Housing Leadership Council of San Mateo County – Organizer

Are you looking to start a career in affordable housing development, local politics, or land use? This job would be a great first step! In this role, you’ll learn the nitty-gritty of local zoning codes and the entitlement process, all while gaining access to national leaders in land use policy.

HLC is seeking candidates to fill a full-time Organizer position. The ideal candidate is a self-driven individual with lots of energy and strong people skills. This position would be a great fit for an extroverted individual seeking an event-based and mission-oriented job. We are a small, diverse group of individuals with a fierce passion for affordable housing and equal opportunity for all of San Mateo County’s residents. This job will be more fun if you thrive on interactions with people!

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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 membership coalition:

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.

Key duties and responsibilities:

Grow HLC’s San Mateo base - spread the word about who we are and what we stand for

  • Cultivate and maintain relationships with community leaders, small business owners, and neighborhood associations

  • Seek out new partnerships and avenues for growth


  • 0-3 years experience building coalitions or organizing for campaigns

  • Bilingual, in Spanish, is required

  • Excellent interpersonal skills and public speaking ability

  • Attention to detail

  • Fluent in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel)

  • Passionate about creating more affordable housing in San Mateo County

Reports to: Organizing Director

Salary and Benefits:

$20.00-$30.00 per hour depending on experience. There will be night and weekend hours. The position requires an average of 40 hours per week, with 90% of the work occurring outside of the office.

How to Apply:

Submit resume and cover letter to resumes@hlcsmc.org. We are looking to fill this position as soon as possible.

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.