We’re hiring

Founded in 2013, The Waterfront Project, Inc. (WFP), is a nonprofit legal help center and HUD-certified counseling agency. WFP Staff Attorneys provide free civil legal representation, brief advice, and advocacy to Hudson County’s most vulnerable residents – the working poor, seniors, homeless, and those living with disabilities.

Currently, WFP’s primary focus is pursuing creative legal strategies to allow low-income people to stay in their homes and communities, especially in neighborhoods experiencing rapid development and gentrification. WFP represents clients on matters related to housing, foreclosure, and sexual assault/domestic violence.

WFP’s Legal Department has 2 openings:

Managing Attorney

Staff Attorney – Emergencies

Please email a resume and cover letter to ldiaz@thewaterfrontproject.org. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Given WFP has an immediate opening, applicants are strongly encouraged to submit their application at their earliest convenience. No calls, please. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

WFP is an equal opportunity employer and values a diverse workforce. Women, people of color, lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people, veterans, people with disabilities, and people with lived experience of housing insecurity are encouraged to apply. WFP does not discriminate against applicants on the basis of race, creed, nationality, sex, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, genetic information, mental or physical disability, marital status, familial status, domestic partnership status, civil union status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, atypical cellular or blood trait, military status or any other category protected by federal, state or other law applicable in the location of employment.

Do you feel like you do not meet every single requirement? Studies have shown that women and people of color are less likely to apply to jobs unless they meet every single qualification. At The Waterfront Project, we are dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive and authentic workplace, so if you are excited about this role but your past experience does not align perfectly with every qualification in the job description, we encourage you to apply anyway. You may be just the right candidate for this or other roles.