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Housing Advocacy Manager

Atlanta Legal Aid Society (“Legal Aid”) seeks a Housing Advocacy Manager to work at its headquarters located in downtown Atlanta. Our non-profit law firm represents low-income persons in a variety of civil legal matters including family, housing, consumer, employment, health, public benefits, and education law.

Responsibilities: The Housing Advocacy Manager reports to and works with the Director of Advocacy to set litigation and advocacy priorities, lead impact litigation in federal and state court, mentor other attorneys and engage the communities we serve on legal strategy. In collaboration with the Director of Advocacy, the Housing Advocacy Manager sets a vision and priorities for Legal Aid’s work and devises strategic advocacy campaigns in areas of law affecting housing (primarily landlord/tenant issues) using a variety of tools including impact litigation, individual representation, policy advocacy, and community education; translates the vision and priorities into tactical plans and decisions including annual planning for impact litigation, individual representation and policy advocacy; identifies and supports other impact advocacy (consumer, family and public benefits law); builds, grows and directs Legal Aid’s economic and racial justice efforts by creating partnerships with and taking cues from impacted individuals and community groups; builds and maintains relationships with members of the bench and bar, agency heads and elected officials. The Housing Advocacy Manager also acts as lead counsel, co-counsel or leads litigation teams; coordinates and advises on impact and complex litigation projects; mentors attorneys on legal strategy, litigation and policy advocacy campaigns; supports Legal Aid’s task forces (housing, consumer, family and public benefits law); ensures that Legal Aid’s internal legal research materials are up-to-date and accessible to staff; serves as a spokesperson for Legal Aid at press conferences and other media events; presents at or attends national and local conferences and events; works in coalition and partnership with other legal, non-profit, and community-based advocacy organizations.

Qualifications: A Georgia bar license or eligibility for the next Georgia bar exam, a minimum of  5 years litigation experience including planning, coordinating, and leading litigation and advocacy. Applicants must have excellent written and oral communication skills, be detail oriented, able to set priorities and meet deadlines, be accountable for time and work product, able to work in a team and alone, and have an appreciation for diversity.

Salary and Benefits: The salary is $65,100+ depending on experience, plus a $2,000 annual manager stipend. Salaries increase annually based on a salary scale. The program provides generous fringe benefits including 13 paid holidays, 6 weeks paid time off, 6 weeks parental leave; health, life, and long and short-term disability insurance; partial payment for dependent health insurance; a salary reduction option for a flexible spending account; educational loan reimbursement up to $600 per month (after a set off of other loan reimbursement amounts); voluntary tax-sheltered annuity with 3% match; Georgia Bar dues and CLE expenses. Legal Aid offers a hybrid work schedule that allows staff to work 2 days remotely subject to management approval and a probationary employment period.

Application Requirements: Submit a letter of interest; resume; writing sample (advice letter, legal memorandum or brief); official law school transcript (a copy is acceptable pending your order of an official transcript); and the names, phone numbers and e-mail addresses of three professional references (preferably individuals who have supervised or managed your work) as one (1) PDF using our online application system at atlantalegalaid.org/jobs.

For technical difficulties in submitting your application, please email [email protected].

Your application will be acknowledged. No phone calls please.

ALAS considers all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, disability, or any other legally protected status.

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