Housing Rights Program Manager

Job Type

Full Time


Minimum: $74,000
Details: This is a full-time, exempt position. Salary is based on our salary scale which accounts for years of relevant experience and principles of internal equity.




55 Columbus
San Francisco
United States


*Applications will be considered on a rolling basis until position is filled.*

Since 1972, Asian Americans Advancing Justice - Asian Law Caucus has worked to defend and promote the rights of low-income immigrants with the goal of building community power.

Our housing program provides legal counseling, policy advocacy, direct services and impact litigation on behalf of low-income residents in the areas of housing and community development. We focus primarily on gateway communities for new immigrants, such as San Francisco Chinatown, where large numbers of tenants and seniors are in danger of displacement due to gentrification and other economic pressures.

Position Description: Advancing Justice-ALC seeks a Housing Rights Program Manager to lead its dynamic community-based advocacy for low-income tenants. Significant experience in the field of housing rights is highly desired. The Program Manager will continue to build upon the program’s strategic goals and guide the direction of the work in partnership with the management team and program staff. The Manager supervises a staff attorney and two community advocates.


  • Oversee the program’s housing rights counseling clinics.
  • Supervise and support the program's direct services docket
  • Identify and assess new litigation opportunities with the Litigation Director and Deputy Director, including potential class actions
  • Work with Deputy Director and Grants Manager to track and meet grant deliverables
  • Work with Policy Director to identify potential areas of policy advocacy at the local and state level
  • Engage in public policy advocacy to advance a pro-tenant agenda at the local and state level
  • Provide legal support for tenant-led campaigns
  • Supervise and manage the program’s community education and outreach efforts, including Know Your Rights presentations and materials
  • Build and maintain strategic community partnerships
  • Mentor and develop staff using a supportive and collaborative approach: assign accountabilities; set objectives; establish priorities; and monitor and evaluate results.


  • B.A./B.S. and J.D. degrees with membership in good standing with the California State Bar
  • An ideal minimum of seven (7) years of related legal services or state/federal court litigation experience, including taking and defending depositions, law and motion work, and discovery; and experience with administrative law and proceedings
  • Substantive law experience in housing law
  • Highly motivated and self-starting
  • Detail-oriented and ability to multi-task
  • Excellent research, analytical, written, and oral communication skills
  • Experience in managing attorneys and program staff
  • Ability to work with a highly diverse group of mission-driven lawyers and staff with a range of substantive law knowledge, experience, and expertise
  • Demonstrated leadership and ability to work independently and in collaboration with other attorneys, community advocates, and community-based organizations
  • Demonstrated commitment to advancing the rights of low-income, people of color, immigrant, or tenant communities

Salary and Benefits: This is a full-time, exempt position. Salary is based on our salary scale which accounts for years of relevant experience and principles of internal equity. The starting salary for an attorney manager with 7 years of relevant experience is $74,000 and increases with additional years of relevant experience.

Asian Americans Advancing Justice - Asian Law Caucus is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All persons are encouraged to apply, regardless of race, ethnicity, national origin, gender, disability, sexual orientation or religious affiliation.


A full benefits package is included.

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How To Apply


Application Process: Interested candidates should e-mail the following to jobs@advancingjustice-alc.org: resume; cover letter summarizing interest, qualifications and experience; and three references. Kindly put “Application – Housing Rights Program Manager” in the subject line of the e-mail. Please submit materials in PDF format. No phone calls, please.