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Housing Conservation Coordinators, Inc. (HCC) is a 48 year old community-based, not-for-profit organization anchored in the Hell's Kitchen / Clinton neighborhood of Manhattan's west side. We are dedicated to advancing social and economic justice and fighting for the rights of poor, low-income and working individuals and families. With a primary focus on strengthening and preserving affordable housing, we seek to promote a vibrant and diverse community with the power to shape its own future.

Each year HCC assists more than 4,000 residents resolve housing-related problems through our core programs: legal services, tenant & community organizing, weatherization assistance. Please see our website for more information, including our current organizing campaigns-- www.hcc-nyc.org.

Housing Conservation Coordinators (HCC) seeks a Supervising Attorney to join a dedicated team of staff attorneys and tenant organizers working to preserve affordable housing on Manhattan’s West side. The attorneys at HCC represent tenants and tenant associations in Manhattan Housing Court, New York State Supreme Court, the Southern District of New York, and at administrative agencies such as NYHCA, HPD, and DHCR.  The Supervising Attorney will supervise 3 - 4 full-time staff attorneys and 1 – 2 legal support and/or organizing staff and will report to the Senior Supervising Attorney. They will be responsible for ensuring a high standard of client service and representation, training and supervising new and experienced staff, ensuring that client data entry is up to date and accurate, and maintaining a modified personal caseload. They will also be responsible for training and supervising law and undergraduate student interns, maintaining relationships with community groups, and preparing and facilitating community know your rights workshops. The Supervising Attorney will work closely with the Senior Supervising Attorney to facilitate the weekly Legal and Organizing Component meetings, intake and an equitable distribution of cases among the staff attorneys.

Qualifications:

-      Admission to the New York State Bar

-      Minimum of five years of relevant litigation experience, with a focus on NYC landlord-tenant law preferred

-      Excellent written and oral communication skills

-      Ability to work with a diverse team and client base

-      Willingness to partner with non-attorney advocates

-      Demonstrated commitment to maintaining affordable housing and social justice

-      Experience working with community and tenant organizers preferred

Supervisory experience preferred

-      Adherence to time sensitive reporting requirements

-      Bi-lingual (Spanish) a plus

Salary: HCC offers a competitive salary commensurate with work experience and a generous benefits package.

Send cover letter, writing sample and resume in 1 pdf document via email by May 31, 2021 to Lynn Horowitz, Senior Supervising Attorney, HCC, at LHorowitz@hcc-nyc.org; Please note “Supervising Attorney 2021 Applicant - Your Name” in subject line.  Applications will be reviewed and interviews scheduled via zoom on a rolling basis.

HCC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. People of color, transgender and gender non-conforming people, survivors of violence, people with disabilities and individuals of diverse backgrounds encouraged to apply. HCC does not discriminate based on race, color, creed, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, height, weight, national origin, disability, or citizen, marital, veteran, or HIV status.

Housing Conservation Coordinators, Inc. (HCC) is a 48 year old community-based, not-for-profit organization anchored in the Hell's Kitchen / Clinton neighborhood of Manhattan's west side. We are dedicated to advancing social and economic…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Education
    J.D. Required

Level of Language Proficiency

Bilingual Spanish/English a plus

Bilingual Spanish/English a plus

Location

On-site
777 10th Ave, New York, NY 10019, USA

How to Apply

Send cover letter, writing sample and resume via email by Friday, April 30, 2021 to Lynn Horowitz, Senior Supervising Attorney, HCC, at LHorowitz@hcc-nyc.org; Please note “Supervising Attorney 2021 Applicant - Your Name” in subject line.  Applications will be reviewed and interviews scheduled via zoom on a rolling basis.

Send cover letter, writing sample and resume via email by Friday, April 30, 2021 to Lynn Horowitz, Senior Supervising Attorney, HCC, at LHorowitz@hcc-nyc.org; Please note “Supervising…

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