Job Details

Deputy Director, Housing Unit

Company name

Organization Type

Public Interest

Job Type

Attorney

Date Last Verified

Jun 01, 2021

Valid Through

Sep 14, 2021

Posted on

Feb 10, 2020

Years of Experience

Min 5 yrs required

Location

Brooklyn, NY, United States

Employment Type

Full-time

Industry

Legal
Practice Area
Real Estate >> Real Estate
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Deputy Director, Housing Unit
The candidate l 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, to address systemic housing issues that perpetuate poverty, and to handle administrative and grant responsibilities. The Deputy 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. Should be admitted to the New York State Bar with: A demonstrated passion for social justice and a commitment to working with low-income communities and communities of color to advance equity; Excellent analytical, written, and communication skills; Strong interpersonal and organizational skills and the ability to provide supportive and consistent supervision to attorneys, paralegals, and support staff in a fast paced and high-volume practice; Minimum of 5 years of litigation experience; Fluency or strong proficiency in Spanish, Russian, Haitian-Creole, Mandarin, or Cantonese (preferred); Background in organizing or strong ties to Brooklyn's low-income communities (preferred); and Demonstrated expertise in housing law and policy, or experience with complex litigation.

Additional info

Job#01_2020

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
Brooklyn Legal Services
105 Court Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201

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