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Organization TypePublic Interest
Years of Experience
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ProfileDeputy Director The candidate will work closely with the Housing Unit Director and Deputy Directors to provide supervision to the Unit’s attorneys and paralegals, strengthen relationships with community partners, address systemic housing issues that perpetuate poverty, and handle administrative and grant responsibilities. Will be responsible for helping to develop and implement a strategic vision for the Unit’s work and supervising attorneys on a range of litigation including individual and group representation in Housing Court, administrative proceedings, and affirmative litigation in State and Federal Court. Other duties include intake review, community education and outreach, strengthening partnerships with community groups and elected officials, and policy advocacy.
Qualification and Experience
The candidate must have 5 years of litigation experience. A demonstrated passion for social justice and a commitment to working with low-income communities and communities of color to advance equity is required. Excellent analytical, written, and communication skills is required. Must have fluency or strong proficiency preferred in Spanish, Russian, Haitian-Creole, Mandarin, or Cantonese. Background in organizing or strong ties to Brooklyn’s low-income communities is preferred. Must have demonstrated expertise in housing law and policy, or experience with complex litigation.
Job #s 51_2017. Send a cover letter, resume, and two writing samples.