Director of Activism and Operations

Our Mission is to promote the preservation and expansion of the rights of tenants and the supply of affordable housing.

For more than 50 years, the city’s renters have turned to the San Francisco Tenants Union, a mostly volunteer-run organization, for advice on how to secure and maintain habitable and affordable housing. Through counseling services and the distribution of the Tenants Rights Handbook, the SFTU has educated thousands of San Francisco renters on their rights under local, state and federal law, and empowered residents to assert those rights in an informed and dignified manner.


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 Activism and Operations will act as a point person for external partners, support the volunteer-led committee system to function effectively, and maintain the operations of the organization.

Core Responsibilities:

▫ Serve as Public Face

Form relationships with lawmakers and partners; speak in public forums and to the press

▫ 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

▫ Administrative Necessities

Maintain budget, financial management, and internal software systems (Salsa)

▫ Bottomline Fundraising

Build and maintain systems to organize fundraising activities




Click here for more information or to apply. Benefits/Perks

▫ Flexible hours and paid vacation

▫ Health benefits allowance of $4,200

▫ Transit benefits

▫ Option to work remotely – to be determined

To Apply: Email a resume and cover letter AS ATTACHMENTS to [email protected].

Priority given to applications received by September 15, 2022.

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


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  • Kevin Perez
    published this page in Job Board 2022-08-23 09:22:51 -0400