Job Type

Full Time

Published

09/10/2018

Address

45 Wadsworth Avenue
New York
NY
10033
United States

Description

AGENCY BACKGROUND:


Northern Manhattan Improvement Corporation (NMIC) is a community-based, not-for-profit organization founded in 1979. NMIC has grown into a leading multi-service agency with over 120 staff serving New York City with a focus on upper Manhattan and the Bronx. Our mission is to serve as a catalyst for positive change in the lives of the people in our community on their paths to secure and prosperous futures. Integration is the cornerstone of NMIC’s programs and our staff can identify and address a broad array of immediate needs through comprehensive crisis intervention services. With their matters resolved, clients move seamlessly to capacity building services through our holistic programs designed to transition individuals and families to self-sufficiency.


  • Our Legal Services, Social Services and Weatherization programs meet community members’ basic needs including legal representation in immigration related matters, housing, financial services and health related matters.
  • Our Community Organizing program empowers residents to collectively secure long term and larger scale improvements to their basic needs.
  • Our Education & Career Services program imparts individual community members with the practical tools necessary to build secure and prosperous futures.


Job Title:        Manhattan Housing Attorney

Department:   Legal Department

Reports to:      Managing Housing Attorney

FLSA Status:  Non-Exempt



SUMMARY OF RESPONSIBILITIES:


NMIC’s Manhattan Housing Attorney works with our highly skilled and experienced, interdisciplinary legal team. This position requires advocacy in housing matters including representation in Housing Court, administrative hearings, benefits advocacy, and supreme court and appellate practice with proven approaches to affordable housing retention, community stabilization and repair and maintenance issues. 



ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

●  Provide legal representation and advocacy to clients with housing issues including representation in housing court (including trial representation), administrative venues, supreme court, and appellate litigation.

● Participate in community based initiatives on housing issues.

● Provide clients with benefits advocacy.

● Collaboratively develop approaches to affordable housing retention.

● Maintain daily and consistent case notes and status updates in NMIC’s proprietary database.

● Organize and maintain client files in compliance with grant requirements.

● ork with the Community Organizing or Social Services Department on and provide representation to possible group or class action cases.

●  Complete additional tasks as assigned by supervisor.


QUALIFICATIONS:

● J.D. Law Degree/LL.B. with admission to the New York State Bar or willingness to take exam.

● 1-3 years of relevant housing and court experience preferred.

● Non-profit housing work experience preferred.

● Fluency in Spanish strongly preferred.

● Excellent written and oral communication skills.

● Proficiency with word processing, spreadsheet and database programs.

● Ability to work independently, assess priorities, take initiative, handle multiple assignments and meet deadlines.

● Complete additional tasks as assigned by supervisor.

● Excellent interpersonal skills including the ability to work collaboratively and to interact with constituencies including clients, program staff and management.

Benefits

SALARY/BENEFITS


NMIC offers a competitive salary based on experience and education as well as a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, life, and disability insurance; paid time off including 20 vacation days, 15 sick days, 5 personal days, and 12 agency holidays; a 401k with agency contribution; and other benefits.

Level of Language Proficiency

 Fluency in Spanish strongly preferred.

Professional Level

Professional

Minimum Education Required

J.D.

How To Apply

legalemployment@nmic.org
http://www.nmic.org

TO APPLY


Please submit the following to the attention of Rodrigo Sanchez-Camus with the job title in the subject line:

 

●    Cover letter

●    Resume

●    One writing sample

●    Salary requirements


All attachments should be in word or PDF form.

No phone calls, please.


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