The Eviction Defense Collaborative seeks an enthusiastic individual to join our team in fighting for tenant rights and saving people’s homes. The Eviction Defense Collaborative (EDC) provides legal assistance, advocacy and representation to low-income and indigent tenants in San Francisco who are being evicted. We assist by educating tenants about the legal process, advising them of their options, drafting responsive legal documents, providing referrals to assist them in fighting their evictions, negotiating legal settlements and representing them at trial.
The EDC also administers one-time rental assistance grants and loans to help tenants who are behind in their rent to pay the rent and stay in their homes. The work at the EDC is made possible by a small staff and many volunteers from local schools and the community. The work environment at the EDC is collegial, rather than having a rigid hierarchy of job positions, and we work as a team to assist the tenants who seek our help.
Position Summary: The Office Manager position is a key role at the Eviction Defense Collaborative. The successful candidate will help manage the EDC’s daily operations, and will work in direct collaboration with the Executive Director, the Contracts and Grants Manager, and the Administrator to ensure EDC program staff, volunteers, and Board of Directors are supported in their work. This is a great way to play an essential role in helping low-income individuals and families in need.
Specific responsibilities as Office Manager include:
Assist staff and Training Programs Manager to host EDC trainings, staff developments, and retreats
Serve as point person/ in house troubleshooter for computer, phone and IT problems
Manage vendor relations – especially with EDC IT Vendor
Manage EDC facilities / office logistical needs such as ordering supplies and setting up workstations
Provide back-up for Administrative Team members – especially with essential bookkeeping activities
Manage fundraising and other mailer logistics
Help maintain and update EDC’s website and social media platforms (Twitter and Facebook)
Prepare deposits of cash received and enter information in accounting program/prepare for bank
Assist and provide excellent customer services to the Administrative Team and EDC Program Staff
Identify competitive external vendors (e.g. printers, mailing houses)
Assist with planning and implementation of agency transition to new facilities in late 2015
Skills Sought for the Office Manager:
Must be able to fix and troubleshoot staff Internet/website/CPU/IT issues
Must be able to prioritize and manage many tasks simultaneously
Must have excellent written and oral communication skills and have strong computer skills
Must be able to work efficiently and effectively under pressure, sometimes under hectic conditions
Strong budgeting and financial experience strongly desired
Bookkeeping skills, especially prior QuickBooks experience helpful
Prior administrative experience and prior experience as or supervising volunteers helpful
SALARY: $40,000 – $42,500 (DOE) – plus benefits. This is a non-exempt position.
How to apply
Send resume and cover letter to:
Eviction Defense Collaborative 995 Market Street, #1200 San Francisco, CA94103
or AS ATTACHMENTS to: firstname.lastname@example.org