474 Valencia Street
Position: Fixed-Term Housing Law Attorney
Salary: $42,586.93 - $49,586.93 depending on experience; benefits include health, dental and life.
Deadline: Until Filled
La Raza Centro Legal is currently accepting applications for a housing law attorney.
Organizational Mission & Background: Founded in 1973, La Raza Centro Legal is a multicultural public interest law and social justice center based in the Mission District of San Francisco. Our mission is to create a more just and inclusive society in the interests of the Latino, indigenous, immigrant and low-income people of San Francisco and the greater Bay Area. Through our programs in legal services and community empowerment, we seek to enable people to know and exercise their own legal rights, confront injustice, increase self-sufficiency, and advocate for themselves.
Qualifications: Strong commitment to social justice; strong verbal and written communication skills in both English and Spanish; supervisory experience; program development experience; San Francisco housing law experience; ability to advocate on behalf of immigrants in the media, community forums, and other venues; good public speaking skills; ability to engage in strategic planning regarding the direction of legal services work; admission to the California Bar.
Responsibilities: The primary objective of housing law attorney is homelessness prevention and eviction defense services with the goal of assisting all tenants that are eligible for services. The housing law attorney will provide legal advice to tenants, attend mandatory settlement conferences and defend unlawful detainer actions in court or jury trials when appropriate. The position will require the attorney to manage an individual caseload, maintain regular clinic hours, recruitment and supervision of interns and volunteers to assist in meeting goals of position as well as enhance the resources available to the community. The housing law attorney will assist with fund development and ensure funding obligations including contract obligations and reporting requirements.
People of color, women, lesbian/gay/bisexual/transgender, low income, and immigrant candidates strongly encouraged to apply.
Group health and medical insurance coverage for employee and eligible dependents
Dental insurance coverage
Term Life insurance coverage
2% 401K Retirement Plan Matching
Level of Language Proficiency
Preferably fluent in English and Spanish.
Minimum Education Required
How To Apply
Send resume, cover letter, and two references by email to Lydia Lopez, Interim Executive Director, La Raza Centro Legal, 474 Valencia Street, Suite 295, San Francisco, CA 94103; email: firstname.lastname@example.org (415.553.3410)