Senior Community Organizing Manager

Job Type

Full Time




201 Eddy Street
San Francisco
United States



Mission: Tenderloin Neighborhood Development Corporation (TNDC) provides affordable housing and services for low-income people in the Tenderloin and throughout San Francisco, to promote equitable access to opportunity and resources.

Established in 1981, TNDC has grown to employ nearly 400 staff, to develop, own, manage and provide supportive services in over 39 properties that offer deeply affordable housing for nearly 4,500 tenants, and to expand its work in community organizing, community planning, food security, and afterschool programming. TNDC is viewed as a trusted and well-organized community ally locally and a practice leader nationally. In San Francisco, TNDC envisions diverse communities where people with low incomes can fulfill their potential and meet their basic needs. In the Tenderloin, TNDC stands as a catalyst for advancing community interests and a force for expanding the choices that enhance livability, such as housing, employment, education, food, cultural activities, and open spaces.

TNDC values are: Integrity, Excellence, Diversity, Collaboration and Equity 


Under the direct supervision of the Chief Operating Officer, the Senior Community Organizing Manager is responsible for overseeing the work of TNDC’s Community Organizing Department.  The department’s goal is to empower TNDC tenants and low-income residents of Central City at large by: developing leaders with a social justice framework and governing skills; providing resources for organizing healthy activities in the neighborhood; and championing community-led campaigns as well as policy issues that impact our base.  Key activities of the department include the Tenderloin Healthy Corner Store Coalition, several Leadership Academies for community members, supporting the Tenderloin People’s Congress, and engaging in electoral work.


The Senior Community Organizing Manager customarily and regularly exercises discretion and independent judgment in the following job duties:

·         Develop and oversee the Community Organizing Department’s annual work plan, budget, and programs.

·         Create new and adapt old strategies to address important community and land-use issues in the Central City and surrounding low-income neighborhoods, with a particular emphasis on the Tenderloin neighborhood.  Oversee all campaigns and coalition building efforts.

·         Seek and create leadership development opportunities for staff and resident leaders.

·         Supervise key department staff including two Community Organizers, one Lead Community Organizer and the Tenderloin Healthy Corner Store Coalition Supervisor.

·         Serve as the lead staff to the Community Engagement Committee of TNDC’s Board of Directors.

·         Serve as a member of TNDC’s Senior Management Team.

·         Provide input to both the Community Engagement Committee and the Executive Management Team through the ballot endorsement process. Collaborate with Fund Development in fundraising for the Department and the organization and meeting all reporting deadlines.

·         Serve on task forces, speak to the media, and otherwise serve as TNDC’s representative.

·         Coordinate and facilitate interdepartmental efforts and the involvement of other TNDC staff around important community issues.

·         Develop and maintain positive working relationships with tenant groups, community agencies, and neighborhood stakeholders and build coalitions among citywide partners.

·         Educate and work with public and elected officials around community issues.

·         Give public testimony to city agencies, civic committees, and neighborhood groups as needed.

·         Inform and advise TNDC CEO about key community efforts where the organization could or should take a formal position.

·         Other duties as assigned by Chief Operating Officer or CEO.


·         Ability to envision and manage change.

·         Ability to supervise staff, including hiring, coaching, and evaluation of performance.

·         Excellent community building, public speaking and political negotiation skills.

·         Excellent verbal and writing skills.

·         Ability to develop and monitor budgets and read financial statements.

·         Ability to understand and communicate the needs of low-income residents.

·         Ability to work independently and within a team structure.

·         Commitment to social justice and community organizing principles.

·         Patience and comfort with drug use and mental illness.

·         Excellent problem-solving and creative troubleshooting skills.


·         Bachelor’s degree from a four-year college or university, or comparable experience.

·         Four years of organizing or community development experience.

·         Two years of experience in supervising staff.


·         Bilingual and Bi-literate in English and at least one of the following languages:  Mandarin/Cantonese, Spanish, Vietnamese, and Tagalog.

·         Familiarity with the Tenderloin neighborhood and San Francisco political history.

·         Two years of experience in program development, implementation and evaluation.

Level of Language Proficiency


·         Bilingual and Bi-literate in English and at least one of the following languages:  Mandarin/Cantonese, Spanish, Vietnamese, and Tagalog.

Professional Level


Minimum Education Required


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