Managing Attorney- Housing

Full-time 3 views
Company Texas Legal Services Center Location Austin, TX, United States

Public Interest



Aug 26, 2022

May 13, 2022


Managing Attorney- Housing
The candidate will lead, mentor and motivate staff through strategic thinking and team building. Recruit, train, supervise, and evaluate program staff. Provide legal advice, assistance, referrals, and representation, where applicable, to eligible clients in a compassionate, culturally appropriate, and trauma-informed manner. Ensure program compliance with grant requirements, grant reporting, regulations, standards, policies, and confidentiality requirements, as well as comply with and support internal operations and personnel policies. Cultivate working relationships and coordinate projects, both internally and with other organizations and agencies, to advance programmatic and organizational goals, keeping track of project deadlines and milestones to ensure projects are completed on time and to the highest of standards. Lead and assist with statewide education and outreach efforts, including developing, presenting, or participating in trainings, as requested. Participate in state and national task forces and meetings with program staff at other grantee organizations to receive input and to provide technical support to other non-profits. Travel to locations outside of Austin. Collaborate with other TLSC managers and senior staff. Perform other duties as assigned.

Qualification and Experience

The candidate should have a J.D. Degree. Licensure by the Supreme Court of Texas. Current knowledge and expertise of the law and legal system, especially in areas that impact civil law with a preferred background in housing and related areas of the law. Proven experience leading, mentoring, and motivating staff. Strong time management and attention to detail skills. Exceptional listening, writing and oral communications skills. Experience with grant reporting and program compliance. Proficiency with Adobe, social media, and Microsoft Office products, including Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint. Proficiency with or ability to learn LegalServer (TLSC’s case management system). Ability to work with clients in a patient, trauma-informed and non-judgmental manner. Ability to travel to out-of-town locations. Bilingual in Spanish is preferred.

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
Texas Legal Services Center
815 Brazos
Suite 1100
Austin, TX 78701

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