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Tenant Empowerment Organizer

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Tenant Empowerment Organizer

Location: San Francisco

Department: Resident Services/Community Engagement

Reports To: Director of Resident Services or department head

Job Status: Nonexempt, Full-Time

Compensation: $24.04/hr. to $26.00/hr., DOE; medical, dental, vision & retirement plan

To Apply: Send cover letter and resume to hr(at)missionhousing.org

Note: Vaccination against COVID-19 is a requirement of the job. Accommodations due to disability or religious reasons will be evaluated in compliance with the law.


About Mission Housing:

Mission Housing Development Corporation is a private non-profit housing developer founded in 1971. Mission Housing develops high-quality, well-managed, affordable, sustainable communities that promote the self-sufficiency of low and moderate income families, seniors, and persons with diverse needs and offers technical assistance to service providers to help them develop affordable housing that meets the needs of special populations with a comprehensive vision of community. We own approximately 49 affordable housing buildings serving over 3,300 residents with diverse ethnic and cultural backgrounds in San Francisco.


This position will be responsible for leading the outreach, educational and tenant leadership development aspects of the program, including training development, facilitation, and logistics at Valencia Gardens, an affordable housing site owned by Mission Housing. The organizer will also work in collaboration with on-site Resident Services and Property Management teams. The position will be aided by executive staff, as well as staff from the Resident Services Department.

Essential Functions:

  • Supports the Director of Resident Services or department head with all administrative and logistical details related to the development and delivery of resident trainings, and leadership development.
  • Works with the Director of Resident Services or department head to design and implement program for residents.
  • Performs necessary research for trainings.
  • Seeks out expert speakers/trainers if/when needed.
  • Performs/assists with other training and leadership development duties as assigned by the Director of Resident Services or department head.
  • Assists with creation and production of educational training materials.
  • Attends and assists (if/when needed) with ongoing resident meetings with Resident Service Coordinator(s).
  • Develops and maintains a collection of curricula and training materials.
  • Manages and administers city grant including submission of outcomes/activities.
  • Works in collaboration with RSC Department, participates in weekly meetings, and supports site and community activities, including food pantries.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Sociology, Social Justice, Business.
  • Minimum 3 years of community engagement experience, working with diverse populations, and in public speaking
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to write reports, make presentations, facilitate meetings, and develop and conduct trainings.
  • Proficiency in MS Office Suite, Google Documents, Word and PowerPoint, as well as working knowledge of spreadsheets and database software.
  • Strong commitment to the housing movement and/or social justice work.
  • Demonstrated ability to write curricula, using a variety of adult teaching techniques appropriate for action-oriented education.
  • Ability to develop and maintain good working relations with diverse membership and staff.
  • Special interest in building power among affordable housing residents to fight for social, economic and racial justice.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bilingual in Cantonese, Spanish, Russian
  • 2 years previous experience working as a community organizer and/or educator with low-income people.

Physical Demands:

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms and talk or hear
  • Ability to lift up to 25 lbs.
  • Must be willing to travel from various sites
  • Ability to handle a significant level of stress
  • Responsible to set up and clean up facilities utilized for events with occasional lifting, bending and pushing

Work Environment:

  • The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk and drive.
  • The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.
  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet to moderate; construction sites may be noisy and appropriate measures should be taken to protect hearing and health on job sites.

**Disclaimer: The employer reserves the right to change or assign other duties, including rotating sites if necessary.

Mission Housing Development Corporation is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, ethnic background, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, national origin, or disabilities. Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

Please let us know if you need any special accommodations.

Mission Housing Development Corporation is a drug free work place as required by the “Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988”

Pay: $24.04/hour to $26.00/hour, DOE

To Apply: Send cover letter and resume to hr(at)missionhousing.org

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $24.04 - $26.00 per hour


  • Dental insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Employee discount
  • Flexible spending account
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Parental leave
  • Retirement plan
  • Vision insurance


  • 8 hour shift
  • Monday to Friday

COVID-19 considerations:
Mission Housing has implemented a COVID-19 Prevention Program to address workplace safety during the pandemic.

Ability to commute/relocate:

  • San Francisco, CA 94103: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Required)

Application Question(s):

  • If ultimately selected, can you work the shift of Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.?
  • Does the posted wage range meet your requirements?

Work Location: One location

  • Health insurance

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