Community Organizing and Leadership Development Supervisor

Tenderloin Neighborhood Development Corporation (TNDC)

About the organization

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


Under the direct supervision of the Senior Community Organizing Manager, the Community Organizing and Leadership Supervisor is responsible for overseeing and coordinating the work of the Community Organizing team: two community organizers, a lead organizer, a community outreach coordinator, and four part-time community engagement leaders. The Community Organizing and Leadership Supervisor directly supervises the two community organizers and the lead organizer. Duties include developing, implementing, monitoring, and evaluating strategies to carry out the TNDC Community Organizing Department’s mission and vision through base building, popular education, and grassroots leadership development; leading the Community Organizing team in designing and evaluating the Community Organizing Department’s leadership development programming and conducting ongoing engagement efforts for alumni of the leadership development program.


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

Set the strategic direction of the Community Organizing Department in collaboration with the Senior Community Organizing and Planning Manager.
Supervise the Community Organizing team and oversee all organizing work. Directly supervise two Community Organizers and one Lead Community Organizer.
Oversee the Community Organizing



Ability to envision and manage change
Ability to supervise staff, including hiring, coaching and evaluation of performance
Ability to manage programmatic and administrative operations of the community organizing program
Knowledge of popular education and community organizing tools and approaches
Knowledge of issues of race and class and how those are embedded in the development of grassroots leadership
Familiarity with San Francisco politics
Experience and comfort with technology including database management
Excellent writing and public speaking skills
Ability to facilitate meetings.
Ability to work independently and within a team structure.
Ability to occasionally attend evening meetings and work on weekends


Four-year college degree, or equivalent experience.
Two years of experience with leadership development, curriculum development, and/or adult education.
Two years of organizing or community development experience.
Two years of supervisory experience.


Bilingual and Bi-literate in English and at least one of the following languages:Mandarin/Cantonese, Spanish, Vietnamese, Arabic, Tagalog.
Familiarity with the Tenderloin neighborhood.

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