Director of Housing Opportunity Project

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Job location
100 N LaSalle Street
Suite 600
Chicago, IL 60602
United States
Organization information
Organization name: 
Chicago Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights
Street address: 
100 N LaSalle Street, Suite 600
Job type: 
Legal - Civil
Position Description: 

This is an exciting leadership position for a seasoned attorney with substantial impact litigation and policy advocacy experience who can bring vision, talent, and enthusiasm to the role at a time when aggressive civil rights advocacy is needed more than ever. The Director must demonstrate a passion for civil rights, racial equity, and community empowerment, and possess the skills needed to be a successful advocate, as well as an effective manager of people and projects. The Director will lead a project team of attorneys, intake specialists, trainers, and fair housing test coordinators. He or she also will be a resource on impact advocacy for other attorneys in the organization. See full job description at


Law degree
10 + years of experience as a litigator and policy advocate, preferably in the field of civil rights. Housing advocacy experience strongly preferred.
At least five years experience as a supervisor/manager.
Excellent writing and public speaking skills.
High degree of flexibility, ability to multi-task, significant initiative, and attention to detail and accuracy.
Excellent people skills, the ability to build a motivated and productive team, and the ability to communicate effectively with diverse groups and individuals.
Cross cultural competencies and self-awareness around issues of power, privilege, and difference.

Equal Opportunity Employer
Salary range: 
Negotiable depending on experience
Submission deadline: 
Wednesday, March 15, 2017
Expiration date: 
Saturday, April 1, 2017