Senior Counsel - Housing and Equitable Community Development

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

Founded in 1969, Chicago Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights works with community-based organizations and the private bar to advance racial equity and economic opportunity for all. This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced attorney to serve as Senior Counsel to develop and lead impact litigation and systemic policy advocacy, with an emphasis on housing and equitable community development. This area of work includes representing individuals in housing discrimination suits, impact litigation and policy advocacy to increase housing opportunity for people in protected classes, and advocacy to support the stabilization of housing in gentrifying neighborhoods.

The Senior Counsel will join an advocacy team that will work together to advance our racial equity mission and community lawyering approach. Our other core practice areas include education equity and voting rights. Our advocacy tool box includes impact litigation, direct legal services in litigation and transactional matters, policy advocacy, community education, and coalition building.


At least six years experience as a litigator and policy advocate, preferably in the field of civil rights.
Experience in housing or equitable community development.
Management experience preferred.
Excellent writing and public speaking skills.
Spanish speaking preferred.
Team player with excellent people skills, the ability to build and motivate a productive team.
Creative, collaborative, and willing to work across the organization.
Cross cultural competencies and self-awareness around issues of power, privilege, and difference.

To apply: 

Please send cover letter, resume, and a list of significant litigation or policy accomplishments to:
Elesha Jackson
[email protected]

Equal Opportunity Employer. We prioritize equity and inclusion in our organizational culture and hiring. We welcome all applicants regardless of race, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, age, national origin, or any other identity factor.
Salary range: 
Submission deadline: 
Monday, July 15, 2019