Community Organizing Supervisor

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Full Time



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San Francisco
United States


Under the direct supervision of the Senior Community Organizing and Planning Manager, the Community Organizing Supervisor is responsible for overseeing and coordinating the work of the Community Organizing Team. The Community Organizing Team consists of two community organizers, a lead organizer, a community outreach coordinator, an AmeriCorps VISTA, and a few part-time community engagement leaders. The Community Organizing Supervisor currently directly supervises the two community organizers and the lead organizer.  

The Community Organizing Department works to create ample access to affordable housing, healthy food, community-serving businesses, and vibrant public space in the Tenderloin neighborhood, using the practices of leadership development, community participation, and collaboration with other neighborhood stakeholders. The Community Organizing Team is the largest component of the department’s work, which also includes policy, planning and community development activities. 



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

• Supervise the Community Organizing team and oversee all Organizing work. 

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

• Set the strategic direction of the Community Organizing Department in collaboration with the Senior Community Organizing and Planning Manager. 

• Provide support for, organize, and participate in regular base-building tasks including outreach, one-on-ones, community events, and educational opportunities. 

• Identify and initiate Organizing campaigns in support of the Department’s goals.  

• Track relevant news and local initiatives to identify opportunities for leadership development and engagement. 

• Develop and maintain positive working relationships with tenant groups, community agencies, and neighborhood stakeholders and work collaboratively to address shared community development goals.

• Help to coordinate and organize community input and support related to community issues.

• Monitor and actively participate in relevant community meetings, policies, and events. 

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

• Represent the Community Organizing Department in coalitions, hearings, and meetings.  

• Other anti-displacement and planning-related work as needed: Planning 101 class & taskforce, development tracking, etc. 

• Other tasks as needed. 



 • Ability to envision and manage change

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

• Manage programmatic and administrative operations of the community organizing program

• Excellent meeting and process facilitation skills

• Excellent verbal and writing skills

• 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.  


​• Four years of organizing or community development experience.

• 2 years of experience supervising staff  

• Able to attend evening meetings and work on weekends on occasion



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

• Familiarity with the Tenderloin neighborhood and San Francisco political history 

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

No requirement

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