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Last updated February 4, 2021

 

About Housing Conservation Coordinators, Inc.

Housing Conservation Coordinators, Inc. (HCC) is a 48 year old community-based, not-for-profit organization anchored in the Hell's Kitchen / Clinton neighborhood of Manhattan's west side. We are dedicated to advancing social and economic justice and fighting for the rights of poor, low-income and working individuals and families. With a primary focus on strengthening and preserving affordable housing, we seek to promote a vibrant and diverse community with the power to shape its own future.Each year HCC assists more than 4,000 residents resolve housing-related problems through our core programs: legal services, tenant & community organizing, weatherization assistance. Please see our website for more information, including our current organizing campaigns.

 

Supervising Attorney

Housing Conservation Coordinators (HCC) seeks a Supervising Attorney to join a dedicated team of staff attorneys and tenant organizers working to preserve affordable housing on Manhattan's West side. The attorneys at HCC represent tenants and tenant associations in Manhattan Housing Court, New York State Supreme Court, the Southern District of New York, and at administrative agencies such as NYHCA, HPD, and DHCR. The Supervising Attorney will supervise 3-4 full-time staff attorneys and 1 - 2 legal support and/or organizing staff and will report to the Senior Supervising Attorney. They will be responsible for ensuring a high standard of client service and representation, training and supervising new and experienced staff, ensuring that client data entry is up to date and accurate, and maintaining a modified personal caseload. They will also be responsible for training and supervising law and undergraduate student interns, maintaining relationships with community groups, and preparing and facilitating community know your rights workshops. The Supervising Attorney will work closely with the Senior Supervising Attorney to facilitate the weekly Legal and Organizing Component meetings, intake and an equitable distribution of cases among the staff attorney.

Qualifications:

  • Admission to the New York State Bar
  • Three to Five years of relevant litigation experience, preferably with a focus on NYC landlord-tenant law
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to work with a diverse team and client base
  • Willingness to partner with non-attorney advocates
  • Demonstrated commitment to maintaining affordable housing and social justice
  • Experience working with community and tenant organizers preferredSupervisory experience preferred
  • Adherence to time sensitive reporting requirements- Bi-lingual (Spanish) a plus

Salary: HCC offers a competitive salary commensurate with work experience and a generous benefits package.

Send cover letter, writing sample and resume via email by Friday, February 26, 2021 to Lynn Horowitz, Senior Supervising Attorney, HCC, at LHorowitz@hcc-nyc.org; Please note "Supervising Attorney 2021 Applicant" in subject line. Applications will be reviewed and interviews scheduled via zoom on a rolling basis.

HCC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. People of color, transgender and gender non-conforming people, survivors of violence, people with disabilities and individuals of diverse backgrounds encouraged to apply. HCC does not discriminate based on race, color, creed, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, height, weight, national origin, disability, or citizen, marital, veteran, or HIV status.

 

Director of Organizing

HCC seeks a Director of Organizing to oversee its tenant and community organizing programs extending along Manhattan's west side. The Director of Organizing will supervise 2 to 3 full-time staff members in addition to volunteers/interns and reports directly to the Executive Director. They will be responsible for program development/expansion, staff training and supervision, programmatic and fiscal compliance, grant tracking, fundraising and work directly on organizing campaigns. HCC also participates in related neighborhood coalitions and citywide campaigns. The Director of Organizing will oversee HCC's role and productive participation in those campaigns.

HCC seeks a dynamic Director of Organizing capable of building diverse coalitions that may consist of neighborhood residents, community leaders, elected officials, citywide organizations and other interested parties. The ideal candidate will be able to understand and articulate complicated issues clearly, be comfortable in a range of settings, have strong base-building skills and bring a creative approach to achieving campaign goals. Candidates must have 5+ years of direct community and/or tenant organizing experience with at least 2 years of supervising experience, be highly organized, and have excellent writing, public speaking and computer skills. Bilingual (Spanish/English) is a plus.

Work hours are flexible but often require evening meetings. Salary d.o.e., excellent benefits. Send cover letter, writing sample and resume via email by Friday, February 26, 2021 to Leslie Thrope, Executive Director, HCC, at lthrope@hcc-nyc.org; Please note "Director of Organizing Applicant" in subject line. Applications will be reviewed and interviews scheduled via zoom on a rolling basis.

HCC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. People of color, transgender and gender non-conforming people, survivors of violence, people with disabilities and individuals of diverse backgrounds encouraged to apply. HCC does not discriminate based on race, color, creed, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, height, weight, national origin, disability, or citizen, marital, veteran, or HIV status.

 

Staff Attorney

Our legal services include representation on housing, immigration, elder law, benefit and consumer debt matters in Housing Court, NYS Supreme Court, Appellate Courts, Immigration Court, and at administrative proceedings. In addition, we offer tenant organizing services to improve living conditions and community organizing services around impact issues. The staff attorneys will work with organizers, individual tenants and groups of tenants to oppose eviction proceedings, obtain necessary repairs, upgrade building services, stop landlord harassment, resolve building-wide complaints and assert the rights of tenants by representing tenants and tenant associations in New York courts and administrative proceedings. The staff attorneys will also disseminate information about tenants' rights, advocate for tenants with landlords and landlord attorneys and advocate for tenants to obtain other social services as necessary. The staff attorneys may periodically teach classes/trainings and conduct workshops related to housing law or other HCC practice areas.

Work hours are flexible but often require morning court appearances and early evening meetings. Salary and benefits pursuant to Collective Bargaining Agreement.

Qualifications

The ideal candidate would be a member of the New York State Bar or has passed July 2021 NYS Bar Exam and is preparing for admission with at least one year of relevant experience (including clinics, internships etc.) in any area of poverty law. Preference will be given to individuals with prior experience in landlord/tenant law. Spanish proficiency and prior experience in immigration or elder law practice are also a plus. Excellent litigation, research, writing, and organizational skills as well as demonstrated commitment to social justice for underserved populations is required.

Application Instructions

Interested applicants should send their resume and cover letter in a single pdf by email to Lynn Horowitz, Housing Conservation Coordinators, Inc. at lhorowitz@hcc-nyc.org by March 15, 2021. Please insert "Staff Attorney Applicant" in the subject heading field. Applications will be reviewed and interviews scheduled on a rolling basis.

HCC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. People of color, transgender and gender non-conforming people, survivors of violence, people with disabilities and individuals of diverse backgrounds encouraged to apply. HCC does not discriminate based on race, color, creed, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, height, weight, national origin, disability, or citizen, marital, veteran, or HIV status.