West Side Program Director

Job Type

Full Time


Minimum: $47,840.00
Maximum: $47,840.00



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4301 Geary Boulevard
San Francisco
United States


Housing Rights Committee is a tenants rights organization that offers free counseling for San Francisco tenants in all types of housing, including rent-control, public housing and Section 8. We’ve been fighting for tenants rights since 1979. Housing Rights Committee counselors provide help to over 5,000 tenants a year. We opened our Richmond District location in January, 2016 to build leaders, organize, and support tenants in San Francisco’s western neighborhoods including the Richmond, Sunset and Parkmerced.

Job Description Summary

The West Side Program Director works under HRC’s Organizational Director. This position directly supervises two full-time Community Organizers and two half-time Tenant Counselors. On the administrative side, this person takes the lead on fundraising, budgeting, grant reporting and day to day administrative tasks relating to the operations of HRC’s West Side program. This position is responsible for guiding the organizing and empowerment of tenants especially in San Francisco’s western neighborhoods. This includes supervision of tenant counseling staff and volunteers, and community organizing strategies. This position is responsible for guiding policy initiatives that support tenants and holding systems and elected officials accountable to the needs of low income and immigrant communities. Building and sustaining alliances with other organizations is critical to the success of this program. This work requires collaboration with other HRC staff, community leaders and allies.

Essential Duties

The West Side Program Director is a passionate, skilled and creative Program Director with a high level of experience and autonomy. A successful track record of supporting and developing staff and organizing in diverse communities is essential as is a long-term commitment to social justice. This Director must exercise a high level of discretion, nuanced strategy, and independent judgment in the following job duties to lead the West Side team at HRC in its strategic goals to organize tenants and prevent evictions.

  1. Hire and manage staff for Community Engagement and Tenant Counseling, including annual plans for staff development.
  2. Work and build relationships with Richmond and Sunset District based organizations to build the visibility of HRC’s West Side program and to work in solidarity with these organizations to support tenants and other vulnerable residents.
  3. Work closely with Community Engagement staff to sustain the People’s Leadership, Organizing and Tenants Rights training program (PLOT) and continue to develop PLOT graduates in leadership roles through HRC’s West Side organizing work.
  4. Represent HRC as may change from time to time to various coalitions such as the Council of Community Housing Organizations (CCHO), the Anti-Displacement Coalition (ADC), Housing NOW!, the Code Enforcement Outreach Program (CEOP), the Richmond Community Coalition, San Francisco Rising/ Richmond District Rising, and others that may be topically or strategically necessary, and in coordination with HRC’s Mission office.
  5. Coordinate HRC’s West Side program activities with relevant District Supervisors as might be necessary to advance policy goals, community engagement activities and to fight evictions.
  6. Recruit and engage volunteers to assist with the work.
  7. Act as the point person for coordination and management of the leased office space.
  8. Develop and manage the West Side program’s annual budget in coordination with HRC’s Administrative Director.
  9. Write monthly reports to funders.
  10. Manage the West Side program’s database and data visualization tools.


  1. At least five years of successful nonprofit program management, especially with increasing levels of responsibility.
  2. Commitment to social and economic justice and bottom-up social change.
  3. Knowledge of issues impacting tenants, immigrants and people with low incomes in the Richmond and Sunset and the City and County of San Francisco.
  4. Ability to engage a diverse community for social justice.
  5. Experience with local and statewide public policy.
  6. Ability to conduct public meetings.
  7. Track record in building and sustaining alliances with other organizations.
  8. Familiarity with tenant counseling and tenants rights preferred.
  9. Ability to lead a team and to work effectively as part of a team, and independently.
  10. Experience in leadership development and popular education preferred.
  11. Strong organizational and communications skills.
  12. Experience with grant reporting especially to the City and County of San Francisco.
  13. Experience with nonprofit fundraising preferred.
  14. Flexibility to work evenings and weekends when needed.

HRCSF is an equal opportunity employer: people of color, women, immigrants, LGBTQ, and differently-abled people are encouraged to apply! Diverse viewpoints are vital to our organization's mission and culture.


This exempt position is full time 40 hours/ week. $47,840 / year with generous benefits.

Professional Level


Minimum Education Required

No requirement

How To Apply



To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to: joseph@hrcsf.org and put "West Side Program Director Application" in the subject line.