Community Advocate, Housing Rights - Advancing Justice-ALC

  • 06 Nov 2017 12:03 PM
    Message # 5564849
    Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Application Deadline: November 10, 2017


    Community Advocate
    Housing Rights Program
    Please apply by November 10, 2017
    Applications will be considered on a rolling basis until position is filled.

    As the nation’s oldest legal organization focusing on the civil rights of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, Asian Americans Advancing Justice—Asian Law Caucus (Advancing Justice-ALC) is a leader in defending the interests of low-income immigrants.  Since 1972, Advancing Justice-ALC has litigated high-profile cases and provided an array of services including community education, advocacy, and direct client representation.  Our current program areas include Housing Rights, National Security and Civil Rights, Immigrant Rights, Workers’ Rights, Voting Rights, Criminal Justice Reform, and ASPIRE.

    Position Summary: Advancing Justice-ALC is recruiting a bilingual community advocate to work on tenant rights and other housing issues.  S/he will support the provison of housing legal services addressing the needs of Asian American, Pacific Islander, and other vulnerable immigrant communities. S/he will be the contact main point of contact between clients and housing attorneys, and will stay closely connected to grassroots communities and organizing efforts. Previous experience with housing rights is strongly desired.

    Key responsibilities include:

    • Provide support to the Housing Rights team in unlawful detainer cases, other litigation, administrative proceedings (e.g., Rent Board petitions), and other tenant related matters
    • Schedule appointments, interview clients, keep clients updated, and manage casefiles and other administrative responsibilities when needed
    • Participate in coordination and support for legal clinics
    • Maintain knowledge and support compliance with government contract deliverables
    • Engage in public policy advocacy, community legal education, and coalition building
    • Community organizing with partner organizations and creating opportunities for grassroots organizing
    • Strategize with the Housing Rights team on case-related matters and the overall program’s goal
    • Work closely with housing advocates to understand and be involved with activities related to better protections for tenants
    • Reports to a Housing Rights Staff Attorney or Program Manager


    • At least two years experience working with low-income Asian American communities and/or other immigrant communities
    • Highly preferred written and spoken fluency in Chinese (Cantonese)
    • Strong, demonstrable commitment to social, racial, and economic justice
    • Excellent research, analytical, written, and oral communication skills and highly detail oriented
    • Strong interpersonal, organizational, and public-speaking skills
    • Demonstrated ability to work independently and manage multiple tasks in a timely manner
    • A./B.S. or highly relevant work experience
    • Proficiency with Google Apps and Microsoft suite of applications
    • Ability to work some weekends and evenings

    Salary and Benefits

    This is a full-time, non-exempt position. Salary is based on experience and principles of internal equity. The salary range is $40,000 – $45,000. A full benefits package is included.

    Application Process

    Interested candidates should submit via email a cover letter and resume summarizing interest, qualifications and experience; a writing sample (preferably about a social justice issue, no more than 10 pages); and three professional references to Please submit materials in PDF format. Please no phone calls.

    Advancing Justice–ALC is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified persons are encouraged to apply, regardless of race, color, creed, ethnicity, national origin, ancestry, age, height, weight, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, HIV status, marital or domestic partner status, or religious affiliation.

    Full job description available here

    Last modified: 06 Nov 2017 12:31 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

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