• Greater Bergen Community Action

JOB OPPORTUNITY: Agency Attorney

Title: Agency Attorney

Reports to: Executive Vice President, COO

FLSA: Exempt

Position Summary:

Reporting to the Executive Vice President, COO, the Agency Attorney’s primary function is to serve as in-house counsel for GBCA, Inc. and serve as a liaison to outside counsel, where appropriate. Salary commensurate with experience in the range of $65,000 to $75,000

About Greater Bergen Community Action, Inc.:

Greater Bergen Community Action Inc. (GBCA) is a progressive not-for-profit company working throughout New Jersey to build more sustainable families, community institutions, and neighborhoods. It does this through strategic investments in community and household finance, education, healthcare, housing, workforce development, energy, and neighborhood revitalization.

Essential Functions

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Immigration Matters

The applicant would be joining a 54-year-old Community Action Agency to assist Legal Permanent Residents (LPRs) in the naturalization application process.

Screen and evaluate LPRs for naturalization.

Draft and file petitions and applications.

Develop case strategy.

Conduct mock interviews and prepare clients for the naturalization process.

Conduct workshops and other recruitment activities and events.

Housing & Tenant Rights Matters

The applicant would take referrals from our Housing Coalition and Tenant Advocacy case managers.

Screen and evaluate clients regarding their housing challenges.

Provide legal advice for clients facing eviction.

Negotiate settlements between clients and landlords.

Agency Matters

The applicant will serve as in-house counsel on other GBCA matters and serve as a liaison to outside counsel, where appropriate.


1. Communication.

2. Relationship Management.

3. Critical Evaluation.

4. Consultation.

5. Business Acumen.

6. Cultural Awareness.

7. Leadership & Navigation.

8. Ethical Practice.

Supervisory Responsibility

This position has no supervisory responsibilities.

Work Environment

This job operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines.

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus. This position requires the ability to occasionally lift office products and supplies, up to 20 pounds.


Travel is primarily local during the business day, although some out-of-the-area and overnight travel may be expected.

Required Education and Experience

1. JD degree from an ABA approved law school

2. Active member in good standing with the NJ Bar Association

3. DOJ-certification

Additional Eligibility Qualifications

1. Written and oral communication skills

2. Computer skills including Microsoft Office suite and databases

3. Bi-lingual is an added benefit.

4. Interpersonal skills

AAP/EEO Statement

Greater Bergen Community Action, Inc. provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

Other Duties

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

To Apply Contact:

GBCA Inc., Human Resources 392 Main St. Hackensack, NJ 07601 or


and email along with resume to humanresources@greaterbergen.org or Fax to (201) 342-9339

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE). Equal access to programs, services and employment is available to all persons.

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