Opportunities at NHLP

Supervising Attorney Job Posting

NHLP is looking for a Supervising Attorney to help lead our work on housing justice issues. The position is roughly 50% staff supervision, evaluation and grant reporting and 50% policy advocacy and substantive legal work. The Supervising Attorney will initially supervise 3-4 Staff Attorneys and will work closely with the Deputy Director to provide overall support to the legal team. The position provides the right candidate with the opportunity to develop a national reputation, to assist advocates around the country and to fight for the rights of low income people.

About NHLP

The National Housing Law Project’s mission is to advance housing justice for poor people and communities. We achieve this by strengthening and enforcing the rights of tenants, increasing housing opportunities for underserved communities, and preserving and expanding the nation’s supply of safe and affordable homes. NHLP employs three main strategies advance our mission – policy advocacy, litigation and capacity building for legal services attorneys and advocates across the country.


  • Working with the Deputy Director, create work plans and provide guidance to the legal team
  • Supervise and support NHLP staff attorneys
  • Engage in federal and state policy advocacy
  • Design and conduct trainings for attorneys and advocates
  • Assist in the expansion of the organization’s litigation practice
  • Provide technical assistance to legal services attorneys, affordable housing nonprofits, and others
  • Write and edit articles for publication and prepare resource and training manuals
  • Assist in the development of the Housing Justice Network (HJN) and the HJN Conference
  • Serve as a spokesperson to enhance the reputation of the organization and advance the mission
  • Assist the Executive Director and Deputy Director in grant reporting
  • Participate in the recruitment of attorneys, fellows and clerks


  • Law degree and minimum of seven years of significant legal experience
  • If not already licensed in California, willingness to take the California bar
  • Passion for the substantive work of the organization and commitment to its mission
  • Strong leadership abilities and the ability to work in a collaborative work environment
  • Highly-developed analytic skills and ability to manage fellow attorneys
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and oral and written communication skills
  • Refined judgment and decision-making skills
  • Capacity to effectively represent NHLP and its work in external communications and public settings
  • Willingness to travel occasionally, most often to Washington D.C.


$90,000 – 110,000 DOE. Compensation includes fully paid health, dental and vision insurance for the employee and 50% coverage for dependents. Four weeks paid vacation.



This position is based in the San Francisco office.


Please submit a cover letter, writing sample and resume to HR@nhlp.org


October 21, 2019. Position open until filled.

NHLP is an equal opportunity employer. People of color, women, LGBT people, persons with disabilities and other persons in underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.