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Director of Fair Housing

Híbrido
El trabajo se debe realizar en o cerca de Kings County, NY
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Publicado hace 15 días

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Tipo de contrato
A Tiempo Completo
Educación
Judicatura
Nivel de Experiencia
Mando intermedio
Salario
USD $105.000 - $155.000 / año
Salary will be based on years of relevant experience.

Descripción

Communities Resist (“CoRe”) seeks a Director of Fair Housing to join a team combating gentrification, displacement, social disenfranchisement, and structural injustice through affirmative litigation before housing, state, and federal courts as well as administrative agencies. CoRe is a legal services organization for housing and community justice that serves Brooklyn and Queens. We have spent years working together with neighborhood organizations and organizers in representing hundreds of tenants and tenant associations toward enforcing their right to social citizenship by struggling, resisting, and enduring against any attempts to deny working communities, largely of color, their agency.

The Director of Fair Housing is the person primarily responsible for the development, expansion and supervision of fair housing work under relevant federal, state and city statutes and regulations, with a focus on CoRe’s priority neighborhoods.

Director of Fair Housing responsibilities include:

● Directly supervising and/or serving as a resource for staff attorneys litigating fair housing

claims before federal, state and city courts and administrative agencies.

● Directly supervising a team of staff attorneys in group tenant association representation,

including in HP proceedings, 7A proceedings, eviction defense, and matters in state or

federal court relating to repairs, rent regulation, and fair housing.

● Assigning new tenant association matters to staff attorneys and assisting with managing

the caseloads of direct supervisees.

● Conducting training of new and continuing staff attorneys as necessary.

● Building and maintaining a personal caseload of complex or impact-oriented fair housing

matters for litigation before federal, state and city courts and administrative agencies.

● Working with existing community partners (CBOs, elected officials, coalitions) to

improve community education on fair housing issues and intake/development of fair

housing matters.

● Developing new community partnerships as necessary to expand CoRe’s fair housing

work.

● Programming and leading community education events on fair housing issues.

● Producing written resources (internal and external) on fair housing issues.

● Working with the Executive Director and other managers to investigate and submit

applications for additional funding sources in support of CoRe’s fair housing work.

● Director of Fair Housing is a managerial position, and will participate in management

meetings and assist in other managerial or administrative responsibilities as appropriate.

● Ensuring that direct supervisees conduct their representation competently and ethically,

and in compliance with CoRe’s recordkeeping and reporting policies.

Applicants must have the following qualifications:

● Admission to the bar of the State of New York or eligible for admission.

● A minimum of five years of experience litigating housing cases in state, federal and local

courts, or other substantially similar experience.

● Cultural competence demonstrated through present or past residence in, or employment at

organizations serving, our clients’ communities.

● Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate with individuals from diverse

backgrounds and local organizations.

● Excellent legal writing, litigation and advocacy skills.

● Excellent interpersonal skills.

● Ability to work independently with strong motivation, to supervise a caseload, track case

data, and to meet deadlines.

● Computer proficiency sufficient to independently review and generate materials relevant to

the position as well as track client information in our database, prepare reports for grantors,

attend meetings, and perform tasks related to the work such as timekeeping and case notes.

● Willingness, desire, and ability to attend evening meetings and events.

Communities Resist (“CoRe”) seeks a Director of Fair Housing to join a team combating gentrification, displacement, social disenfranchisement, and structural injustice through affirmative litigation before housing, state, and federal…

Compensación

Salary will be commensurate experience and comparable with other similar legal services agencies; excellent health and other benefits.

Salary will be commensurate experience and comparable with other similar legal services agencies; excellent health and other benefits.

Nivel de Idiomas

Foreign language ability is a major plus.

Foreign language ability is a major plus.

Ubicación

Híbrido
El trabajo se puede realizar en o cerca de Kings County, NY
312 Broadway, Brooklyn, NY 11211, USA

Cómo aplicar

To apply, forward a cover letter with your resume to:

Angela Piguave, Chief Financial and Operating Officer

Communities Resist Inc.

E-mail: apiguave@communitiesresist.org

Please put ‘Director of Fair Housing’ in the subject line.

To apply, forward a cover letter with your resume to:

Angela Piguave, Chief Financial and Operating Officer

Communities Resist Inc.

E-mail: apiguave@communitiesresist.org

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