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Job Opening: Organizer

Would you like to help tackle one of the most important issues of our time - rising housing costs? Do you want to help make San Mateo County a more affordable place to live? HLC is looking for a part time organizer that wants to make a difference on this critical issue. The ideal candidate will be passionate about affordable housing, policy, and organizing. Knowledge of urban planning and development is a plus.


This job will be more fun if you’re an extrovert and enjoy talking to people about housing and their community. We’re an organization with lofty goals and a mission that’s always in the headlines - we just need to tell more people what we’re all about!


This is a part-time job starting as soon as possible. We ask for an average of 25 hours per week and 2 days a week in our San Mateo office. We pay $20/hour. Scheduling is flexible and some work can be done remotely.


Roles and Responsibilities

  • Grow HLC’s membership - spread the word about who we are and what we stand for

  • Enter new records and contacts into the HLC database

  • General event planning

  • Organize and mobilize supporters for hearings

  • Assist with registration at our events


Required Skills

  • 1-3 years experience building coalitions or organizing for campaigns

  • Good public speaking skills

  • Attention to detail

  • Fluent in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel)

  • Passionate about creating more affordable housing in San Mateo County

  • Sense of humor


Desired Skills

  • Familiarity with housing policy and local entitlements process

  • Bilingual, in Spanish


About HLC

HLC is a membership organization that works with communities and their leaders to produce and preserve quality affordable homes. HLC supports its members as they work to create and preserve enough well designed, sensibly located housing at all levels so that everyone who works here, lives here, or grows up here can obtain a suitable home. HLC and its members:

  • Advocate for housing policies that create affordability at all income levels

  • Collaborate with local government, community members, and stakeholders to promote "complete communities"

  • Educate through community-wide events such as San Mateo County Affordable Housing Week and Housing Leadership Day

  • Empower residents to speak up for housing opportunities for everyone in their communities.


How to Apply

Send an email to Leora Tanjuatco at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with “Organizer” in the subject line. Tell us why you want to be an organizer for the Housing Leadership Council. Please include your resume and a cover letter.


Housing Leadership Council is an equal opportunity employer. We will not discriminate and will take affirmative action measures to ensure against discrimination in employment, recruitment, compensation, termination, promotions, and other conditions of employment against any employee or job applicant on the bases of race, color, gender, national origin, age, religion, creed, disability, veteran's status, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.