Community Organizer (AAA)

Job Type

Full Time




San Francisco
United States




Job Summary: The Community Organizer will organize, mobilize and empower local youth to advocate for a project of their choice and help plan other youth leadership and service-related activities. 


Full-time, Nonexempt


Chinatown, San Francisco


Monday through Friday, flexible work hours needed, and some weekend and evenings


DOE; Comprehensive benefits

The Organization: A private non-profit founded in 1977, Chinatown Community Development Center believes in a comprehensive vision of community. We manage 29 affordable housing buildings serving over 2,800 low-income seniors, single adults, formerly homeless adults, and families of diverse ethnic and cultural backgrounds in San Francisco’s Chinatown, Tenderloin, Western Addition, and Polk Gulch neighborhoods. We also build housing, develop grassroots leadership, and engage low-income residents and youth. Our employees are passionate about the mission; thrive in a family organizational culture; and embody values of empowerment, teamwork, and compassion. Chinatown CDC serves a diverse population and is committed to hiring practices that provide culturally competent services. We encourage people of color to apply.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Assist in work related to the Adopt-An-Alleyway Youth Empowerment Project (AAA)
  • Provide planning and mentorship to youth leaders as they launch a campaign to make change in their community over the next two years
  • Provide assistance in areas including but not limited to:

1.      Outlining annual objectives

2.     Planning and implementing alleyway clean-ups

3.     Outreaching to schools and youth groups

4.     Providing leadership training

5.      Coordinating and facilitating meetings

  • Assist in coordinating workload for youth interns and volunteers
  • Develop and maintain positive working relationships and alliances with youth groups in San Francisco
  • Assist Program staff in other work program areas, such as the alleyway tours program; duties may include coordination of tours and research assistance
  • Give public testimony to city agencies, civic committees, and neighborhood groups as needed
  • Conduct meetings/workshops and provide community education/outreach material to youth members

Knowledge, Skills, and Experience:

  • Excellent community building skills, public speaking skills and ability to facilitate meetings
  • Familiarity with Chinatown neighborhood and issues relevant to the community, with concentration on youth leadership
  • Ability to work independently as well as in team structure
  • Ability to be flexible and perform varied work activities
  • Capacity to attend evening meetings and weekend work

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Knowledge of organizing

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Effective negotiation and mediation skills
  • Proficient with PC computer systems
  • Bilingual and biliterate in English/Chinese

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

No requirement

How To Apply