Director of Operations and Activism

    San Francisco Tenants Union
    November 17, 2021
    San Francisco


    The San Francisco Tenants Union prides itself on being a volunteer-driven organization where community members come together to define and advocate for their shared interests as tenants.  The Director of Operations and Activism will support the volunteer-led committee system to function effectively, maintain the operations of the organization, and act as a point person for external partners.

    Core Responsibilities:

    • Organizing and Advocacy: Keep track of legislative, policy, political and organizing activity
    • Cultivating the Organization: Help create structures and culture to support volunteer engagement and organization
    • Serve as Public Face: Form relationships with lawmakers and partners; speak in public forums and to the press
    • Bottomline Fundraising: Build and maintain systems to organize fundraising activities
    • Administrative Necessities: Maintain budget, financial management, and internal software systems (Salsa)


    We seek a movement organizer, activist, and community member.  We recognize that whoever is in this position needs some professional nonprofit (or equivalent) experience to be able to perform the nuts-and-bolts of budget management and fundraising that the position requires.


    • Experienced and informed about tenants’ rights
    • 1+ years of organizing/movement-building experience
    • 1+ years of nonprofit experience
    • Fundraising experience
    • Strong communication skills (verbal, written and proofreading)
    • Superior interpersonal skills
    • Demonstrated ability to organize, prioritize and manage tasks and projects effectively from inception to completion
    • Availability for evening and week-end work

    Experience we deeply value but do not require:

    • Speak more than one language
    • Director-level experience
    • Detailed knowledge of tenants’ rights and public policy
    • Experience engaging with lawmakers
    • Campaign compliance/reporting, Independent Expenditure (IE) experience
    • Experience building policy and advocating within coalitions
    • Internal organizational systems building
    • Facilitation and dispute resolution experience
    • Experience with social media
    • Budget management experience


    • Passionate about Tenants, Racial and Economic Justice
    • Self-Driving
    • Values Collectivism
    • Fluid Collaborator

    Compensation $60,000-70,000


    Potential for growth and creativity

    Close connection with the impact on people’s lives

    Witnessing self-empowerment of the community

    Culture of authenticity

    Casual work environment

    Flexible hours and paid vacation

    Health benefits allowance

    Transit benefits

    Option to work remotely – To be determined

    To Apply

    Upload a resume and cover letter at (preferred) or email a resume and cover letter as attachments to

    San Francisco Tenants Union is an equal opportunity employer. People of color, women, immigrants, LGBTQ+, and differently abled people are strongly encouraged to apply.