in any of the following, a plus: coordinating education and community outreach programs, public speaking, conducting trainings, coordinating online content for websites and social media platforms, and/or coordinating social media campaigns.

·       Fluent and bilingual in English and a foreign language.

·       Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written in English.


PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
Must possess accurate keyboard skills and the ability to conduct on-site intake interviews and outreach. Set-up, assemble, and provide materials required for on-site event.  All duties performed with or without reasonable accommodations.

SELECTION PROCEDURE:
Panel interview and may include exercise.

The population of Fairfax County is very diverse where 39.8% of residents speak a language other than English at home (Spanish, Asian/Pacific Islander, Indo-European, and others) and we encourage candidates bilingual in English and a foreign language to apply to this opportunity.

Fairfax County Government prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, age, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetics, political affiliation, or military status in the recruitment, selection, and hiring of its workforce.
 
Reasonable accommodations are available to persons with disabilities during application and/or interview processes per the Americans with Disabilities Act. Contact 703-324-4900 for assistance. TTY 703-222-7314. DHREmployment@fairfaxcounty.gov  EEO/AA/TTY.

 

 

Posted May 16, 2023

 

 

United States Department of Justice Community Relations Service  Conciliation Specialist
 

This is a Lead Conciliation Specialist position in the Department of Justice, Community Relations Service (CRS). CRS' mission is to provide tension reduction and conflict resolution services to diverse stakeholders to both resolve and prevent community-level disputes. This job allows telework in accordance with agency policy. The selected applicant will report to their assigned CRS worksite when not teleworking, attending local meetings/events, or on travel.

Positions are available in the following cities: Los Angeles, CASan Francisco, CADenver, CO; and Miami, FL

Salary: $116,393 - $151,308 per year

Pay scale & grade: GS 14
 

The salary listed is Rest of U.S. (RUS). Locality pay will be adjusted to reflect location negotiated after selection.

Click here to view the job description.

 

Posted May 7, 2023

 

 

Program Manager (Phoenix District Director) EEOC Office

Click here for more information on How to Apply
 

Summary

You will be an agency leader responsible for carrying out the overall mission of the Commission. The District Director position is designated as SES, Career-Reserved. EEOC structures its SES positions into position levels. This is a position level two with an initial onboarding salary range of $183,500 - $200,725 per year. Exceptions to the salary cap may be considered in certain circumstances. SES employees are eligible to receive performance-based bonuses and salary adjustments.
 

Duties

  • Serves as the District Director planning and directing Enforcement activities as well as Outreach and Educational Programs throughout a District in support of the Agency mission to identify and eliminate unlawful discrimination from the workplace.

  • Supervises, or personally conducts the external affairs, principally those involving interaction with Members of Congress, key officials of other Federal agencies and State and local governments to promote understanding of EEOC laws.

  • Responsible for the effective operation of the Field, Area and Local offices within the geographic area.

  • Reviews and evaluates these offices' programs and activities to determine effectiveness. Consults with those operating officials regarding development improvements, as required.

  • Represents the Commission in diverse and continuing contacts with high level officials of public and private organizations and the general public to develop understanding and cooperation, explain policies and programs, and resolve problems.

  • Manage the systemic charge processing system which is designed to target companies whose employment patterns indicate class or pattern or practice discrimination against protected groups.

  • Negotiates contracts and work-sharing agreements, determines training needs, formulates programs for improvement, develops and maintains meaningful deferral relationships, administers funding programs for state, local and tribal entities.

  • Manages the statutorily mandated deferral program between the Commission and State and local agencies that are responsible for identification and elimination of discrimination in employment.
     

Requirements

  • Conditions of Employment

  • U.S. Citizenship

  • Suitable for Federal government as determined by background investigation

  • Newly appointed SES members must serve a 1-year probationary period

  • Public Financial Disclosure (OGE-278 filing within 30 days is required)

  • Required to apply and maintain a government travel card.

 

As a basic requirement for entry into the SES, you must provide evidence of progressively responsible leadership experience that is indicative of senior executive level management capability; and that is directly related to the skills and abilities outlined under the Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs) and the Technical Qualifications (TQs) listed under "How You Will Be Evaluated." Typically, experience of this nature will have been gained at or above the GS-14/15 grade level in the Federal service or its equivalent with state or local government, the private sector, or non-governmental organizations.

To meet the minimum qualifications for this position, you must possess all of the mandatory Executive Core Qualifications and Technical Qualifications listed below. These qualifications would typically be acquired through education, experience, and training which reflect progressive development and achievement in managing a comprehensive business program in a complex organization. An individual's total experience and education must demonstrate the ability to perform the duties of the position. Applicants must meet all of the qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement.

 

Senior Executive Core Qualifications:

ECQ1 - Leading Change: The ability to bring about strategic change, both within and outside the organization, to meet organizational goals. Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to establish an organizational vision and to implement it in a continuously changing environment. Leadership Competencies: Creativity and Innovation, External Awareness, Flexibility, Resilience, Strategic Thinking and Vision.

ECQ2 - Leading People: The ability to lead people toward meeting the organization's vision, mission, and goals. Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to provide an inclusive workplace that fosters the development of others, facilitates cooperation and teamwork, and supports constructive resolution of conflicts. Leadership Competencies: Conflict Management, Leveraging Diversity, Developing Others and Team Building.

ECQ3 - Results Driven: The ability to meet organizational goals and customer expectations. Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to make decisions that produce high-quality results by applying technical knowledge, analyzing problems, and calculating risk. Leadership Competencies: Accountability, Customer Service, Decisiveness, Entrepreneurship, Problem Solving and Technical Creditability.

ECQ 4 - Business Acumen: The ability to manage human, financial and information resources strategically. Leadership Competencies: Financial Management, Technology Management and Human Capital Management.

ECQ 5 - Building Coalitions: The ability to build coalitions internally and with other Federal agencies, State and local governments, nonprofit and private sector organizations, foreign governments, or international organizations to achieve common goals. Leadership Competencies: Influencing/Negotiating, Oral Communication, Partnering and Political Savvy.

NOTE: Responses to ECQs must not exceed 10 pages typed in 12-point font.

 

Technical Qualifications (TQ): In addition, all applicants must submit a written narrative response to the following TQ(s). Please give examples and explain how often you used your skills, the complexity of the knowledge possessed, the level of people you interacted with, the sensitivity of the issues you handled managing a large public or private sector organization that administers complex, rules-based benefits or services, etc.

1. Extensive knowledge of laws, rules, regulations and procedures related to Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964; Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Equal Pay Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Rehabilitation Act; and the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act or comparable State or local civil rights laws.

2. Demonstrated experience in supervising and managing extensive investigations of employment discrimination law.

3. Demonstrated knowledge/ability to negotiate complex cases, matters, agreements and settlements as part of an enforcement and/or conciliation process.

4. Demonstrated knowledge of leadership principles, developments, trends and general accepted practices and techniques utilized in strategic planning, administration and organizational effectiveness.

NOTE: Responses to TQs must not exceed 2 pages per TQ, for a total of 8 pages.

For detailed guidance on ECQs, applicants are strongly encouraged to review the Office of Personnel Management's Guide to Executive Qualifications at http://www.opm.gov/ses/recruitment/ecq.asp 

Example of ECQ statements are available at https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/senior-executive-service/reference-materials/guidetosesquals_2012.pdf

Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic, religious, spiritual; community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

Posted March 11, 2023

 

CITY of OMAHA HUMAN RESOURCES DEPARTMENT

ASSISTANT DIRECTOR – HUMAN RIGHTS & RELATIONS

 

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Salary Range
$98,092.80 with step increases to $135,116.80/Annually

This is highly responsible professional, administrative, and managerial work serving as Assistant Director of the Human Rights & Relations Department (HRR). This work involves assisting the Department Director in overseeing the operation of the Department. Work involves administration of the programs, projects and activities of the Department. Work includes developing and implementing program policies and procedures, and reviewing and evaluating the effectiveness of the programs and services provided. An incumbent exercises considerable independent judgment in the performance of assigned duties and may manage the functions of the Department in the absence of the Director. 


Education and Experience
(The knowledge, skills, and abilities may be acquired through, but are not limited to, the following combination of education and/or experience.) Bachelor’s degree in public administration, business administration, human resources, human relations, community development, political science or related field AND Five (5) years of experience performing senior level administrative work in EEO, HUD Fair Housing, ADA, Title VI, Small Business Development, and Conflict Resolution, which duties include at least one (2) years supervising staff OR An equivalent combination of education and experience. Advanced degree preferred. Advanced degree may replace two years of applicable experience.                             


Special Qualification
Must be able to transport oneself or coordinate transportation to work sites throughout the City during the course of the work day.

Who Can Apply
Any person who meets the qualifications and other requirements described in this posting. 

 

How To Apply
Completed City of Omaha employment applications must be submitted using the online application from the City website. It is the sole responsibility of the applicant to check and ensure that any and all required application materials and supplemental forms are received by the City of Omaha Human Resources Department by the stated deadline. You may confirm receipt of any materials and forms by contacting the Human Resources Department. If the materials are not received in the Human Resources Department by the stated deadline, they will not be considered. There will be no exceptions to this rule.

 

Posted March 6, 2023
 

 

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