INQUILINOS UNIDOS (Fighting for Tenants’ Rights),

Executive Director

1 month ago
Employment type
Los Angeles

Be a part of the solution, join us at Inquilinos Unidos’ to fight for safe, decent and affordable housing in Los Angeles through education, organizing and advocacy. Inquilinos Unidos’ empowers and organizes low-income tenants to fight for decent and safe housing and neighborhoods. Founded in the early 1980s as a social justice organization, Inquilinos Unidos has been a primary policy and organizing advocate for these tenants since its inception. This position provides a great opportunity to make a different in people’s lives, the community and the city through fighting for housing equity for the low-income, primarily Spanish speaking communities of Pico-Union, Westlake, and East Hollywood. Now more than ever our community and tenants are at risk. Make a different and impact change. Learn more about the impact of Inquilinos Unidos at

We are seeking a committed leader who is passionate about the community, knowledgeable about housing and tenant rights, and seeks to have an impact on tenant evictions and possible homelessness. We are looking for someone that lifts up diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice as core values, who is a co-creator, a self-starter, and willing to adapt and change as we go. We would also be thrilled to find someone with the following skills, knowledge, and abilities.

The Executive Director is responsible for the overall management, growth and financial sustainability of the organization in furthering the missions and ensure affordable house. The key areas of responsibility include: leadership, board relations, fundraising, budget/finance, staff management and team building, human resources, public relations, and communications. The Executive Director is our chief organizational spokesperson to government agencies, community organizations, and the public.

Essential Functions and Performance Outcomes:

  • Create, articulate, and refine strategy to deliver Inquilinos Unidos’ vision, short-term and long-term growth plans, and profitability objectives, maintaining and increasing effectiveness and visibility.
  • Partner with a committed board and staff to define, instill, and reinforce Inquilinos Unidos’ culture and values while advancing housing equity and social justice in the community.
  • Cultivate continuing relationships with Board, leaders, partner’s organizations, business partners, tenants and the community through inspired leadership and integrity.
  • Function as a strategic advisor to direct tenant empowerment, organizing and service work given organizational and management issues.
  • Demonstrate confidence and creativity in supervising, developing and evaluating staff and working with employees to recognize their strengths and areas for development.
  • Develop, implement and evaluate fiscal, program, and operational objectives and effectiveness.
  • Demonstrate effective fundraising, including effective development campaigns and grant writing activities, ensuring compliance with foundation and government grants and contracts.

Key Competencies:

  • Commitment and passion for housing equity and social justice for all.
  • Capacity to develop and work in partnerships and collaborations to further the mission.
  • Ability to work well with staff, board and tenants to formulate and implement organization plans and objectives.
  • Knowledge of the principles of business planning, logistics, strategic planning, HR analytics, motivational theory, and leadership development principles.
  • Plan, organize, prioritize, and complete projects and assignments in a timely manner.
  • Knowledge of fundraising principles, grant writing and budget development.
  • Superior verbal and written communication skills/bilingual in Spanish and English
  • General knowledge of landlord/tenant law.
  • Insightful interpersonal and conflict resolution skills.
  • Excellent planning, project management, organizational, and priority setting skills.
  • Solid analytical and problem-solving skills.


  • Bilingual skills (English and Spanish) or the ability to obtain fluency are highly desirable.

Compensation and Benefits:

  • Salary Range: up to $80,000, depending on experience and abilities
  • Employer paid medical/dental/vision benefits

To apply

Interested applicants please email both your résumé with a cover letter describing your qualifications to Please use Inquilinos Unidos in the subject line. No phone calls please; we will contact qualified candidates to set up interviews. Position will remain open until the staffing need is met and may close without advance notice. Inquilinos Unidos is an Equal Opportunity Employer.