WHO WE ARE: For over 50 years, CCLS has been representing and advocating for low-income individuals in Merced, Tuolumne, Mariposa, Fresno, Tulare, and Kings Counties—a region where intense poverty exists side by side with unparalleled wealth and abundance. Our mission is to provide high quality, no-cost civil legal services to low income individuals, families, and communities—improving the wellbeing of our Valley through systems-changing advocacy, client education, and legal work that meets individual clients’ immediate needs. We also work closely with agencies and community organizations that share our commitment to support our clients in being their own agents of change.
CCLS seeks a Housing Law Team Leader who will supervise and operate one of two Housing Law Team subsections. Under the supervision of the Legal Director, the Team Leader and their assigned staff will provide a variety of housing assistance to Central Valley communities in need.
The Housing Team Leader will provide thoughtful leadership regarding housing issues; deciding the circumstances that require policy and/or systems-change remedies and the ways in which CCLS’s work can drive a racially equitable solution, in both individual and impact cases. The Team Leader will be expected to strategize and determine the most effective tools to use in each case or issue(s) at hand—e.g, litigation, advocacy, community legal education, while maintaining an appropriate balance between the individual and the impact work.
Position: Housing Law Team Leader
Experience: 4+ Years Experience
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled
Location: Fresno, Visalia, or Merced Office (as needed)
Term of Employment: Regular, Full Time
Other: FLSA Exempt, Non-Union Position
2. Cover Letter addressing the following questions:
3. Three Professional References
4. Legal Writing Sample
SALARY/BENEFITS: Salary Range DOE ($58,272 - $97,404); Benefits include medical, dental, vision, life, disability insurance coverage; employer contribution to 403(b) plan based on length of service; 14.5 paid holidays; generous vacation and sick leave policy; some professional dues paid by CCLS; if qualified, participation in the School Loan Reimbursement Assistance Program, and/or a Bilingual Supplement.
CCLS is an equal opportunity employer: we value equity, inclusion, and diversity, across all races, cultures, classes, ages, religions, gender identities and presentations, sexual orientations, body sizes, family structures, abilities, and all categories protected by law. We encourage all interested individuals to apply. This is position is subject to a Collective Bargaining Agreement.