We are hiring for an Emergency Rental Assistance Program Coordinator to work with SFADC member groups to build a unified tenant outreach and education effort for the largest-scale rent relief program in San Francisco history.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled, but priority will be given to applications received by April 25, 2021.

Apply here and see more information below.

JOB ANNOUNCEMENT:  Emergency Rental Assistance Program Coordinator

About the Coalition

Founded in 2013, SFADC is a city wide coalition of tenant organizations which has organized against evictions and rent increases in our city.  We believe that all tenants have a right to safe, secure and affordable places to live and support strong public policies that protect these rights. Together we have won campaigns to strengthen the city’s rent ordinance and other reforms preventing thousands of evictions.   We also believe that real estate speculation destabilizes neighborhoods, communities and economies and we support regulation and controls on such speculation. Throughout the COVID-19 crisis, we have fought for comprehensive tenant protections that do more than defer evictions and displacement for vulnerable communities.

SFADC’s core base of tenant counseling organizations will be leading outreach to tenants citywide.   Under the supervision of the Coalition’s senior staff,  Rent Relief Coordinator will work with a cohort that includes Bill Sorro Housing Program (BiSHoP), Causa Justa :: Just Cause (CJJC), Chinatown Community Development Center (CCDC), Dolores Street Community Services (DSCS/MSROC), La Voz Latina/THC, Housing Rights Committee (HRCSF), and South of Market Community Action Network (SOMCAN).


Position Objective

The San Francisco Anti-Displacement Coalition (SFADC) is looking for an organized and collaborative individual to coordinate tenant outreach and education efforts for the largest-scale rent relief program in San Francisco history. The full-time Rent Relief Coordinator will lead a citywide network of tenant counseling organizations to ensure that the individuals and communities most at risk of displacement have the information they need to access at least $54 million in emergency rental assistance (ERA) funds available to San Francisco tenants and landlords. Ideal candidates are committed to building long-term tenant power and understand the role that such an unprecedented program could play in a long-term anti-displacement agenda.



  • Convene and facilitate a diverse partnership of tenant counseling organizations and community partners to expand outreach to San Francisco renters at risk of displacement due to unpaid rent and to solicit feedback on the rollout and functioning of the local rent relief program (ERAP).
  • Represent SFADC in regular meetings with city officials and ERAP program implementers to assist in evaluating the program and to recommend improvements.
  • Oversee ongoing training of tenant counselors and advocates in the state and local ERA programs and current tenant protections to ensure high-quality counseling of tenants seeking to understand which program best serves their needs.
  • Plan and organize workshops and rights-based events, including site selection, logistical arrangements, language access, outreach, and scheduling
  • Lead citywide tenant outreach efforts. Coordinate and develop media campaigns, public service announcements and direct outreach to create more visibility, grow our network of volunteers, allies, and supporters.
  • Create and update ERAP tenant education materials in print and online at SFADC.org.
  • Oversee translation and distribution of ERAP tenant education materials.
  • Communicate and coordinate where needed with regional and state partners.
  • Complete necessary reporting, invoicing, and other administrative duties in collaboration with the fiscal lead agency.
  • Respond to media inquiries and coordinate SFADC engagement with press requests
  • Attend SFADC programmatic meetings, related training, and activities.
  • Comply with DSCS policies and procedures, and bylaws pertaining to the operation of DSCS.


Desired Skills

  • Commitment to housing as a human right, strong tenant protections, and building the power of tenants to ensure safe, stable, and affordable housing for all.
  • Demonstrated experience working collaboratively with diverse constituents. Comfort with working in a multiracial and multigenerational coalition space.
  • Well organized and able to manage multiple projects. Ability to track multiple tasks independently. Excellent attention to detail.
  • Experience facilitating meetings
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to work effectively as part of a team.
  • Computer skills: familiarity with Word, Excel, Zoom, Google Drive, and other basic online organizing tools.  Experience utilizing social media for communications is a plus.
  • Workshop training development a plus
  • Familiarity with San Francisco tenant rights and/or existing relationships with SFADC member organizations preferred but not required.


Hiring Details

  • Compensation is commensurate with qualifications and experience. $52-56,000 full time non-exempt starting salary.
  • Position includes a generous benefits package including vacation, holidays, full medical, dental, vision, Life, LTD, Flexible Spending Account.
  • Please submit a resume and cover letter at https://dscs.isolvedhire.com/jobs/263967.html
  • Priority will be given to applications received by April 25, 2021. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled.


Dolores Street Community Services is the fiscal lead for this project of SFADC. DSCS is an equal-opportunity employer and seeks applicants of the greatest diversity possible, including women, people of color, lesbian/gay/bisexual/transgender individuals, persons with disabilities, including HIV, and formerly incarcerated individuals.